Tag Archives: History

Isn’t it Ironic?

A friend sent me a series of pictures depicting irony yesterday and it got me thinking about this week’s news. Most everyone has followed the terrible happenings at a French magazine that specialized in satire. When the news started streaming into our lives, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest struggled to describe what had happened as an act of terrorism, couching his comments by referring to the episode of “violence”. It still amazes me that some in our halls of governance are so tenuous in talking about terrorism. That they are still unsure of what it is or who the perpetrators are. As I stand in the Homeland Security pat down lines at the airport every time I want to visit my granddaughter, I know who they should be looking for: the Islamists who believe that the only living souls left on earth should pray to Allah and the drug cartel members that care for no other life on earth than their own. I have a clear understanding of terrorism: It is the destruction of innocents which leaves in its wake lives forever mangled. It is the absence of love for humanity. It can be as violent as the Islamist …

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Honoring our Veteran’s on Memorial Day

While the media’s attention is focused on the Veterans Association’s Special Lists, I ask that the citizens’ remember to place the blame squarely where it belongs…on the bureaucrats running the VA Hospital’s and staff.  This Administration has a long history of dragging its feet to provide the promised benefits to our veterans. Some time ago the complaint was on shabby hospital facilities and staffing? Has that issue been dealt with? It’s time to demand that the folks who run the VA program to cleanup their own backyard and treat our Vet’s with the respect and dignity befitting those who have dedicated their lives to protect our Country. Now that I’ve got that rant off of my chest, please take a moment to read about the history of the “Memorial Day Holiday.” Where it took root and how to nurture and honor its intent. ~ Kris Halterman President’s Proclamation 2004 Here, you can read the proclamation and the prayer for peace rendered by the President of the United States of America on Memorial Day’s Eve, last year. “For more than two centuries, Americans have been called to defend the founding ideals of our democracy. On Memorial Day, a grateful Nation remembers …

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