A Republic, if you can keep it

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pearl Harbor - A Salute For Memorial Day

The good folks over at Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership have posted some photos to help us remember today is not all about cook outs and beer. I want to wish you a Safe and Happy Memorial Day, but please never forget the brave souls that paid for your freedom with their lives.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to:
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership

Sunday, May 24, 2009

In Memory Of William Joseph Allen III

I never met Mr. William Joseph Allen III, I heard about him from a couple of my friends that knew him and tried to help. "The death certificate said William Joseph Allen III died at 11:15 p.m. on March 4, 2009. He was 26 years old. The coroner listed the cause of death as an accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs, Oxycotin." Now I'm thinking there was more to Mr. Allen than a life of drug and alcohol addiction. "There was little doubt William Allen was destined to serve his country in the U.S. Marines. His life and, ultimately, his death seemed inextricably bound by that call to service." (Continue Reading) I feel this happens much to often. Brave young men and women answer the call to serve our country in a time of war. They bring ghosts (Personal problems) home with them. Some turn to drugs and alcohol to quiet the ghosts. We can see they have a drug and alcohol problem but fail to see or give any thought to why they do this to themselves until it's to late. I don't feel they are any less a hero than someone that dies in battle.

Rest In Peace Mr. Allen.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to:
The St. Joseph News-Press

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gone But Not Forgotten

After I contacted Jeffrey Bennett of the Federal Observer this morning I found out that he had not yet learned of Ted Sampley's passing. Ted was a Vietnam Veteran that dedicated much of his time/life to getting the the bottom of the POW/MIA issue/cover up. After receiving my e-mail Jeffrey must have immediately went to work on this great tribute to a great man/hero. I'm sure that Ted will be missed by everyone that is actively involved in POW/MIA issues and they will never let him be forgotten. I feel that it should be up to each of us to get involved with this and other grass roots organizations that work tirelessly to get to the bottom of this shameful cover up. We should not rest, or allow our elected officials to rest until every POW/MIA from all of our wars is accounted for. I'm sure that Ted now has the answers he searched for for so long. May He Rest In Peace.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to:
The Federal Observer