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Memorial Day – 60 Second Video, Honoring the Fallen Who Preserved Freedom

May 28th, 2018 Comments off
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Collage is produced from stirring images from the video posted below.

Economic, personal, religious, and political freedom are never free. Each one always comes at a cost.

 

We stand, and live free in the shadow of those who have safeguarded our freedoms.

Memorial Day honors those who gave their lives for others. 

Unlike many nations, Americans have fought, bled, and died not only for our own freedom, but also in many cases for the freedom of others.

·        France and many nations in Europe,

·        Morocco and nations in Africa,

·        South Korea and nations in Asia

are among those who are free today because Americans bled and died to liberate or keep them free. 

So, those who spin American history to be one of pure oppression are either ignorant of – or worse, ignore – the good that soldiers, sailors, airmen, or others who serve in intelligence, and support services have done.  Many of them paid the ultimate price of giving their lives for others.

We should look at history with clear eyes and historic perspectives. We should not project our advantages back onto those who did not have the same insights.  We can’t condemn those who had no internet at their fingertips for lacking that technology which some of them created, and which we enjoy today.

World history is largely a long series of stories that are often about slavery, domination, and oppression.

The civil rights movement accomplishments of the past 50 years in America, and the freeing of slaves during the Civil War a century before, must be understood in a context of a world we’re slavery was commonplace. Slavery sadly still exists in the world today. Sex trafficking, and other forms of human bondage still occurs daily.  There are places in the world where humans are auctioned off to others, just as happened over 150 years ago on this continent.

We’ve made progress in certain ways, but the world still needs more work.  The fight for freedom is never over.  

America isn’t perfect, and never has been. But that imperfection isn’t a reason to lament, or reject our past. We aren’t perfect either. An candid look at reality can inspire us to do even better. Let us lift up those who have fallen in thoughts and prayers of thanksgiving, and in our memories.  

There are divisions which some will exploit, with the notion of gaining some power over others. It’s entirely wrong-headed to look back at only the bad, when the USA – more than any nation in world history – sacrificed for each other, and for so many others abroad too. Memories of the total sacrifice of the fallen should inspire us personally to do better.

 

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For those who haven’t been to Arlington National Cemetery, it is a quietly inspiring place. It is located across the river from Washington, D.C., not far from the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam, WWII, and Korean War memorials. Still from White House video on this page, caption by MHProNews.

Today isn’t Veterans Day. Memorial Day is for those who have fallen.  

Without those who gave it all, we might be living in a Communist, Nazi, and other kind of dictatorship today.  

You are able to do good business as a free person, in concert with other free people, because of the sacrifices of others.  Today, we honor those who made our freedoms possible. ##  (Event news, analysis, and commentary.)  

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Manufactured Home Community Veterans Honored

March 29th, 2017 Comments off
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In a North Fort Myers, Florida manufactured home community, some special residents were honored for their contribution.

According to the News-Press, twelve World War II veterans, ages 87-94, were honored this past weekend at the Forest Park Mobile Home Park.

70 years removed from their time in service, veterans – members of the Navy, Army, Army Air Corps and the Coast Guard–were deeply moved by the gesture.

It was very special,” said Joe Boisvert, aged 90, who returned from the war to no fanfare and no parade.

Not even his parents met him when he arrived.

I was banging on the door in the middle of the night and my dad yelled ‘who it is? and I said ‘Joe!’ “My dad yelled back ‘Joe who?’” said Boisvert.

The Hope HealthCare Honor Guard Valor Program put the event together, and has been in the business of honoring military veterans at the company’s four homes and at other area venues for about 12 years.

The event was held at Forest Park because the community also has a sewing and craft group that puts together some of the valor bears the Honor Guard hands out to veterans,” said Fran Nanio, volunteer coordinator for Hope HealthCare.

We usually do this for our Hope veteran patients, but we will go to wherever the patient lives if need be.

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The veterans were each given certificates of appreciation, U.S. Flag lapel pins, quilts and other items. Each veteran was also flanked by a member of the HealthCare Honor Guard, which after thanking them for their service also provided a salute.

200 people attended the event, which ended with a standing ovation.

I am amazed,” said Gloria Hartz, a member of the Forest Park club who helped organize the event.

This is our first event. It started out with two veterans, then five, then seven then 12. The president and I were panicking. But this was beautiful.” ##

 

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