Monday, May 30, 2016

For those that gave the ultimate sacrifice

To my Brothers that did not make it back or were gone well before your time, you are remembered.


Sean said...

I'd like to remember Gen. William R. Bond, line of duty, April 1, 1970. And my father, April 10, 1998. And my Grandfather, 1954.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to forget all those who have murdered and killed, not in self defense, but for an ideology that represents the interest of the international banks, the new world order and the military industrial complex. Great work order followers, way to take the fight to the wrong people ! The enemy is right here at home, but instead of fighting tyranny, you blindly follow the orders of evil. Pathetic, and sad. Whats the definition of terrorism, some would say it is killing in the name of advancing an ideological or political agenda. The united states sure ain't killing in self defense, so it seems that if your following the ideological/political orders to murder all over the world, that makes one a terrorist.But were the good guys, eh ? When we drop atomic bombs it's good ! When we use chemical weapons it's good. Collateral damage is friendly murder, Eh ? WAKE up. Be real men and women and see the truth here. Break free of the indoctrination and cognitive dissonance. How can it be evil and terror when the rest of the world does it, but when this one group does, (and does it EVERYWHERE) it's fine and dandy ? What, American exceptionalism ? Again, WAKE UP !

Supporting the Troops

Gene Urtel said...

A Memorial Day Prayer

Dear God of our Christian forefathers, the unseen yet almighty controller of our country’s destiny:

On this Memorial Day, which has been set aside for our nation to recall and to commemorate with gratitude those military veterans of ours who have paid the supreme sacrifice in order that we might retain our constitutional freedoms, show us all how shameful the sin of ingratitude will be if we would take not even a moment to consider the high sacrifice which these men have made, but would look upon this day merely as a time for pleasure.

Teach us, in the second place, that wars result from unchecked sin; that when men refuse to be transformed by the moral-changing power contained in your holy gospel pledges regarding Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, they remain corrupt sinners, who resort to brute force whenever they could in order to satisfy their sordid appetites for revenge and greedy gain!

Thus, not only keep us from a brazen disrespect of our veterans, but inform us also of your clear warnings in the Bible that we will have no hope of avoiding the divine punishment of a war in the future fought on our own soil, if we would persist in the greater sin of rejecting your pardoning gospel pledge: the salvation of our souls from eternal torment accomplished by Jesus after he was punished in our place on his torturous cross!

Therefore, make us realize that the high sacrifices made by our departed veterans alone could never preserve our national blessings which have been handed down to us from Heaven, that is, our constitutional liberties, and our peace and prosperity! Indeed, if we truly would carry on with the task performed by those whom we commemorate today; if we really would resolve: “They have not died for nothing,” we must put ourselves on the Lord’s side humbly, so that he will bless our nation with peace and prosperity, not punish us in his anger with a war. To do this personally and nationally we must repent of our sins in our thinking, desiring, speaking, and acting, and believe his biblical, gospel pledge that God the Son, Jesus Christ, took on our guilt and punishment and paid off their sentence fully when on his cross he suffered the torments of hell in our place, for only then could we truly be transformed to put off thoughts of hatred, vengeance, and killing.

Thus make this a spiritual Memorial Day for us! That is, help us commemorate the highest self-sacrifice of all time: the death of Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, on Calvary’s cross, by professing: “Christ poured out his blood in death so that I could be free to live in a blessed hereafter”! Amen!

Gene Urtel said...

A Lesson from History:
Realize that four days prior to the entrance of the United States into the First World War, “President Woodrow Wilson had asked for the war. He had appealed ‘for the rights and liberties of small nations’, ‘for democracy’, for people throughout the world ‘to have a voice in their own government’. When he pleaded for conflict and cried out, ‘the world must be made safe for democracy’, Congress rose in applause. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court led the cheering. Senators who had opposed the president rushed up to assure him that he had made his name great. Yet that evening in the White House Woodrow Wilson told his secretary: ‘My message today was a message of death for our young men. How strange it seems to applaud that’! Later that same night the President laid his head on the Cabinet table and sobbed bitterly. Well might he weep if he could have foreseen that the world would not be made safe for democracy, that the rights of small nations would be cast aside, that streams of blood would flow in vain and billions would be futilely squandered. For in 1939 the powers that were, decreed that the struggle was not finished; that the whole gory thing must be done again, that youth must die again. Once more it was the same applause, and we sent a third of a million of our physically strongest men into a war from which they never returned. We destroyed one evil influence, only to see others take its place” (Walter A. Maier, “Global Broadcasts of His Grace” [Saint Louis: Concordia, 1949], page 229f.)

To be sure, Wilson, in bad faith, plainly had lied about the real reason for wanting war. “An allied commission, it may be recalled, came over shortly before the war declaration and called on the President. The President summoned a group of advisers. The head of the commission spoke. Stripped of its diplomatic language, this is what he told the President and his group: ‘There is no use kidding ourselves any longer. The cause of the allies is lost. We now owe you (American bankers, American munitions makers, American manufacturers, American speculators, American exporters) five or six billion dollars. If we lose (and without the help of the United States we must lose) we, England, France and Italy, cannot pay back this money… and Germany won’t.


“Had secrecy been outlawed as far as war negotiations were concerned, and had the press been invited to be present at that conference, or had radio been available to broadcast the proceedings, America never would have entered the World War” (Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC, retired, ‘War is a Racket” [Last Word Press], pages 10-11).

Indeed, a few years back a book came out with the title, “Twelve American Wars: Nine of Them Avoidable” (Eugene G. Windchy). I contend that all twelve of them were avoidable. Yet as a Louisiana father once described it in his own earthy way in a letter to his son in the Confederate Army, “This war was got up drunk but they will have to settle it sober” (Carl Sandburg, “Abraham Lincoln” [Pleasantville: The Reader’s Digest Association, 1970], page 366).

A few years after World War I, Woodrow Wilson saw this and came to the following conclusion, “Our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually. It can be saved only by becoming permeated with the spirit of Christ and being made free and happy by the practices which spring out the spirit. Only thus can discontent be driven out and all the shadows lifted from the road ahead” (Walter A. Maier, “The Airwaves Proclaim Christ” [Saint Louis: Concordia, 1948], page 18). Indeed, only thusly will the Almighty use his power to prevent our government from unwisely declaring war, and to prevent others from making war on us.

Dutchman6 said...

I find it humorous that people that have never done much of anything of importance and that have never served anything but themselves can shoot spitballs from the comfort of their homes in absolute peace, free to pursue, (or not), whatever path in life they choose. As they say, it is a free country.

What you fail to understand, Mr. Anon @ 10:45 is that better men have come before you, and do not need your express consent to continue doing what they in their hearts know is right. You cannot take away or besmirch anything they have done with your long, myopic screed of self-defeatist, socially engineered, garbage. I can only hope that you live long enough to see how embarrassing and weak this poison that you are so heavily invested in is, and that that you are shamed by it.

America is indeed exceptional. The very idea of its founding wherein you are not limited to what your father did but by what you can do. It is a rebellious act to think that the rule of law supersedes the rule of kings. No king, but Jesus as they said at Bunker Hill. Those are the platitudes of free men and women that made us exceptional.

Your rallying cries of half-baked socialist slave-speak is what is pathetic and sad. That is what you need to wake yourself up to until you become so invested in it you wear your cowardice like a badge of honor and begin to demand others do the same. Or perhaps it's too late.


Anonymous said...

Thank the Troops for What?

Dutchman6 said...

Memorial Day = Remembering the Soldiers, Sailor's, and Marines from all the wars. Even the wars you like.

Veterans Day = Thanking a current or past serving member of the Armed Forces for giving up a portion of their lives in pursuit of the defense of this country. Even if you think that MS13 and ISIS are just one real good cry session away from giving up world domination and enslavement.

Why am I still having to man-splain this to you?

Anonymous said...

AMEN Matt.

Anonymous said...

Here’s How to Honor the Fallen this Memorial Day

Louis said...

Ever notice that the best ones are all anons?

Mile 66 said...

Brave ones, they surely are.

Hardshell said...

Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive.

But hatts off to the soldiers who sacrifice their lives...........