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America! f’k Yeah! Love this. Like a Boss.
This man was not allowed to put the Flag in his front yard… no problem.
This is Private Dina Elaiv
She is a soldier in the IDF. Dina has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. She was exempt from serving in the army but she said she ‘was determined to show them that (she) could be a part of the IDF and serve (her) country.
What an incredible person
Ronald Reagan - We Must Fight
His speech is too epic. Couple that with the background music…
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”
Always a good reason to watch and share this over and over again.
I am Old Glory
I am the flag of the United States of America
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
I fly majestically over great institutes of learning.
I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world.
Look up! And see me!
I stand for peace, honor, truth, and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident … I am arrogant.
I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.
I bow to no one.
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped.
I am saluted.
I am respected.
I am revered. I am loved.
And I am feared.
I have fought every battle of every war for more than 200 years…
Gettysburg, Shilo, Appomatox, San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome, the beaches of Normandy,
the deserts of Africa, the cane fields of the Philippines,
the rice paddies and jungles of Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Vietnam,
and a score of places long forgotten by all but those who were with me.
I was there!
I led my soldiers.
I followed them.
I watched over them…
They loved me.
I was on a small hill in Iwo Jima.
I was dirty, battle-worn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me,
and I was proud.
I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
I have helped set free.
It does not hurt … for I am invincible.
I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country,
and when it is by those with whom I have served in battle … it hurts.
But I shall overcome … for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth
and stand watch over the uncharted new frontiers of space
from my vantage point on the moon.
I have been a silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips to be used for bandages
for my wounded comrades on the field of battle.
when I fly at half mast to honor my soldiers…
and when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother at the graveside of her fallen son.
I am proud.
My name is Old Glory.
Dear God …
Long may I wave!
shout out to those serving their country proudly
Proud to be an American!
Last weekend the long 7 month countdown for my brother-in-law to return from deployment finally ended!
Have you ever seen the movie Love Actually? The scenes where loved ones are reuniting at the airport always touch me. Well imagine that but set at a pier full of family and friends who have not seen each other for at least 7 months. There were some who had never even met their father because they were born during the deployment. It was so sweet to see the new moms get into the VIP line for “First Kisses” as their sailors descended the ship. Everywhere you looked, you could find anxious faces searching for their loved ones in the crowd and the sense of relief and happiness as they were reunited in that first hug and kiss. You could feel nothing but happiness and love on that pier.
Furthermore, I certainly felt the gratitude. How lucky for us that our loved ones got to come home just in time for Christmas. How lucky that their deployment was a safe one. How lucky to have someone to wait for you at the end of that pier. Also, how thankful am I that someone was willing to sacrifice and put on hold their own life in order to protect mine?
Thank you to every single member of the military that has taken on this huge commitment. My father did it and as a Navy wife, my mother also took on that commitment. Imagine how hard it is to raise a family. Then add the commitment to serving the military and being uprooted anytime and any place while trying to give your family a sense of stability. I am so proud of our troops and our military families all over the world. What with the news of the war ending today, I’m just hoping soon that all our families will be united for Christmas this year. I know it’s cheesy, but whenever you get the chance, I hope you thank the ones who serve our country whenever you see them.
Jaget: I am so grateful for your brother-in-law and the rest of the brave men and women that defend our country. May God bless them, their families and the United States of America.