I am sort of forgoing my anti-pc rhetoric for this post as I have much to discuss about Memorial Day. Keep in mind, I said sort of.
Mine was an absolute blast, and I hope yours was as well. If it was anything like mine- you did not take John Edward’s suggestion to protest the war on this day. (What the hell is wrong with him? Is everything that political for him? Personally, I’m loving the hole he is digging for himself. He is only showing what a radical he really is. All his beloved democrats [read: moonbats] don’t even get the fact that he can’t possibly relate to them, he is far better than they’ll ever be…save for Barbara Streisand, with more money and better looking friends…he only pretends to care about our troops. Otherwise, he’d have never called for a protest on the day we honor our fallen heroes.)
One more note: How is it that you say in the same breath, “Support the troops, end the war”? You’re only saying that you want the war to end, and that you don’t support the troops fighting the war. Read that again. Why can’t you say, “I support the troops.”? What if someone said to you, “I don’t like your job, the type of lifestyle you’ve chosen to live, I don’t like your friends or your employer, I don’t like where you live or what you’ve chosen to do with the rest of your life…but I support you.” I think I would tell them where to stick their “support”.
Anyway, Memorial Day (for all you moonbats out there) is the day we honor our fallen heroes that have given the ultimate sacrifice: their very lives for the sake of their country and its citizens. There are many other days of the year where we should be out supporting out troops and vets, and kudos to all that did that over the weekend. But this day is special, and I celebrated it in our nation’s Capitol, Washington, D.C.
DC is about 6 hours away from where I live. I drove down last Friday and visited with a group of vets with Rolling Thunder who were just the nicest guys. To sit and be a fly on the wall when they tell their war stories…well, it’s amazing. The emotion that is still so strong with these guys after decades is truly touching. I can’t for the life of me understand why they were treated so badly when they came home from Vietnam; especially the drafted. I heard countless stories from these men who got off the plane and went into the bathroom and changed into their civilian clothes. I heard the same countless stories of those that took twenty years to “come out of the closet”, and admit to being a veteran. Tears still come to their eyes when they lay their hands on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Shame, shame, shame on America for allowing that to happen. Those guys will always get my utmost respect.
Saturday was wonderful. I met up with the Gathering of Eagles and we rallied on Saturday, passing out flyers, flags, buttons, CDs, etc. I met so many that I had been emailing with for months with different coordinating I’ve been busy with and what fun that was! What a patriotic group of people. I walked around the Mall with members of Rolling Thunder that stayed in my hotel, met other people I have met in previous rallies and partied later with Rolling Thunders and Eagles. I keep hearing their stories in my mind…napalm, crawling through tunnels, Charlie around…man those guys went though it!
On Sunday was the great Rolling Thunder Parade, where the bikers park at the Pentagon and cruise up through DC’s Mall area, with American Flags, POW-MIA Flags and other flags for whatever their particular cause is. It was certainly something to see all these guys, and they call themselves Rolling Thunder for a reason! I could close my eyes and feel them each go by. I heard from a few sources that there were an estimated 750,000 motorcycles that left the Pentagon and that’s not including the thousands that were along the sidelines as the parade went by. I was around hundreds of thousands (if not, maybe a million…) people who all had the same thought, “God Bless America”. How friggin cool.
Others in our country however, did not share that sentiment. No, not John Edwards, we all know how false he is.
In Washington State, some wonderful person decided to take memorial flags, burn them and replace them with hand drawn swastikas. When the guards took down the vandalism, the asshole(s) waited until no one was around and did it again. Not quite sure what statement he was trying to make- maybe that our fallen heroes were Nazis…? I wonder how many of them were WWII vets, who fought against the Nazis…. That guy couldn’t even make a good point. I’m sure some sea urchins have higher IQs.
Another patriotic individual decided to graffiti a swastika on the American Legion building around Philadelphia. I’m sure those guys really appreciated cleaning that one up. What do these moonbats hope to accomplish by this? They’re NOT gaining support from their like-minded “friends”, people are disgusted by this. Cindy Commie Sheehan wouldn’t even do something like that- which is saying a lot.
Two teens threw colored eggs at the Marine Color Guard just before their 21 gun salute. How appropriate. Maybe they were red and blue eggs, and these kids have some mental deficiency and they were only trying to be patriotic. Not. Now that we can’t spank our kids anymore, these kids will probably lose Nintendo privileges for a week. Had I done something like that, I wouldn’t be sitting for a week. I sure hope their parents don’t have the “my-darling-angel-could-never-do-wrong” syndrome.
More on these patriotic people, here. I’m sure the vets, families of vets, and active duty troops really appreciate these kinds of activities. Kinda makes one consider cremation…the ones that didn’t are rolling over in their graves at this point.
But screw the moonbats. I hope they continue in this behavior because all it does is turn people off. They make themselves out to be radicals, no one thinks anything that comes out of their mouths has any substance- they are all looked at as conspiracy freaks… which is what they are anyway. All those people are accomplishing is giving people like John Edwards a good name (however, he will destroy it on his own accord).
While the moonbats were out protesting and these wonderful individuals were out vandalizing memorials, I hope they all kept in mind the fact that they were able to do so without fear of some person more radical than themselves coming and suicidally blowing up the area. I hope they kept in mind that they could drive for hours to their various locations to do these horrible acts, and have no fear of IEDs along our streets.
And while they were all out showing their true colors, it is very apparent those colors were not red, white or blue.