What did he do? Open a savings account with the Clinton crime family mob?
You are welcome. Sadly brave Sgt. Kirkland was killed in another blood bath the following fall. I wrote these because I think we owe all of our men and women in uniform, past and present, a debt we really cannot repay.
It was Dec. 1862 and the Confederacy was on a roll of winning in the east. They held a strong position at Fredericksburg, VA behind a stone wall known as Marye's Heights(this was very much the reverse at Gettysburg with Pickett's Charge) The battle was a union slaughter in which about 6,000 dead, dying and wounded men lay in the open plain in front of the Confederates. Many were crying for water and aid.
Behind the wall, one of the soldiers was a young 19 year old Sgt. Richard Kirkland who could not stand to hear his enemies any longer. After several tries, he got reluctant permission from his commander to go over the wall to aid his enemies. He filled as many canteens as he could carry, risked his life in no mans land and began to assist one man after the other. Startled men on both sides looked on and not one shot at him. Someone even yelled out "Don't shoot that man, he is too brave to die".
Today there is a statue there honoring the brave young man who is known to history as the "Angel of Marye's Heights".
The first real invasion of the US took place as the White House and other government buildings were burned by the British. President James Madison had fled Washington DC and was powerless to do anything. It seemed nothing could stop the British from capturing DC and ending the war, when suddenly a typhoon like hurricane appeared and the high winds and rains drove the British back once again and saved the American cause.
In late summer of 1776 George Washington and the American army had nearly lost the war and were cut off on Long Island by the British. As the Brits came up the East River to finish them off the wind suddenly turned against them. Washington quickly got his men across the river under cover of darkness and they were outnumbered 3-1. He cleverly set up a fake camp to fool the enemy he was still in camp and got skilled sailors known as Marbleheads under Colonel Glover to help him across. Nonetheless, they were sitting ducks as one wiff by the Brits and they would be blown out of the water. Incredibly, not one of the overloaded boats capsized.
Even more incredible, it took 11 crossing to get all the men across to safety and just as the Brits were catching on a heavy fog rolls in and covered the Americans and the wind continued to blow against the Brits. The Americans escaped to fight another day and their commander(Washington) was shot at many times but never hit and even when Birtish Captain Ferguson could have killed Washington point blank he choose not to.
Its understood most people look at this holiday(Memorial Day) as a three day weekend, the start of summer etc, but to me its much more. Everyday we take for granted our "rights" living in this country and we are still free to speak as we wish for the most part and come here everyday to try to make our fortune in this great system of capitalism.(even though this and much more is currently under assault by you know who). There are seemingly countless stories of the incredible courage, honor and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform that sadly will not be told in our liberal run schools. I would like to relate three of them here briefly and you can decide how much "luck" was involved or maybe something else. The first is in the American Rev., the second in the War of 1812 and the third in the Civil War.
Would we have 93 million NOT working?
Would we have a smaller gap between "rich" and "poor"?
How many more Americans, including the 4 needlessly killed in Benghazi, would still be alive(not to mention many others)?
Would we have 48 million on food stamps and 1 in 6 in poverty?
Would we have 100 shootings in Baltimore and more racial and police tension other places as well?
Would ISIS be taking over Syria and more to follow?
Would we be over $18 trillion in debt that cannot be sustained?
Would our cities like Detroit be BK and many others be close with blighted conditions, trash and crime everywhere you look?
Would millions more of the innocent unborn still be alive? (note; there are more black babies aborted in one week than all the blacks that have been lynched in American history)?
Would we be free to choose our own health care at a lower competitive cost?
Would our borders be safe and secure and out laws enforced?
Would our schools once more be where you went to learn the correct history, culture and values that made this country special and unique in world history?
Would there be less filth on the internet and media everywhere and less profanity that is heard by small children and would respect and decency return instead of being mocked and laughed at?
Would people of faith in this country no longer be mocked and thought of as kooks by the real kooks?
There are so many more: : for once maybe , just maybe, we get a government like Lincoln said "of the people, by the people and for the people" God Bless ALL our men and women in uniform, including law enforcement this holiday and all the time.
Just imagine how many people, including brave Americans, , would still be alive without Obama and Hillary
careful mr. spic and don't get too close to el diablo (aka as Hussein the Horrible in the US) . He might throw up green pea soup on you.
There is another example of terrorism not to be overlooked: In 1979 our hostages were held for over 400 days as Carter got more killed and stood by. The same day Reagan began his term they were released. I wonder why?
cahusk: There are two constant problems with low information voters such as yourself 1- You think you are smart 2-You are too dumb to know that you are in this group in the first place. How come you guys always display arrogance with stupidity? btw GW Bush has an MBA degree and served honorably in the military. He also kept us safe after 911 and he acted on the same intel that the kooks in your party also had and they voted FOR the war. Lets ask them instead why they voted to go to war and we can start with Hillary and keep going to Kerry and all the rest. Maybe when that's done we can ask war monger Obama how come he got MORE killed in Afghanistan than the two so called "Bush Wars" combined and how come he doesn't know how many states we have and why does he call our military "corpsemen" The list goes on and on.
How do you feel about Obama's newest title as he is known in Latin America - el diablo?
okey: This is another case of the liberal BOB(Bush on the Brain) syndrome. It affects all libs sooner or later. Sometimes they can also manifest another disease: SIDSI(see it don't see it) even at the same time. This often happens as delusional libs see what isn't there and don't see what really is there. The emperor himself is a victim as he tells us we have 57 states and calls our brave men and women in uniform "corpsemen". This is why he must have a teleprompter
Uh oh it looks like its time to do an exorcism since "Obama is the devil:. I have put away all the green pea soup this time just to play it safe.