Monday, November 12, 2007

26,403,703

The number of veterans living in the US as given by the
2000 US census bureau - with 54.7% listed as employed.

Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in
the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1,
1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans.





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There will be a nation wide protest march in opposition to the Security &
Prosperity Partnership of North America http://www.spp.gov and
establishment of a North American Union between the United States,
Mexico and Canada.
By walking with a flag in the March for America, you take a tremendously
important stand in showing that there are real people behind the
demands to halt North American integration, to keep the United States of
America a free and sovereign nation.

A retired Naval officer said recently (after traveling the US),

"America had better wake up! Everywhere you look in Canada
there is American influence - fast food chains, clothing outlets,
television, etc. Same in other countries, too... It appears that we own them...
But, anywhere you look in America, most of it is made in China! Toys,
clothes, candy, and more! ..What about our enormous trade deficit to this
country?"
There are dangerous toys still being imported and sold in the US. When
will it be stopped - to ensure the safety of us and our children? Does
this country have us by the deficit gonads?

Beside that point, today, I'd like to recognize the people involved with
military conflicts and wars who have lost their lives as part of
an effort to preserve our standards and belief in FREEDOM.

Tomb of the Unknowns - 1945

"Altogether, there were 1,217 names read to honor the soldiers killed this year."
from
Jennifer Zilko through KTUU

It is good to see our youth recognizing our fallen. Well written.

Happy Veterans Day
Let us never forget those who fought for our honor.


It's just a bonus that it's a recognized holiday by federal, state and
city offices - as well as most unions. The wife and kids are at work/school.
The house is so quiet....sshhh.



6 opinionated prattle:

real eyez said...

Enjoy the day!!! The question is what shall you do?

Stan said...

This holiday was originally called Armistice Day becuase the Armistice was signed, ending World War I on the 11 hour, 11th day of the 11th month. Following World War I, the hopeful phrase was that "World War I was the war to end all wars". It was short lived as just a few years later, we were pulled into WWII, followed by Korean War which has never had a treaty signed, Vietnam War, Gulf War when Hussien invaded Kuwait, and the current Irag War. There is just a handful of WWI veterans still alive. The one Commander in Chief, who had never served in the military best summed it up when he said after taking the Oath of Office, following the deterioration of the military resources by the previuous President (who was in the military) "Our only hope for peace is to rebuild and moderinize our military" today, the U.S.S. Reagon is on station. It was during this rebuilding period that we saw the fall of Berlin Wall and demise of the Soviet Union, brought about by having a strong military power. Our military leaders are trained to lead, let them lead and everyone else get out of the way. Those that set up our demorcracy, knew the importance of a strong military, yet they also new there had to be a check and balance system to prohibit a military state. Those same safeguards are in existence today, we do not need a bunch of vote vying politicians trying to second guess and control the efforts of those that have been selected to lead.

Stan said...

March for America, I am not one for mass demonstrations, however, it is time for Americans to wake up and take back our country. Whether it be out sourcing jobs, manufacuring jobs moving to forign countries, imports exceeding exports (trade deficit), the next time you go to the toy store, take a look around and look at he back of the packages, 80% of the toys onthe market in the U.s. are made in China and we know what their recall record is. They have had to recall more toys than the U.S. manufactured this year. Look at your computer, if it is a Dell and you call for assitance, you are speaking to someone in India. Each day your banking could be going to a forign bank via the internet. IRS outsources the majority of their work to oversea locations. Something as simple as an electric bill, we live in an area that is serviced by a very small electric co-op that serves a portion of the Kenai Peninsula. Upon payment of the monthly bill, this payment is sent to Seattle, Washington for accounting. In less than a few years, the English language will be a secondary language in the U.S. and for the most part, we are all sitting back watching the "sale out" of our country. It is time to take back our country, by letting our politicians know that our country is not for sale, despite how many votes it is gpoing to cost them. It is time that we let our large corporations know that they can either do business in America, or we will not do business with them.

Stan said...

You surely did give some of us a "thought to ponder".

Stan said...

P.S. Veteran's Day, a national holiday, banks closed, city, state and federal offices closed - why are the schools open? I am sure that the majority of the class time was taken up today discussingthe importance of the strong military and the service it proides, 365 / 24.

Heidi said...

No that is today....someone was excited to get out of class for an assembly about Veterens...the same child who is so anti-government.

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