Veterans Day

A reader sends the vid above, with the endorsement:

For my fellow vets. God bless you all and our friends that never made it back.


30 responses to “Veterans Day

  1. A salute to those still standing their posts…

  2. Anywhere, Anytime, Any Place, Bar None. On this day I honor my 2 uncles of the 5th Marine Division. Who gave the ultimate sacrifice on Iwo Jima.

  3. A day to reflect, a day to embrace those who honorably carry this country.


  4. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  5. May we all never forget the sacrifices of those who stood up to fight for this country.

  6. To my fellow Veterans, I salute you in honor of this day for your service, commitment, and duty.
    For those out there still on the line, know you are not forgotten. God Bless

  7. Thank you all who served. God bless you all.


    My Dad, Maurice A. Johnson, B-17 Bombardier-8th Air Force, WWII. My uncle, Kenneth W. Vick, shot and captured by the Japs in the Philippines at the start of WWII. P.O.W. in Japan until August, 1945. R.I.P.
    And, to Sean and the rest of us on this site who served enthusiastically, reluctantly, or naively, God Bless us all, everyone.

  9. To great uncle Marshall in Bataan, RIP.

  10. Bless those that didn’t come home. Having said that, if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have enlisted. 1Nov66. 11Echo.

  11. To my Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Father, who all honorably served their country, Salud. To Brig. Gen. William R. Bond, KIA, VietNam, April 1, 1970, Commander, 199th Lt. Inf. Bde, Salud. To All my fellow vets, whatever, whenever, wherever, however, you served, Salud. Lest we forget. Greater love hath no man than this, who lays down his life for his friends. Deo Vindice.

  12. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  13. For my father, Tank Mechanic Army 1952 – 56.
    For my sister, Infantryman Army National Guard 1977 – 79.
    For my brother, Gunner’s Mate, Navy 1979 – 85, Coast Guard 85 – 87.
    From a retired Sonar Technician, Navy 1983 – 2003.

    To all my brothers and sisters in uniform currently serving, thank you for carrying on and for your service; may God watch over you and protect you.
    To those who served and have left this world, thank you for protecting what you left to us, and may what we have performed be found worthy in your sight. May God shine his face upon you, and grant you peace.

  14. Sucked the breath right out of my lungs. Remembering YOU Sgt. Tom Nickerson, KIA VN, !966. I never forgot ya Nick. We’ll share another Marlboro yet.

  15. LineMan, just now read your question about how long the slackers would last without the thin blue line to protect them. An awful lot of them wouldn’t make it 90 days. BUT….. the survivors will be a hard bitten bunch, and there will be many. They will be extremely difficult to deal with, in any capacity. I still think Trumps’ win will be a mixed blessing, because the Debt-Bomb is still there, and still ticking.

  16. Hats off to the honorable (oath-keeping) veterans; yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

  17. Concerned American, sending again as you so gentlemanly suggested.

    Back in the now-closed Baugh thread, Nov 7, Dan III made some foolish assertions about Catholicism, the Pope/anti-Pope, even calling Catholicism “the religion of Marxism.” Dan II was egged on by his cheerleader “ought six.”

    Firstly, unlike Judeo-Communism the communal living of some early Christians and of later religious orders was, and still is, voluntary. Unlike Judeo-Communism private property is respected and protected by Catholic law and moral theology. About a dozen papal encyclicals have condemned Judeo-Communism since its earliest inception by Rabbi Moses Hess and his disciple Marx (among many, see Rerum Novarum, Leo XIII 1891). Since Rabbi Hess preceded Marx in formulating Communism, one wonders at the appellation “Marxism.” Even the infamous Zionist Rabbi Stephen S. Wise opined, “Some call it Marxism . I call it Judaism” (American Bulletin, May 15, 1935). Rabbi Hess explicitly stated he developed Communism to destroy the Catholic Church and what remained of Christendom. Marx affectionately called Rabbi Hess, “my communist rabbi.” There is an entire chapter on Rabbi Hess in Hoffman’s tome Judaism Discovered. To be clear, it is not the Church, but the synagogue that afflicted the world with Communism. Plenty more related content is here:

    Secondly, the Pope. We Catholics are as free as St. Paul (Galatians 2:11) to publicly resist even a legitimate Pope that is in error. A Pope is not protected in all his statements or actions. Papal infallibility is quite circumscribed to certain conditions on matters of dogma and morality. A fortiari, we Catholics are bound to resist an anti-Pope, but we do not have the juridical authority to formally declare or depose one. The man who “subsists in” (inside joke) the Chair of Peter today bears at least three marks of an anti-Pope: (1) his manifest heresies, including “Marxist” liberation theology, homosexualism, conciliarism, collegiality, ecumenism, religious indifferentism, and his neo-Judaizing, (2) his Team Bergoglio lobbying before the conclave canonically disqualified him from the papacy, and (3) his “ordination” to the priesthood and “consecration” to the episcopate in a dubious rite. If he is not a priest, or even a Catholic in belief, he cannot be a true Pope. No matter how gross his manifest transgressions, only a future true Pope or Council can make the pertinent formal declarations. Similarly the laity have no canonical authority to disciple abortion “Catholics” like Pelosi and Kaine or notorious perverts.

    It is a huge irony that Bergoglio chose the name “Francis.” It was St. Francis of Assisi who prophesied that in the End Times, “A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a Destroyer.”

    • outlawpatriot

      What the fuck does this have to do with thus thread? For the love of God man, what the fuck is the matter with you? What are you? A fed? 🙂

    • Hey, Al…

      You’re not from around here, are ya?

      You’re gonna learn, assuming you’re able and willing, that nobody is anyone’s bitch around here… except maybe you and the good staff sergeant, blanket head, retarded.

      Let me say it for you, plainly: The Finished Work of Christ took place at Calvary. There is nothing you or any “pope” ( malign or “sanctified”) can do to augment, enhance or replace that.

      Either He is who He said He is, and accomplished Salvation by His Sacrifice and Resurrection, or not. If true, all attempts to add to that by any “works” of man whatever is, in essence, denial and lack of Faith.

      Christ is out only intercessor. Neither priest nor pope is necessary. Any attempt by men to place themselves and their legalistic rituals and worldly ordinations between believers and God amounts to blasphemy and denial of The Gospel of Jesus Christ: Justification and Salvation by Faith in the freely offered Remission of all Sin, past, present and future, in Him who paid the price, “for whosoever will.”

      Now, go jack your own comments somewhere else.

  18. We all shall raise a glass today, to brothers who did not return. And to brothers who, thankfully, did return. Semper Fi.

  19. Shit needs to stop. The blowback when this goes is gonna be epic.

    • outlawpatriot

      Uh, Tom, you’re usually top notch. But what the fuck does this have to do with this thread. What the fuck is the matter with you? 🙂

  20. Today and every day.. I honor my brothers and sisters who served before, during, and after my own stint.
    We may or may not have bled on or ate the same dirt and sand, but that’s a trivial matter.
    I never was nor will I ever claim the word “hero.” The real heroes never made it back. I’m just a guy, who by the grace of the Almighty, made it back every time.. whole or not.
    None forgotten, ever.
    God bless you all.

  21. There was a soldier, a Scottish soldier
    Who wandered far away and soldiered far away
    There was none bolder with good broad shoulder
    He fought many affray, and fought and won

    He’d seen the glory, he’d told the story
    Of battles glorious and deeds victorious
    But now he’s sighing, his heart is crying
    To leave those green hills of Tyrol

    (Chorus)Because those green hills are not highland hills
    Or the island hills, they’re not my land’s hills
    And fair as these green foreign hills may be
    They are not the hills of home

    And now this soldier, this Scottish soldier
    Who wandered far away and soldiered far away
    Sees leaves are falling, and death is calling
    And he will fade away in that far land

    He called his piper, his trusty piper
    And bade him sound a lay
    A pibroch sad to play
    Upon a hillside, a Scottish hillside
    Not on those green hills of Tyrol


    And now this soldier, this Scottish soldier
    Will wander far no more and soldier far no more
    And on a hillside, a Scottish hillside
    You’ll see a piper play his soldier home

    He’s seen the glory, he’s told the story
    Of battles glorious and deeds victorious
    The bugle’s ceased now, he is at peace now
    Far from those green hills of Tyrol

  22. May God bless our veterans today!

    Here is a prayer for Veterans’ Day.

    Dear God of our Christian forefathers, the unseen yet all-powerful Creator of our Union and the Director of its destiny:

    Today is Veterans’ Day. It is a day which our lawmakers have set aside in order for us to honor, to appreciate, to thank, and to support our military veterans.

    First of all, thank you for raising up and moving both enlisted and officers to serve our country, even to the extent of putting their lives in harm’s way in order to defend our land so that we might exist in peace!
    Likewise, move our lawmakers to support our veterans properly in good faith, not to neglect their welfare for petty political reasons!
    Yet, amid today’s festivities, have us humbly to realize that we must put our trust solely in you, our mighty Shield and Defender, who has pledged your legions of angels to surround us and our veterans with protection (2nd Kings 6:17) personally and nationally, if only we would believe in our Savior, Jesus Christ!

    Hence the best way in which we could salute and support our veterans today, will be for us to pray to you for their spiritual well-being, that is, to pray above all for their conversion into the soul-saving belief in their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; to have you protect them not only from physical harm, but also from spiritual assaults on their souls; and then for us personally to do whatever else we could to help them.

    Furthermore, to defend our land, give us more servicemen like the pious veteran, Joshua, who unashamedly confessed, “As for me and my house: we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15); like David, who willingly professed before all, “I will confess my transgression to the Lord, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin” (Psalm 32:5); like the centurion of Capernaum (Matthew 8:8) who, in simple faith, confidently relied on the words of Jesus to do their job; like Cornelius who wished to hear more of the gospel, to share it with his family and friends, and to have them baptized in order to wash away their sins (Acts 10); and like the centurion beneath Christ’s cross on Calvary who openly confessed before his soldiers, “This was the Son of God” (Matthew 27:54); for such gospel-believing servicemen and veterans will possess that God-pleasing “righteousness which will exalt our nation” (Proverbs 14:34), not degrade it, and will move you to fulfill your pledged blessing of protection and deliverance! Indeed, this would be the highest form of patriotism.
    What is more, show us how in your anger you have threatened “to break the bow and to cut the spear in two” (Psalm 46:9), that is, to demolish decisively the military might of any nation which boastfully has rejected you along with your gospel news of salvation! Yet assure us that as once in Old Testament times you kept this threat, and destroyed three armies which had arisen against the defenseless nation of faithful King Jehoshaphat (2nd Chronicles 20), so whenever any nation would repent of its sins, and believe your gospel pledge, you likewise will keep your promise to protect it, even if it would take a similar miracle!

    Above all, teach us that in order for our nation to retain an outward peace from war, it first must have peace with Heaven by believing your gospel pledge of deliverance from sin and from its eternal punishment through the punishment undergone in our place by our holy, crucified substitute, the Son of God; for without having a gospel belief, a state of war will exist between you and our unbelieving nation! As a result, you will punish unbelief beginning already in this life by raising up enemies to attack us. This would be our greatest national crisis. Therefore, to avoid this, may we confess our national and personal sins before you; plead with you to forgive them through your gospel grace, and humbly request of you patiently to remain at peace with us.

    Grant all these requests, for we ask them confidently in Jesus’ saving name! Amen!

    Gene Urtel – The Rivertown Press