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For Love of Country

In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”  … 354 more words

Lessons from 30 years ago

Over on Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid, UltimaRatioRegis wrote about the bombing of the Beirut barracks 30 years ago today. Fortunately, some lessons were learned and on the morning of 22 April 2008, LCPL Jordan Haerter (1/9) and CPL Jonathan Yale (2/8) had fully-loaded weapons. 234 more words


Priorities in the Media (The Last Six Seconds)

What’s important to you?  I’ll bet you look to the news for the weather.  The latest sports scores, perhaps?  Who’s winning in the GOP primaries?  … 1,707 more words


Weekend Wanderings, 28 years after Beirut

28 years ago today, we had Marines deployed with weapons they could not use, with a barracks that was indefensible, in a location where it was bound to be attacked. 179 more words


A Marine General's Love Letter to Our Soldiers

U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General John F. Kelly gave this speech to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. Four days later, General Kelly’s son, USMC First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly was killed in action in Sangin, Afghanistan.  4,711 more words