Category Archives: Remembrance

Happy Birthday, Michelle! Let’s Mooooooove!

Today Mrs. Barack Hussein Obama II (aka the First Lady, aka FLOTUS, aka Michelle Robinson Obama) is officially a senior citizen Don’t look so worried, Michelle.  Chin up!

Today is Michelle’s 50th birthday.  She can join AARP!  If she acts fast, she can use her AARP discounts to buy some cheap eats to feed guests at tonight’s tommorow night’s White House birthday bash.

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69 Years Ago Today: The Battle of the Bulge

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Today marks the 69th anniversary of The Battle of the Bulge.

In late 1944, in the wake of the allied forces’ successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was all but over. But on December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn the tide of the war in Hitler’s favor. The battle that ensued is known historically as The Battle of the Bulge. The courage and fortitude of the American Soldier was tested against great adversity. Nevertheless, the quality of his response ultimately meant the victory of freedom over tyranny.

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Pearl Harbor Day 2013: Never Forget

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Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized.  A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

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Veterans Day Commemoration

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Today we commemorate the veterans who have served our country throughout our history. Veterans Day was set aside as a

celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

God bless and keep them, and their families, too. 

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Obama: Young Love (Open Thread)

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In honor of the 21st wedding anniversary of the First Couple, we reprise this story  (h/t Papoose):

A Chicago neighborhood has erected a granite boulder with a plaque as a monument to the Obamas’ first kiss. As Obama related: [emphasis added to quotes]

On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.

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We the People of the USA Shall Never Forget the Atrocities of 9/11 (Open Thread)

 Attack on New York City September 11, 2001

Attack on New York City September 11, 2001

We shall never forget the atrocities of 9/11/2001.  Continue reading

Requiem for Antonio Santiago (Open Thread)

Back in March, we published a post about little Antonio Santiago, an apparently “white hispanic” INFANT who was brutally murdered in cold blood, as he sat in his stroller.

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Happy Independence Day!!! (Open Thread)

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John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, with regard to Independence Day:

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

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Flag Day 2013: Long May She Wave (Open Thread)

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Today is Flag Day.  Are you flying your flag?

In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day “to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.” Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag. Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Remembrance (Open Thread)

Wiki_Eagle_Public_Domain - Copy - CopyThis weekend, we remember those who gave their last full measure of devotion so that we might remain free and continue to enjoy the blessings of the greatest Republic the world has ever known:

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Continue reading