America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 29, 2017 – June 2, 2017 Remember 9/11

Memorial Day:


As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who died so that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty, here are some facts to remember about the day and some inspiring words from a great president.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, set aside to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers.

On the first Decoration Day in 1868, Gen. James Garfield spoke at Arlington National Cemetery where some 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were buried. Garfield said they “summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtue of men and citizens.”

Red poppies are often worn on Memorial Day as a symbol of remembrance and to honor those who died in war.

Since the late 1950s, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, have placed small American flags at each of the over 260,000 gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, a practice that continues to this day.

For those who have flags at home, remember this Memorial Day custom: The American flag should be hung at half-staff until noon, and then raised to the top of the staff.

Presidents have long honored Memorial Day with speeches, and President Ronald Reagan did so in 1982 while visiting Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

After placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Reagan spoke briefly about sacrifice and obligation, saying:

If words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and final sacrifice.

Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we—in a less final, less heroic way—be willing to give of ourselves.

How, then, will we respond to the challenge of this Memorial Day 2017?

Will we accept the burden of preserving the freedom for which so many died? Will we sacrifice ourselves for those who will come after us? Will we keep faith with those who gave their all for us?

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73 Responses to America the Right Way -Staying Vigilant- May 29, 2017 – June 2, 2017 Remember 9/11

  1. The Raven says:

    T G I F

    Morning quote:

    Sometimes — maybe almost always — the world seems to run on Freudian projection. One of the salient recent examples is Barack Obama’s supporters — and Obama himself, literally and by implication — calling Donald Trump “authoritarian.”

    But in non-projected reality, during his administration, Obama is the one who imposed what we might deem — in appropriately Maoist parlance — the “Three Authoritarianisms.” They were the Paris climate accord, the Iran deal, and US intelligence agencies being used to surveil American citizens.

    All three of these “authoritarianisms” were entirely ex-Constitutional.

    – Roger Simon, May 2017

  2. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    National Donut day.

    • The Raven says:


      Did you see the new Republican ad in the Georgia special election ?? (link)

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      very good. fighting back….I have seen some conservative sites blocking the Trump decap. image…which is in such poor taste, that that is appropriate, I think.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh boy, donuts! I’ll split one with ya!

    • The Raven says:

      And Mark Levin has removed the paywall from his scandal of the century piece last night. It’s available free here

    • The Raven says:

      Today’s quote: (feel free to substitute Democrats, liberals, progressives, or malcontents for “young”)

      The young have a genius for discovering imagined grievances. It goes without saying that imagined grievances cannot be cured but they enable the young to evade those aspects of reality which do not minister to their self-importance. . . .

      It is true that [the] present-day young are idealistic. But theirs is the easy idealism that condemns abuses and pushes aside any thought that would reveal the difficulties and complexities inherent in righting wrongs. They are not willing to do the hard work by which alone the world can be improved. Hearing what they say, and seeing what they do, one suspects that one of the main functions of the young’s idealism is finding good reasons for doing bad things.

      One has the impression that the young do not want to, or perhaps cannot, grow up. Our campuses have become dour, playless nurseries echoing with doctrinaire baby talk. You see six-foot babies clamoring for power and protesting against universities not having adequate arrangements for child care.

      – “Thoughts on the Present” by Eric Hoffer (1898-1983), a chapter in his 1971 essay collection, “First Things, Last Things” (quoted in the June 2, 2017 WSJ ‘Notable & Quotable: The Young.’)

    • lysie says:

      We are at the camp. After posting breakfast Greg said let’s go.

  3. mustknowhistory says:

    Incredible speech by the President just now. Wow.

  4. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

    • The Raven says:

      Good morning and good breakfast, Lysie !!!

      I was watching the Bret Weinstein video with Tucker and that about sums up the result of the 8 years of Obama, Soros, and the extreme left.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh that is a wonderful breakfast. thanks and good morning. Am glad that Prof from Evergreen State (it need another name, like Insane Asylum State) agreed to appear on Carlson’s show.

    • lysie says:

      Good morning, Molly and Rav.

    • The Raven says:

      My first reaction (like tillacum’s) to the Dems and Trump/Russia was the Obama administration did something really, really illegal (expecting Hillary to win and ignore it) and when it came time to hide what they did, they asked Ben Rhodes to come up with a plan. It is a good plan. When the world finds out what they did – it will look like a justifiable adventure in search of Russian spies that just didn’t pan out.

    • The Raven says:

      What are they learning at Evergreen?

      “… About a year ago the Institute of Politics at Harvard released survey results showing that more than half of respondents between 18 and 29 do not support capitalism, the free-market system that underpins our economy. An astonishing one-third said they support socialism.”

      – Warren A. Stephens, WSJ

    • The Raven says:

      Ken Jennings is a whack-o lib !! Hah! Must have something to do with how they are raised.

    • lysie says:

      Libs are ALL whacks, imho. It hurts my brain trying to reason their thoughts out.

      They have the thinking…”I can swear at you. I can hit you. I can hate you. I can call you all kinds of names, BUT, don’t you dare do all those to me, plus don’t LOOK at me. If you do I’m telling mommy and daddy MSM. They will call you names hour after after day.”

  5. Molly Pitcher says:

    Pulling out..I don’t think Trump was impressed with what he saw and heard in Europe last week

  6. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  7. The Raven says:

    Every night I watch the local weather and if I’m not quick…the first few minutes of the national news comes on. We all risk bodily harm grabbing the remote, but the opening of the news with innuendos on Trump is so, so sad. So very sad.

    • lysie says:

      Russia and Trump…Russia and Trump…Russia and Trump…Russia and Trump…

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Like there is nothing else going on in the world…my gosh. It’s impossible for me to watch the news, any of it, these days…sometimes I have Fox on Mute, in case of breaking news, but that is all. I check local weather online, and mostly watch baseball, old movies and TWC on tv.

    • tillacum says:

      The Russian ruse is to keep the real “crooks” off the front page and out of prison. I’m talking about the Sec of State who sold to Russia 1/4 of American uranium. Then the husband and his foundation received loads of money From Russia.

    • The Raven says:

      The open borders is great for the Dems as the newcomers will vote for them. It is a shame that the only people who vote for Democrats are law breakers, people who want to kill us, and people who want to control us.

  8. edinva says:

    Rav, I wasn’t sure … so did a little googling … it was the USCA for the District of Columbia. Tho I do think he subsequently used that new rule to change the character of the 4th Circuit. We have had a case before one of Obama’s appointees he got thru after this rule got passed … on paper he reads like SCOTUS material. Top student at top law school, worked for big firm representing big corporations … but really, once seated he was a bitter disappointment. Oh, then there was his gig with Abner Mikva a very left leaning judge. Anyway, here’s the link ID’ing the USCA-DC:

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Oh golly, I just read that Hillary is blaming voter suppression on her loss….Let’s see, so she’s finally acknowledging her role??! She was the chief Voter Suppressor for her cause.

    • The Raven says:

      The illegal voters were afraid to vote. Even after Obama told them – “Nobody will say anything”

  9. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

  10. The Raven says:

    Morning quote:

    It is therefore difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Fourth Circuit and the other courts that have stayed Mr. Trump’s executive orders on immigration are engaged in the judicial equivalent of the “resistance” to his presidency. Judges are, in effect, punishing the American electorate for having chosen the wrong president. That is not the judiciary’s role. Every federal judge has an obligation to accept the limitations imposed by the Constitution on his power—to exercise “neither force nor will, but merely judgment,” as Hamilton put it in Federalist No. 78.

    – David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey find all politics and no law in the judicial anti-Trump rulings – The Fourth Circuit Joins the ‘Resistance’

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Yes…the judicial arm of the “resistance”.

    • edinva says:

      Molly and Rav .. the 4th Cicuit used to be one of the more, if not THE most, conservative Circuits in the US judicial system. Obama took care of THAT! Of the judges sitting at the en banc hearing on the 8th, IIRC, 3 were Billy Jeff appointees, 6 were Obama Boyz, and 3 were R-appointed. One of the Obama Boyz is leaving the court to do something (I can’t remember what) in Baltimore, presenting President Trump an opportunity for at least one appointment there. But that doesn’t go far in achieving balance. It’s very depressing. The 4th Circuit covers MD/WV/VA/NC/SC.

    • The Raven says:

      Ed…isnt the 4th the court that Harry Reid changed the filibuster rule for?

  11. edinva says:

    Molly, here’s the latest I’ve read on that horrific SEAL accident, Remington Peters. Young, very good looking man, with incredible skills learned in the Navy. Family has to be beyond devastated. Not much info, as in, does he have a wife/child(ren), tho I suspect (and hope) not given the amount of training for SEALS .. but who knows. We’ll find out more in the coming days.

    President Trump did a wonderful job at Arlington today, as assumed he would .. I loved that after the formal ceremony he and VP Pence went to a burial area and visited with families of those buried there, including a young wife with her son who was 8 months old when his daddy died. It’s because of people like that that it’s so difficult to deal with the hateful, anti-US Left, and the two-faced, spineless pols. I will not rant. I will not rant. I will not ………

  12. The Raven says:

    My eyes are like new (magic drops)…and Mrs Raven is getting shot # 2 of 3 tomorrow in her knees.

  13. Prairie says:

    Happy Memorial Day, friends! My, I know it’s been several weeks since last checking in. We arrived to find Blessings Cabin in good shape, despite a ferocious wind storm that occurred last winter that either uprooted or snapped in half, full grown trees. Hundreds of them. Luckily, we only had some shingle damage on the shed roof and a few limbs come down out of trees. Others lost many of their trees.

    All is well here, busy with getting back into our summer-time routines and activities (although it’s still chilly, don’t think we’ll have much of a Spring). We’ve seen snow 3 times and it’s still melting higher up so the streams are running full and fast. Everything is quite green.

    I’m following politics at a distance. So disgusting most days. And Fox News can scarcely be watched anymore except for a few shows. Oh well, decisions (at Fox) do have consequences.

    Wishing everybody here a very Happy and safe Memorial Day! God bless.

  14. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone. Thank you, Molly.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks lysie Hope your weekend is going well. More rain last night. I think we will be close to 12″ above normal now.

    • lysie says:

      Rain here, too.

      You all might remember the story about my Gramp and Memorial Day. Thank you Gramp for teaching me by example. Remember, honor and respect.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      I do remember! Your Grandpa was a good teacher.

    • The Raven says:

      Morning quotes:

      There’s really no difference today between reading the Enquirer and reading something like The Washington Post

      – Fox & Friends Abby Huntsman

      – – – – – – – – – – –

      This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan. Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology.

      – Pres. Trump on Friday

      – – – – – – – – – – – – –

      Only two forces have ever offered to die for you.
      The American military and Jesus Christ.


    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Those quotes are excellent!

    • edinva says:

      Sure there is, Rav. The National Enquirer is more accurate.

    • lysie says:

      Yes, they are excellent Molly. Thanks Rav.

      How are you and Mrs. Rav feeling. Your eyes a bit better? How about Mrs. Rav’s knees. (((hugs)))

    • tillacum says:

      Good Memorial Day to All.
      We won the VN war at the battle of TET, Gen VoNguyen Giap knew it, and thought we
      knew it. They were ready to surrender. Then they were elated to notice our media was helping them. Our media lost the VN war for us with the help of the democrat party by withholding finances needed by our military. We’re on the same slippery slope with the conflict in the Mid East. Our Media is doing the same slanderous ramblings as they did during VN with the help of the democrat party.
      I truly believe our Lord stepped into this election because of the millions of prayers by us to put a “non political”, untested, individual in Our Whitehouse. The media is doing to him as they did to Pres. Nixon.
      On this memorial day we are remembering our friends who have paid the highest price for our freedoms.

  15. edinva says:

    Memorial Day is always so emotional, more so than any other holiday that comes to mind. I’m anxious to hear President Trump’s comments tomorrow. The longer he’s in office, the better I like him … I love how he doesn’t take any *$&@^ from anyone. And, of course, looking at his beautiful, poised and fashionable wife is always a pleasure.

    Sounds like Angela got the message: you (Europe) have to grow up and start to support yourselves. hmmmmm … they have been dependent on the USA for longer than I’ve been alive. Time to just grow up.

    Did you all read about the parachutist SEAL who was killed during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson in NY/NJ? Horrible, name not yet released.

    For all their hard work, the MSM is not being rewarded as they wish … Trump voters are standing firm with him:

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