To Honor Heroes on Veterans Day

My Captivating wife, (Twitter: @CheriDouglas #GodsLoveChats) created this oil painting called “A Hero’s Prayer,” from a DoD photo.  These World War II Veterans who had received the Medal of Honor  assembled on the dais for the opening prayer at the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. April 29, 2004.

Duty, Honor, Country

Excerpts from a 1962 speech by General Douglas MacArthur Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be…The code which those words perpetuate embraces the highest moral laws and will stand the test of any ethics or philosophies ever promulgated for the […]

The Last Public Appearance by Dr. King

Below are excerpts from Dr. Maritn Luther King’s last speech, given in Memphis on April 3. 1968.  The following day he was assassinated.  First, Dr. King’s narrative of a previous attempt to take his life I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you. You know, several years ago, […]

President Reagan’s Inspiring Speech to Honor Heroic Veterans

On June 6, 1984, the 40th anniversary of the World War II, D Day invasion, President Ronald Reagan honored the memory of brave American soldiers with a speech at the U.S. Ranger Monument, Pointe du Hoc, France. Watch the video or read the text below We’re here to mark that day in history when the […]

70th Anniversary of D Day

An even more moving and inspiring speech than was usually delivered by this gifted speaker. On June 6, 1984, the 40th anniversary of the D Day launch of the World War II invasion of Nazi Europe, President Ronald Reagan honored a gathering of courageous D Day veterans with a speech at the U.S. Ranger Monument, […]

June 6, 2012: D-Day Plus 68 years

D-Day, the largest and most complex military operation in human history, was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.  Throughout the first half of 1944,  land, naval, and air forces assembled in England where they trained and prepared for the assault on Hitler’s “Fortress Europe.” More than 5,000 vessels brought the […]

Celebrate and Give Thanks For Heroes

Early Monday morning President Obama announced that “a small team of Americans” killed Osama bin Laden in a high risk, high stakes assault on a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.   The  Pentagon later filled in the details.  A 40 man Navy Seal team arrived on site shortly after midnight Monday Morning local time, were involved […]

We Need Reagan’s 1980 Speech Again Today

Scroll down for video of Ronald Reagan’s Acceptance Speech at the 1980 Republican Convention.  It’s 46 minutes, an eternity in this age of hair trigger mouse clickers.  But much of it could be repeated almost verbatim by whoever is nominated to challenge Barack Obama in 2012. Here are some examples: I will not stand by […]

Medal of Honor Ceremony

White House Medal of Honor Ceremony

President Obama Awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously  to Staff Sergeant Robert Miller.  The very short clips seen in the media don’t begin capture the full extent of Sergeant Miller’s heroism or the profound honor and dignity of the ceremony.  This is the uncut version.

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