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American flagI believe I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, I am very patriotic. I love patriotic songs. The patriotic holidays are some of my favorites. I have the utmost respect for our country, our flag, and the incredible people willing to sacrifice their lives to protect the freedoms of everyone living in this country. And I don’t mean just the Americans either. I mean EVERYONE living in his country.

I believe patriotism is in my blood. Why? Well, because “Patriotism or national pride is the feeling of love, devotion and sense of attachment to a homeland.”(en.widipedia.org) That’s how I feel. Despite the flaws, I love this country. I feel a sense of devotion to the homeland that I have grown very attached to. I consider myself lucky to be living in this great nation. (more…)

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These two guys, First Lt. Andrew Yacovone and First Lt. Justin Wright, both Army rangers, met on their first day of infantry basic training while on deployment in Afghanistan. After a long exhausting day of rigorous training exercises, they got together for a jam session, which ended up lasting all night. Shortly thereafter, they produced a YouTube video called “Hometown Hero,” most of which was filmed on location in Afghanistan.

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May they rest in peace and may we NEVER forget.

Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy Google Images

Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy Google Images

Happy Memorial Day to my friends and a great big thank you to all the vets and enlisted military men and women everywhere. Your service and sacrifice are foremost in my mind and you are always in my prayers. Come home soon and stay safe.

How about you friends – know any vets? How do you honor the fallen or say thank you for their service? Do you do anything special on this very special day beside BBQ in the back yard?

Word of the Day: Noil

Fun fact about me: I like cake and I like ice cream, but I do not like cake and ice cream (together).

Original post by Jansen Schmidt. Photo courtesy Google Images.

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