Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

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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This week, I’m taking a quick break from blogging. I hope you all have a delightful Independence Day and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has or still serves in our armed forces.

I’ll be back next Monday with my usual wit or whine session. Until then:

happy 4th July

Word of the day: Thalassic

Fun fact about me: I need to schedule more fun days off.

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, June 2017. Image courtesy Google Images.

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Today I’m taking you on a tour of a piece of truly amazing history – the USS LST 325, the last WWII, fully operational landing ship tank. This awesome amphibious vessel docked for five days on the Vicksburg waterfront and I got to go aboard. (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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Photo courtesy Google Images.

Photo courtesy Google Images.

In honor of those who have sacrificed so much, I dedicate this post to you and your families.

Let freedom ring! Happy veteran’s day.

Word of the day: Lenticular

Fun fact about me: The American flag proudly waves at the Baer House Inn.

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, November 2015. Photo courtesy Google Images. Video courtesy YouTube.


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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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