I have always found it odd for me to wish a Veteran “Happy Veteran’s Day”. I am a Veteran. For those of us who have been in combat, those that have supported us, we have a bond. A bond that goes beyond the title of Veteran. Those of us who are Veterans are generally proud of our service. We were happy to do what we did. No matter how glorious or mundane it might be. But I still have a hard time referring to them as Veterans.
Me personally, I call the brothers and sisters. Because what we did, created a bond between us that is hard to describe. My friend Phil Davis said it best. He was Army. I was Navy. But it didn’t matter. We were brothers. And we had a bond, not forged in the heat of combat, but in the oath, the willingness to do what was needed of us, no matter what.
So to everyone who has served in the past and to everyone serving now. As long as you are doing it honorably and to the absolute best of your abilities, THANK YOU. Yes you are Veterans. Yes, November 11th is to honor you. So I will. Happy Veteran’s Day brothers and sisters.
This is my former agency.
From @PortsmouthPD – We are happy to report that our wounded officer is making progress in her recovery, but she still has a long way to go before returning to full duty. Please consider supporting her by making a donation to her recovery fund.
Officer Angelina Baaklini was shot at about 2:45PM on November 6th while on duty in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia.
If you can help I would personally appreciate it and I know Officer Baaklini and the rest of the Portsmouth Police Department would as well.
Locally, in the CSRA, if you would like to give I can accept on her behalf and and forward the money to Sgt Smith or directly to Towne Bank. Just send me a message here or on Facebook. Or drop it off by my house.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated.
I don’t know what journalism school you went to but get your money back. I wonder how the family of the person affected is going to feel reading this epic prose and the words, “Authorities say one person is not breathing at this time.”
You guys try so hard to be the first to “get the story out” that you simply do not think. Or worse. You are incapable of thinking your actions through. What a joke and a laughing stock for a news source.
Just a couple of early morning shots…
Section 8b: The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor or merchandise.
EDIT: I am more pissed off about someone intentionally physically desecrating our flag than I am about a handful of mental midgets trying to make a statement for their perceived cause by kneeling during the National Anthem. That we know of, none of these guys have desecrated the flag, interrupted the National Anthem or overtly said anything to be disrespectful of our troops. The general public has taken a statement against black oppression (right or wrong is not the discussion here) and turned it into something its not. Yet they are perfectly ok with dragging a flag across the ground on the FEET of a paratrooper.
Fucking double standards piss me off more than NFL players taking a knee.
So while everyone is all up in arms and calling for the boycott of the NFL because players are kneeling for the National Anthem and displaying disrespect for our troops, the flag and the anthem, we have United States Military personnel jumping out of airplanes with flags affixed to their feet.
They then parachute into various venues like football games, or other events landing in a field, much to the delight of the patriots and others attending.
What happens to the flag? You guessed it. It lands on the ground beneath the military member.
Yet we scream and yell and thump our chests in patriotic exuberance while one of the very basic mandates surrounding the flag is violated.
And some of you are worried about someone kneeling during the national anthem? At least they aren’t throwing the flag on the ground.