Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Posted May 26th, 2018 by Iron Mike

3 Responses to “Memorial Day Weekend 2018”

  1. Catherine

    Thanks, Mike.

    Friday, May 25, 2018
    To: Friends & Supporters
    From: Gary Bauer

    Patriot Graves

    Monday marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. The first Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868, on the orders of General John Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

    Initially meant as a time to remember those who fell during the bloody battles of our brutal Civil War, the holiday’s significance has been extended to honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our nation.

    As they have done every year since 1948, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment placed flags at more than 280,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They will remain at Arlington National Cemetery throughout the holiday weekend, making sure that the flags remain upright.

    Unfortunately, over time Memorial Day weekend has become more of an occasion for relaxation than for reflection about our patriots’ graves and the values for which they gave “the last full measure of devotion.” This weekend I encourage you to do both — relax and reflect.

    Have that picnic, hug your kids and have some fun at the beach. But let’s also remind ourselves about what happened at Concord Bridge, on the fields of Antietam and the beaches of Normandy, and that it still requires vigilance and courage to preserve liberty today.

    Explain to your children the price that was paid to stop the evil of fascism and the cancer of Soviet communism. Tell them why there was a Berlin Wall, what happened at Okinawa, at Ground Zero and over the fields of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Explain to them why we still fight in Afghanistan, and against the existential threat to Western Civilization posed by radical Islamic supremacism.

    Take a moment this weekend to teach our children and grandchildren to love the things we love, and to honor the things we honor. Finally, let’s remind ourselves that liberty is a gift from God and that each generation has paid in flesh and blood to preserve it.

    As General George Patton said: “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

  2. Guy G2

    My father was a 27 year veteran of the United States Air Force. He protected the US from foreign adversaries for his entire career, and none more so than the Russians. They have not gone away. They have attempted to influence our election system and degrade our country, and any clear look at what has happened (and not at why we have found out who did what) shows persistent influential contact throughout the last election.

    My upbringing and subsequent career have afforded me the opportunity to travel the world and interact with thousands of people that I would not have met had I grown up in one location. These people are American and foreign, and span the gamut from Sudanese engineers to a USN Admiral. Many of my coworkers are naturalized Americans; people so taken with the US that they would give up their nationality to attain something we never personally have to ask for because we were born here.

    My upbringing and these relationships opened my eyes to my place in the world, and also to my responsibility to represent my country in the best way possible both within and outside the US. Up to this point it has been kind of easy; all I had to do was talk about the accomplishments of the United States, but usually I just had to sit back and take in the praise for my country that I got from most everyone I met. Not any more. It is incomprehensible to most people how such a base individual was elected into the presidency by the good people of the US, since he seems to hold such anti-American views. I agree with them.

    If you are proud of that man then you have lost something fundamentally American in yourself. That man ran from adversity and challenge and sought refuge in daddy’s business, buying low (or free), and selling high (or cheating). He is not a leader, although he is expected to lead. He is not honest, yet he is supposed to have honor.

    Argue the specifics and accept facts without emotion and hyperbole and you approach the truth, the rest is smoke and mirrors.


    Sadly it seems your father’s 27 years of service were wasted on you Bub.

    If you were once proud of that draft-dodging priapic Bill Clinton, or the Muslim man without a verifiable birth certificate – Obama; but are somehow unhappy with Trump, – who is step-by-step repairing the damage; – – and you can ONLY cite his lack of military service,…then you are an utter hypocrite.

    That you chose our Memorial Day posting devoted to our Fallen to drop your turd, – makes you a despicable hypocrite.

    Use a real email address next time or you’ll be send into the spam-catcher.

  3. Guy G2

    You can not listen to one man’s story about the value of his father’s service without degenerating into name calling.

    That you go immediately to the Obama argument that is built on lies and ignorance is telling.

    That you likely hate Bill Clinton because he opposed the Vietnam war, signed NAFTA, and subsequently expanded social programs, I’d ask you to look at how many people today share his views and not yours, and I’ll also bet that you and your family benefit from those same programs.

    Calling me out for a fake email address when I’ve had it since the late 1990’s is just sad.

    I love how my father would have seen or read about you and then commented to me “Wow, HE’s a real doozy!”


    Your ‘facts’ on Bill Clinton are VERY SELECTIVE. He lied to the ROTC professor who signed him up (to avoid being drafted) – then went to ENGLAND to sit out the war. That makes him a DRAFT DODGER!

    Obama’s crimes are a totally different level, – but as a young man he seems to have traveled to Pakistan – NOT to Basic Training. Total FRAUD and always anti-American.

    So you daddy served. Great. What have YOU done?