By Ron Reale, staff writer
I’m watching Fox News Sunday this Memorial Day listening to the great “Progressive” icon of the right, Senator John McCain, whine about the failure of America to protect some Middle East terrorists from other Middle East terrorists in Syria. Following up his disgraceful support, (along with that of S.of S. Hillary Clinton and President barack Obama), of the Muslim Brotherhood takeovers in Libya and Egypt, he is near apoplectic in our failure to fight terrorist’s battles for them.
I would like to ask this great “Progressive” icon of the right, Senator John McCain, what our upside has been in Libya and Egypt? We are now funding our avowed enemies, an organization dedicated to destroying America from both within and without. We are still giving over a billion dollars a year to Egypt. We give hundreds of millions of dollars to the PLO.
Why does he think America would get any benefit … Continue Reading:John McCain, stop spraying perfume on the Muslim Brotherhood it’s very dangerous
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms.
Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms, requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall.
One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah Iraq.
The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of a genuine American hero. Having had the great honor of spending a day with John J. McKenna III, the Captain’s father, I learned the story of how the McKenna family got the awful news of his death. It was a reminder that the heroes who step forward to defend us, … Continue Reading:An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day
By Jim Emerson, staff writer
Originally known as Decoration Day until 1882, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of America’s war-fighters who died in the service of our nation. The origin of the day is uncertain but it most likely started with Southern Ladies decorating the graves of fallen Confederate soldiers’ graves during the Civil War or the random organization of groups to honor the dead in several locations around the nation on both sides of the War. The Civil War tapped the need of decent people to honor their side’s dead as well as their loved ones who had fallen for their cause.
The first official proclamation establishing the day was from General John Logan on 5 May 1868 and was first observed on May 30, of that year, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The Northern states were the first to observe Memorial day on the last of … Continue Reading:Memorial Day through a warrior’s eyes