Posts Tagged ‘hero’

Celebrating Memorial Day

28 May 2012 – 16:11 CDT

From The Daily Lex – May 28th

Celebrating Memorial Day

[On Memorial Day] we may ask our children to remember those who gave the utmost level of devotion to secure our freedoms. But we mostly don’t talk among ourselves about the fact that names are still being added to the list of the lost, names that until recently belonged to people, but now belong to memory, belong to the ages. Names that once brought smiles to parents’ faces and light to a lover’s eyes but now bring only a whistling blow to the pit of the stomach for those who loved them. Names that now signify a vast, empty, mournful space that actual people used to fill.

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Photo: Flyover Country

MSNBC Host Uncomfortable with our Troops

28 May 2012 – 12:15 CDT

Kurt Schlichter writes at Big Journalism:

Just in time for Memorial Day, some MSNBC drone named Chris Hayes has lit up the internet with his confession that dead American troops don’t quite measure up to his exacting standards for what qualifies as a “hero.” Memo to Chris: they are heroes, and you don’t get a vote.

Though he may be shocked to hear it, America’s fighting men and women don’t care whether Chris Hayes considers their fallen comrades heroes or not. First, there’s the practical matter that almost no one – in uniform or out – watches MSNBC or the roster of progressive meat puppets that fill the short stretches between endless reruns of “Lock Up.”

Care about Chris Hayes’s comfort level? They don’t even know this leftist twerp exists.

But on a deeper level, our troops don’t do what they do to impress the likes of Chris Hayes – though he is perfectly willing to make his living in the shadow of their sacrifice. In the scheme of things, Chris Hayes’s views are important only as an object lesson in what our progressive elites really think about our military.

This is what NBC and the rest of the liberal elitist types think of our military.  As Kurt points out later in his article, they simply don’t say it because their guy is in office right now, and because Americans – even those who weren’t there – remember how the left treated Vietnam veterans when they came home, and rightly react viscerally.

Chris Hayes might not think our troops are heroes.  I might think he’s a self-absorbed, myopic, ungrateful whelp who couldn’t possibly fathom the sacrifice that provides and ensures his freedom to bloviate on television.

Read the rest of Kurt’s piece

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Toward the Sounds of Chaos

17 March 2012 – 15:24 CDT

Which way would you run?

h/t @BrentTeichman, via Daily Caller

Where Heroes Come to Rest

8 February 2012 – 20:40 CDT

I’m in DC this week for CPAC, but I had something more important to attend to while I was here.  I have often written about Major Gilbert, and Captain Giglio.


Both men died in the service of their country doing what they loved – flying.  Both men left behind wives and families.  When I come to Washington on the occasion that I do, I make it a point to visit them for a few minutes.








Today, as I stood near Trojan’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery, I found myself between two funerals, conducted nearly simultaneously.  One solider.  One sailor.  Two twenty-one gun salutes.  Two trumpets playing taps.  This is a sobering reminder that our freedom is not free.