Sunday, May 28, 2017

This Memorial Day say "Thanks"

Light the Way

May the bridges I've burned light the way.


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Darkness and Light cannot co-exist in one heart. A heart full of joy and gladness can banish darkness and sadness. But it begins with a decision. 
Choose joy.

A Fire

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."--Plutarch

America's Veterans--I HONOR THEM ALL!

By Natalie Sherman
Friday, November 11, 2011 - 
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America’s veterans say they want the nation they served to pause this Memorial Day to reflect on the heroes who walk among us and those for whom walking is no longer possible. They want us to remember the men and women that remain in harm’s way, still on the field of battle.
Lance Cpl. Evan Reichenthal, 20, of Princeton had dreamed of being a Marine since the seventh grade. He enlisted in July 2009 and by December 2010, he was in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines. This is his story:
“It’s a third-world country, very basic. It’s extremely hot during the day and cold at night. It’s deserts, emptiness, the occasional farmland.
“I was an infantryman. Our mission was to clear out the Taliban, hold what we’d gained and build infrastructure. Clear, hold, build. We’d get intel and we’d go out and get Taliban ... You get used to being shot at. You just adapt.”
On Jan. 5, 2011, on patrol with his 12-man squad in Marjah, Reichenthal was thrown in the air when an improvised bomb exploded under his feet.
“I stepped on it and somehow I didn’t lose consciousness. I was conscious the entire time. I hit the ground 20 feet away. I landed and lifted my head up and my right leg was gone and on my left, the skin was hanging off the bone. My right arm was bent behind me and the skin was hanging off my shoulder ... I knew I wasn’t OK.”
As Reichenthal screamed, his squad ran to help.
“They came over to me and they took one look at me and it felt like they froze, but it was only a few seconds. They dragged me to the helicopter and they kept knocking me on the face. They knew if I were to go unconscious, I’d probably be dead.
“It puts life into perspective when you almost die—when you really almost die, not just your cell phone is out of service or something. When I walked again, it was the best feeling ever.
“Not a lot of people know what goes on anymore. They have no concept of it ... They need to be reminded of what we do and remember what we do ... There’s some guy out there, laying down, dragging his buddy to a helicopter.”
Reichenthal spent six months at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and has undergone 26 surgeries. He took his first steps in May, and as part of his rehab at Brockton Veterans Affairs hospital, he’s learning how to snowboard. He hopes to start college next fall, and someday would like to teach history. Yesterday, he was honored by Boston’s Semper Fidelis Society on the Marine Corps’ 236th birthday. In a quiet moment, he pointed with pride at the Combat Action Ribbon and the Purple Heart on his chest.
“These I earned with blood.”

Friday, May 26, 2017

This Holiday Weekend, Remember--DRIVE HAMMERED...GET NAILED!!!

 DONT DRINK AND DRIVE...The life you save, may be your OWN!

So Sure?

When you are so sure you are right about something, this is usually the time to reconsider yourself. Wherever it is in your life you feel that you are absolutely right and somebody else is absolutely wrong, take a step back and see if there is a way both of you are correct. Or at the very least, find a way to be tolerant of the other person’s point of view. When we are so sure we see something clearly, that’s often the time when we are most blind.

Two Hands..Help Others Help Yourself

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We can fix that...

Did you know America ranks lowest in education but the highest in drug use? We can fix that! All we have to do is start a war on education.

Did You know...

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American Veteran Lee Marvin


All Gave Some, Some Gave All

Please remember our men and women in the Military this Memorial Day, keep them in your thoughts and prayers...GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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