Tonight on his way back from Germany while getting onto Marine One, President Trump did something that I have never seen any other President do in the past.
As President Trump approached Marine One, one of the Marines who stands guard at the door and salutes the President when he boards and leaves the helicopter, had his cover (military for hat) blown off. Sticking to his training, he refused to break his position of attention and did not attempt to retrieve his cover.
Video of Spc. Stephen Tschiderer, the medic stationed in Baghdad who survived being shot in the chest by a sniper only to turn around and treat his would-be assassin’s wounds. The video was taken by the snipers themselves and captured along with the snipers.
“I do not want to have to try and explain the finer points in use of force escalation and de-escalation to a jury while they are contemplating my possible future in prison.”
Recently, while browsing through Twitter (@downrangewithCW), I saw a post from a decent source advocating using “less lethal” for self-defense. On the face of it, I would normally say that is an option, but not for most civilians.
Firstly, less lethal was designed for law enforcement to be able to use another means to stop dangerous suspects while simultaneously being covered with a deadly force response. LL (less lethal) is a means of trying to stop someone that is not yet an immediate threat to anyone. Less lethal requires the use of a less lethal weapon or system to stop a lethal threat, unlike using something such as OC spray to stop a unarmed attacker.
Watch the Memorial Day Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown.
These are the words of the Secretary of Defense at the Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetary, May 29th, 2017. Very moving so I am not paraphrasing or editing this:
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford, Gold Star families, everyone.
We gather here today with a shared attitude of gratitude.
Twenty-Three centuries ago, so Plutarch tells us, an old Spartan King observed, it is not the places that grace men but men grace the places. Today we know that he was right. More than a century ago, this 624-acre plot of land was a plantation on the…
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This is why we are free!!!
Families that have lost a loved one in the line of duty in the military are called “Gold Star Families” and they hold a special place in the hearts of all veterans. Here is the story of a couple of those families for you to watch for this Memorial Day.
Remember that the freedoms we all have in the USA are not free and the cost of those freedoms is paid for in lives by those who have signed a contract with a price. That price is anything and everything they have up to and including giving their lives.
No greater love have a man than he would lay down his life for his brothers and sisters.
This is in honor of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten…
If you have ever heard the sound of TAPS at a military funeral, or at any funeral of a veteran you will be very moved by this version. It made me cry when I watched it, and it will make you also.
“Taps” is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the United States armed forces. The official military version is played by a single bugle or trumpet, although other versions of the tune may be played in other contexts (e.g., the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Music site has recordings of two bugle and one band version. It is also performed often at Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Girl Guide meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby”, or by the first line of the lyric, “Day Is Done”. The duration may vary to some extent; the typical recording…
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