NoisyRoom wishes a very happy Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day to all the Vets out there… You people rock! Each and every day, our Veterans are in our thoughts and prayers here. When we teach our children and grandchildren of American heroes, our Vets and Founding Fathers are the heroes we give to our children and they are the ones we look up to and revere. Thank you for your sacrifice; thank you for all you’ve done and given.
Here is a small roundup of coverage out there from those who honor and love all of you… This post will be updated through the day, so check back often.
Mudville Gazette – “Guns on the Q.T. – Thank God for That”
BlackFive – How the New York Times does Veterans Day
Andrea Shea-King – WorldNetDaily – America’s forgotten heroes
Bookworm Room – Thank you, America’s Veterans! *UPDATED*
Steve Schippert – ThreatsWatch – Stolen Honor Reclaimed
The Anchoress – Great men you don’t know
Move America Forward – Marc’s Glory Letter
New England Republican – Brothers down through time
KING HENRY V:
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember’d;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret) – Family Security Matters – God Bless Our Veterans and their Families Across America
Michelle Malkin – Veterans Day 2009: Thank you
Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure. Abraham Lincoln’s famous statement is the reason that Great Americans was founded one year ago on Veterans Day. But we also need to listen and learn from those who have risked their lives to defend our nation. They are messengers of truths about courage, freedom, and sacrifice that are essential to our survival. The voices in these videos have something to teach all of us.
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The Medal of Honor was created to give expression to Lincoln’s words about heroism. Not surprisingly, those who have received the Medal of Honor talk about freedom as something precious. Their stories remind us that the lessons of freedom need to be relearned by every generation.
Army Staff Sergeant Jessica Clements has more wisdom than most people many times her age. She earned it by recovering from combat injuries in Iraq that gave her a 2% survival rate. She says that her suffering taught her to love our country and to value the sacrifices of all those who came before her.
Men and women who are parents, spouses, sons and daughters leave their families behind when they volunteer to defend our freedoms. Listen to their voices as they return home to their families and you’ll understand why they deserve to be honored as Great Americans.
Great Americans visitors can view videos featuring everyday American heroes submitted by military personnel, military support organizations, veteran’s groups, law enforcement, fire and rescue and NASA. Visitors are invited to join in the Great Americans movement and upload videos, comment and discuss content, or visit an online memorial to American heroes in uniform who have been wounded or lost their lives in the line of duty.
And to my Dad, Samuel Willard Monroe – the video below from Fox News is for you Dad. I know you are with us and watching over us. You were the bravest man I ever knew and my hero. We miss you…
And another post that is very special for the Marines whose 234th Birthday was yesterday: