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A picture from Iwo Jima

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Posted By: DVC, 2/23/2021 10:33:53 AM

It's February. The star-spangled kneelers of the NFL have given way to their imitators in the NBA, and soon some millionaire dugout squatters of baseball will be adding their insults to the flag they hate. Today is February 23, an otherwise unremarkable day in history. The first Gutenberg Bible was printed, the first Salk polio vaccine shot administered, and Mississippi was allowed back in the Union. But nothing worth a holiday or a greeting card. Unless you are ninety-five years old and thinking back to that day of your youth when you were on hunkered behind some ugly volcanic rock stained red

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How many of today's young people even have a clue that WW2 happened and why, and who won and who lost?
Brave men died for our freedoms and we are letting thugs take them away.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 2/23/2021 10:48:10 AM (No. 705658)
OP is correct, thugs are taking our freedom away.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Venturer 2/23/2021 11:35:45 AM (No. 705711)
I won't be watching them kneel.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldborezero 2/23/2021 12:01:31 PM (No. 705734)
Also on this day, in 1836, Texians and Tejanos together faced the army of the tyrant and thug Antonio López de Santa Anna on the first day of the siege of the Alamo in San Antonio de Bexar. As a Marine AND a Texan, I hold this day as sacred. To paraphrase David Crockett, THEY may all go to Hell, I'm staying in TEXAS!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 2/23/2021 12:16:30 PM (No. 705750)
To me, it's very simple: If you can look at that photo of our flag over Suribachi or listen to the National Anthem without your eyes misting, you ain't a patriot
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Reply 5 - Posted by: czechlist 2/23/2021 1:17:13 PM (No. 705811)
Our forefathers sacrificed their lives for freedom. These "ath a letes" can't even sacrifice their own time for free loading.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 2/23/2021 3:20:56 PM (No. 705914)
For No. 11--add America the Beautiful to your list.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Historybuff 2/23/2021 5:14:42 PM (No. 706024)
My Father (d. 2004) was an Iwo Jima Corpsman. (5th Marines / 26) He walked off that island unwounded. His grandson asked if he saw the flag go up. He said, no - his job was on the other side of the island. 25 years ago I had an opportunity to go to Iwo. (It didn't happen.) I asked him if he wanted to come along. He looked straight ahead and said: "I don't ever want to see that g damn island again." It was the strangest prayer I ever heard. I grew up with very very few stories from that month of combat, Less than the fingers on one hand.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 2/23/2021 5:31:20 PM (No. 706052)
I'm glad my father and millions of other vets of WWII aren't alive to see what's happening to this country. That's why tears come to my eyes. I miss those men who helped me grow up.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 49 Ford 2/23/2021 6:17:09 PM (No. 706111)
My uncle fought in the 3rd Army under Patton. Wounded, had his right arm shredded and returned to the front after a few days in a field hospital. He never spoke about what he saw, but he left me an Iron Cross he had taken off a dead German.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano 2/23/2021 6:23:02 PM (No. 706117)
1045 - Iwo Jima, and later Okinawa, which was even more of a bloodbath. 2021 - Safe spaces on campus. I'm glad that I am a senior citizen. I've had enough.
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