Geroge Orwell

We sleep safe in our beds at because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

I was watching FOX news this morning.  They had a Historian on, I don't remember his name.  He said a couple things that I felt are worth repeating.

1.  Gettysburg was the 1st National Cemetery and it was made that way by President Lincoln.

2.  Read the Gettysburg address, clik here. It took President Lincoln 2 minutes to read it. Clik on the link, it's worth the 2 minutes and more. It was on point then, it's on point for today.

3.  It's not about family barbecues, It's about the fallen Warriors who for the past 200+ years have given their lives for us.

Thank you 
Corporal Guy Ross Courtright, US ARMY,  World War I, The Argonne Forest, Germany
Sgt, Guy Ross Courtright Jr.  US ARMY,  World War II, Burma 
Specialist, Jacob Ross Courtright, US ARMY Baghdad. Iraq, 

This is my special list, what's yours?

It's not about barbecues.


Pops

6 comments:

Airborne dad said...

You're right, it's not about barbecues.

CPT Stephen Harding, Revolutionary War

CPT Stephen Middlerook Sr., "Watch and Ward" Company, Revolutionary War

Stephen Middlebrook Jr., member "Watch and Ward" Company, Revolutionary War

CPT Williaw W. Agnew, B Co., 87th Indiana Volunteers (Civil War)

SFC Mike Timmins (brother)Combat Engineers, Vietnam

SSG John Timmins (nephew) Special Forces, Kosovo, Iraq

SGT Mark M. Middlebrook, 1-325 AIR, 82nd Airborne - Baghdad x 2

ABNPOPPA said...

AD,
You got my em response (lol) now you have forced me to check further in to my past. I hope I don't come up with any horse thieves. Having said that I do know we have one preacher and one that ran the local uh....uh....road house in the olden days. I'll just leave it at that.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks retrospectively to all those Middlebrooks. I really enjoy my FREEDOM!!!
Pops

MightyMom said...

Grandaddy. WWII Army Air Corps.

Subvet!!

ABNPOPPA said...

Thanks to them too MM!!

Z said...

Well, I just emailed you back and see you answered two questions...your 82nd'er's name and where he is!
Is he home for good?
Blessings and more blessings to you ALL!! xxx Z

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