Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

Camouflage and Christmas Lights

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Every year, it seems, somebody asks me what I want for Christmas.

Over the years, the list has changed.

As a boy, my list included toys, maybe a new bike or a sled and maybe, just maybe, a puppy.

Such a list, I believe, is still the norm for kids today.

As I grew older, the list included more, substantial items.

A calculator, a new stereo, hiking boots and maybe, just maybe, a puppy.

By the time I was in college, my Christmas list had evolved to include a new camera lens, something for my first car…a 1977 Chevy Chevette,  money for spring break and maybe, just maybe…


Morally Bankrupt Budget Screws Our Veterans

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

In what may well be THE most hideous, shameful action taken by the 113th congress…

A budget bill PASSED in the senate yesterday that KEEPS INTACT, an IRS credit of $4.2 BILLION DOLLARS for ILLEGAL ALIENS while it CUTS pension benefits to RETIRED, WOUNDED MEMBERS OF OUR MILITARY!!!

Livid doesn’t begin to cut it.

For the next 20 years, the retirement cost of living benefits of those who have voluntarily worn the uniform of our nation and were forced into retirement due to the grievous injuries they received while defending OUR freedoms…OUR liberties and those of others in places half a world away are being CUT and, in some cases, those cuts could amount to a total of up to $124 THOUSAND dollars over the 20 years in question.

How in the world those who voted FOR this budget can look themselves in the mirror…Sleep at night or, better yet…FACE A WOUNDED WARRIOR…Is beyond comprehension.

These courageous heroes, men and women, were promised these benefits.

They knew the dangers going in. They faced their duty with the sort of steadfast courage most of us will never know or understand and far, far too many came home with the scars, seen and unseen to now discover that the very government that vowed their duty would be rewarded…LIED to them.

This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!


Veterans Day: Thanks is Not Enough

Monday, November 11th, 2013

On the eleventh hour or the eleventh day of the eleventh month…

That was when, in 1918, the fighting ceased in WWI.

It started as Armistice Day…The recognition of WWI Veterans at the time the war to end all wars…Ended.

Over the years and the decades, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month came to be a day of recognition for all veterans of the United States military.

Today is that day.

There are those, thankfully few and far between, who can’t for the lives of them bring themselves to honor our veterans, and shame on them.

They are the most ignorant of fools and the most foolish of the ignorant.

They are of the ilk bent on burning the flag to make their statements and far, far too knot-headed to realize that those for whom they display their disdain are the very reason they have the right to do so.

To hell with the fools and the ignorant.



The Shutdown – How Low Can a Cockroach Go???

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Here is the proof that even a cockroach can stoop to a new low.

The WWII Memorial in Washington DC, according to its website, “was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.”

That Memorial sits in the open air, along a sidewalk.

Also, according to the website: The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and was dedicated one month later on May 29. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

That means that, regardless of the hours of operation of the government, whether the government is open or shut down…The WWII Memorial in Washington is OPEN to visitors.

There is, however, one exception.


Weekend Edition: Standing UP For Veterans – Let’s ROLL!!!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

This weekend, I would like to let my fellow Patriots in on a VERY special project.

We hear every day about Veterans who are unemployed.

It’s shameful. These are our heroes.

Many Veterans have great ideas and dreams of having their OWN business. What they lack is the knowledge or the capital to turn those dreams into reality.

In today’s uncertain economy and amid news of businesses cutting back on employee’s hours and staff numbers altogether, it’s harder than ever for our Veteran heroes to find work.

What if I told you that YOU could help change all that?



Many of you are familiar with Don Smith and the Don Smith Show.

It has been my great pleasure to appear, many times, as a gust on Don’s show over the last couple of years. Don is one of the great Conservative voices in radio.

When Don called me a few days ago, asking a favor, and telling me it was for our Veterans…I had but one question.

How can I help?


On Memorial Day We Salute Our Heroes

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Some died in well known battles. Some in lesser known. Many died in places whose names are known to all. Others in places we have never heard of or on nameless plots of ground. Many were returned home. Many were not. Some were lost for all time and some remain…missing.

They died in faraway places. Germany, France, North Africa. They died in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan. They died on Pacific islands and many more places too numerous to mention.

Some lost their lives on hills. San Juan, Hamburger, 881, Porkchop.

Some lost their lives on beaches. Omaha, Sword, Juno, Gold and others we may have never heard of and some we have.

They died in forests, cities, mountains, swamps, rice paddies, deserts and trenches too.

Many died here at home.

The Revolutionary War. The War of 1812. The Civil War.

Some died in the air. Some died at sea.

Some died in places that were never talked about on missions never officially sanctioned.

Many volunteered to go and many didn’t but, they went. All of them went.

Sometimes, it was easy for them to identify the enemy and sometimes it was impossible. Some died in the heat of battle while bullets filled the air and bombs exploded all around them. Others died sleeping in their barracks, eating a meal or in places they thought were safe from harm.


2 Soldiers – Memorial Day 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we take time to remember and honor those who have served our nation. It’s not enough to honor them once or twice each year. We must honor them always.

Yesterday, We published an idea. I simple idea but one which we believe will have lasting honor for our fallen Veterans. We Call it…National Patriot Honors.

If you missed that article, please click here and let us know in the comment box if you will take National Patriot Honors to heart and build YOU National Patriot Honors team.

Sometimes, an image can say more than an entire article. Today, rather than an article, we will leave you with a specially created image we call “2 Soldiers” which we, at The National Patriot, believe captures what Memorial Day is about. Don’t forget to check out and comment on, National Patriot Honors and be safe this Memorial Day weekend.