Armed Forces Day Quotes 2015: 15 Inspirational Sayings That Honor The Sacrifices Made By US Troops

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  1. neocon01 Post author

    Armed Forces Day honors the men and women who are currently serving the U.S. at home and abroad. The day, which falls on the third Saturday in May, is typically marked by events and ceremonies that observe the sacrifices made by those in uniform.

    The day was first observed in 1950 following the creation of the Department of Defense in 1949, which put all of the branches of the Armed Forces – the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy – under one department. In a speech announcing the first Armed Forces Day, President Harry Truman said the day “marks the first combined demonstration by America’s defense team of its progress…towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense.”

    Armed Forces Day events Saturday include large parades, motorcycle rides with a “Support the Troops” theme, music and military air shows. Here are 15 quotes and sayings that celebrate Armed Forces Day.

    1. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” — Robert G. Ingersoll

    2. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” — Elmer Davis

    3. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” — Maya Angelou

    4. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur

    5. “American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on T.V., they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag…they fight for one another.” — Lt. Col. Hal Moore

    6. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” –President Dwight D. Eisenhower

    7. “My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.” — Sidney Sheldon

    8. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” — Thomas Campbell

    9. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” — David Hackworth Li

    10. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

    11. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” — José Narosky

    12. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen

    13. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” –Minot J. Savage

    14. “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” — John F. Kennedy

    15. “The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” — Aaron Kilbourn

    http://www.ibtimes.com/armed-forces-day-quotes-2015-15-inspirational-sayings-honor-sacrifices-made-us-troops-1925004

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    1. neocon01 Post author

      US Special Operations Forces kill Islamic State commander in Syrian raid
      Long War Journal ^ | May 16, 2015 | By Bill Roggio

      US Special Operations Forces killed an Islamic State military and financial leader and captured his wife during a raid in eastern Syria last night, the US military confirmed today.

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  2. Tim

    Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue. Chester Nimitz. Referring to the Marines on Iwo Jima.

    This also held true for the Soldiers who fought in the Ardennes .

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  3. neocon01 Post author

    In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | May 06, 2015 | John Whitehead

    Posted on 5/17/2015, 10:25:09 AM by B4Ranch

    Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased)

    “In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, “people have a say in how they are policed.”

    Unfortunately, if you can be kicked, punched, tasered, shot, intimidated, harassed, stripped, searched, brutalized, terrorized, wrongfully arrested, and even killed by a police officer, and that officer is never held accountable for violating your rights and his oath of office to serve and protect, never forced to make amends, never told that what he did was wrong, and never made to change his modus operandi, then you don’t live in a constitutional republic.

    You live in a police state.
    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3290734/posts

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  4. neocon01 Post author

    verrrrrry interrrrristing….

    Minorities commit most murders in New York City
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 5:39 p.m. | By Robert Gardner, Henderson

    I just finished reading Eugene Robinson’s article “We find trouble when we go looking for it.” Robinson seems to leave out some factual analysis.

    Robinson says that 85 percent of stops in New York City under the stop and frisk policy were blacks and Hispanics. The fact is 95 percent of murders in New York City are committed by people of color.
    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3290693/posts

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    1. Tim

      How about giving the stats on the Race of the Victim? Something like 87% of the Victims are also “people of color”

      IIRC

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  5. neocon01 Post author

    10 shot, 2 dead in shootings in Baltimore
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 16, 2015

    BALTIMORE —Baltimore City police are investigating six shootings in which two people were killed.

    City police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the 2500 block of North Edgecombe Circle in northwest Baltimore, where a man was shot in his torso. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

    City police were called about 9:24 p.m. to the 3800 block of Yolando Road in north Baltimore, where a man was shot in his lower body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

    City police were called about 10:24 p.m. to the 2400 block of East Hoffman Street in east Baltimore, where a man was shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    City police were called just before 5 a.m. to the 2800 block of McElderry Street in east Baltimore, where a man was shot in the torso. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

    Police were also called to a hospital where a man walked in with a gunshot wound to his arm. Police said they believe he was involved in the McElderry Street shooting.

    City police were called about 2 p.m. to the 2400 block of Druid Hill Avenue in northwest Baltimore, where a man was shot in the back. He was taken to a hospital.

    Also Saturday: Police are investigating a quadruple shooting on North Broadway.

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