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This performance by the Shadow Theatre Group was done for Britain’s Got Talent, but the theme is a universal one, and very apropos for Memorial Day. Stay with it.
Senator Ted Cruz released the following video to pay tribute to the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces in recognition of Memorial Day.
I hope y’all will join me in remembering our nation’s fallen military men and servicewomen this Memorial Day.
Every day we live in freedom is a day purchased with their sacrifice and their blood.
As Charles M. Province so eloquently put it:
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
“It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
“It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
“It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
Like thousands of Americans before us, our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters have courageously fought to protect our freedoms.
Each of our hometowns has a hero—someone who has left the safe confines of their community to put on a military uniform and go to some far-off land to keep us safe.
Many of them came forward after our homeland was so tragically attacked on 9/11 and said, “I will put my life in danger so that others do not have to.”
They all knew the risk they were taking and chose to do it anyway. For us.
Honor them today. And, pray for comfort for their families who grieve for their loss. For those who have been lost fighting for our country.
We will never be able to express enough thanks for their sacrifice. But, we can promise that their sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.
Thank you for listening. And God bless all of you.
Via Fox News: Riding with hero vets in W100K Mountain Bike Ride
Fifteen wounded warriors rode with President Bush this year for the Third Annual Bush Center W100K Wounded Warrior Mountain Bike Ride. It was the first time that the mountain bike ride took place on his pastoral ranch outside Crawford Texas, where 43 miles of trails have been built.
Several of the participants told me that they were deeply affected by President Bush’s ability to perform as one of them; spending hours as host talking and joking with them, leading the pack up the pristine wooded and rock-covered single-track trails.
This is the first time a former president has conducted an event of this kind; the first time since Lincoln that one has converted his feelings for the troops into an endeavor to promote awareness and appreciate for the problems facing veterans.
The ride this year takes place over Memorial Day weekend, and I asked the warriors what it felt like to be alive when so many of their friends and comrades didn’t make it.
Rolling Thunder Rumbles Through Washington DC:
The Washington Times reported:
There is no better name for an event that resonates with patriotism, deep loyalty and an authentic sense of mission: Rolling Thunder. Oh, yeah. Here they come. They’re rolling, and it is thunderous.
At least a half-million riders were expected for the 26th annual Ride for Freedom.