Mauling Memorial Day

In 2008 I had the honor of being present at the Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetary, and it was one of the most heart wrenching experiences I have ever had. Surrounded by families of the fallen, watching President Bush lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as TAPS played… it still brings tears to my eyes.

This year will be different- our President will not be at Arlington to honor the fallen men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” to their country. He will not look into the eyes of the families and friends of those who died to protect our country, to preserve our freedom. He will not listen to TAPS, or lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. No, Obama has decided to skip Memorial Day in order to go home to Chicago.

This is unacceptable, this is a slap in the face to the brave men and women who day after day put their lives on the line for you, for me, AND for him. And instead of honoring them properly, he is leaving D.C. to go visit friends from the dirty Chicago political machine.

The Gold Star families, who have lost their sons and daughters overseas deserve better, they deserve a President who appreciates the sacrifice that their precious children made on his behalf. They deserve to be looked in the eyes and told how much they mean to the people of this great nation.

But Obama doesn’t honor these men and women- these sons and daughters, moms and dads, brothers and sisters, these loved ones that laid down their lives. Instead of honoring them, he goes around APOLOGIZING for them. Instead of paying homage to these amazing men and women, he makes their sacrifices and courage out to be “arrogance” and “empire building.”

As a grand-daughter of a Marine that barely survived the battle of the Chosin Reservoir, and as a sister of an Airman fighting in the Middle East right now, it’s the final straw. I never liked him, but now I officially DESPISE him.

 His blatant disrespect for our Armed Forces and the valiant men and women who DIE every day so that you and I can be free, takes away any respect due to him as President. I will never again honor him with that title, he doesn’t deserve it, he is a traitor to our brave men and women. From now on he will be Mr. Obama to me.

 And Mr. Obama- I can’t wait till 2012 when I can vote for someone who actually DESERVES the title of the President of The United States!

Have you Forgotten?

On September 11, 2001, President Bush offered these words:
“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filed us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. “
 
It was with this quiet and unyielding anger that Congress approved “The War on Terror”. Seven years later, and all I hear is people complaining and protesting this war. What happened to our anger? What happened to wanting justice for the men and women who didn’t know that September 11 would be their last? People decry the loss of American soldiers, yet they seek to render the cause they died for pointless; they want us to give up.
 
President Bush ended his speech with this, “This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so now. None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom, and all that is good and just in our world.”
 
I look at our country today asking, have you forgotten? …I haven’t. God Bless America

Dear God,

Hey God, it’s me Deanna… so tomorrow is election day, and I’m nervous about the out come. I’m trying very hard to leave this in your hands, but I can’t help but wonder what will happen.

I just wanted to pray for everything to go the way it needs to for your ultimate purposes… I know who I am voting for, but only you can control what will happen to America over the next four years.

Please God, let your followers remember your word tomorrow when they vote, and that they would vote in accordance with your laws and teachings. I pray that they will not be swayed by lies, persuasive appeals, or any other means from the Truth of the gospel. Let them not vote based on anything other than your words.

Whoever wins tomorrow, I will follow your word, and pray for them, that you alone will direct their ways, and the way of our nation. I know I will be unhappy if the candidate I support loses, but I trust you to make things work out the way they need to.

Lord, comfort Obama and his family during this time of great loss and tragedy. I sincerely hope his Grandmother is with you right now, and that his family can take comfort in that thought. Help them to overcome this hardship, and rely on you alone.

Please keep our country safe, and bless all of the many candidates with your protection and love, whether they acknowledge it or not. Keep America safe, and one nation under You. Protect us all, from the richest, to the poorest; from the oldest, to those yet unborn; from me here safe at home, to our soldiers overseas.

Most of all, I ask you to humble my heart no matter what the outcome tomorrow… help me to put aside politics to better serve you, and your wishes for my country. Help me to support our leaders with prayer, and kind thoughts despite disagreements we are sure to have.

Dear Mr. Obama,

Today I watched the most powerful and convincing thing I have ever seen in regards to this election. It is from a veteran of the Iraq War… please watch the video!!!!

Dear Mr. Obama, having spent 12 months in the Iraq theater, I can promise you, this was not a mistake. I witnessed firsthand the many sacrifices made by the people of Iraq. Those sacrifices were not mistakes. Iraqi people are just like us. They want a chance to live in a secure world, free from tyranny, free from terrorism, free to prosper, free to raise their children and pass on a future. Are they better off today than they were in 2002? You bet. I’ve seen many men sacrifice their lives for the Iraqi people. They died for a purpose, not a mistake. They died giving hope, they died promoting freedom. Do you rescue a fireman just as he’s about to save a child? When you call the Iraqi war a mistake, you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom. Freedom carries with it a price. Because you do not understand, nor appreciate these principles, sir, I am supporting John McCain for president. He, too, made a huge sacrifice promoting freedom, because he understands the fundamental truth, freedom is always worth the price.