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Retired Marine Maj. 'Fox' Sinke says he has received threatening phone calls from Arabic speakers since he stood guard at Canada's National War Memorial last week.
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something you don't see every day from your front yard...
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Happy summer...
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Thanks Rich. Those are just Robin's flowers on the back deck.
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My father-in-law is 87 and a WWII veteran. Neither he nor I know who the author is but I thought this needed to be shared…

A Poem Worth Reading
 
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
 
Of a war that he once fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.
 
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors his tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly for they knew where of he spoke.
 
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for old Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer for a Veteran died today.
 
He won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.
 
He held a job and raised a family, going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing, 'tho a Veteran died today.
 
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state.
While thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.
 
Papers tell of their life stories from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran goes unnoticed, and unsung.
 
Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land,
Someone who breaks his promise and cons his fellow man?
 
Or the ordinary fellow who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life?
 
The politician's stipend and the style, in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate, to the service that he gives.
 
While the ordinary Veteran, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension, small.
 
It is not the politicians with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.
 
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out, with his ever-waffling stand?
 
Or would you want a Veteran his home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran, who would fight until the end.
 
He was just a common Veteran, and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his likes again.
 
For when countries are in conflict, we find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
 
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
 
Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A VETERAN DIED TODAY."
 
*all credit to the author whoever they are
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Looking back on D-Day, 70 days later, the central lessons of the Normandy invasion are the importance of personal courage in the face of great uncertainty and an entire generation’s can-do attitude to accomplish the seemingly impossible.
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Cheers... and semper fi
Writing his own obituary was the “perfect” final goodbye for Walter George Bruhl, Jr., one of his grandchildren told FoxNews.com.
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I was asked last week as I pulled into the parking lot at work on a 26 degree day (my record so far is 17.5), "don't you get cold?". I knew the question was going to be asked before it was so I asked, don't you get tired of asking that. I've been riding year round in SE PA for about 4 years now. I consider my bike my primary transportation and definitely great therapy. Some days the best reason to go to work is the ride.
No matter how much gear you pile on, or even if you have heated gear, winter just gives us all the blues. Us motorcyclists that is. For the few like myself that will ride year around except for when that snow falls, it really...
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I know how he feels. It's snowed here off and on for the past 3 days I think, I've lost count.
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