Five Ft. Three

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

Freedom isn’t free

on May 29, 2011


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8 responses to “Freedom isn’t free

  1. God bless our military!Today, Mr. AOW and I will to the open house at our local VFW. There, we will fellowship with two WW2 veterans.

  2. BB-Idaho says:

    Living across the street from a cemetery, MemorialDay is the busiest day ofthe year. I noticed about25-30% of the graves had waving flags and the ceromonies were moving.Two buglers played taps-the echo version with oneat each end of the field;also military units firingsalutes and a very goodbagpiper unit. A cemeteryacross the street remindsthat while one day a yearis a good memorial, old vets are laid to rest on a weekly basis; last week aWWII fellow with Army folk in dress blues, flag on coffin, the folding ceremony, taps and the oldtraditional M-1 stuck bayonet-first in the dirt between old combat boots with an old steelhelmet atop. Last year they buried an old cowboy;he survived his battleship sinking at Pearl Harbor,served on a carrier the rest of the war from Guadalcanal to Okinawa.When that was sunk, they sent him home. Just anold cowboy. Yesterday Ivisited an old friend at the VA home; stroke and quite frail. He had been a combat infantryman in the Philipines, then ran a hardware store until retirement. I was impressed with the staffand volunteers at that place..caring day in and day out, not just Memorial Day. These folks are a credit to the country and deserve our attention, assistance and respect the other 364 days of the year as well.

  3. Beth says:

    Well said BB, thanks.AOW, I hope yours and Mr. AOWs visit was a good one!

  4. soapster says:

    Today's troops aren't defending freedom. They're defending the unconstitutional actions of an empire.

  5. Beth says:

    Really Soapie, can't you once express gratitude for those who died for our freedom? We honor all those who have died serving our military on Memorial Day.

  6. soapster says:

    You missed the point entirely Beth.

  7. Beth says:

    I got the point, I just don't think it needs to be said when we are trying to honor all those who have died for our country.

  8. soapster says:

    Then honor them if you want. Seems everyone's doing it when what they really ought to be doing is their damn best effort to end the perpetual cycle of war.

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