11:11:11. Lodge members stop in silent reverence to all who fought, lived and died – American soldiers, sailors, pilots, intelligence, Green Berets, Seabees, Seals, Special Forces, WAVES, WACS, Coast Guard rescue fleets and Airdales, Platoons, Commanders, USO, Support Services and Veterans, their families and friends. Today we who care and know pause as a reviving nation, grateful.
[Photo source: Public Domain, wikimedia; Unfinished portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart]
Pinterest is alive with stories and anecdotes from servicemen and leaders who represent liberty, freedom and sacrifice. Some are back aways, like the serviceman awaiting a return home but in a remote place where days went by; many of his fellow servicemen had already exited the Desert Storm conflict. He shares how Donald Trump had discovered the remaining soldiers awaiting return and flew his own chartered plane to pick soldiers up, just because…they were American heroes deserving honor and needing comfort.
A nation finding its voice returns; an election where one stood tall to be the human switch, illuminating so many in the USA with hope that the overspreading corruption of politics could get us to rise, stand, speak out and vote. Done and draped in the Constitution, the power behind every American citizen, Donald Trump led us to a strong victory and a mission of reclaiming the years where political ‘correctness’, appeasement and plunder were no longer tolerated. The spirit of Ronald Reagan is revived, and reviving, worldwide as people and nations strive for life, sovereignty and justice, together in peace.
[Photo Source: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Veterans_Day_Poster_1985.jpg ]
The nations have stared horrified at the actions of a country once the hope of a better life devolving to a rogue hoard of oligarchs, bent on implosion and deception of this nation and the world; today they see America repenting of its tyrants, reversing course, dealing with its wrongs and returning to a place where leaders can exemplify a character of better men and women, honorable. We understand in achieving such can America be trusted again.
Our military and vets bore the brunt of everything: divided loyalties, questionable actions, and the deeply held truth that the Constitution as every service person’s creed was being altered, attacked, dismissed for a mission far from defense of its citizenry. To serve these days has taken a heavy toll, and America knows it. To honor those who serve today and yesterday, there is no real way to repay our service personnel for what they have endured.
But, there are some suggestions:
- Restore full hospitalization and health care competently and immediately. The VA recently rolled out VACA – the Veterans Administration Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. How this happened is chilling, and from what I see and hear from Vets, many services are as bad or worse than in civilian care.
- Pay those who serve with the benefits our Federal representatives get and give these same representatives what Vets receive now. So many in Washington have done the deepest dishonor to our Armed Forces and Veterans with lip service and padded their own pockets with what our bravest need.
- For the angry dissenters who show us just how much they love corruption, a suggestion was uttered about Cuba being a better ‘escape’. This got me thinking…let’s restore legal immigration by sending those who hate America to Cuba, and repatriate the suffering Cubans who have been denied freedom and existence since Fidel Castro and Che Guevara stormed the island and killed all the wealthy, the resisters, and whole families to secure absolute power. The Cubans would make the best and most grateful new citizens under a Trump Administration knowing we cared to rescue them from generations of torment. We can extend the same to Venezuela…plundered by its leaders, starving and trapped by a decade of treason and torture.
- A violent dissenter would be most welcoming of such totalitarian ‘leaders’ – at least, initially, until they realized there’s no food, benefits, employment, creativity, security, comfort, wifi, internet, dissention, healthcare, choices or life for the enslaved masses.
America’s got hope again because we spoke out loud, unafraid, and in unison because with each voice added the enemies of sovereign nations (Globalism, Elitism, Extremism…all the ‘isms’), die. Keep hearing, speaking, and unifying; each day we take apart the Clinton/Obama legacy is a day our bravest can rest easier knowing their duty was worth it.