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"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." General George S. Patton

"[L]et us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain." Dwight Eisenhower

"The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." Douglas MacArthur

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

Veterans Day, we encourage teachers to visit the official Veterans Affairs website for instruction and learning aids on the history and significance of Veterans Day.

Wounded Warrior Project

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Honoring the Sons and Daughters of America's Heroes


Click here to see how American Military resources disappeared during the Clinton/Gore Administration

"Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane, driven by nationalism, religion, ethnicity, or ideology. They do not fear the United States for its diplomatic skills or the number of automobiles and software programs it produces. They respect only the firepower of our tanks, planes, and helicopter gunships." Ronald Reagan

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation. George Washington

Distinguishing between Patriots and cowards, our favorite Founder, Samuel Adams, said: "Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom...crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" The Federalist

Honoring those who risked, sacrificed, and paid the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may enjoy life, liberty, freedom, the pursuit of happiness and MTV. More than 41 million men and women have served in the Armed Forces of this country and over a million have died defending it. Learn the difference between cowards and patriots.

"Those who celebrate America's 228th Independence Day on lonely outposts in Afghanistan and Iraq are a magnificent reflection of who we are as a people. Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines who have placed themselves between us and the terrorists who would kill us if they had the chance are the best proof of all that America remains 'the home of the brave and the land of the free'." --Oliver North

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"[Rene] Gonzalez, a grad student and vehement opponent to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...would do well to remember that he eats, sleeps, and writes, under the very blanket of freedom that soldiers like Pat Tillman provide." --Sarah Longwell, Collegiate Network

Senator Kerry falsely attack President Bush for months over funding for veterans, and it's time to set the record straight.  The truth is President Bush has led the way on improving veterans' benefits, supporting our troops and restoring honor and dignity to the White House. Since 2001, President Bush has increased veterans funding by over $20 billion, and funding for veterans' health care has increased by 40 percent since he took office.  Funding for veterans has gone up twice as fast under President Bush as it did under President Clinton, and those who accuse the President of cutting funding are simply not being honest with veterans. Meanwhile, John Kerry voted against a $1.3 billion increase in veterans health care, skipped votes on concurrent receipt and voted against funding for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  And while he talks a good game, Kerry's record shows he is out of the mainstream.  The American Flag symbolizes our ideals, our history and our values.  President Bush shares this belief and supports a Constitutional Amendment banning desecration of the Flag.  John Kerry believes this is "an attack on free speech." We are disturbed that John Kerry would try to scare veterans with his false accusations, and we are disappointed in his lack of support for today's troops.  Please join us in setting the record straight and showing your support for President Bush -- a leader who has proven his support for those who have served, backs our troops defending our nation and shares our values.

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Move America Forward is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to supporting America’s efforts to defeat terrorism and supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.

Where are the heroes? by Rich Lowry (7/1/2004) You have never heard of Brian Chontosh. That's a shame. Not for Brian Chontosh, who I suspect couldn't care less. But for you.

Calling all Patriots! While more than 200,000 Shields of Strength have already been sent to military forces deployed overseas, The Federalist is receiving new requests from military chaplains in Iraq (primarily Army and Marine units) whose units have recently been deployed on rotation. If you're able to support Operation SoS and can help provide Shields of Strength to ground forces on the frontlines with Jihadistan, please link to http://federalist.com/news/sos.asp

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld February 2004 - "I want to commend the courageous men and women in uniform and the Department civilians who support them. They are remarkable -- and what they have accomplished since our country was attacked 28 months ago is truly impressive. In less than 2 1/2 years, they have overthrown two terrorist regimes, rescued two nations, and liberated some 50 million people; captured or killed 45 of the 55 most wanted in Iraq -- including Iraq’s deposed dictator, Saddam Hussein; hunted down thousands of terrorists and regime remnants in Iraq and Afghanistan; captured or killed close to two-thirds of known senior al-Qa'ida operatives; disrupted terrorist cells on most continents; and likely prevented a number of planned terrorist attacks. Our forces are steadfast and determined. We value their service and sacrifice, and the sacrifice of their families, who also serve."

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Medal of Honor Citations Since 1861 Hero is a word which gets applied to just about anyone in any kind of uniform these days. If you have a doubt as to what a hero really is, read a few of the 3,400 Medal of Honor recipient citations.

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." --George Washington ++

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." --John F. Kennedy

Mark Twain: "It is a worthy thing to fight for one's freedom; it is another sight finer to fight for another man's."

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"It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

"It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us 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,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag."
--Charles M. Province

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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "From the bravery of the men at Valley Forge to the daring of Normandy, the courage of Iwo Jima and the steady resolve in Afghanistan and Iraq, our men and women in uniform have won for us every hour that we live in freedom." --President George W. Bush ++ "Today we face new threats. They will be met with the same courage, the same commitment. And like the foes of times past they, too, will be defeated. This is our pledge to the men and women who have gone before. It is our responsibility to our children and their children and all who follow."

The Center for Military Readiness - A military watchdog group has launched a petition drive aimed at convincing President Bush to get rid of several Clinton-era policies that have undermined the U.S. military.  Elaine Donnelly is calling it the "Americans for the Military" campaign (americansforthemilitary.com).  The president of the Center for Military Readiness says the petition respectfully asks President Bush to direct Pentagon officials to objectively review and revise social policies that she says undermine readiness, discipline, and morale.  "In the same way that Bill Clinton, for instance, put in place co-ed basic training -- which is known to be inefficient in the Army -- that can be changed and should be changed by Army leadership right now," the military expert explains.  And Donnelly says Clinton policy allowed women to be in harm's way in Iraq.  She notes that three women assigned to a support unit were captured in Iraq.  One never came home, she says, and another -- Jessica Lynch -- was rescued during the military operation.  "Under previous rules, before Bill Clinton, they would not have been that close to such high risk of capture in the early days of a war," Donnelly says.  She believes there is no need to retain problematic policies which make military life more difficult and more dangerous.

Democrats Undermining America’s Security

American Military resources that disappeared during the Clinton/Gore Administration:

Over the eight year Clinton Administration, our Nation's defense requirements were consistently under-funded. More and more of America's foreign policies are being made by the UN, not by our Commander in Chief. Our readiness was at an all time low after the eight years of these cut backs and decisions. As the Democratic Party and liberal media continue to focus on "tolerance," our National Security becomes more at risk.

Now ultra-liberals in the Senate are undermining military training exercises using the environment as a media ploy to further the weakening of our military.

At Fort Bragg:

In Yukon, Arizona two week training exercise:

The Navy:

Who's behind it: Understand first that when our military leaders complained about the negative effects this has on military preparations, the House responded and overwhelmingly voted to for amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act to remove these "environmental" restrictions which further jeopardize our National Security. However, once this issue went to the Senate, the radical leftist Barbara Boxer, Joseph Liberman, Harry Reid, Jim Jeffords, and Hillary Clinton deliberately delayed the hearing on this issue until after the full Senate passed the Act without the approved House Amendments. This means our soldiers must deter their focus from optimal training exercisers by trying to avoid running over a turtle. The environment is only an excuse to further the weakening of our military and instead promote the United Nations agenda for their own standing army - again further relinquishing the sovereignty of the United States.

More evidence of how the deceptive coercive popular liberal media protects the liberals by NOT reporting ALL the facts.

From a Lieutenant Colonel, USAF(ret): "The Leftist media's concern over President Bush's carrier landing illustrates they never really understood that while former Vice President Al Gore was learning to operate a typewriter in Vietnam, and Bill Clinton was protesting Vietnam as a student in the UK, President Bush was flying supersonic jet fighters with the Texas Air National Guard." Federalist Brief 03-20

A former Air Force aide to Bill Clinton says watching the way President Bush has handled the war in Iraq makes him wish he was serving under the current president.  The retired pilot says Bush would never have allowed U.S. forces to get cut to pieces in Somalia.  (Ret.) Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson has documented his two years in the Clinton White House in his book Dereliction of Duty, which has reached the top five on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  Patterson says watching President Bush in action makes him wish Bush had been in charge during the crisis in Somalia because "things would have been handled very differently."  The retired military officer says he believes President Clinton and his administration deployed troops in places like Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti for "political reasons," and worried about how such things "would play domestically and on CNN."  President Bush, Patterson maintains, "would never have found himself in those situations to start with."  Patterson says things are so much better for American military forces now that Clinton is gone and Bush is commander-in-chief. AgapePress News Summary (April 10, 2003)

A member of the House Armed Services Committee says he is concerned that despite an increase in defense spending, the U.S. military is still far too under-funded to deal with all the global tasks it faces. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett believes the best way to avoid war is to build a military so big and powerful that no enemy would dare challenge it. But the Maryland Republican says the United States has had too much downsizing since the 1991 Gulf War. Bartlett says the U.S. is now down to 10 infantry divisions compared with 18 just 12 years ago. Along with fewer troops, the U.S. now has only 13 air wings instead of its former 25. Bartlett says the chairman of the House committee, Duncan Hunter, has recommended to Congress that it allocate a lot more money to the Defense Department. "The chairman of our committee," Bartlett says, "made it very clear that although we are very thankful for the additional $70 billion, that we're still $40 to $45 billion dollars short of what we really need."  Bartlett points out that even with the United States' limited engagement in Afghanistan, it was necessary to activate National Guard and reserve troops. AgapePress News Summary (February 12, 2003)