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Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Gravitas, Media, Military | 0 comments

Memories, and war…

It’s that time of year when we reflect on those that gave their lives to protect our liberties.

Inevitably, a handful of self-righteous loons will exploit Memorial Day for their own political gain, especially the military haters who attempt to portray all fighting men and women as thugs, based on the actions of a very small number of criminals who do very bad things.  

Ironically, it’s the other 99.9 % of the military that protects the rights of those that disparage and criticize them, and do so without expectation of thanks or praise.  

So I dedicate the video below to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice; courageous men and women like my cousin, USMC Cpl. Brad Arms, who died in Fallujah in 2004 while rushing to save his fellow Marines who were pinned down by enemy fire.  And Army Spc. Jessica Y. Sarandrea, a veteran of several deployments, who lost her life in Mosul during a mortar attack by terrorists.

And Medal of Honor recipient Mike Monsoor, a Navy SEAL that threw himself on a grenade to save his brothers. Fair winds and following seas, Mike.  Thanks for your valor and service.

Mike Monsoor Tribute.

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