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THEY CRY FOR PEACE! ANTI-WAR PROTESTORS CLAIM TO DEPLORE VIOLENCE AS THEY CHANT FOR PEACE-INSTEAD THEY ENGAGE IN VIOLENCE, ATTACK'S, & DISRUPT CITIES ACROSS THE U.S. AND THE WORLD. DISGRACEFUL!!
Army Pfc. John E. Brown , 21, of Troy, Ala. Killed in Iraq when a grenade exploded inside his military vehicle.
How You Can Support Our Troops
Many people have asked how they can lend a hand to help our troops. There are various examples and organizations that can provide you with information:
Send a greeting via e-mail through Operation Dear Abby
Sign a virtual thank you card at the Defend America
Army Emergency Relief
Navy/Marine Relief Society
Air Force Aid Society
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Donate to"Operation USO Care Package
Volunteer at a VA Hospital
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Jesus, beloved Savior, in remembering the terrible acts of 9-11-01, we recognize our great need for your guidance and protection. We have painfully learned that our country is vulnerable and that violence can disrupt both individuals and nations. We pray then for healing for all the people whose lives were shattered in the attacks.  We Pray for those who defend our freedom.  We pray for wisdom for our national leaders. for our country and our world.  Jesus, beloved Savior, as we prepare for war please hold us in Your loving hands.  Amen
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In light of comments & events and the Non-Support by France and Germany  and Protestors I felt this would be an excellent time to share the Editorial Below
"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there.  I saw it. When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that hurries into help. This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes.  Nobody helped. The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent, war-mongering Americans. I’d like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them?  Why do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the moon - not once, but several times and safely home again. You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here. When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them.

When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke. I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake. Our neighbors have faced it alone, and! I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of them
                                                                     By Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator
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   It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

   It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

   It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

   It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

   It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

   It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.
On the evening news, it was reported that, because of the dangers from Hurricane Isabelle approaching Washington, DC, that military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.

They refused. "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person.

                                                The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
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The Reagan years saw a restoration of prosperity, and the goal of peace through strength and layed the foundation to the end of the Cold War
ON FEBRUARY 06, 2004 PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN TURNED 93.  ON JUNE 05, 2004 PRESIDENT REAGAN DIED
Dear Civilians,
We know that the current state of Affairs in our great nation have many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you that can’t join, you may still lend a hand. Hear are a few areas we would like your assistance:

1) The next time you see an adult talking or wearing a hat during the playing of the National Anthem....remind that we are safer because of our military.

2) When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest... Kick their butt

3) Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise quietly pull them aside and explain how these Vets fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on many sacrifices these vets made to make this Nation great.

4) If you were never in the military DO NOT pretend that you were, Wearing camouflage, telling others that you used to be "Special Forces" and collecting GI Joe Memorabilia might have been ok if you were still seven, Now it will only make you look stupid you can’t take credit for a real hero

5) Next time you come across an Air Force member do not ask them "Do you fly a jet?" Not everyone in the Air Force is a Pilot. Such ignorance is to prominent (children are exempt)

6) If you witness someone calling the U.S. Coast Guard a non military inform correct them the Coast Guard is a valid entity of the Armed Services

7) Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem is not a blooper...It was a disgrace and disrespectful.

8) Next time Old Glory goes by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her...

9) What Jane Fonda did during the Vietnam War makes her complicate to aiding the enemy and guilty of treason. And not worthy of receiving a nomination for "Woman of the year"

10) Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or veteran. We are Americans and we all bleed the same regardless of our party affiliation. The President is our Commander in Chief regardless of our political party. We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those representatives meet. All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out.
11) "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me. If she did she would most likely be a vet and, therefore, a member of the military.

12) Bin Laden and the Taliban are not communists, so stop saying "Let's go kill those Commies!! "Stop asking us where he is!” Crystal Balls are not standard issue in the military. Terrorist run and hide give us the chance to do our job and stop criticizing.

13) Flyboy, Jarhead, Grunt, Squid etc are terms of endearment we use describing each other. Unless you are a service member or a vet you have not earned the right to use them. Doing so shows disrespect to our military.

14) Last but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving, and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of sailors and troops far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our country would not as strong as it is.
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ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIR'S WWII VETERANS ARE PASSING AWAY AT A RATE OF 1,056 PER DAY
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                             MY NAME IS OLD GLORY

I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over great institutes of learning.
I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world. Look up! And see me!

I stand for peace - honor - truth and justice.
I stand for freedom
I am confident - I am arrogant
I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners
My head is a little higher
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one.
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted - I am respected
I am revered - I am loved, and I am feared.

I have fought every battle of every war for more than 200 years: Gettysburg, Shilo, Appomatox, San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome, the beaches of Normandy, the deserts of Africa, the cane fields of the Philippines, the rice paddies and jungles of Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Guadalcanal New Britain, Peleliu, and many more islands.

And a score of places long forgotten by all but those who were with me. I was there. I led my soldiers - I followed them. I watched over them. They loved me. I was on a small hill in Iwo Jima. I was dirty, battle-worn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me, and I was proud.

I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt, for I am invincible. I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country, and when it is by those with whom I have served in battle - it hurts. But I shall overcome - for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stand watch over the uncharted new frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon. I have been a silent witness to all of America's finest hours.

But my finest hour comes when I am torn into strips to
be used for bandages for my wounded comrades on the field of battle, When I fly at half mast to honor my soldiers, And when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving mother at the graveside of her fallen son.

I am proud.

My name is Old Glory.

Dear God - Long may I wave.

DEAR GOD---- LONG MAY I WAVE

By: Howard Schnauber
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  THE 40TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
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AS THE U.S. MILITARY ENGAGES THE TERRORIST AND THEIR CELLS OVER SEAS HOMELAND SECURITY IS MAINTAINED BY THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:
   UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WHICH OVER SEE AND CORDINATES U.S. SECURITY
U.S. COAST GUARD
FBI
U.S. BORDER PATROL
U.S. MARSHALL'S
STATE & LOCAL POLICE AGENCIES
U.S. FIRE DEPARTMENT'S
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POLICE FIRE AND EMS DISPATCHERS
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STARBUCKS SAYS NO TO SOLDIERS IN IRAQ
Subject: Starbucks

Dear everyone:
Please help us by spreading the word and getting the truth out in the open.

Soldiers get no support from Starbucks. I don't think that we should support them if they don't support us.

Recently U.S. Marines serving in Iraq and supporting this country in OIF, wrote to Starbucks because we wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffee and to try to score some donated coffee grounds.

Starbucks wrote back telling our Marines thanks for their support in their business, but that they don't support the War and anyone in it and that they won't send us (Marines) the Coffee.

So as not to offend them we should not support purchasing any Starbucks products.

As a member of our armed forces, I am home on leave but will once again I am being deployed in Iraq again.  I am writing to you the U.S. citizens and patriots, as I feel this must be shared and made public.

I know that this War might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground fighting street to street and house to house for what my fellow soldiers and I believe is right.

I and the troops on the ground appreciate your support 
Sgt Howard W.
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OUR TROOPS STILL NEED OUR SUPPORT:
LIST OF ITEMS BOTH NEEDED AND DESIRED BY TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
Books  Magazines Compact disc's and players Batterys.. all sizes

Small flashlights (Surefire is common) USPS Stamps  Powdered Gatorade

PowerAde mix  Kool-Aid  (the water tastes like crap over there anything with flavor helps.)
anything with flavor helps

Camelback hydration systems Lansky sharpening systems for keeping knives sharp

Gerber/Leatherman mulitools

Any food that will not melt in heat Easy packaging so can be shoved into pocket for easy access while on missions power bars power gel phone cards coffee as stupid as it sounds, stuffed animals give them to Iraq kids hard candies chewing gum Peanut butter in "to go" tubes. Skippy makes some.

Food seasonings i.e. garlic powder, onion salt all spice, etc

Sun block Gel insoles for boots baby powder foot powder

GPS Wiley-x sunglasses black in color non mirrored lenses

Under Armor shirts in OD Brown all sizes both long and short sleeve
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DAVE'S EMS HEADQUARTERS EXPRESSES IT'S THANK'S TO BOTH OUR ACTIVE SERVICE MEN & WOMEN AS WELL AS OUR VETERANS FROM ALL THE WARS, BATTLES, AND PEACE TIME DEFENSE OF OUR NATION MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.. THANK YOU DAVID (PARAMEDIC)
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  DECEMBER 7, 1941 -DECEMBER 7, 2013 -72nd Anniversary
WE REMEMBER ALL WHO FOUGHT

WE REMEMBER ALL WHO WERE INJURED & DISABLED

WE REMEMBER ALL WHO LOST THIER LIVES

WE THANK YOU FOR OUR FREEDOMS

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS
3,100+ AMERICAN HEROS have Given thier lives in the name of Freedom. 
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I have received several e-mails over the last several months regarding my tribute to our men and women who serve in the United States Military, asking if I am currently in or have ever served in the Military.  The answer is sadly no, I am in not a current or previous member of our Military.  My page is a continuous tribute to the men and women who have served currently or previously.  I would never disrespect the true American Hero’s serving or have served our country, by claiming to be a member when I was not.  Our Military Personnel who have defended and protected and country are very special individuals.  Dave’s EMS Headquarters renews it’s Support, Respect, and Thanks to the Soldiers who are, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I also thank the many military personnel who continue to sign the Guestbook located on this site page, and who have shared their commitment to their various deployments throughout the world.  May God Bless You, and Keep you safe.
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The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice.  I'm here every night."

"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.


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The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice.  I'm here every night."

"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue...  an American flag.

I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
CDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment OIC, Logistics Cell One Al Taqqadum , Iraq
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08-05-2009  The remains of the first American lost in the Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said Sunday, August 2, 2009, brings resolution of a nearly two-decade old question about the fate of Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher.

The Pentagon said the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology on Saturday August 01, 2009, positively identified the remains, buried in the desert and located after officials received new information from an Iraqi citizen about a crash.

Speicher's disappearance has been a ongoing investigation conducted by the Navy, since then Lt. Speicher's fighter jet was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the 1991 war.
The Men and Women of the United States Military branches answered the crys of thier citizens on the days and weeks following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Today these men and women NEED YOUR HELP! 

They need the President, Senate, and Congress to provide them the material, additional troops that have been asked for to continue thier fight against the terrorist that want to see the troops leave Afganistan.  So that these terrorist can attack our citizens, our Country, as well as other Countries where they have struck before. 

Our troops Commanders need the support they have been begging for please tell Congress the Senate and the Whitehouse to provide them with the support that will also save the Men and Women who are defending you and your families for God Sake.
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        Memorial Day History
                     The people of the United States of America have been observing Memorial since May 30, 1868.

         On that day flowers were placed on the graves of American soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

  Traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

  There are a few notable exceptions. Since the late 50's on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day. More recently, beginning in 1998, on the Saturday before the observed day for Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye's Heights.

  Congress made the day into a three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971, it made it all the easier for people to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day.

  On January 19, 1999 Senator Inouye introduced bill S 189 to the Senate which proposes to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th instead of "the last Monday in May". On April 19, 1999 Representative Gibbons introduced the bill to the House (H.R. 1474). The bills were referred the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Government Reform.

  To date, there has been no further developments on the above bill.

  In 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years.

  On Memorial Day, and all other days, we remember soldiers that have fallen, those that are missing and all of those that have served.

                                                    God Bless our soldiers for their service to help keep America free.
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USS Silversides now located in Muskegon MIWWII CommendationsU.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane which is being restored to World War 2 condition.United States Coast Guard McLane which assisted in sinking Jap Submarine over World War 2WWII LST393 at Muskegon Michigan Great Lakes Naval MuesuemU.S. Military Transprt Personnel transport Ship
   New Design Military Field and Transport Ambulance
              Photo: Department of Defense
Thank you to the Men and Women of the U.S. Military as well as the Many Countries in the Coalition in the war against Terror.  On Sunday, May 01, 2011, President Obama announced that a Force of Military Personnel, consisting of CIA and Navy Seal Team 6 supported by Army Choppers tracked down Bin Laden "OSAMA BIN LADEN IS"DEAD!"
             The Murderer Bin Laden is Dead     

Our U.S. Military never wavered, lest we forget those killed and disabled in battles, yet they persevered  

                              Thank you!!

Intelligence Personnel, U.S. Military, U.S. Allies, & Navy Seal team Six have done all and more then we could have hoped for. 
The United States Military responded on September 11, 2001, and have continued in the days weeks and months and now 10 years later, the U.S. Military continues taking this new type of war against the terrorist.  The military's efforts have strongly disorganized terrorist cells.  U.S. Navy Seals, staged a risky assault resulting in Bin Laden death.  Our many Military branches have fought, been injured and many others paid the ultimate sacrifice over the past 10 years.  The families of our military have too sacrificed, and find themselves struggling to provide for their families.  Please take time below to donate to the various Military Aid organizations.
                       Dave's EMS Headquarters offers my sincerest thank you's to our Military and their families
September 11, 2011 Ten Years After September 11, 2001

Do you agree with the President Obama decision to withdraw ALL U.S. Forces from Iraq?
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No
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Was the U.S. hasty in it's departure from Iraq, is Iraq safe from invaders such as Iran or other Countries?
                               December 7, 1941  --   December 7, 2013
     Will be the 72nd Remembrance of those Killed and Injured at Pearl Harbor on December 07, 1941
Our Troops packed up and have left Iraq
after completing their mission according to President Obama
HONORING THE MEN & WOMEN SERVING IN OUR MILITARY. SUPPORTING OUR INJURED AND DISABLED.  NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICE OF SO MANY LIVES LOST PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY & CONSTITUTION.
In God We Trust
Has a moving ten minute tribute to our Military at the end of the video below
     We honor the four Brave men Murdered on September 11, 2012, following a coordinated attack by Al-Qaida
                                ALWAYS REMEMBER THE BRAVERY & SACRIFICE MADE BY THESE 4 MEN
United States Ambassador Chris Stevens  (Libya)
State Department computer expert Sean Smith
Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods
Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty
November 10, 2013 marked the 238th year for the United States Marines
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