Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Nov 13, 2017 under ,

England'sStonehenge or Egypt's Karnak or Abu Simbel has nothing on us.

 

Ourmemorial even has a plaque pedestal to explain it all.

 

Archaeologistsof the future won't have to guess what the site is all about.

 

Whyis it so under-publicized?

Photographby Mike Spinelli

 

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You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at ...

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UNIQUE and RARE Historical Photos with captions

 

 

 

Great photos....

 

 

New York                                                          City Car                                                          Parking in                                                          1930...:

 

Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930's. 

Wouldn’t you love to own this group of cars today?!

 

Righting                                                          the overturned                                                          hull of USS                                                          Oklahoma at                                                          Pearl Harbor,                                                          19 March                                                          1943:

Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at ...

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Food City is a Southern grocery store chain with headquarters in Bristol, Tennessee. This is their one-minute commercial. Not a word spoken and none is needed. Very few commercials deserve to go viral. This one does.

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Awesome 49 Homebuilt Airplane Formation 'Flyover' at the Kansas City Chief's

Football Pre-Game 

 

Federal budget cuts have eliminated many military flyovers at large public

events. But, there's a group of dedicated airplane guys in the Kansas City

area who occasionally perform formation-fly...

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Posted by Jim Judge on Jan 05, 2017 under ,

 

The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired,

tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society

as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a

beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 02, 2016 under ,

Link: http://biggeekdad.com/2013/05/hooked-on-swing//

World renowned dog trainer Mary Ray performs her “Hooked on Swing” routine at Crufts in 2002 with a couple of dancing dogs, Quincy and Kizzy as her dance partners.  Since some of the tunes are Glenn Miller songs Mary is dressed in an auth...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 08, 2016 under ,

Link http://biggeekdad.com/2014/12/policeman/

 American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey shares with us his description of a Policeman. This is a tribute to the men and women of law enforcement who risk their lives on a daily basis to serve and protect their fellow citizens. It’s a tough job and...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 30, 2016 under

Link http://biggeekdad.com/2016/05/what-a-great-sacrifice/

A short video paying tribute to our Veterans and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video and to reflect upon the service and sacrifices our Vet...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 30, 2016 under ,

Link: http://biggeekdad.com/2016/03/rare-sr-71-photos/

Sled Driver Brian Shul shares with us his story of being one of only 93 pilots to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird. Brian also has a love of photography and owns one of the best collections of photos of the SR-71 ever. His story is both entertain...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 25, 2016 under

The United States Marine Band plays the John Philip Sousa march “Semper Fidelis” in this music video that was recorded in 2009 for the for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The United States Marine Band, known as “The President’s Own”, is comprised of professional musicians who enli...

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Gary Sinise, also known as Lt. Dan, goes all out to provide a memorable Tribute To World War Two Veterans as they visit the The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. This short film called “Soaring Valor” shows us how the Gary Sinise Foundation went above and beyond to give these Veterans of Worl...

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Link: http://captainjamesdavis.net/2012/09/20/lambeau-field-veterans-tribute/

ESPN didn’t think it necessary to  show this when it happened. I think everyone should have the opportunity to see it.

Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Feb 15, 2016 under

Link:http://captainjamesdavis.net/2012/09/20/lambeau-field-veterans-tribute/

ESPN didn’t think it necessary to  show this when it happened. I think everyone should have the opportunity to see it.

Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium t...

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The first time Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler met B-17 pilot Charlie Brown was during World War Two when he spared the American pilot’s life by not shooting down his crippled plane. The second time these two pilots met was in 1990 when they reunited to share their story together. Charlie Brown was wou...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jan 25, 2016 under ,

When the "Greatest Generation" passed through North Platte, Nebraska during WWII, they got a hug and a handshake, homemade cakes and cookies, and a moment of respite and prayer provided by thousands of volunteers from the surrounding communities. This spirit of service is vital to America today. You...

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Link: http://stories-etc.com/V-Wall.htm

 

Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall 

 There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. 

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within ea...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Dec 07, 2015 under

Interment aboard the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor results in Eternal Peace for a select few Navy Veterans that served on the ship and survived the attack by the Japanese. Upon their passing these men have requested to be returned to the USS Arizona so they can lie in peace with their shipmates for et...

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a grunt and made him a pilot? World War Two B-17 Bomber pilot Jay Zeamer shows us the type of fight you’d find yourself in as he takes Old 666 and his renegade crew up against 17 Japanese Fighters while on a mapping mission. This is an amazing s...

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Michael Novosel was an Army Dustoff Pilot during the Vietnam War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in rescuing 29 wounded soldiers while under heavy enemy fire. The story of this amazing man began long before though as he started out flying bombers during World War Two and then fl...

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I had never really known much about The Creation of the Israeli Air Force until I saw this video and am amazed the pilots survived their first battles. The pilots were World War Two veterans who were secretly recruited and trained to help Israel defend itself from the Arab nations once they declared...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 07, 2015 under ,

he story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One. The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting i...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Sep 29, 2015 under

The first picture is a composite and will not change but the rest of them will.
 

 

These are very cool.  Click on each photo to change from 1944 to today, and then back again.

 

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Sep 08, 2015 under

Something that you can share and makes proud I served in our military and to be an American!

https://www.facebook.com/haroldwhiting/videos/10207191444445782/?pnref=story

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 08, 2015 under

Some interesting facts about the Vietnam Wall. If you have never been, it is a very powerful sight. Please don't ever forget. 

Vietnam Memorial Wall

Things you may not have known or forgotten

 

 "The Wall " 

  A little history most people will never know.

 

 Interesting Veterans Statis...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jul 01, 2015 under

FOCUS ON THE MAN IN THE FIRST PICTURE. IT'S HIM THROUGHOUT THE SERIES OF PHOTOS


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If he is a hero...........She is an angel .

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These guys still have all the moves, much better than I could do. May God Bless them, they will be dancing in Heaven for sure.

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face….I don’t believe anything ever will.

Full screen and volume up. This is awesome!!!

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/06/20/world-war-ii-veterans-start-dance-party-airport-during-honor-flight

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 25, 2015 under

If this does not tear at your heart nothing will. Put aside the day's clutter, take a moment... Absolutely one of the best tributes to our military that I've ever seen. After you click on Mansions; do not click on anything else. Sound UP!

Found on: http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 03, 2015 under

Whoa - - - This is exciting to watch.  It is in two parts.  

 

Turn on your sound and go full screen. I guarantee this will definitely hold your attention. These videos show the difference between Naval Aviation and any other kind. The links below are two outstanding videos about F-18 carrier o...

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I got a lump in my throat when I read this.

I “grew up” thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way! I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.

The statement by Thomas Jefferson at the end says it all!

 These were our parents What in God’s name...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 27, 2014 under

.I got a lump in my throat when I read this.
I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way!
I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.
The statement at the end says it all!

                

~ These were our parents ~ 
What in God's name have we
let happen ?

I guess w...

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This is a great story, you really will enjoy this one!  

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 09, 2014 under ,

The story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One. The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting i...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 08, 2014 under ,

After Mike Reeder lost both legs in Vietnam, he returned to the U.S. looking for purpose and direction and found them during a chance encounter in a golf pro shop. I’m not a huge golf fan but I have to admit this wonderful story from ESPN about Doc Mike caused me to shed a tear for his love of the...

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Excellent history lesson!

A large percentage of our country doesn't know of or cares about Normandy.

My guess is it has been removed from the text in History Books

A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils...

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This is patriotism at its best! This was filmed in Iraq at a USO tour on a US Marine Base. Play it and spread it to every single person you know... cause you won't see it on the news.

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 27, 2014 under

A tribute to the U.S. military service personnel who gave their all for our freedom

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 06, 2014 under

This is really sobering. Click on the link and find the city you went to high school in and look at the names.

Click on the name and it will give details of the death.

Vietnam Wall

First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.

Then click on their nam...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 28, 2014 under

Every school district needs at least one teacher like this. Maybe there

wouldn't be so much of an entitlement attitude going around with today's

generation of kids.

 

SHE IS A TEACHER!!!

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a

Military History

teacher at Robi...

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Remember the fighter pilot who flew through the Eiffel Tower... He's Gone West...  

In the spring of 1944 Bill and his P-51C, the 'Berlin Express' were near Paris when the scene that is immortalized in the artwork by Len Krenzler of Action Art that leads this article took place. Bill had fol...

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Great video. I didn't know about North Platte Canteen until I saw this video. This is awesome. I had never heard this before. It gave me chills....

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH....YOU'LL NOT REGRET ONE MINUTE OF IT! 

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Mar 06, 2014 under

A sad commentary, but not surprising when you consider who the person is!

 

Four in 69 years

SHAME ON AMERICA FOR ELECTING A NON-VETERAN PRESIDENT WHO DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF:

HE IS ABSOLUTELY A DISGRACE TO ALL WHO FOUGHT FOR THIS NATION AND GAVE THEIR LIVES.

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Hope you find this as informative as I did.  In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's 'Hollywonk',  the real actors of yesteryear loved the United States .  They had both class and integrity.

 

With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight.  They gave up ...

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This man was a man's man. Thank God he was on our side.

 

Awarded France’s Legion of Honor in 2009

 

World War II fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., who gained fame for flying  his P-51C “Berlin Express” under the Eiffel Tower in Nazi occupied Paris, while chasing a German Messerschm...

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Worth watching, and in Marines Tradition, no men left behind!!  Semper Fi'

Very Moving!  A must Watch.

A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese). They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them for us.

Years later, they checked and found ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Feb 03, 2014 under

A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present. Thank you for your service!

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Dec 23, 2013 under

Maxine's Best One and a must read.. WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!

One of Maxine 's very best!!

 

Minorities

 

We need

to show more sympathy

for these people.

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They travel miles in the

heat.

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They risk their lives crossing a

border.

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They don't get paid enough

wages.

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They do jobs ...

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LOST FILM - Honolulu, August 14, 1945

Thought you might like to see this - the greatest generation - that was then.

READ THE PIECE BELOW BEFORE YOU WATCH THE MOVIE.

Great cars and you can see the beach, no hotels !!!!!

The long-awaited, much-deserved joy is very apparent here!

JUST THINK HOW TH...

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Posted by on Dec 09, 2013 under

Let us Help You Pack.....You Gotta Watch This!!

A Colorado woman after my own heart ---

FYI in case you have not seen this from a woman who lives on a small horse ranch in Western Colorado & who is married to a former US Marine.

Her son was a US Marine who survived Desert Storm & there are other ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Dec 09, 2013 under

Van T. Barfoot died at the age of 92 on 2 March 2012.

Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag pole down on his Virginia property awhile back?

You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to t...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 29, 2013 under

NOW THIS is a Poster!



I hope this poster circles the globe.

If it weren't for the United States military,

There'd be NO United States of America .

PLEASE DO NOT HOLD ON TO THIS, NOR PRESS DELETE.
SOMEONE HAS TO HOLD OUR COUNTRY IN THEIR HANDS. SEND THIS ON.


THE FINAL INSPECTION

The Soldier st...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 26, 2013 under

WILL YOU WEAR BLUE?

International Picture of the Year.

Here are two very touching photos honored this past year.

First Place

Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno   Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the f...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 25, 2013 under

  An Interesting story about our history ---

   
Their 70th Anniversary Photo

PLEASE SEND THIS ON TO EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO WERE TOO YOUNG TO KNOW ABOUT THESE GUYS. THIS SHOULD BE READ BY EVERY KID IN GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOL SO THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

Because of these heroes, and othe...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 12, 2013 under

Submitted by Tom Mace

        Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community.

        The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly.  He was 71.

        Doughboy was buried in a lightly ...

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Submitted by Thomas Mace 

Please Write the President, Your Senators and Congresspersons Today and Call on Them to Support Advance Appropriations Legislation! Click HERE

The recent government shutdown disrupted, delayed and suspended many critical veterans services and benefits. Had this budget st...

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For all BVA membership and our key contacts below is amazingly long list of Veterans Day discounts and meals that we want to share, be sure though an bring the identification they request though because each specific restaurant or business has different rules about identification as a veteran.

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Sep 25, 2013 under

With the start of the NFL season, perhaps all team owners should be 

sent the following:

 

From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan .

 

"So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice 

to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a 

sporting ...

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Content Submitted by Thomas Mace

 

The main reason this video is called Angel Flight is visual. When the plane releases its decoy missiles, as is shown in several of the pictures, it creates an Angel shape in the smoke. But it is much more than just visual. See for yourself.

Listen to the wor...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 16, 2013 under

The story of the song "Taps"

Here is something Every American should know.    

We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, 'Taps...' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. 

But, do you know the story behind the song?  If not, I think y...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2013 under

LITTLE KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY...

The U.S. S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distil...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2013 under

The National Veteran’s Art Museum in Chicago has an unusual work of art which you may not have even known existed! When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24 feet to the ceiling of the two-story ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2013 under

Mike Monsoor Was Awarded "The Congressional Medal Of Honor" Last Week, for Giving His Life In Iraq , As He Jumped On, And Covered With His Body, A Live Hand Grenade, Saving The Lives Of A Large Group Of Navy Seals That Was Passing By! During Mike Monsoor's Funeral, At Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , In San Diego , California. 

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