Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

U.S. Marine detachment from Annapolis, Maryland assists the 3rd Infantry Old Guard in placing some 290,000 flags at each headstone in preparation for Memorial Day (last year) at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

A sincere thank you for all you do to keep us safe and free.


At 2:44 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

It was amazing the level of love that working class people showed the sailors. The only problem was when we got to NYU. I guess education and class do not go together. Would it have killed the students to wish the sailors well.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Esther said...

You forget, today's students know everything (just like we did back then). ;)

At 5:22 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

That's an awesome picture, Esther. Today is a sacred day.

beaker, what happened? Whatever it was, Esther is right, kids are supposed to be dumb. lol Not that that makes their dumbness any less frustrating.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Oops, I am going to go ital that caption. I got the picture/caption from the Arlington web site.... hope no one thinks I took it. ;)

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Felis said...

"I guess education and class do not go together."

And I guess the political activism of professional-revolutionary academics does not help either.

Have a great Memorial Day Esther.

At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right behind you guys Esther. Thanks.

Patrick Hawke

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Too true, Felis. And thanks!

Thanks, Patrick! And thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

At 7:45 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...


I am from a Naval Family and I took the sailors around on the town. They were well recieved everywhere except NYU.

Teamsters ,working minority women ,
senior citizens all thanked the sailors. The outpouring of love was amazing . The sailors wanted to hear an eyewitness to 9-11. I do
not enjoy that day or talking about it.

I retraced the steps of the investigators who raced to the Daycare center on 9-11. I showed them where I was. They are risking their lives and tourist listened in as well at ground zero. I told them I am not a hero. Those men in the uniform are heros. I was one of thousands of witnesses.

You can read in the archives a leftist crank slandering me for surviving without a scratch on 9-11
and 93. What is wrong with these people ?

At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Rory said...

Beakerkin, that really was appalling. Sadly, though, I wasn't surprised because I used to work at NYU. Felis is right. A lot of this hostility toward the U.S. and our military is a direct result of the fact that the university is rife with professors who are stuck in that left-wing mindset left over from the 60's. Having said that, there was no excuse for the behavior of those students. Those sailors are willing to sacrifice so much to enable the ungrateful little wretches to spend four years of their lives in that peaceful, bucolic setting of Washington Square. The least they could have done was recognize their sacrifice.

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Sergeant America said...


All gave some ... Some gave all ...


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