We simply wish to do a shout out, to those that are serving to maintain us free.
Whereas your out having enjoyable this weekend, keep in mind what the 4th of July represents!!!!
Residing An Epic Journey,
Troy Dooly

1 COMMENT

  1. Hey Troy – Hoorah and Semper Fi!
    THIS POST IS GREAT! You betcha these troops are fighting men and women, and committed to protecting and preserving our freedoms and this great nation! They're fighting hard and they know what they're fighting for. Just like you stated in your video, they're "kickin ass" so some of us and any who want to can act like asses here at home. You can believe the finest ymen and women have our backs and we remember them daily for their commitment an valor on each of our behalfs!
    Some quotes to live vigiliantly by and remember the reasons they were made:
    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check Made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is Honor, and there are way too many people in This country who no longer understand it." – anonymous
    "People rest peaceably in their beds every night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and a Soldier – One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
    "No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation." Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
    This 4th of July, We remember ALL the bravest men and women that have passed on to a greater life after serving among America's finest Military soldiers from all branches of the military – US Army, US Air Force, Coast Guard, US Navy and US Marines and American Civilians around the world from all points committed to and preserving our freedoms!
    May they never be forgotten and may they always know how much they are treasured, loved, respected and honored for their sacrifice to this United States of America and it's people as well as people in other lands and their freedoms secured by the bravery, will and valor of our American Troops.
    TROY – we hope you won't mind us leaving Our Tribute to our family members in honor of their memory here on your site not to "showboat" but to REMEMBER and REMIND everyone that it's not just our family members and friends who have served our country so honorably but to also REMEMBER none of us are too far from each other IN ARMS and remembering EVERYONE here who has family members and friends who've served also – WE THANK YOU!
    Our family goes back to 1630 we have relatives who fought the Civil War and Wars beyond in Arlington National Cemetary and more recent ones lost honorably this decade. We take our troops and their families sacrifices very seriously and want to ALWAYS REMEMBER them and THANK THEM and their famlies sacrifices along with THE TROOPS currently spending time dedicated and committed to defending our country's freedoms and honor …
    God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops and their Families!
    In Loving Memory of:
    Our Nephew –
    Lcpl. Lawrence R. Phillipon, USMC
    1983-2005 – Rest in Peace
    National Honor Guard
    * (Carried US Marine Flag in Front of
    President Ronald Reagans Caison and
    Funeral Procession to Capitol Hill).
    Iraq Veteran – Killed in Iraq on Mothers Day 2005
    * Folks, we invite you to visit this site, get to know
    Lcpl. Larwrence R. Phillipon and light a candle in
    memory – give thanks for his commitment and
    sacrifice by going to:
    http://lcpl-lawrence-philippon.memory-of.com.
    Our Brother –
    Lt. Col. Robert L. Bailey, USMC Ret.
    1947-2010 – Rest in Peace
    Vietnam Veteran – Killed inTragic
    Accident in Germany – April 30, 2010
    Our Father
    SMSGT Lee Bailey, US Army Ret.
    WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veteran
    85 Years Old on April 25th, 2010
    Disabled Veteran
    Our Father
    Herbert A. – US Army
    WWII Veteran
    81 Years Old April 30th, 2010
    Our Dear Friend & Family Member
    SSGT Stanley J. Bednar, US Army, Ret.
    Vietnam – Desert Storm Veteran
    Special Forces, Combat Medic, Paratrooper
    CIA Operative South America
    1945 – 2005
    May They Always Have Peace – Never to Be Forgotten and Honored for Sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf anand this great nation.
    Hey Troy THANK YOU for YOUR Honorable Service – Have a GREAT 4th of July and Stay Safe!

  2. This 4th of July – Remember Our Troops and Their Families …
    The American Flag means many things but the highest honor of all is what it means to our military men and women and what it means to those who've lost loved ones fighting for the freedoms and honor of this great country!
    For those that may not know and in special tribute to our fighting soldiers, airmen, infantrymen, marines and sea faring troops:
    An explanation of what the flag draped coffin really means, And an understanding of how the flag that is laid upon it is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.
    Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?
    Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!
    The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.
    The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.
    The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.
    The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.
    The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, 'Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.
    The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America , and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
    The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.
    The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.
    The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.
    The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.
    The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
    The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
    The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto,'In God We Trust.
    After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by the Airmen and Officers of the United States Air Force.
    Visit this video and music by Trace Adkins to honor those that have given all:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2NR9yJJj-8&fe
    God Bless our troops and God Bless America!
    Semper Fi

  3. The Militarism coming out of the USA is shocking, and to be frank, disgusting.
    Protecting our freedom? Against who?
    General Smedley Butler, a true American
    Patriot had it write when he wrote his famous book, WAR IS A RACKET
    Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye", was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
    During his 34 years of Marine Corps service, Butler was awarded numerous medals for heroism including the Marine Corps Brevet Medal (the highest Marine medal at its time for officers), and subsequently the Medal of Honor twice. Notably, he is one of only 19 people to be twice awarded the Medal of Honor, and one of only three to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor, and the only person to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor for two different actions.
    In addition to his military career, Smedley Butler was noted for his outspoken anti-interventionist views, and his book War is a Racket. His book was one of the first works describing the workings of the military-industrial complex and after retiring from service, he became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.
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    Sober up Americans or you are going to end up in communism. WAR IS A RACKET.
    John.

    • John,
      Thank you for taking advantage of your Right to Free Speech.
      As a Marine, I studied General Bulter's career, and he is without a doubt a true American Hero.
      However, let's take a look at one statement you made "The Militarism coming out of the USA is shocking, and to be frank, disgusting.
      Protecting our freedom? Against who?"

      This post has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with thanking the troops who volunteer to protect this country from enemies foreign and domestic. And unlike the days when General Butler was alive and leading, we now have a hard time knowing who the enemy is.
      So when troops are willing to serve and lay down their lives voluntarily so you and I can have this conversation, I will proudly stand up and thank them.
      And, let's not forget the extra volunteer work some troops are willing to perform. Like the Female Marines who are now behind enemy lines working with the women of Afghanistan to share with them the beauty of being a free woman. Not having to suffer the abuse, rape and mutilation some women in mid-east cultures go through.
      Semper Fi my friend… This is about the troops who serve!

      • Troy, your right about the post not being about politics.
        You do mention the oppresion of women in Afghanistan, i am
        against it, whichever country, there are many others.
        I feel that it is not the for America and Britain to try and police
        the world, the results have brought economic oppresion
        to women in my country, the economy is a basket case.
        It was white men with fancy suits and criminal intent that did it.
        The ENEMY.
        Gerald Celente of the TrendsResearch.com sums it up for me.
        "Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Bullets, Bombs, Bankers"
        Celente
        The same is true i feel, here in Britan.
        "Oxford, Cambridge, Gordonstoun, Bullets, Bombs, Bankers"
        Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to learn and i wish you and the readers well.
        Cheerio for now Troy.

        • John,
          I hear you my friend. Over the last few hundred years way to much has been done overseas, instead of taking care of our homelands.
          Maybe a couple of guys like us can yell a little louder and get some changes in our countries so our families can come home!
          You are always welcome in our community. As a matter of fact, we welcome you with open arms.