9/11 Patriot and National Service Day

We will never forget!

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Patriot Day is the annual observance for those who were injured and died due to the 9-11 terrorists attacks.  This was not only an assault on the U.S., but against every nation and individual who do not follow their fanatical ideologies.

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This is NOT to be confused with Patriot’s Day which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775.

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To observe the official moment of silence – the accurate time should be at 8:46 AM (EDT).

In their memory. In their memory.

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THE HERO DOGS

And Let’s NOT forget the passengers of Flight 93 who gallantly saved the White House and those at the Pentagon!!!

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Farewell Salutes – 

Richard Alkema – Belmont, MI; US Navy, WWII. / Detroit Police Dept.kroger-honor-heros

Charles Andres III – Harvey, LA; US Army, WWII, Lt.Col. (Ret.)/ Lake Hermitage Vol. Fire Dept.

Eugene ‘Shorty’…

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Sandpit view of the Afghan War Zone….

As we all sit in our warm, comfortable and SAFE homes browsing assorted blogs while the TV blares in the background, let us not forget we are afforded such great comforts and freedom only by the great sacrifice and service of brave young men like the author of this honest and forthright letter home.

Oorah!

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A very interesting read, a Marine’s View of what is really going on.  This young man is articulate and has a flare for colorful language, and descriptive prose,  Scorpions, Chiggers & Sand Fleas.  It’s a great letter, a must read for every American citizen.

From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan:

From the Sand Pit

It’s freezing here.  I’m sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar’yoi Pamir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave.  Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting.  I’ve actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod.  Hurts like a bastard.  The antidote…

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Tuesday Tunes

We got an early start today in preparation for finishing the construction of our new brooder house.

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Shutdown for SNOW 12/28/2015 It was 79 degrees the day before!
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Nearing completion 1/4/2016

With eggs costing upwards of $5.00 a dozen, yes we are about to start raising our own chickens!

While having coffee, watching the birds at our feeder and waiting for it to warm up a bit before getting started this morning, I thought I’d share some of the music we enjoyed to start our day. Enjoy!