Thursday, May 24, 2007

    The Betrayal And Shame Of 21

    The USA will observe Memorial Day this Monday. One of the events in Washington D.C. includes President Bush placing (with help) a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns. It's ceremonial recognition of all of those that give the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. These are men and women that true Americans acknowledge as the guardians of our freedom. This is applicable to all fallen servicemen and servicewomen, not just at Arlington of course.

    Did you know:
    1. The soldier walks 21 steps across the Tomb. This alludes to the 21-gun salute, which is the highest honor given to any military or foreign dignitary. His weapon is always on the shoulder opposite the Tomb (i.e., on the side of the gallery watching the ritual).

    2. On the 21st step, the soldier turns and faces the Tomb for 21 seconds.

    3. The soldier then turns to face the other way across the Tomb and changes his or her weapon to the outside shoulder.

    4. After 21 seconds, the first step is repeated.
    I have to wonder if each service person that gave up a life, in all conflicts combined, would be proud at the current commander-in-chief - or feel shame. I'm talking about Bush's insanity of rewarding a huge mass of foreign invaders instead of following the oath of office to protect our nation. The millions that have died for a secure sovereign are now being spat upon by a handful of politicians.

    Remember this when you see Bush laying that wreath on the tomb. Remember he is pushing for legitimizing an invasion and further crippling a nation.

    More Americans are killed each year by illegal aliens than all of the years of fighting in Iraq. Some politicians want to end the fighting in Iraq to save lives, but could care less about the American lives in our own country.

    President Bush and liberal politicians: Betraying the honor, betraying the nation.

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