Sunday Faith Blog; VETERAN’S DAY

VETERAN’S DAY…………it snuck up on me this year.  Not much mention anywhere.

PLEASE celebrate our veterans today.  THANK YOU to those who contribute here at GeeeZ, we so appreciate you!   Thank you for the special slant you give us particularly on things of the military.

Let’s all remember our loved ones who never came back, the families of those who lost their beloved members of the military.   There are so many children who never met their Dads, so many who are growing up without a parent today, etc. etc.

As I know you all know, there are few who deserve our thanks like the military of the United States of America.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13.

WE SALUTE AND CELEBRATE ALL OF YOU……LIVING OR DEAD.

THANK YOU.

z

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15 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog; VETERAN’S DAY

  1. Jersey Jack says:

    Thanks for remembering Ms. Z. That means lots to our Vets here, especially coming on the heels of the 243rd anniversary of our beloved Marine Corp. The sacrifices and courage or our Marines are undisputed. From Tripoli to the Pacific…where in WW2 some of the fiercest battles were memorialized by trying to liberate island after island of Japanese fanatical resistance and where so many Marines lost their lives on places no one ever heard of. In my view, generally overlooked by many of our own citizens due to the War in Europe receiving more attention than to some rock in the Pacific called Iwo Jima or Guadalcanal.
    Then only a few years later being called on once again to fight the Chinese and North Koreans in conditions only fit for polar bears at times. Led by Douglas MacArthur who commanded Allied forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Truman should have allowed him to use the bomb and we’d not be facing any Kim dynasties today. And speculating that we’d have one Korea rather than two, nor would China be the threat it is today.

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  2. geeez2014 says:

    Wow, Jack, I’d love a conversation about your speculation between you and others. I never actually cared enough to look into this….but would love to know more about China and Korea, etc.and your thoughts they’d not be a threat today. Maybe you’re right. We bombed Japan and they’re pretty much no threat! 🙂

    EVERYBODY; JUST HEARD THIS MORNING THAT LIBERAL FOX CONTRIBUTOR THINKS FOX PLAYED UP THE CARAVAN STORIES JUST BEFORE THE ELECTION TO GET THE BASE VOTING…..(which I’m sure is partly true, on the requests of Trump)… BUT, I KNOW YOU DON’T WATCH CNN…BUT HOW WOULD MS TARLOV EXPLAIN THE FACT THAT CNN DID NOTHING ELSE BUT THE CARAVAN ALL DAY/NIGHT, TOO?
    I love liberal hypocrisy, it’s getting kinda fun.

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  3. geeez2014 says:

    The world is slamming Trump for tweeting that it was good to CELEBRATE the end of ANY war….they’re saying he’s tone deaf and should have used COMMEMORATE.

    On one site, I commented “So those people after WWII in Paris, kissing, screaming, rejoicing on the Champs Elysee were COMMEMORATING? Gee, they looked like big CELEBRATIONS, to ME!”

    One guy says Trump’s father left Germany solely not to have to serve in the war.
    Others said nobody in his family’s ever served. Others talked about his getting FIVE deferments, so what does HE know?

    I can’t believe the hate…..I KNOW IT, I SEE IT EVERY DAY, but it never ceases to blow my mind.

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  4. Mal says:

    I remember Truman not approving MacArthur’s plan to continue on and finish the war and Truman nixing it. A lot of people felt we should’ve, esp. with the surrender of both Germany and Japan, we had the momentum to concentrate and finish it once and for all. Perhaps J.J. is right, but we’ll never really know because there also were our other “friends” Russia and China we might have to deal with, so where would we have stopped?

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  5. Baysider says:

    Yes, yes! When Obama was ignominiously handed the Nobel Peace Prize I agreed with those who said “it should go to the U.S. military.”

    I don’t agree with all the decisions made in Washington about deployment, but I do know this: when you got stuff people want to take, they WILL take it unless the consequences are too painful. We’ll never know or appreciate how prophylactic their role is in letting us go about ‘normal’ daily lives. Think Rome, 410, when the Visigoths sacked it. Nowadays the sacking comes from an internal enemy.

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  6. Kid says:

    I can’t add to that Z.

    Excerpt from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot – the image taken by Voyager looking back at the Earth from out in the solar system and snapping a photo.


    Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

    Whole thing – https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1816628-pale-blue-dot-a-vision-of-the-human-future-in-space

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  7. Mal says:

    I like that, Kid. Its SOOOO true! When you consider light travels at 186,000 miles per second, how far one light year is, then think a million light years they talk about in astronomy, it can give one a headache, can’t it? Earth is like a grain of sand.

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  8. Kid says:

    MAL, yes, considering the speed of light and how far away some of these potential ‘Earth like’ planets are… We aren’t going there. Stop it already. Spend your time, energy and resources fixing this one folks.

    Hey, you’ll like this – Scale of the Universe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93Z7zljQ7I

    We’re not even a pimple on a grain of sand.

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  9. Kid says:

    MAL, Ps – Interactive Scale of the Universe – https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181007.html

    You may need to screw around using Chrome or some other browser and getting Flash Player updated to see it. Good on though.

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  10. Kid says:

    Oh, Here’s a good one, just not interactive.

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  11. Kid says:

    So, yes we are insignificant. yet when we help someone or anything else we become significant.

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  12. geeez2014 says:

    Kid “So, yes we are insignificant. yet when we help someone or anything else we become significant.”

    Wow….well said.

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  13. Kid says:

    Thanks Z. 🙂

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  14. Mal says:

    WOW! Thanks, Kid. I’d seen something similar to the first one (comparisons) but the second one, comparing extreme sizes on both ends to the spectrum was awesome.
    We REALLY are insignificant, aren’t we? Its very humbling.

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