Arlington

A beautiful tribute from the U.S. Navy Band’s Country Current:

memorial-day-folded-flag-cemeteryEven thought I’m a rap guy, It’s impossible not to appreciate the beauty of a song like this.  I’ll be honest though, a slow guitar solo wouldn’t have hurt, and definitely wouldn’t have diminished the meaning of the song or day.

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How does something like this even pop into someones head in passing thought?

Source – Stolen Valor

When is the next military flight to Afghanistan?  I’m sure some good soldiers would love to have her as a guest, and even introduce her to some of the locals after ripping her passport in half.  I hear they treat women really well there, so I’m sure she will have a great life.

When Phil emailed me this story last night it was gaining steam, but the girl’s facebook page was still up.  Unsurprisingly she was likely getting hammered with angry people, so it no longer exists.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Phil

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Filmed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA:

So disrespectful.  A lot of people just don’t “get it” because they are so far removed from death in war.  For most, I imagine visiting there is just another meaningless stop on the list before they head to the Cheesecake Factory.  I’ve never been to war, so I don’t know what it’s like either… but I definitely can comprehend the gravity of the commitment and sacrifice every soldier makes.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Al

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An Army investigation has found that potentially hundreds of remains at Arlington National Cemetery have been misidentified or misplaced, in a scandal marring the reputation of the nation’s pre-eminent burial ground for its honored dead since the Civil War.

Full Story – HERE

Photo blog containing some very sad pictures from Arlington – HERE

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