Year in Review 2008 from Kim Moreland on Vimeo.
My boys laugh a lot, but I have never heard them laugh louder, longer, or harder at any one thing in particular besides this. It’s a clip from Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving.
Then, they laugh almost as hard at this – from Charlie Brown’s “All I Want For Christmas Charlie Brown Is A Dog”. They walk around singing Jingle Bells then quote the line “singing doesn’t help at all”. They’ve only done it once in the car. What? I’m a GOOD driver. Really.
My boys laugh a lot, but I have never heard them laugh louder, longer, or harder at any one thing in particular besides...
It’s not Verteran’s Day, or Memorial Day or any other particular day honoring our military. I got this story in my e-mail and felt compelled to share. Whether you care or not, I do. Enough said…..
On 29 September 2006, 25-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was killed during operations in enemy-held territory at Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save the lives of his fellow SEALS. Vigilantly watching for enemy activity, an enemy fighter hurled a hand grenade onto the roof from an unseen location. The grenade hit him in the chest and bounced onto the deck. He immediately leapt to his feet and yelled “grenade” to alert his teammates of impending danger, but they could not evacuate the sniper hide-sight in time to escape harm. Without hesitation and showing no regard for his own life, he threw himself onto the grenade, smothering it to protect his teammates who were lying in close proximity. The grenade detonated as he came down on top of it, mortally wounding him.
Petty Officer Monsoor’s actions could not have been more selfless or clearly intentional. Of the three SEALs on that rooftop corner, he had the only avenue of escape away from the blast, and if he had so chosen, he could have easily escaped. Instead, Monsoor chose to protect his comrades by the sacrifice of his own life. By his courageous and selfless actions, he saved the lives of his two fellow SEALs and he is the most deserving of the special recognition afforded by awarding the Medal of Honor.
In April 2008, Michael Monsoor (who had already been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions in a 9 May 2006 incident, when he and another SEAL pulled a wounded team member to safety amidst gunfire) was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His funeral, attended (in the words of President Bush) by “nearly every SEAL on the West Coast,” was held on 12 October 2006 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. During Monsoor’s funeral service, as the casket was taken from the hearse to the gravesite, fellow SEALs lined up in two columns to slap and embed the gold Tridents (awarded for successful completion of SEAL Qualification Training) from their uniforms onto the top of Monsoor’s coffin:
As President George W. Bush said of the event during the April 2008 Medal of Honor ceremony, “The procession went on nearly half an hour, and when it was all over, the simple wooden coffin had become a gold-plated memorial to a hero who will never be forgotten.”
This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see everyday.
Since the media wont make this news, I choose to make it news by posting here. I am proud of our military. If you are proud too, please pass this on. If not then rest assured that these fine men and women of our military will continue to serve and protect us.
It's not Verteran's Day, or Memorial Day or any other particular day honoring our military. I got this story in my e-mai...
Whether you agree with his political views or not, this guy is a class act and has a sense of humor to boot. Talk about being a good loser.
Whether you agree with his political views or not, this guy is a class act and has a sense of humor to boot. Talk about...