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SALUTING OUR Veterans TODAY 11-11-11

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Posted: November 11, 2011, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

 StarHappy Veterans Day,

Veteran men & women of America, we Thank you & God Bless the USA & your sacrifice that made ours a Great country.

Romans 13:4

4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Saluting all past * present sons & daugters of liberty,
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    Posted: November 13, 2011, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

     StarHappy Veterans Day,

    Veteran men & women of America, we Thank you & God Bless the USA & your sacrifice that made ours a Great country.

    Romans 13:4

    4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

    Saluting all past * present sons & daugters of liberty,
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    Terry Kelly - A Pittance of Time     (Official Version)
    On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to…
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    May All Good Sons of Liberty be Blessed
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      Posted: November 16, 2011, 7:35 pm - IP Logged
      Terry Kelly - A Pittance of Time     (Official Version)
      On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to…
      00:05:08
      Added on 2/11/08
      668,297 views
       
      May All Good Sons of Liberty be Blessed
      EddessaKnight Patriot

      US FlagRemember the guy who wouldn & take the flag down?

      EddessaKnight Note

      Thought you would enjoy the “rest of the story”.
      Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag down?
      You might remember a news story several months ago about a crotchety
          Old man who defied his homeowners association and refused to take down
          The flagpole on his property and the large flag that flew on it. Now you can
          Find out who, exactly, that old man was.
      On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg -- probably
      Didn't make much news back then.
      Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano , Italy ,
      Van T. Barfoot,who had enlisted in the US Army in 1940, set out to
      Flank German machine gun positions from which fire was coming
      Down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a minefield,
      Took out three enemy machine gun positions and returned
      With 17 prisoners of war.
      If that wasn't enough for a day's work, he later took on and
      Destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.
      That probably didn't make much news either, given the scope of the
      War, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after
      Also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a Congressional Medal of Honor.
      What did make news was a neighborhood association's quibble with
      How the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside
      His suburban Virginia home. Seems the rules said a flag could be
      Flown on a house-mounted bracket, but,  for decorum, items such
      As Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable.
      He had been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and was
      Facing court action if he didn't take it down. Since the story made
      National TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position
      And agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them.
      "In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag without
      Interference," Barfoot told The Associated Press.  As well he should.
      And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they
      Might want to read his Medal of Honor citation.  It indicates he's not
      Real good at backing down.
      Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:
      This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor
      Society, is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry, 45th Infantry:
      If you got this email and didn't pass it on - guess what - you deserve
      To get your butt kicked!  I sent this to you, because I didn't want to get
      MY butt kicked.
      WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE...
      BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!  AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN
      LIKE VAN BARFOOT.
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        LAS VEGAS
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        Posted: November 17, 2011, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

        US FlagRemember the guy who wouldn & take the flag down?

        EddessaKnight Note

        Thought you would enjoy the “rest of the story”.
        Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag down?
        You might remember a news story several months ago about a crotchety
            Old man who defied his homeowners association and refused to take down
            The flagpole on his property and the large flag that flew on it. Now you can
            Find out who, exactly, that old man was.
        On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg -- probably
        Didn't make much news back then.
        Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano , Italy ,
        Van T. Barfoot,who had enlisted in the US Army in 1940, set out to
        Flank German machine gun positions from which fire was coming
        Down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a minefield,
        Took out three enemy machine gun positions and returned
        With 17 prisoners of war.
        If that wasn't enough for a day's work, he later took on and
        Destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.
        That probably didn't make much news either, given the scope of the
        War, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after
        Also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a Congressional Medal of Honor.
        What did make news was a neighborhood association's quibble with
        How the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside
        His suburban Virginia home. Seems the rules said a flag could be
        Flown on a house-mounted bracket, but,  for decorum, items such
        As Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable.
        He had been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and was
        Facing court action if he didn't take it down. Since the story made
        National TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position
        And agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them.
        "In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag without
        Interference," Barfoot told The Associated Press.  As well he should.
        And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they
        Might want to read his Medal of Honor citation.  It indicates he's not
        Real good at backing down.
        Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:
        This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor
        Society, is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry, 45th Infantry:
        If you got this email and didn't pass it on - guess what - you deserve
        To get your butt kicked!  I sent this to you, because I didn't want to get
        MY butt kicked.
        WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE...
        BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!  AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN
        LIKE VAN BARFOOT.

        reposted blog story -thanks Starr

        CONGRATS Navy Veteran Hillian Party

        EddessaKnightPatriot

         

        Donald Hillian is a navy vet. On November 11 2011, Veterans' Day, he took the day off. It was to be a day of quiet reflection for him, a day to remember the members of the armed forces who had died in the line of duty.

        On that day, Donald didn't do anything special. He did normal things that people do every day. He woke up and went out for breakfast. He got a haircut. At 11 am, he probably observed a moment of silence. Then he stopped at the store to buy a lottery ticket. He bought a quick picket ticket for Connecticut Lottery's Classic Lotto game. The day was uneventful. That night he went to sleep.


        The next morning, Donald Hillian went to the store and scanned his Classic Lotto ticket in the ticket checker. He won! Donald won the jackpot of $1.5 million!

         

        It's kind of fitting that a navy vet wins the lottery on Remembrance Day. On Monday November 14, Donald claimed his prize at Connecticut Lottery headquarters. "I still feel like I'm dreaming" is all he could say!


        The Clasic Lotto game is a 6/44 game, meaning that you have to match 6-out-of-44 numbers to win the jackpot. The odds of matching all 6 numbers are approximately 1-in-7-million.  The winning numbers for the November 11th drawing were 1, 4, 6, 24, 29, 34.

        At the time of his win, Donald Hillian lived in Hartford, Connecticut. He said that he wished his mother was still alive so that he could share the winnings with her. She passed away in 2007.