Veterans Day–2018

To start our president cancels a visit to a WW1 American cemetery…..

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump cancelled their trip to the Ainse-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France on Saturday due to “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather.”

The details: The Trumps were scheduled to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and moment of silence, the Independent reports, to commemorate the more than 2,000 U.S. soldiers that died there during World War I. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all went ahead with plans to visit World War I memorials. According to the White House, Chief of Staff General John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford would visit in their place.

Screw the American dead….his hair is more important.

This year the true Veterans Day falls on a Sunday so the holiday will be observed on Monday, 12Nov18.

I send a shout out to all veterans on this day and to say a heart felt THANK YOU…..your sacrifices will be remember by me and my family forever.

Keeping with a small tradition here on IST I post a video of the unit I served in while in Vietnam for 2 and half years….I was a LRRP for the 9th Division…..

It is a lengthy video but well worth the view.

Even though the LRRPs were absorbed by the Rangers….I care not I was a LRRP then and will die a LRRP.

For your musical delight I shall leave you with the songs of my time…..

I leave you now….I have things that must be done on this day….thanx for all your support and I appreciate each and every one of my followers.

Peace Out!


19 thoughts on “Veterans Day–2018

  1. And he was late for the ceremony he did bother to attend too.
    The BBC commentator described it as ‘fashionably late’. I suspect that commentator was annoyed.
    No respect.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Doesn’t matter whether the President cancelled the visit because of bad weather. He is damned if he goes to visit and he is damned if he doesn’t! So what?

      1. They get their paychecks, don’t they? Nobody gets drafted anymore. They are all volunteer. If they don’t know what they are getting into then they shouldn’t get into it and if they get into it they should be willing to take whatever comes their way — because whatever that might be, they asked for it eyes wide open.

      2. I joined The Air Force because I got some kind of crazy inspiration from listening to President Kennedy’s speech about “Ask not what…” and also I wanted to get the credit for college that was being offered under the GI Bill of Rights at the time … I had already quenched my thirst for patriotism by that time through my previous honorably-completed stretch as a ground pounder in the Army. I have Two different discharges … both Honorable. I think it was more pragmatism than patriotism. I do not love many Americans but I sure do love being one.

  3. Trump sucks! His actions and behavior continue to show me that all he cares about is himself and be damned with America. It’s almost not worth talking about him anymore because all it does is feed his need for attention.

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