National 'Worship the Dollar Day'

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    The usual trash is again being displayed, 'Memorial Day Toyota Blowout Sale', 'Super Low Bargains Grocery Sale', ect.

    Today is not about the dollar, its about the man crawling on the beach minus his left foot due to artillery rounds as we chose to liberate Europe. Its about the Marines whom held 12 to 1 odds at bay in Korea so many years back. Its about the too young to need to shave infantryman in the minefield in Viet Nam. Its about the political wars today in the middle East.

    Its not about a family outing, its not about a picnic, there is nothing to do conserning product sales. This holiday is lost, same as is Christmas, Thanksgiving and others- America is now blind. We can only see the dollar these days.

    I don't see a turn around, I think all is lost now. We no longer celebrate anything of spiritual or moral value. The New World Order is creeping in on the sly, fuel prices are being manipulated to cause the public to seek a real leader, who is going to provide that leader? Need I answer that?

    Don't take the kids to the water park today, take them to the grave yard and explain why there are flags on so many graves. Put some reality back into their lives, shut off the electronic babysitters, seek some real truth if you want to be helpful.

    I know these words will soon be forgotten and do no good, just hopeing you will remember them when your starving inside the barbedwire compound.
     
  2. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Good post, Moopups, and thank you, sir, for reminding us. Thank you also for your service to this country.

    Huggs,
    Rose
     

  3. wormlady

    wormlady Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well said.

    Today we will spend a quiet day remembering. My late father in law survived Pearl Harbor. We will re-read his journals and remember.

    We also have some journals from a great great uncle from World War I.

    We are praying for the young men and women we know you are serving in Iraq.

    We are praying for our good friend whose son was one of the few who died in the Panama invasion.

    We remember. We weep. We cherish our freedom, not by going out and getting good deals, but by taking a day to be still and remember.

    Thank you so much for the eloquent reminder to us all.
     
  4. BaronsMom

    BaronsMom Well-Known Member

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    Moopups, all isn't lost - there are plenty of folks who honor those who have sacrificed. We don't have the $$ to put our messages on television...You are appreciated - honored - celebrated...

    Like you, I hope folks ignore the ads today and instead, take the time to go to a Memorial Day rememberance and then shake the hand of a vet - or like my husband, give 'em a big hug!

    We're out there... make sure you check out the posts under "In Honor of the Fallen" http://homesteadingtoday.com/showthread.php?t=85021

    Moopups - Bless you and all servicemen and women for what you have done! :)
     
  5. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate Supporter

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    Thank you VETS and current military and families of those.

    Angie
     
  6. Kathy in MD

    Kathy in MD Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great post as usual.....thanks for reminding us.....I'm going to print this out and mail to my nephew
     
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    shadowwalker Well-Known Member

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    I do believe that all holidays are turned around to the mighty dollar somehow. I have two and only two causes I will always find money for the Vetrans, and big Brothers and Sisters. shadowwalker
     
  8. Countrybumpkin

    Countrybumpkin Well-Known Member

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    OUR flag is flying proudly outside!! I am the son, grandson, and son-in-law of veterans, and the stories I hear from them make me proud to know them and be in their company. Not everyone chooses to spend this day shopping-in fact, we make it a pledge not to spend a dime on holidays. We are as the Romans were-so big we have forgotten just how we came to be in the first place. And that will be our-like their-downfall.
     
  9. Yvonne

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    Thanks for honest words and for your service. I took the liberty to mail your post to DDIL in hopes she reads it before she hits the sales and instead takes her boys to the Memorial Day Parade in their town.
     
  10. ihedrick

    ihedrick Can't stop thinkin'

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    Moopups, all is not lost. My family for one did not and never will indulge in these sales or other activities that detract from the real reason for the holiday. I am sure there are others; but not as many as there should be!
    Semper Fi!
     
  11. m0424647

    m0424647 Well-Known Member

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    first, i would like to say thank you to all our veterans here.

    my husband works at a casino and had to work today. you wouldn't belive all the people there. gee, it's memorial day, let's go gamble away money at the casino. i wanted to just shake some sense into those people, tell them what this holiday is really about. and if they have money they feel they just have to get rid of, well, donate to it veterans!!

    all right, off my soap box.
     
  12. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Mitch, you are right. The dollar has replaced the real meaning of the holiday.

    My grandfather was a marine in WWI and survived to sire 7 daughters and a son. One of those daughters was my mother.

    My father lies in Beaufort National Cemetery. His death was service connected due to radiation exposure. He was in the Army and went into Japan immediately after Hiroshima. He died of cancer when i was 21.

    Both my brothers served in the Army and my youngest sister in the Navy.

    Members of my family fought in the revolutionary war.

    My family has been in this country since 1634 and has stood for freedom even if it meant personal suffering.

    Even in times of peace our soldiers leave family and home to show that this country still wants freedom and peace.

    It seems many don't care for freedom if it comes at cost of personal discomfort. But how long can this country continue on this path?
     
  13. Quint

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    Coming from a military family and as one who has many friends in the service the way memorial day is treated now turns my stomach.

    Went to services this morning. Hearing the star spangled banner and taps still send a chill up my spine and brings lump to my throat.

    I always feel a tinge of guilt on memorial day and when I see soldiers on the news or when my friends and family are in harm's way and I can't be there. I tried and tried but no branch of service, not even the coast guard, would take me with a medical condition I have. Coming from a family with a strong military tradition it really upset me as teenager and it still bothers me a bit to this day.
     
  14. antiquestuff

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    Yep, every holiday is "worship the dollar" day now. Sad but true.

    BTW: oil prices in a year to a year and a half will likely be doubled, according to info. leaked from the NWO Bilderberg meeting recently...I'm not quite sure yet "who" the leader will be, but probably someone with oil connections...we'll just have to wait and see who their leader will be that will "solve" the "problem" that "they" caused.
     
  15. Maura

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    In our little towns there are numerous solemn expressions for Memorial Day. Our kids in band played at local graveyards. Families visit the graveyards and put little flags on the plots of veterans. The Blessing of the Fleet is done on Memorial Day,though all but a couple of the boats are recreation. From my vantage, I see the solemn expressions are personal and small.