Thursday, November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!I hope your day is awesome and you count all your blessings as I will.I just finished making eggplant parm. and last night made the lasagnas and pie and sides! I want to tell you all you greatful for your emails,calls and friendships and prayers. It has been quite a year for us and we are in our warm beautiful homes today.When you are serving up your traditional meals remember our brave troops serving US.I have said it before, but it always is important that we reflect and remember every troop and vet.So maybe you will take my tradition of setting a plate for the troops not home.The visual impact realy makes it hard not to remember them and it starts good convo with kids and hopefuly it makes a special occasion,not start a fight (LOL)! My love and hugs to those of you that are missing family that are serving,and know how much love and prayers many of us send you everyday,for your sacrifice of your beloved.Many of us carry heavy hearts and guilt on these special days knowing you are away from your loved one.May your holiday be a wonderful event.All my love,prayers cyber hugz and kisses to you all!!!!! I want to share a prayer with ya'll. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh,Heavenly Father, We thank thee for food and remember the hungry. We thank thee for health and remember the sick. We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service. That thy gifts to us may be used for others. AMEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL MY LOVE =^.^= PLEASE RESPECT,THANK,HONOR,SUPPORT & PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS,VETS,FIRST RESPONDERS and THEIR FAMILIES ;-)
Monday, November 12, 2007
ONE IN FOUR? On this Veterans Day, some news That should make us all ashamed And there's plenty to go around To all those who should be blamed. Though, it's really not, new news The bad way, we treat our Vets In this Land, that they keep Free That's about as low as it gets. We should have NO homeless In this richest Land on Earth But especially not, those who served Like they have outlived, their worth. That's the way some are treated Once, they put away their gun They serve and fight in our Wars Then, cast aside when War is done. Today, we are still at War But many Heroes who just fought Are already living on the street And we don't give it a second thought. Shame on us, America To treat our Vets this way Shame on our so-called leaders Whose folks, aren't those who pay. “Heroes”, when we need them “Homeless”, much too soon A little help, is all they need They're not asking for the Moon. Giving them, what we promised And to fulfill, our obligation For when we don't keep our word It leaves a blight upon our Nation. A Hero is still a Hero Whether in uniform or not And between us and oppression These Heroes are all we've got. Service should be mandatory For each American citizen With no excuses, pay their debt For living in this great Nation. If all the rich and powerful Had to send their young to serve You can bet, most every Vet Would get, all that they deserve. So, when you see those homeless Just know, that one in four Served our Nation Honorably And we owe them so much more. Del “Abe” Jones 10.10.2007 THROWAWAY SOLDIERS With the one hand they seem to give And with the other, take away “We always will support our Troops!” But, they don’t do what they say. They promise all those benefits As you Raise your hand and Swear To Do Your Duty, Serve Your Country Anytime, and Anywhere. You keep your end of the Bargain And Follow Orders to a tee Even lay your Life on the Line So that others might be Free. You don’t ask for a whole lot Just to be treated with Respect Promises kept and Honesty From those People you Protect. But, too often those in Power Will Betray you without Shame Break those Vows they made Like it was only just a Game. It’s called, “Throwaway Soldiers” And the Vets will always lose Because you Play by the Rules While they will Play as they chose. Del “Abe” Jones VETERAN'S DAY, 2007 Another year we've been at War And a record year, of Heroes killed Will our hopes for an end to it Never, ever be fulfilled? The cost has been tremendous And surely, they don't tell us all Worse, loss of life and mind and limb As our Troops, continue to fall. Some, deployed several times More, than we should rightly ask But, they will go and do their Duty To carry out, their given task. Nearly four thousand gave their all Almost thirty thousand hurt Who tried to bring some civility To that far-a-way, ancient, desert. Many folks are against the War And there's some who do protest But one thing most all, agree on Our Military, is the very best. Let's not forget families and loved ones All, who serve our Country, too Who sacrifice and suffer for us With Patriotism, proud and true. Some of them will lose their Heroes And will hurt and cry and grieve And when handed that folded Flag They will say, "I still believe!" Maybe, "Mission accomplished!" One day, will actually be true But, till then, we must support them And tell them, "Thanks, for all you do!" And we must remember all those Who served our Country in the past To make our Nation Free And to make sure it will last. Del "Abe" Jones 11.06.2007 NOVEMBER 11TH There are so many little towns That make up this great nation And the heroes from them Boggle the imagination. Those who answer the call In peace and wartime's strife Who give of themselves So, we can live this life. Some go and fight those wars Some die, some hurt, survive But all that they believe in Is what keeps freedom alive. It is all those little towns And people who live there Who stand and fight for freedom For people, everywhere. Somebodys dad or brother Husband, daughter or son Mother, sister, cousins We all, know someone. Who, when freedom was threatened Here at home, around the world Were determined to insure Freedoms flag remained unfurled. They believe and fight for The things this world needs They might not always win But they will have planted seeds. In time of peace or conflict There is always a price to pay And today, we pay them tribute On this Veterans Day.VETERANS DAY 2002 Well, here we are, once again With Veterans, in heart and mind Still trying to heal, from 9/11 Facing Saddam, and his kind. With a new War, looming And the one that we now fight Our Soldiers and our Nation Willing , to do whats right. Its not something, we want But, something, that we must As long as we, all believe Our cause, is true and just.
FLAG: Why is it folded 13 times? In the armed forces of the United States, at the ceremony of the retreat, the flag lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out, and at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body. 1. The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. 2. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life. 3. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world. 4. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance. 5. The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong." 6. The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 7. The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic. 8. The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother's Day. 9. The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded. 10. The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born. 11. The 11th fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 12. The 12th fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation's motto, "In God We Trust." After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today. According to a veteran group, the meaning of the folding of the flag is not in the Federal Flag Code. The code does not call for a ceremonial folding of the flag and the folding procedure was traditional. Same for the meanings of the folds. Nobody seems to know when or where that originated or who wrote it. Official or not, the statement has gained status as the traditional meaning of the folds and was found in many governmental and military manuals and even today is recited at numerous military funerals. PLEASE RESPECT,THANK,HONOR,SUPPORT & PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS,VETS,FIRST RESPONDERS and THEIR FAMILIES ;-)
Sunday, November 04, 2007
As ya'll know i am a RABID DOG fan!I am disgusted by this lasted personal intrusion and betrayal by his pitiful puny son Tucker (rhymes w/.....?) . In The 'horrible' taped personal convo,dog CLEARLY knew what this boy and his skank girlfriend were up 2. She was caught trying to tape them before and was up 2 no good.trying to cash in on Dogs success and great deeds and most of all the FAME and MONEY!! Listen to the whole 5 minute PERSONAL CONVO (and thanks 2 sean hannity 4 playing it and showing the whole story instead of jumping in on the gang bang!) You will hear the story of a man knowing what greedy bastards he was up against.Like Mark Fuhrman,Dog has put so many scumbags off our streets and protect and served us well.Good men who said a badd thing.(Words,not like the blew up a Baptist church).America needz to grow up and stop being bitches to these fringe groups who jump on something like this to get air time,Shame,Shame! When you come from poverty,streetlife and hang w/ friends in low places,we find that if they allow us to speak like this and engage in such convo,its just a word.This bullshit having to say the 'N-word' and 'the F-word' soundz like America is full of kindergardeners.I know that the Dog will get past this and I pray another network (not BET) will pick up his asskicker of a show! If you ever watched an episode you see Dog has love and forgivness and God in his heart as he scraps these drugged out zombies of the beautiful Hawaiian beaches,feeds them,gives em a smoke and concels and prays with and for them.Throw the Dog a frickin BONE! If it was Snoop DOGG saying nigger,to a sweet beat,we just dont flinch.Double standards peeps.Can you imagine what a personal convo Al Sharpton or Jesse J would be like about the white community?I wish someone gets that tape.I wait for that day.Dog is sorry and knows he screwed up.But for A & E to buckle like this over personal calls for the top rated show is horrible.He helped build that network for crying out loud! We should boycot THEM for be such nacy girls and bowing to the lunitic fringe! Can you imagine, he gets off on going to Mexican prison for nabbing a rapist scumbag and his own flesh and blood does him in.This aint the end of the story kids.Like katz,this Dog has 9 lives. =^.^= PLEASE RESPECT,THANK,HONOR,SUPPORT & PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS,VETS,FIRST RESPONDERS and THEIR FAMILIES ;-)