A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of or care about Normandy. A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of those who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day.
What is surprising is that nothing about this was seen here in the US.
Someone from overseas had a friend that sent it with a note of gratitude for what the US started there. Please share with others who understand “freedom is not free– nor has it ever been”
MEMORIAL DAY CROSSES ON THE BEACH IN SANTA BARBARA
The first and the last pictures are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the Pier. There is a veterans group that started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan. The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends.
They put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep watch over it at night so nobody messes with it. Every cross has the name, rank, and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it. Very moving, very powerful. So many young volunteers. So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.
‘Heavenly Father, thank you for holding our troops in Your loving hands. Thank you for protecting them as they protect us. Thank you for blessing them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us every day. For all these things, and more, I am so grateful. Amen.’
GOD BLESS THE FALLEN ON MEMORIAL DAY!
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
GOOD MORNING, WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a Christian nation, land of the free and home of the brave.
How may I help you?
Press ‘1’ for English.
Press ‘2’ to disconnect until you learn to speak English
And remember only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ
and the American Soldier.
One died for your soul,
the other for your freedom. Remember that this Memorial Day.
If you agree, keep it going
2017, A NEW YEAR AND A NEW BEGINNING WILL SOON BE HERE.
A Nation of Sheep – Breeds a Government of Wolves!
Language: English only…
Culture: Constitution and the Bill of Rights!!!
Veterans: Take care of every homeless and ailing veteran! They get first priority over any immigrant.
NO freebies to Non-Citizens or illegal immigrants!
WITH THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, WE THE PEOPLE, WILL BE HEARD AT LAST.
AND TO ALL MY LEFTIST FRIENDS OUT THERE – REMEMBER THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF THE NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2008
“ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES…..I WON ……YOU LOST…..GET OVER IT!”
= WE REMEMBER!
HONOR OUR FALLEN THIS MEMORIAL DAY!
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The President, Vice-President, Treasurer responsible for their associations have the responsibilities for leading these informative and leadership oriented groups of US Navy Sailors. Here ideas, questions and most importantly answers comes from the collaboration of years and success as these experienced E- ‘s prepare for advancement into US Navy Chief Petty Officers.
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USS Ramage DDG-61 FCPOA Shirt
The extremely popular Jolly Roger FCPOA shirt design
First Classes Petty Officers are proud of their Crows and they should be. Some have earned the wearing of gold chevrons, others red but overall these accomplished leaders know a good shirt design when they see one like the Crow and chevrons FCPOA shirt seen below.
When the US Navy Bluenose Crossing the Arctic Circle is something that needs to be done it is no joke. Jutting ice, icebergs, terrorizing weather, surfacing submarines from under ice flows and much more. The oceans and seas of the world are already dangerous even under ideal conditions but throw in ice, dangerously low temperatures no assistance or help in a thousand miles from all directions and now you know what it is like to become part of the Order of the Bluenose.
Over the decades there have been certificates for the United States Navy Sailors that have gone polar such as
All Sailors, wherever ye and whoever ye may be, Greetings.
Know all ye by these presents that Jack Tickler did on the 19 July 1971, appear in the northernmost reaches of my realm, bound for the dark and frosty wastes of the land of the midnight sun and did with our royal consent enter this dread region by crossing the arctic circle by virtue whereof i, neptunus rex, ruler of the raging main do hereby declare him to be a loyal and trusty salt-lined and brine-encrusted bluenose and do call upon all Icebergs, Sea Lions. Narwhals, Polar Bears, Whales, Mermaides and other creatures of the Frigid North to show him due deference and respect.
Disobey under pain of Our Royal Displeasure
Neptunus Rex (Ruler Of The Main)
Aurora Borealis (Queen Of His Pallid Polar Regions)”
Designed specifically for the United States Navy Bluenose Sailors comes this Realm Of the Arctic Circle Bluenose design.
It’s more than just recognizing our men and women in uniform. It is also about honoring their legacy and the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen that served with honor in all the preceding generations that have put on the uniform of the United states military and served with honor and professionalism. The sporting events with US flag and military branch flags displayed provide a glimpse on the occasions when they are displayed that show the public that our men and women serve not just once in a while but all the time and that while we as Americans enjoy our way of life and our freedoms it is our military that ensure it day after day. May honors the troops because we recognize that America exists because our military ensures we continue to live as a free society.
Military Appreciation Month, as one might guess, is the month we Americans take out of every year to celebrate, honor and appreciate the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform. It was established by Senator John McCain in 1999 (A Veterans of the Cold War, a Naval Aviator and more) intended as a symbol of unity and appreciation for servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
Every year in the month of May we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). The month was not chosen at random: on May 29th of each year we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday dedicated to the military’s fallen. It is, in essence, the cap of an entire month of observances dedicated to the men and women of the armed services and their families. Here’s a comprehensive list of 2017’s NMAM observances each with its own focus and importance:
MAY 1ST: LOYALTY DAY
The month begins with a proud look at our American heritage. It’s a day set aside to reaffirm our dedication to the United States, a day where we can together look to the future and be proud of where we’ve come from. It’s been a long road behind and it’ll be a long road ahead, but we’re Americans. We are unique in that we are very independent as individuals but agree that we can dna do come together as a people, as a culture of red blooded, freedom loving Americans that will work together as a team when called upon to preserve our way of life. We’ll get there.
MAY 7TH-13TH: PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK
This week, as you might guess, is intended to celebrate and honor the service of our local, federal, and state employees. They get a bad rap more often than not but isn’t always the case and no they aren’t all DMV workers of VA administration. But consider this: a disproportionate number of government employees are former military. Not all of them are military but many are. This list also includes employees of federal agencies, like the FBI, CIA, ICE, FEMA, Homeland Security, not to mention state and local police officers.
Respect where respect is due.
MAY 8TH: VE-DAY
Otherwise known as Victory in Europe Day. It just wouldn’t be right to have an entire month dedicated to the armed forces without giving a solid nod to that time in 1943 when we beat the everloving tar out of the Nazis.
MAY 12TH: MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY
We’ve all heard the horror stories about dependapotamis. Remember? I had you at Tri-Care. For a minute, though, appreciate the fact that there a lot of husbands and wives married to our servicemembers who raise children and maintain lives stateside alone while their spouses are overseas fighting the good fight. The spouse of a deployed military service person may be one of the hardest jobs out there keeping household intact, kids in school, making sure bills are paid, keeping a job down and ensuring the safety of one’s family all important things that are done while the other head of household is gone for a year at a time in many cases.
If you think that’s trivial, consider this: how effective would our guys be if they knew they were coming home to a dilapidated house, underfed kids, and unpaid bills? Coming home to security and solidarity is worth its weight in gold. I’m here to tell you, there’s nothing better than coming back from 11 months overseas to a hot meal, a warm bed, and a good woman.
MAY 20TH: ARMED FORCES DAY
This is the day during NMAM that we set aside to appreciate our active and reserve forces in all branches. These are our active duty military that put on the uniform of the United States military in all branches and go to work and lay it on the line each and every day. When you’re out on May 20th and you see a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman in uniform, shake their hand. It might sound trivial, but you’ve got no idea how important it is to troops who may be having a rough go of things, knowing that the American people have their back.
MAY 29TH: MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day is a federal holiday, celebrated the last Monday in May of every year. It’s the day we set aside our political differences (God knows we need to an more than one occasion) and squabbling, bickering and honor the sacrifices of millions of men and women who have given their lives in the name of this country. All the battles, wars, engagements and the engagements America has ever been in are remembered and those that answered the bugle’s call.
You might disagree with the war. You might disagree with the politics. Never, ever disrespect the fallen, because whether you asked for it or not, you enjoy the freedom that they died to protect every single day. As Americans we rise above our personal desires and interests and remember our fallen because without them our country would not exist.
At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com we are doing our part to pay respect to our men and women in uniform during Military Appreciation Month by releasing new products all month long! Check back often to see the next great project hitting the shelves.
Get a t-shirt or challenge coin for your military friends and family to show your appreciation for the amazing things they do for our country every day!