We the People and the Politicians Fight with Words and Vote with Ballots. But it is the Bravest of the Brave . . . our VETERANS, Past, Present and Future, who Guarantee our Freedoms with BOMBS AND BULLETS . . . GOD BLESS OUR VETS!
MY CANADIAN BORN DAD . . . Born from Russian Immigrant Parents, along with three of his Brothers, Signed up as soon as they could after the September Declaration of War in 1939, to do their DUTY and Fight the Nazis with everything they could muster.
I grew-up in the 1950’s surrounded by HEROES, men and women, who also served their country in the Massive World War II Effort . . . that stopped EVIL in its TRACKS.
Canadians, Brits, Aussies, Kiwis & the USA . . . were always there in the BREACH, when no one else would be willing to Sacrifice Life, Limb, and Treasure to do what had to be done . . . And from then until now . . . NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
By Numbers and Per Capita . . . no Country on the Planet – not under attack, Matched Canada’s Contribution to the World War II War Effort.
BY VOLUNTEER . . . Canada sent HALF of all Able Bodied Men To Do Battle.
AND CANADIAN WOMEN DIDN’T SIT IT OUT EITHER . . . My MOM – left her excellent job, and uniformed-up to serve her Country on the Home Front. It was all Hands on Deck.
AND THEN THERE WAS THE USA . . . Who – once they got Rolling after Pearl Harbor . . . they went ALL-OUT at Home and Abroad, taking NOTHING OFF THE FIELD. And even before Pearl Harbor, there were no shortage of Brave Americans who signed-up with Countries already at War, much like the American FLYING TIGERS.
Anyone who Praises a Politician or Bureaucrat for his or her LIFE-LONG SACRIFICE TO SERVING THE PUBLIC, is an IDIOT, who is unworthy of the Freedoms our Brave Young, AND NOT SO YOUNG men and women who serve and served in Uniform, either at the Tip of the Spear like our Special Forces and Troops on the Front Lines, or behind the Tip of the Spear like MILLIONS of Others . . . should keep their STUPIDITY to themselves.
BUT I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU CALL IT . . . Because to me – It’s the Day all of us, whether we’re Americans, Canadians, Brits, Aussies or Kiwis . . . whether we are Jews, Christians or Non Believers – it’s the Day we should HUMBLE ourselves in our Gratitude to all the Men and Women, who not only Sacrifice SO MUCH for so LITTLE to keep us safe – But are willing to LAY IT ALL ON THE LINE . . . to Preserve our FREEDOMS.
I was SICKENED to Hear the Speeches from Tim Kaine and Crooked Hillary as part of their Concession Speeches. As they represented themselves as the Corner Stone of Freedom and Democracy in America. And how they supposedly SACRIFICED so much over their Years for the Benefit of the American People, where in Absolute Truth, they STOLE all they could get their Thieving Hands on, and LIED to the People about EVERYTHING, while they got stinking rich at the expense of the people.
WE ARE FREE TODAY, not because of the Politicians, the Bureaucrats, the Hollywooders, the Performers, the Academics, Big Business, Big Labor and Despicable Groups like Black Lives Matter and BDS . . . but rather, because of the Men and Women, who for NO FAME OR FORTUNE . . . PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR US.
Today . . . as I have for several days, I am wearing a Worn-Out Poppy held onto my Chest by a Canadian Flag-Pin, which I wore years ago to HONOR my Dad and all the Men and Women who wore the Uniform, especially in combat.
This POPPY is Worn-Out . . . BUT IT ISN’T TIRED, and will be worn by me for as long as I’m able.
AND TO ALL MY FRIENDS . . . Close Friends and New Friends, some of whom served in the Navy Above and Below the Seas . . . To my Friends who were Soldiers, Special Forces, Pilots, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. All of whom served and/or fought in WWII who are still alive to speak about it. To my Friends who served in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and at all the Theaters of War where Men and Women of Courage were called.
AND I ALSO WANT TO INCLUDE . . . the Brave Men and Women of the Israeli Defense Forces for Creating a Safe Haven For Jews, back in our 3,000-Year Old Ancestral Land, and for being on the Front Line against the Scourge of Islamism.
And then there are the WARRIORS we never see or get to know . . . who fight in nearly Invisible Trenches, in the Shadows well behind the Lines . . . in the CIA, Mossad and other Spy Networks, where the FALLEN are simply Marked and Honored with an Unnamed Star.
And if you want to find Anne, Stryker and Myself at 11-O’Clock Today, we will be at the Lakeway Performing Arts Center in Texas on the 620. And if you want to recognize me, I will be the guy wearing the Worn-Out Poppy, who will be standing with a Tear in my Eye.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov