BEFORE LEAVING HOME . . . I PLACED A POPPY:
There has never been a Year when I didn’t Remember Wearing a Poppy to Commemorate Armistice Day, known in the United States as Veteran’s Day, where Both of our Countries, Canada and the United States of America Pay Tribute to the Memory of our Fallen Heroes, and all who have Served.
MY PARENTS WERE JUST TWO OF MANY MILLIONS WHO DID WHAT HAD TO BE DONE:
BEFORE LEAVING HOME . . . Anne and I Paid a Visit to the Cemetery, where my Parents are Buried Side By Side, and as we have always done, since the Day of my Dad’s Death, we Pinned a Poppy onto a small Canadian Flag, waving from a Flag Pole placed into the ground at the foot of, and at the Center of my Parents’ Headstone, to Mark our Appreciation for the SACRIFICES BOTH OF MY PARENTS MADE DURING WWII.
My Dad Was A Bona Fide Canadian War Hero . . . Fighting the Nazis Virtually from Day One as a Canadian Military VOLUNTEER. My Mother Volunteered to Join the Women’s Army Corp (WAC), also at the beginning of the War, where she did her DUTY, while sacrificing her regular Job, where she managed a Silk Screening Factory.
Both My Parents Paid The Price Before They Met . . . So We Could Be Free & Safe.
SO . . . How do we, who have been so Fortunate, Honor the Incredible Sacrifices Made by all the Heroes like our Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends & People we will NEVER Know, WHO GAVE IT THEIR ALL . . . so we could live in the Best Countries that ever were?
I Know How I Honor Them . . . And Not Just Once A Year By Wearing A Poppy On November 11th, while Standing for a Moment’s Silence at 11-O’Clock.
I HONOR ALL THE MEN & WOMEN . . . And all the People who Sacrificed because of their Patriotism, so they Could Fight For Our FREEDOMS . . . by Carrying-On Their Fight With Every Speech I Give, and every Stroke Of My Keyboard – So it Bothers Me To-No-End, as I see what the Politicians, Bureaucrats, Media & Educators have done with the INVALUABLE GIFT OF FREEDOM Men & Women like my Dad & Mom gave to us all.
I CAN LITERALLY PUKE . . . Watching & Listening to the DREGS OF SOCIETY, we call Politicians & Bureaucrats, to whom we pay Outlandish Amounts Of Money, Who Use, Abuse, Lie & Cheat their way to STEALING OUR FREEDOMS, while Destroying our Present Lives.
I ASSUME . . . That the vast Majority of Politicians, especially in the United States of America, where Lobbyist Dollars Provide the Grease, which Lubricates the Politicians’ Electoral Machinery – WHICH DICTATES THE LEVEL OF CORRUPTION NEEDED TO KEEP THEIR COGS TURNING.
In Canada . . . Members of Parliament are not Nearly as Corrupt, since our Electoral System makes Political Financial Lobbying Illegal . . . HOWEVER – our Canadian Political System GUARANTEES that our Elected Members of Parliament are 100% LOYAL TO THE PARTY, RATHER THAN TO THE PEOPLE . . . and unless Appointed to the Cabinet, THEY ARE AS USELESS AS TEATS ON A BULL.
I DON’T KNOW IF ROY MOORE DID WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS HE DID 34-YEARS AGO:
NOT ONLY DO I NOT KNOW if the Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore Fiddled with Underage Women 34-Years Ago . . . NEITHER DO YOU.
MORE TO THE POINT . . . If Moore Did What He Is Being Accused Of having Done . . . WHY NOW? Why did these so-called “Horribly Aggrieved” Women wait MORE than 34-Years to become so Publicly Aggrieved, just before an Election, where all the Electoral Mechanism has Been Put In Place With No Turning Back?
AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED . . . THE PLAINTIFFS & MEDIA ARE AS GUILTY AS SIN:
How Can Any Of Us Trust The Accusations Of PROFESSIONAL Political Liars?
And How Could The Likes Of Republicans Be So Quick To Rush To Judgment?
WE‘VE ALL SEEN SOME OF THE DIRTIER SIDES OF POLITICS . . . But nothing like what we’ve seen in this Past Year, with the Lies, Phony Accusations, Abuse, Misuse, Yellow Journalism, Rigged Primaries . . . Real Sexual Abuses OPPOSED to the Contrived Crap Spread Through Propaganda . . . and the SELLOUT of America through a PHONY Charitable Foundation.
WE CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO GRASP HOW UNWORTHY THESE “DEPLORABLES” REALLY ARE:
AS BAD & CORRUPT AS WE THINK The Politicians & Bureaucrats Really Are – THEY’RE WORSE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE, which is a TRAVESTY to the Memory of all our Fallen Heroes . . . who Fought, Sacrificed, Bled & Died – Leaving so many behind to Bear the Cost of their Valor . . . so these DEPRAVED “PUBLIC” SERVANTS could Feed Off The People As The Parasites They Are.
THEY CAN’T EVEN GET A SIMPLE TAX REFORM DONE WITHOUT SCREWING IT UP:
There is no Definition of which I am aware . . . that can Amply Describe the Level of Incompetence, Corruption, Arrogance, Dishonesty & Absolute USELESSNESS of the Men & Women we all Trust to Manage Our Freedoms . . .
OUR COMMITMENT TO THOSE WHO SACRIFICED SO MUCH FOR US:
The Best I Can Do . . . And The Best We All Can Do – Is To Take-Up The Baton Carried By Our Past Heroes . . . SO WE MAY CARRY-ON THEIR FIGHT, WHICH THEY FOUGHT SO NOBLY FOR OUR FREEDOMS.
I Don’t Need November 11th To Remember . . . Because I Never Forget.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov
A long time past president of the United States who was known as a great orator; after giving a rousing campaign speech, received a standing ovation. After they quieted down a lady stood up and said all thinking men will vote for you; his reply was “yes madam but I need a lot more votes than that”. Unfortunately things have not changed in either of our Countries. Keep up the good work Howard.
Well said Howard, Well said. Last year at this time we landed in Honolulu prior to our 7 day cruise. We were fortunate to be on the U.S. Arizona around noon on the 11th. Very meaningful time. Very humbling and a day full of gratitude. My father was in the wavy navy and proud of it. RCNVR. On the Cowichan. A bangor class mine sweeper. He and all my uncles on both sides of the family went downtown Toronto and enlisted together when war was declared.
Tragically way too many people have already forgotten 9-11, not to mention WWII happening 70-some years ago. Their memories have been corrupted by the same politicians you wrote about, and the media you always write about.
God bless America and Canada and all the ally countries, and their militaries as well!!
Right On!!! My 17-year-old grandson’s girlfriend asked me what I was doing. At the time I was looking at material on the Holocaust & I told her what I was doing. She asked, “What’s a holocaust?” This tells me that our supposed Educational System doesn’t teach anything more than what your feelings & don’t harm anyone with your words!!! History is not taught in today’s schools. The youth of today is as blind about history, as a mole.
You write what I’ve been thinking but not able to express it as well as you. Thank you!
This Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran thanks you and your parents for their service. I talk to my 95-year old dad who served in Africa during WWII, every night (while I can). Keep up your good work, Howard. We Texans and all others who subscribe to your blog thank you too!
best ever dude
Thanks for helping me keep my sanity! I pray that congress finds some sanity very soon!
My husband was a Viet Nam Vet and I lost him 3 years ago. Probably due to agent orange, so he was a war casualty.
Two of my Uncles, in WWII, met up in Italy….can you imagine finding each other at that time, one in the Army one in the Navy? So many brave men never came home to continue their lives! This is what angers me so as I see good men reviled, and snowflakes who understand nothing!
From a VET to all other VETERANS a day to remember the past.
USN KOREA 1950-52
I always travel down to Florida with a small bag of poppies to distribute to the vets I meet. Having to explain the poppy to civies, I use ‘In Flanders Fields” and it is usually met with an encouraging nod. However, you are correct, they are being short changed by the education system in many areas. I will stop for a minute at 11, wherever I am.
May God continue to bless you & your beloved Anne…..I had uncles who served in the Armed Services, in WWII, & I can remember the scarey times, growing up in the 1940’s, with “blackout shades’, etc., & studying about history in those times. I can remember collecting pennies, & the “tin penny”…..to help conserve the copper for the war effort. Our young people today, are really being short-changed, by the lack of history NOT BEING TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLs, thanks to the liberals, & “p/c” folks!
As a vet I have a green light burning in front of my home. Wonder if my neighbors know what it means ???
My wife’s dad, an 82 Airborne Paratrooper First Lieutenant, was killed in the Monte Casino battle in Dec. 1943, 3 months after Gail was born. He survived North Africa, Sicily but not artillery as the Germans had the high ground but did take out many Huns with his captured Beretta sub-machine gun before artillery caused him to bleed to death. When I look at his medals and wear his bracelet I never forget what out vets did for us!
11-11-11 One minute of silence to houour All Freedom Fighters. Thank you Sir for being a leader in our continued commitment.
Thank you ALL for your touching words about the Vets of WW2. I had 5 uncles and 1 aunt and one uncle was killed. I try to thank all Vets for their service and the WW2 Vets get tears. The Viet Nam vets got a RAW, RAW deal and I say to all of them here, THANK YOU for all your sacrifices! I am presently teaching a good Christian VN Vet Hebrew and he has Agent Orange and PTDS. Pray for this REALLY nice guy, age 72 now.
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