The latest battle in America's War On Women?
This is the declaration from "The New Civil Rights Movement", a website of the liberal idiot, by the liberal idiot, and for the liberal idiot. But what actually happened here? Recently, two women who are in the Air Force decided to have themselves photographed breastfeeding their babies (pictured right) and posted the image to Mom2Mom, a support group on facebook for breastfeeding mothers. The image was, and still is up on the site. The women were, and still are actively serving in the Air Force. The police did not, and are not moving in to arrest the women for indecency. So how exactly is this a "battle in America's War On Women?" From what I can gather, it is such because some people didn't like the picture and publicly said so.
Land of the free, because of the brave.
I was alerted to this by a friend of mine on facebook, and at first I assumed it was one of those urban legends that get cycled around the trucking industry. I decided to get the "who's who and what's what" on the matter, and nope. It's a true story, and in fact it was worse than the headline would imply. It wasn't just that they didn't have a flag up, but when some enterprising driver found out that there was a Marine Veteran working in the parking lot, he decided to take matters into his own hands and raise Old Glory high. The driver (as seen in the video below) climbed the flagpole to put a rope in place, then talked to the store manager about allowing the Marine to raise the flag. She declined the offer, so he raised it himself. And that is when the Truck Stop took it down.
The Marine who went to war.
On this Memorial Day, I wanted to honor the memory of one of the great Marines who has gone before us and set the mark that those who follow try our best to live up to. To many people who see the Iwo Jima monument, it is an iconic picture of America at war. To Marines, it is a reminder of one of our great accomplishments in battle. To the Marines that were there that day, it was an inspiration to keep fighting a battle that at times seemed unwinable. To Ira Hayes, it was a snapshot of a moment in time with his "good buddies," some of which would never walk off of that miserable island.