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Friday, September 19, 2014
Being the president of the United States is not an easy task and he knew God had his hand over his Presidency. President Ronald Reagan was a man after God's own heart. This is possibly the most profound and inspiring video tributes to President Reagan that you will ever see
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
When police barred this 11-year-old boy from the American Cemetery in Normandy, he decided to go another route. While watching the video, my eyes welled up with tears at the extreme patriotism this young man stood for despite being barred from the cemetery. He and his father had gone so the boy could do a remembrance of 3 of the Paratroopers buried there, and it was a 4 day long project.
The boy was dressed in a WWII paratrooper uniform while educating others on the 3 paratroopers he picked to do the project on. This was one of the gestures of respect he wanted to offer that got him removed from the American cemetery.
In an excerpt from The Veterans Site, they said:
This is a young boy’s idea. It has no sophistication in it. It is done with the simple honesty of youth. He cannot know what the veterans and the fallen he honors know, except in the fertile imagination of youth. But his gesture is full of dignity. His stance is not “professional” — his understanding of such things is not formed by experience. But it does not matter. Everyone who sees him, the tourists and the veterans alike that are there for the same purpose, understands his intentions. They begin to take pictures or him or of themselves standing near him. A veteran stands in front of him briefly and offers a respectful salute. ~The Veterans Site
I have never seen such great patriotism from a child this young. It warms my heart and gives me hope that our future generations will pick up where we leave off. All the best to this young man in the future.
The 3-year-old boy could not wait for his mom to be dismissed after serving nine months in Afghanistan with the National Guard's 114th Transportation Company based in Chisholm. Tuesday morning he ran to her while she and her fellow soldiers stood in line waiting to be dismissed. "I was longing to hold him, that's all that I thought about," said his mother, Kathryn Waldvogel, 25.
Her first sergeant told her and the other soldiers they would file in to the auditorium and would be dismissed shortly. But they were not to say hello to family members because it would take too long. Cooper took care of that, running to his mother's arms. "All of a sudden we had to file into the building and get into formation, and I just look up and Cooper and my mom are right there," she said. "He just kept smiling like he was in awe of me," she said. A KARE 11 photographer captured the moment, which was then posted on KARE 11's Facebook page.
Tens of thousands of people liked and shared the posted, not to mention commented on it. "This one," she said while reading the posts. "It was probably the most tear jerking, humbling 26 seconds I've seen in a long time." The support from the public and her son is overwhelming. "It melts my heart, it's so great," she said. But this wasn't the first time little Cooper and his family had to wait for a loved one's arrival. "He kind of did the same thing for me," said Cooper's dad, Adam Waldvogel, 26. Kathryn's husband returned from serving in Afghanistan with the National Guard in December.
He was with the 850th Horizontal Engineers. With their deployments overlapping, Adam and Kathryn haven't seen each other in 19 months. "I can't even imagine that's she's home right now," he said with a smile. That means Cooper's been without his parents in the same spot for more than a third of his life. "He's the definition of resiliency, that's for sure," said Adam. So you can understand why Cooper wants it to last as long as possible. "Can we play all day," he asked his mom.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Army Capt. Will Swenson received the Medal of Honor for his bravery while defending his country. The small act of kindness caught on video shows his real nature, even in the middle of combat. God Bless Will Swenson, and God Bless our troops!
Posted by Artie Ayala at Friday, August 29, 2014