Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way. Ronald Reagan

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coming home... powerful!

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No load to heavy to carry for our men and women in uniform.

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Actor/Bad-Ass: Charles Durning was in the first wave on D-Day with the 1st Div. He was the only member of his unit to survive. He took out several German machine guns and was wounded. Later, he was bayoneted 8 times in hand-to-hand combat. At The Bulge he survived The Malmedy Massacre. He refused to discuss his service for which he was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. "Too many bad memories," he told an interviewer. "I don't want you to see me crying." A true American hero. ...

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Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. During the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers… What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.

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Little Dutch girls escort American soldiers to a dance, 1944.

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Veterans Day Shout Out

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Holiday Mail for Heroes | "PLEASE remember to do this as you address your personal Holiday cards!" -LJ Give out these instead of parting gifts.

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Pray for our soldiers

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NEVER have they needed our prayers more because NEVER have they had to fight without the support of leaders of their own country.

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Actor Russell Johnson, best known as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, served in the US Army Air Force during WWII. He flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier in B-25 bombers. In March 1945, he and two other B-25s were shot down in the Philippines. He broke both his ankles and the radioman next to him was killed. Johnson earned a Purple Heart, among other honors. He was honorably discharged and later served in the Army Reserve. He used his GI Bill to fund his acting lessons.

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Check out this guide for great tips, tricks and tools for sending a great care package.

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Pie in a jar!!

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cute for our soldiers!

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Care Package Ideas

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The Liberty Bell: The Liberty Bell was cast in England in 1752 for the Pennsylvania Statehouse (now named Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. It was recast in Philadelphia in 1753. It is inscribed with the words, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Lev. 25:10). The bell was rung on July 8, 1776, for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Hidden in Allentown during the British occupation of Philadelphia, it was re-placed in Indepe...

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A Marine and a Veteran

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For the one's who will never feel their homeland below their feet again... We salute you. God Bless America and her troops!

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1945: Joe Rosenthal, The Associated Press. Marines Raise the Flag on Iwo Jima. Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) took this photograph of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. Rosenthal won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for photography.

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Miep Gies, the woman who hid Ann Frank and her family for 2 years= HERO

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American soldier during liberation of France in WWII

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Death and state funeral of Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan says her last goodbye to the President. Cried my eyes out watching this...

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Flight 93 `Todd Beamer 11-24-68 - 9-11-01. HERO.

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Thank you.

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You don't have to agree with war to be grateful for the sacrifices of our military.

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