A Day To Remember

FFH2   This weekend is the “official” beginning of the beach summer season here in Delaware.   But it is so much more. It is Memorial Day weekend, Monday being Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, is the day we should take a moment and reflect upon all of the people of our great nation, who sacrificed their lives to protect the very shores of this nation, and the rights that we hold so dear.

Our nation is still but a toddler compared to others, such as the British, French, or Spanish, and even so, it has a history filled with bloody conflicts in which the very best and bravest among us gave their lives in order to protect the God given rights, of not only our own citizens, but those of millions of people around the world as well.

FFH Our Service men and women throughout our history have shown courage and strength, and have in many cases given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.

So as I ask every year, as we celebrate summer with BBQs and time at the beaches, take just a moment, even a quiet moment when you are alone, and think about the fact that because some man, or women that you will never know, put on a uniform, stood a watch, and died to defend an idea, you never had to. Give thanks in whatever manner you recognize, but give thanks.

To all of the men and women serving today, thank you. To all of the families and friends who have lost loved ones in the defense of this great nation, thank you. To those who came before, and those who will follow, thank you.

FFH1   And if you are looking for a way to further honor our fallen heroes, consider the “Flags For Heroes” project that your local Rotary is sponsoring. All of the photos in this post are of locations around Sussex County where “Flags For Heroes” are displayed. If you would like to donate to this effort, contact your local Rotary, here is a link for the District website, I am sure you can find contact information there. The money raised goes to support some very worthy charities and projects.   http://www.rotary7630.org/

12 Comments on "A Day To Remember"

  1. delacrat says:


    As a public service, I offer the words of Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler, as an antidote to your post.

    The fact is, and has been, indeed, for quite some time, that the US soldier does NOT “protect the very shores of this nation and the rights we hold so dear.”

    He is rather a “muscle man for Big Business”,… a “gangster for capitalism”.


  2. Well Now says:

    A day to remember what Frank. How can you remember and speak about people who died for their country for and a-hole like you to spit on their honor. You were drugged and drunk while other brave men and women served our country, many making the supreme sacrifice. Now you attack such men with evil vigor because of their Christianity and courage.
    You are one of the most evil sub-human a-holes I have ever had the displeasure to know. You were too much of a coward to serve your country.

  3. Frank Knotts says:

    Delacrat, as someone who wore the uniform, I guess the General has earned the right to criticize.
    As for my good friend “Well Now”, since you say you know me, why don’t you tell the readers here something about me that I haven’t written or offered freely myself.
    You are correct, I did not serve, not because of courage, no man knows whether he will have true courage until he is challenged, but because of the choices I made. But I will not apologize for those choices, they have led me to my family and my blessings.
    I do not attack people for thier faith, (I notice you only mentioned Christianity, I guess the rights of non Christians mean nothing to you), I challenge them for their hypocrisy, those who wear their so called faith on their sleeve while being child molesters and sexual deviants, or even worse, making excuses for those perverts.
    What the men and women of the armed services died for was so people like Delacrat can have a different opinion, and people like you can come here and mar the memories of those who gave their lives.
    And be warned, that was your one shot at me. Do it again on this thread and you will be placed in moderation.

  4. Well Now says:

    People should take you to task for what you are and the socialism you promote. You can delete what you want.

  5. Frank Knotts says:

    I didn’t say I would delete anything, I said I would put you in moderation, or more appropriately for your childish behavior, we’ll call it time out.
    But first let me point out that you speak of courage from behind a screen name, so how do we know if you served, for all we know you are some overweight wanna-be helicopter pilot, or some pasty white guy who thinks he can relate to African-Americans.
    So if you would like to tell us who you are so we can know you for the Nazi sumbitch you are, I will post it, otherwise enjoy your time out coward.

  6. delacrat says:

    “… as someone who wore the uniform, I guess the General has earned the right to criticize.”

    “What the men and women of the armed services died for was so people like Delacrat can have a different opinion,…”


    First of all, the “right to criticize” is who Americans are as enumerated in the First Amendment and not anything to be “earned”.

    Second, dieing for oil does not allow anyone “a different opinion” today, anymore than dieing for United Fruit did in Smedley Butler’s day.

  7. Usual Junk says:

    Well Now, makes a valid point Frank. You’ve attacked a lot of people that served in the military honorably and now you challenge someone you don’t know to reveal their identity so you can attack them too.
    I remember when you attacked Ayotte, who served in the Navy when you never served. Now you’ve attacked and libeled another good man like Calabro, for no other reason than you don’t like his politics. Oh, you have your reasons and your excuses but everybody is tired of listening to what you say. Ayotte tore your attack on Calabro apart and proved you a damned liar.
    I don’t know you well and have only seen you twice but what I read in your posts is that you are bad news and not very talented.

  8. Frank Knotts says:

    WOW!, you guys are really sad. First off Delacrud, I meant that the General had earned the right to criticize the military. I would not presume to call those who served voluntarily, fools. You may feel that way but I do not.
    And to the newest incarnation of Don Ayotte, Junk, please link to one instance of me criticizing someone “FOR” their military service. Or do you believe just because someone has served in the military they are forever beyond criticism of any kind?
    Do you not understand that by coming to this thread on this day simply to attack me for my political views, of which I made no mention here, you are the one dishonoring the people who have given their lives for this country. And that goes for you as well Delacrum.
    I can’t believe that you cannot turn off your political agenda for a single day.

  9. Geezer says:

    I’ll start listening to Don Ayotte’s anti-government screeching right after he tells everybody how much government help he has received for his son.

  10. Honor Their Service says:

    I give credit to Al Gore and honor his service to this nation. However, Al Gore is a hypocrite and a moron who would destroy this nation if he was ever put in charge. I would vote for a steaming pile of dog crap or a nutless monkey before I voted for Al Gore.I feel the same way about Don Ayotte. That doesn’t mean I’m dishonoring Don’s service, it means I don’t consider him worthy of ever holding elected office because he’s an idiot.

    You can honor someone’s service to this nation and still consider them an illiterate, hypocritical moron. No where in the Constitution does it say that serving this country means you can never be criticized for anything, in fact, the United States Constitution’s 2nd Amendment ensures everyone, even Frank Knotts, has the RIGHT to express their opinion about politicians like Al Gore and Don Ayotte.

    By the way, not all of our servicemen and women are Christians. We have Muslims, Jews, atheists, Buddhists, etc. in our Military serving proudly as AMERICANS. YOU dishonor THEIR service with your “Christianity” comment.

  11. Geezer says:

    @Honor: You got your amendments wrong.

  12. Frank Knotts says:

    Guys, if you want to have this discussion please go over to this thread, and leave this one for the fallen, thanks.

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