Happy Birthday President Trump & Happy 245th Birthday United States Army!

Happy Birthday President Trump & Happy 245th Birthday United States Army!

June 14, 2020 – Today we celebrate not only the birthday of our Commander in Chief, Donald J. Trump, but we also celebrate 245 years of the U.S. Army.

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston S. Churchill

I wish our incredibly rich, wonderful American history was taught in our public schools. The rioting, looting and deaths we are witnessing today in urban areas occur in part because of this inexcusable educational failure. Marxist professors have been allowed, even encouraged to re-write America’s history. To all those Americans who have put everything on the line for this great nation, this is an offensive insult. You dishonor their legacy and memory when you disregard the accomplishments of the greatest force for good this world has known. Distorting or ignoring American history is a disgrace to all those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

 

These are the finest men and women our country has to offer. They serve silently, they do not demand our praise, they are not swayed by vainglory. They are selfless.

Errol Webber, Congressional candidate for California’s 37th district, tweeted out his support for our President today.

More U.S. Army history.

There is a boat parade today, in honor of President Trump’s Birthday!

This is a beautiful way to honor our service members and their families today.

Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bluffdale, Utah

We have such a diverse army and country and yet, the amazing journeys and victories they achieve do not get highlighted by the history departments in our schools.

Rep. Lee Zeldin tweeted how proud he was to have served in this nation’s army, and how he believes this flag is still worth fighting for.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo tweeted today that the title he is most proud of, is one of soldier. He spoke of his time at West Point Academy and how important it is to our Army.

Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper tweeted a message today for the 245th Birthday of the U.S. Army.

The Department of Defense commemorated the Army’s 245th Birthday by honoring the fallen in a beautiful and classy wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, were rioters recently defaced tombstones.

More history that is not being taught to our children. This is something that needs to be rectified. The Secretary of Education must see to it that our children are taught the truth about the founding of this country and not simply being indoctrinated to be a Marxist agitator.

Iwo Jima

We need to make sure our elected representatives honor these soldiers and the immense personal sacrifices they have made to ensure we continue to have the freedoms we enjoy.

Let’s hope that General Milley has that same devotion and loyalty to the current Commander in Chief, and does not try to publicly encourage any kind of mutiny, or make a statement that could be twisted to imply such.

A message from President Trump on the 245th Birthday of the U.S. Army.

“And, our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home. For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom he abuses to burn that flag.” ~ Sen. Zell Miller

Believe it or not, that quote is from back in 2004 although it feels perfectly relevant today.

‘That person means more to you than anybody,’ a soldier said. ‘You will die if he dies. That is why I think that we protect each other in any situation. I know that if he dies, and it was my fault, it would be worse than death to me.’  – Anonymous Combat Veteran, on why the combat soldier fights.

The Soldiers Creed

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.

It is important to keep in mind, the United States has never fought a war of conquest. The Revolutionary War was fought to obtain freedom from a tyrant, and the Civil War was fought to end slavery. The American soldier understands that freedom is sacred and they are willing to pay the ultimate price to defend that freedom. That is virtuous and we owe them everything. On this birthday of the U.S. Army, it is important that we remember that enduring legacy.

Recommended Further Reading

I recommend today you remind yourself of the cost of the freedoms you enjoy. Here are some of my favorite pieces that remind us what it means to be a soldier and to defend America:

  1. The American Spirit: What Does it Mean? by Nick Mueller.
  2. Honoring Virture by Andrew Bernstein.
  3. Freedom is Not Free by Sandi Austin.

I hope you find them as fascinating, amazing and inspiring as I did!

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James Lillygren
25 days ago

How come George Floyd didn’t call out cops name who he knew for 17yrs?