Preparedness Notes for Monday – May 28, 2018

Today, Memorial Day, is a day of solemn remembrance in the U.S. of the many who have given their all for our freedoms. We always thank those who are serving in our military and their families who have also made sacrifices, but today most of all we want to honor those who gave their lives.

Just a Common Soldier

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George Washington, a young lieutenant colonel in the British Army and future president of the United States, led an attack on French forces at Jumonville Glen on this day in 1754. This battle was later credited with being the opening salvo in the French and Indian War (1754 to 1763).

In the biography His Excellency: George Washington, historian Joseph Ellis recounts Washington’s first combat experience. Washington and 40 colonial troops had been encamped near the French garrison at Fort Duquesne when he received an urgent message to rescue Indian allies in the area who were threatened by French forces. In his official report of the encounter, Washington described how his troops, aided by warriors under the Indian leader Tanacharison, surrounded a detachment of 32 French soldiers near the fort on May 28 and, within 15 minutes, killed 10 of them, including the garrison’s commander, wounded one and took another 21 prisoner.

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  1. Thank You Hugh and Jim. Just A Soldier brought a tear to my eye and let us know what this “holiday” is really all about. Thank you for posting it. Next time someone says Thank You for Your Service will they truly understand or just say it because it has become expected. To all who have served or are now serving or have given their all may I offer a very heartfelt “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!”

  2. In 2017, Memorial Day should be a day of mourning, fasting, and repentance in sack cloth and ashes for wasting the bloody sacrifice of the heroes and patriots who have gone before.

    They sacrificed for liberty, but instead we have license. Abortion and no fault Divorce, Gay Marriage, Muslim refugees getting everything paid for yet committing fraud, illegal immigrants, as well as the NSA, TSA, BATF, and BLM,FBI, USF&WS harassing ranchers.

    The wars since have been slow quagmires – like the Big Pharma who said treatment is more profitable than cures. The tree of liberty is watered just enough to not die, but not enough to grow or thrive.

    But it will take sacrifices and I think the day is not far off when it will be our choice if we would sacrifice our blood, our honor, and our treasure to insure our children will know liberty as something they experience, not just read about.

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