Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial it looks in 2008/Heroes and Assholes

Memorial Day Weekend....just take a minute to reflect:

The America I grew up in is falling like a stone, and the vast majority of folks that surround us, don't have a clue. The Land of Milk and Honey won't be here for long...and if you disagree with me, well that is your choice, but it's going to fade fast, whether you choose to believe or not.

We as a country, have been blessed with heroes that got us to where we were at the top of our game(post WW2), we now are surrounded by villains, both in and out of politics, that are leading us to Hell in a Hand Basket.

I salute the men and women who fought and died for this country...including my relatives, those that paid the supreme sacrifice include my Great-Great Uncle, Henry Houseworth, who died at the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1860, and my cousin Jackie Ray Poling who died with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam in July 1968. Many relatives both Houseworth and others in my bloodline have put on the uniform of this country...I served 4 years, including a tour in Vietnam from 1968 into mid 1972....I was no hero, and I hated military service...however, I would not change one thing about my service.

The photos above include those that inspired and/or built this also includes the photos of 6 assholes that have you or have had you in their sites....those would destroy everything that has happened good in the USA over the past 400 years since those early heroes stepped onto what is now American Soil....but may not be for much longer.

Be Wary America, and keep your powder dry.

Back later..........................

photos-American Heroes and American Assholes....if you don't know which are which, just drop me a line,


Sarge Charlie said...

American Heroes and American Assholes....perfect

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

On this Memorial Day remember my friends who died for your freedom.

Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer “am I worth dying for?”~

Eleanor Roosevelt

Mushy said...

Amen to that my brother!

If that header gets any larger, we see the lint in your belly-button!

Americanecon said...

Thanks for all you do, Pat. Great post, both pictures and reflections!

Cookie..... said...

**Sigh**...unfortunately, I must agree with your post. I'm reminded of the quote..."When America stops being Good, she stops being Strong."

Like you said...the America we grew up in is ever so steadily sliding by the wayside....

BRUNO said...

Man, ya' should've eased-us in on the "assholes" category! Went from bein' humble and respectful to downright disgusting in an eye's blink!

Lin said...

It's a heart-breaker to see it happening live - and seems a lot quicker than watching paint dry.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

That shot of ol' Teddy is a hoot, literally. Sure does go from cool to druel, but who's that last guy, in the "nam shot?

pat houseworth said...

FHB: The Nam shot is a few guys from the 377th Security Police Unit during TET on January 31, 1968...not sure who these 3 are, but they put up one Hell of a fight and even though I got to Tan Son Nhut almost 2 years later....I was proud to be a part of this unit....they had one dinger of a fire fight for almost 36 hours.