Saturday, September 11, 2021

"I Pledge Allegiance" - Stories of Valor, Heroism and Patriotism (Re-Post 2012/2013)

An anthology of stories and feeling of the members of the Wednesday Warrior Writers (WWW) in honor of the heroes and Patriots of the United States of America

I Pledge Allegiance


5 of the fifty stories are about graduates of my military school and the odds of that occurring must be astronomical. One of them below re-posted.


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A Greenbrier Military School graduate and son of Colonel Moore of the school's administration. 

Moore, Joseph M., Jr.

Date of death:
November 11th, 1944
Buried on:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: C. Row: 17. Grave: 28.
American (1776 - present, Republic)


Army Service Number O-536595.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
2nd Lieutenant
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy on 6 September 1944 in the vicinity of Toul, France. During the attack on a heavily fortified enemy position, Lieutenant Moore, a platoon leader, displayed great personal bravery. The main enemy fortification, a concrete and steel pillbox, was located on the crest of a hill supported by excellent fields of fire. As the attack progressed, Lieutenant Moore’s platoon was momentarily halted by enemy heavy machine-gun fire. Realizing that his platoon in its exposed position would be annihilated, Lieutenant Moore, displaying excellent leadership and total disregard for his personal safety, advanced to the vicinity of the machine-gun and silenced it with hand grenades. Although seriously wounded, Lieutenant Moore gallantry continued to lead his platoon and so inspired his men that they overran and destroyed the entire enemy position. The bravery, resourcefulness, and devotion to duty displayed by this officer are in keeping with the finest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.

Posthumously awarded.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 89 (1944).
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Second World War (1939-1945)
2nd Lieutenant
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 80, 15 November 1944.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Second World War (1939-1945)
1st Lieutenant
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, U.S. Army

This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leaf to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Purple Heart


- 80th Infantry
- Home of
- American Battle Monuments Commission

My name is Todd Beamer

Via Carl via Ann Henry


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Todd: Hello… Operator…listen to me…I can’t speak very loud. – This is an emergency. I’m a passenger on a United flight to San Francisco.. We have a situation here….Our plane has been hijacked…..can you understand me? 

Lisa: (exhaling a deep breath to herself) I understand… Can the hijackers see you talking on the phone? 

Todd: No 

Lisa: Can you tell me how many hijackers are on the plane? 

Todd: There are three that we know of. 

Lisa: Can you see any weapons? What kind of weapons do they have? 

Todd: Yes…. they don’t have guns….they have knives – they took over the plane with knives. 

Lisa: Do you mean…like steak knives?
More @ NamSouth

Unvaccinated Children at Lower Risk of COVID-19 Death Than Fully Vaccinated Adults: England Report

 Unvaccinated Children at Lower Risk of COVID-19 Death Than Fully Vaccinated Adults: England Report

Playing in the dirt must boost immune systems based on a recent report showing three unvaccinated children died from Covid-19 while more than 80 percent of fully vaccinated people over 70 died.

Great Britain’s Public Health Service released a report covering three weeks between August 9-29, 2021 recently. The report provides ammunition for people opposed to vaccinating children against Covid-19.

More @ RTM

Donald Trump Visits NYPD on 9/11 Anniversary

Color guard during the Blue-Gray game in Montgomery, Alabama (1958)

 Via David

Removing Robert E. Lee: An Appalling Villainy of Ignorance and Woke-provoked Hatred

 Via Mike


On September 9, the Commonwealth of Virginia, under the leadership of radicalized-woke Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, removed the giant bronze statue of mounted Confederate General Robert E. Lee from its base in Richmond.

The statue had been there since 1887.  It will be replaced by something more appropriate for the Social Marxist stream of lies that dominate most of America’s academia, media, and political establishment. Many of their attacks are not simply ignorance but deliberate distortion and slander.

Awash in joyful virtue-signaling and ignorance, NPR, CNN, NBC, the Washington Post, and Microsoft News, celebrated with an attack on Donald Trump, who praised Lee and was deeply critical of the removal:

“Robert E. Lee is considered by many Generals to be the greatest strategist of them all,” President Lincoln wanted him to command the North… Robert E. Lee instead chose the other side because of his great love of Virginia, and except for Gettysburg, would have won the war.”

More @ US Media

Tom Brady at 44 Plays Like He is 22. Just Amazing. 3 Minutes

Want to know how evil the U.S. mainstream media is? Read this.

Maybe a parody though it's not listed on the site: Biden Orders VA To Withhold Health Benefits From Unvaccinated Veterans

 Via Mike

 Biden Orders VA To Withhold Health Benefits From Unvaccinated Veterans -  Delaware Ohio News

“I am homeless and do not care whether I live or die,” said former Marine Tony Franks, aka Tony Who Gives a Fuck About Any Of This Shit. “The only shot I want is one to the head."

“There will be no exceptions to this policy,” Biden said. “If you walk into a VA hospital for cancer treatment and aren’t vaccinated, the shot will go up your behind before you start chemo. 


President Joe Biden has ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs to withhold healthcare benefits from unvaccinated veterans as part of an aggressive new initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning November 1st, any veteran seeking medical care at a VA facility must have had at least one shot of the vaccine to receive services under their medical benefits package. 

The executive order is one of several new rules to combat the Delta variant, including vaccine requirements for federal workers, large employers, and health care staff. 

More @ DON

Parent Eviscerates School Board Over Censorship

 Via Daughter Virginia ( I may have posted this before, but can't find it)

ANV Statement on Lee Memorial in Richmond


Office of the Commander
Army of Northern Virginia,
Sons of Confederate Veterans

September 10th, 2021

For Immediate Release,

Despite overwhelming support to keep the General Robert E. Lee memorial on Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue standing where it has stood for more than 130 years, we have just witnessed with both anger and sadness its desecration and removal by frenzied radicals and opportunistic politicians. Their loud, unreasoned voices demanding diversity and equity disguise their hatred not just for General Lee and other symbols of the South, but for the entirety of American and Western civilization and heritage.

Richmond, once the Capital of the South, is now a decaying city. It is now run by those little people who hate and despise her history. Their solution is to attempt to abolish and completely re-write that history, and so destroy any continuity and the inheritance of millions of Virginians. The insane leftists in charge have thrown all reason out the window. Along with that, the Virginia Supreme Court has tossed by the wayside the Constitution. Where else in this great nation can one sign a contract but then renege on it years later. Yet, one gets to keep the property in direct contradiction to that contract? Is Virginia the only state where legal contracts are unenforceable? Are all contracts unenforceable or just the ones that offend the current tyrants in power?

This situation should remind us of another time in history when the Constitution of the United States was overthrown by tyranny. At that moment General Lee was forced to choose between his home state and an oppressive government bent on empire and on subjugating the states in the American South. It would have been easier for General Lee to lead a tyrant's army to destroy property and the rights of the people. Instead, he made the noblest of decisions when he chose to defend his beloved State of Virginia, which had reserved specifically for itself the right to secede when it originally joined the Federal union. Lee, prior to offering his services to the newly-independent Commonwealth of Virginia, had formally resigned from the United States Army. In reluctantly agreeing to serve his native state he committed no treason, rather he rose to protect the people's God-given rights and liberties granted them and otherwise affirmed by the Constitution of the United States.
Much in the spirit of General Robert E. Lee's “Proclamation to the People of Maryland,” we support our brothers’ and sisters’ right to defend their history and property. Like “Marse Robert” we choose to stand for our history and for our inheritance, against the rising tide of lunacy and tyranny.

Proclamation to the People of Maryland

To the People of Maryland:

Headquarters Army N. Virginia
Near Fredericktown, 8th September, 1862

It is right that you should know the purpose that brought the Army under my command within the limits of your State, so far as that purpose concerns yourselves.

The People of the Confederate States have long watched with the deepest sympathy the wrongs and outrages that have been inflicted upon the citizens of a Commonwealth, allied to the States of the South by the strongest social, political and commercial ties.
They have seen with profound indignation their sister State deprived of every right, and reduced to the condition of a conquered Province.

Under the pretense of supporting the Constitution, but in violation of its most valuable provisions, your citizens have been arrested and imprisoned upon no charge, and contrary to all forms of law; the faithful and manly protest against this outrage made by the venerable and illustrious Marylanders to whom in better days, no citizens appealed for right in vain, was treated with scorn and contempt; the government of your chief city has been usurped by armed strangers; your legislature has been dissolved by the unlawful arrest of its members; freedom of the press and of speech, of the Federal Executive, and citizens ordered to be tried by a military commission for what they may dare to speak.

Believing that the People of Maryland possessed a spirit too lofty to submit to such a government, the people of the south have long wished to aid you in throwing off this foreign yoke, to enable you to again enjoy the inalienable rights of free men, and restore independence and sovereignty to your State.

In obedience to this wish, our Army has come among you, and is prepared to assist you with the power of its arms in regaining the rights of which you have been despoiled.

This, Citizens of Maryland, is our mission, so far as you are concerned. No constraint upon your free will is intended, no intimidation is allowed.

Within the limits of this Army, at least, Marylanders shall once more enjoy their ancient freedom of thought and speech.

We know no enemies among you, and will protect all of every opinion. It is for you to decide your destiny, freely and without constraint.

This army will respect your choice whatever it may be, and while the Southern people will rejoice to welcome you to your natural position among them, they will only welcome you when you come of your own free will.

R. E. Lee,
General Commanding.

The truth is that General Robert E. Lee's noble and unselfish record contradicts the lies of the radical left.
It is past the time for ordinary folks to support respect for all Americans of all backgrounds and to stand against those who would commit what amounts to cultural genocide against those they deem different from themselves.
Lastly, we thank President Donald Trump for his brave defense of America's greatest general, as he also condemns the desecration of the Robert E. Lee memorial at Richmond's Monument Avenue.
R. Kevin Stone
Army of Northern Virginia, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
“His (Robert E. Lee’s) deeds will be remembered; and when the monument we build shall have crumbled into dust, his virtues will still live, a high model for the imitation of generations yet unborn.”

– President Jefferson Davis, C.S.A., Richmond Dispatch, November 4, 1870

Warshing Clothes Recipe

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Imagine having a recipe for this!  
A grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe: 
This is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrapbook, spelling errors and all.
Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert.
Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water. 
Sort things, make 3 piles 
1 pile white,
1 pile colored,
1 pile work britches and rags. 
To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water. 
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. 
Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch. 
Hang old rags on fence. 
Spread tea towels on grass. 
Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water. 
Turn tubs upside down. 
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs. Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.