Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Americans, Belgians mark Bulge anniversary. 70 years have passed since the Battle Of The Bulge

Belgian royals mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes in snowy weather reminiscent of wintery conditions of the battle 

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde stand tall to remember the 70th Anniversayr of The Battle Of The Ardennes Forest.

May G-d Bless their Majesty's.
King Philippe lays a wreath at a monument commemorating the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes Offensive fought by American troops and Nazi infiltrators 70 years ago
King Philippe lays a wreath at a monument commemorating the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes Offensive fought by American troops and Nazi infiltrators 70 years ago

The royal was accompanied by her husband, King Philippe
Queen Mathilde braved the wintery conditions to pay respect to the thousands of troops killed in the battle
In homage to the U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe, who responded: 'Nuts!' when confronted with an ultimatum by the German army, the Belgian royal family threw nuts into the crowds today  
In homage to the U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe, who responded: 'Nuts!' when confronted with an ultimatum by the German army, the Belgian royal family threw nuts into the crowds today  
Queen Mathilde  steps out of the blizzards and freezing temperatures to greet US veterans of World War II
Queen Mathilde  steps out of the blizzards and freezing temperatures to greet US veterans of World War II
Local shop windows were decorated with images of American soldiers to mark the battle's 70th anniversary 
Local shop windows were decorated with images of American soldiers to mark the battle's 70th anniversary 
The Royal Couple stood outside in the winter storm with all attending..............I admire them for that. God Save The King and Queen.
There are more pictures at the link below.
Americans, Belgians mark Bulge anniversary

1 comment:

Tony Tsquared said...

I attended two years ago with my wife. The re-enactments and WWII jeeps, ambulances, half-tracks, and tanks roaming around does a lot to set the mood. The laying of the memorial wreath and the "Nuts" festival will always be remembered by us. If you ever get a chance, go, the memorial site at the edge of town is a somber reminder of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

I have an Uncle who was part of Patton's march to help "rescue" General McAuliffe and his Airborne soldiers. He was wounded there at Bastogne.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)