Why we celebrate Memorial Day. And why we apologize to no one.

by editor on May 25, 2009

Our American troops sacrificed everything for freedom and never felt it necessary to deliver any apology speeches. That, apparently, is President Obama’s job.

Some of our country’s greatest accomplishments have been saving Europe from tyranny in two world wars. Here, as a tribute to our fallen soldiers, are twenty European cemeteries dedicated to American soldiers who gave their lives so that freedom could live. Just take it in and contemplate what they did.

1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France. A total of 2289 of our military dead.

Alsne Marne

2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium. A total of 5329 of our dead.

Ardennes

3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France . A total of 4410 of our military dead.

Brittany

4. Brookwood, England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.

Brookwood

5. Cambridge, England . 3812 of our military dead.

Cambridge cemetary

6. Epinal, France American Cemetery. A total of 5525 of our Military dead.

Epinal cemetery

7. Flanders Field, Belgium . A total of 368 of our military.

Flanders Field cemetery

8. Florence, Italy . A total of 4402 of our military dead.

Florence cemetery

9. Henri-Chapelle , Belgium . A total of 7992 of our military dead.

Henri Chapelle cemetery

10. Lorraine, France . A total of 10,489 of our military dead.

Lorraine cemetary

11. Luxembourg, Luxembourg . A total of 5076 of our military dead.

Luxembourg cemetary

12. Meuse-Argonne. A total of 14246 of our military dead.

Meuse Argonne cemetary

13. Netherlands, Netherlands. A total of 8301 of our military dead.

Netherlands cemetery

14. Normandy, France . A total of 9387 of our military dead.

Normandy cemetary

15. Oise-Aisne, France . A total of 6012 of our military dead.

Olse Aisne cemetery

16. Rhone, France . A total of 861 of our military dead.

Rhone cemetery

17. Sicily, Italy . A total of 7861 of our military dead.

Sicily cemetary

18. Somme, France . A total of 1844 of our military dead.

Somme cemetery

19. St. Mihiel, France . A total of 4153 of our military dead.

Saint Mihiel cemetery

20. Suresnes, France. A total of 1541 of our military dead.

Suresnes cemetery

If we added correctly, the count is 104,366.

Apologize to no one. Remind those of our sacrifice and don’t confuse arrogance with leadership. As Americans, let’s all look forward to the next elections – to find a President who doesn’t think we need to be ashamed.

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Why we celebrate Memorial Day. And why we apologize to no one. – I Hate The Media…

Our American troops sacrificed everything for freedom and never felt it necessary to deliver any apology speeches. That, apparently, is President Obama’s job….

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This was Digg’s response. I told them in my rather scathing letter I did not want yet another boilerplate response. That is what I got again.

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For this very reason I set up ConservaDigg.com for my own social bookmarking purposes. You are all free to use it as well if you’re tired of being buried on Digg and the other social bookmarking sites.

poland
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thanks for fighting for our freedom and then selling our country with brits to stalin. And Poland was most hurted during this war (if you look at the percantage of citizens that died).

wes
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I will apologize for the “progressives” in the west and in FDR’s gov’t that gave you to Stalin. As the son of a ukrainian immigrant, I hate the left with a passion. The left leads to death and slavery for the unwashed masses who really don’t matter. The soldiers who gave their lives – many of them teenagers – did so for the cause of freedom.
Their schools still taught them to love the Constitution and the brilliance of the founding fathers and to love God.( Thomas Jefferson wanted the Bible as one of the textbooks in schools.) Every one of those men probablly prayed in school and faith was a larger part of the society than it is today. I am sorry that villians like Alger Hiss had any influence at all in deciding what the fate of Poland and China was to be. LET FREEDOM RING!!

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105 Comments on Digg’s page for this story in the last 12 hours, half of which from after the story was buried by the sanctioned-by-no-opposition Digg.com. We’ve contacted Digg and have received no reply back.

We will be starting a conservative-wide movement to “bury” Digg, as far as conservatives are concerned. Let the libs play there. There is simply no need to Digg a conservative article any longer. Unless you are a top 5 conservative website, you’ll be buried before you get to 100 Diggs. We’ll be letting you know of this project soon.

In the meantime, fellow bloggers, utilize Twitter and the Tweetmeme button. You’ll see one right below the end of the article. Click it to retweet to Twitter instead.

Reddit, filled is teenage crazy leftists as well, will downvote your submission, but at least they don’t allow burying. And to the credit of the administration there, they have never banned us or removed a story. At least they are honest.

Digg is has had it’s time. And it’s nearly over. We’re going to help it end sooner than later.

HumbleGuru
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Digg is a liberal news aggrigator. Dont bother trying to run anything remotely centrist, or heaven forbid conservative, up their flag pole.

They will just shoot you down. The best approach is to ignore them. Conservatives dont waste their time on Digg and liberals dont want to read anything that puts dear leader in a bad light.

As Rush says, its a waste of your time waiting for validation from liberal media. The best you will get from them is mild humiliation. Dont Do it!

Move along, ignore the liberal.

rs
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As a former Marine officer and Vietnam vet, I simply say “thanks.” Thanks to all who gave their lives and thanks for all who remember their sacrifice.

Nick Buitink
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I think the synics who are critizing the current adminsitration by specifically exploiting the memory of all the lost, brave soldiers of our military AND every other military that has ever fought for freedom should be ashamed of themselves.

Today is not the day to make youself feel better about your ill feelings toward the new administration. I’m not concerned with the current administration at ALL in respect to the honoring of the sacrifice of all the mentioned soldiers who died in battle preserving life for all of us so that we may have the freedom to our opinons on the other 364 days of the year.

SHAME ON YOU for distracting from the true purpose of this National Holiday, which is to honor without prejudice or politics, the dead who gave us this AMAZING FREE WORLD (regardless of what any of us think of it as it is today- it was a gift – today is the day to be thankful for it.)

You (the author of this message) are a massively vein and out of touch IDIOT, pick another day to soapbox.

HumbleGuru
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Look punk…freedom means being able to say whatever I want, whenever I want. Thats something you fascists will never understand!

If I want to slap down the O-ssiah on this day, or his birthday or the 4th of July or Christmas, I will, this is America and I am still currently free to speak my mind.

Take your groupthink and mock outrage to HuffPo and leave independent minded conservatives be.

Nick Buitink
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Yeah well say what you want, when you want. But I still say shame on you for using the memory of our soldiers and Memorial Day for it. Disgusting.

Dee Mac
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Hey Doug,

Didn’t Nick sound a lot like Annoyed above? I think somebody is trying to be like a puffer fish and blow out his cheeks in hopes of not being eaten. Trolls like to think we are too dumb to figure them out – duh.

PS, I like your attitude – until they repeal the 1st Amendment, we are going to keep talking.

Dan
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I dugg this, but i dont know what good it did, its only got a little over 100 diggs

i also cant find a picture i was going to link on my name, but its got a list of countries weve helped out (or even freed) using our EPIC military

My hats off, and my life indebted

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Sure enough, right at around 100 Diggs, the dirty, stinky rotten vermin did it. They buried the story. And the left says they believe in Free Speech. Right. And as far as I am concerned Digg is complicit in this. Happens over and over, we can’t see who buries, and they won’t address the issue. Contact them to tell them your displeasure.

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Just so you understand if you click through to Dig the story, it will be there. But it does not show up in the list of Hot stories, or stories anywhere. So, no one runs across it, even with a search.

Annoyed
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It angers me that you attempt to take one of the greatest acts of mutual cooperation and turn it into a back handed slap to the ‘left’.

No, instead of honoring the Veterans, instead of praising the sacrifices of those that defended freedom, you take the time to use those deaths as an attack on “America haters”.

Do you know whats that called? Its called arrogance. Its called pride. They didn’t sacrifice their lives to fuel ‘righties’, ‘lefties’, ‘conservatives’, or ‘liberals’. They sacrificed their lives to save FREEDOM. They sacrificed their lives to keep the basic freedoms they knew. They sacrificed their lives to help spread hope that others might have the same freedoms they had. They sacrificed because it was the right thing to sacrifice their lives for. They did it for honor, for country and for love of those back home.

Belittling their sacrifice into a ‘left’ or ‘right’ issue is about as close to spitting on their graves as you can get short of traveling there and doing it in person.

There are 364 days of the year to quibble of politics. There are 364 days to fight over who is right and who is wrong. This is NOT the day for that.

Dee Mac
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Annoyed,

I am glad you are annoyed, because your willful blindness bothers me. The reason this is an excellent time to draw attention to those who sacrificed is because, as you said, they did it in the name of FREEDOM. And that is exactly what is under assault today by the left. They would limit our freedom in a heartbeat, and do it under 100 different names. They tell us we have to drive smaller more dangerous cars, we cannot use certain words like terrorist, they demean our military by spreading the lie that it is only the poor and uneducated who serve, they won’t even allow a DIGG to flourish, they forgive Nancy Pelosi, and vilify Sarah Palin. And those are just a few examples. So go ahead and be annoyed for a day, because I am annoyed most days. Wake up and realize this story does not “spit on their graves”, it reminds us of the price they paid so you could continue to write the drivel above.

Annoyed, if this kind of commentary bothers you, you are inventing offense. Cut it out we don’t like that sort of thing around here. It takes too long to try to straighten you out.

James
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The best we can do for all of our hero’s is take a few minutes now and then and just remember what they did for us. American, British and everyone else that fought for our freedoms. We thank you brave souls, now rest in peace.

James, UK.

M
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For Real? You should never apologize because they sacrificed? What have YOU done?

G
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I’ll dig it up.

http://iblowminds.com/

rjjrdq
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Too bad Al-Obama didn’t feel the need to visit these brave souls while he was on his European surrender tour.

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Let’s not let the America haters bury this on Memorial Day!

Linda
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Thanks for the post. Our country has shed blood all around the world, and today we have a president who won’t stand up to N. Korea, even today.

He is golfing in VA. I guess that would be okay, but N. Korea is getting to be a hot spot.

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da Patriot
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A very moving and poignant post. American soldiers have fought and died all over the world, many times defending the freedom of others, and we have asked nothing in return but a place to bury our war dead. We owe no one an apology.

John
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One of my favorite posts. Thanks IHTM for bringing this to light.

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