(IBD’s Michael Ramirez‘s great cartoon from last year. Love it so much, here it is again:)

The best National Anthem version EVER–Whitney Houston, Super Bowl XXV 1991

Mitt Romney’s Memorial Day Message “Thank You”

Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans

The sacrifices we salute: Memorial Day’s eternal meaning

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  1. Dave says:

    I am so happy I joined to be a TAM, I LOVE THIS SHOW and Tammy Bruce, I can’t wait to listen everyday, the weekend update is very cool, as most other radio hosts bail on the weekends, Tammy’s show yesterday was GREAT! Thanks Gina for letting me back on…. as far as Memorial Day goes, I have to agree with Tammy that EVERYTHING Obama does concerning the troops seems to be just an “act”, I also agree he shouldn’t even BE IN ARLINGTON, he doesn’t belong there,even though he is POTUS, I’m not buying his “cough, cough” , Patriotism. He’s undercut our military since he gained office.
    I think I dislike him MORE on National Holidays because …..he truly is the DB!
    Anyway to Tammy, Gina, and all other TAMS, Happy Memorial Day…..
    Have a safe one, God Bless you all. Remember our Fallen.
    from a sorta newbie….
    Dave.

  2. midget says:

    Tammy, thanks for the patriotic e-card. I’ve been thankful for being blessed in this great country where freedom cost us so much from the American Revolution to today. As a kid I remember holding my father’s B-24 head gear and being so proud. And when losing a classmate in Vietnam, and when my marine nephew came back from Iraq. I get choked up at every song praising God Blessing America and I will never take it for granted.

  3. jeaneeinabottle says:

    Thank you to all the military TAMs and to all non, especially to those that are gone. God bless them and keep them safe. Thanks again Tammy for all you do! God Bless America!!!!! WE WIll never forget!

  4. Rob_W says:

    Hollywood has not always been comprised of America-hating morons. This video features our favorite TV shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Watch to the end and read about how “Real Hollywood Heroes” served their country.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieGUlr0Qx74

    Thank you, Tammy for honoring our heroes.

    • shellym says:

      nicely done, Rob. It’s good to remember a time when Hollywood produced TV & movies that actually reflected the American way instead of the trash that’s on these days.

    • shellym says:

      I just returned from a long weekend in Colorado. There’s nothing quite like being in those majestic mountains, removing all distractions and being present in the moment with people you love. It was perfect preparation for Memorial Day — reflecting on what’s important in life.

      Blessings and prayers for all who’ve served and continue to serve in the name of freedom and liberty.
      -sm

  5. WalkStar says:

    Eternal gratitude to our amazing military members & their families. There really are no words!! God bless you!

  6. midget says:

    Dave- you’re a riot ! Welcome to the Tammily! Just wanted to add a salute to all the troops past,present and future and to their families who have sacrificed so much and will sacrifice for this great nation.

  7. thething1982 says:

    I would like to thank all the veterans that gave the last full measure of devotion to our country and freedom.

  8. Ayeboots says:

    In Flanders Fields
    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army
    In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

  9. JuanitaDugas says:

    No one sang our anthem better than Whitney. Glad she’s with us again today taking center stage. Bless our troops serving and especially those lost.

  10. morecowbell says:

    Annual Memorial Day Picnic at our spread… Turkey Shoot (shooting contest), Bar-b-Que (both kinds — Memphis and Carolina), Fireworks and the infamous 30 yard home made slip-n-slide for the kids. We have the families of veterans, those still deployed and we carpool the oldsters from the home who want to come for a while. Last year we had close to 200 throughout the day and night… this year, we think we’ll break that record !!!

  11. JHSII says:

    Tammy, I have to disagree with you on something.
    I would much rather have Michael Moore in the foxhole with me – because I want to use him as a human shield. The amount of bullets that his huge carcass could take and deflect would enable me to shoot back at the enemy.
    It’s a win-win for everyone!!

    • Dave says:

      JHSII…..could you fit Sean Penn, George Clooney, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank, ERIC HOLDER, ERIC HOLDER, and ERIC HOLDER, Letterman, John Steward, Bob Becket, Colbert, (oh, I could go on and on) IN THAT FOX HOLE WITH YOU and Michael? As Tammy would say…yeah, uh huh– just sayin’. ;-)

  12. Mutnodjmet says:

    Tammy:

    I wanted to share this moving piece with the TAMs, in honor of Memorial Day:

    As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image That Continues to Haunt

    http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/as-memorial-day-nears-a-single-image-that-continues-to-haunt/

    • ancientwrrior says:

      The image and words of the story are truly haunting and caused watering of the eyes. I raise my sword in a salute of honor and thanks to all of these, my fallen brothers. Keep watch over us my brothers, and help us to remain strong. I WILL see all of you again.

  13. IslandLibertarian says:

    “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

    The United States Military is the best friend we have!
    God Bless them ALL!

  14. Timbo says:

    Thank you to all you TAMs that have served and all that have served our wonderful country … Thanks Tammy for working today….I usually go to Arlington Cemetery every Memorial day to place flowers on random gravestones, but could not go this year…Miss it..

  15. Alain41 says:

    Hope & Crosby took the Road to Zanzibar in 1941. We will take the Road to Recommitment to Liberty in November and O. Newton-John & Xanadu can come along.

  16. Dave says:

    Thank You Midget….. I’m still bumming out that Penguin 337 got caught and was brought back to the zoo, that picture of him/her….was killing me… bein’ a animal lover…. I thought it was so cool that he escaped! Poor guy…..
    Thanks for the Welcome……I appreciate your post to me THANKS!!

  17. flaggman says:

    Most of the world displays perhaps the ugliest of human emotions – ingratitude – when it comes to the US Military. But some of us in free countries understand that, without a strong and free American military, freedom probably wouldn’t survive anywhere on earth. This Canadian loves the American forces! Happy Memorial Day!

  18. aardvark says:

    Remembering a friend, neighbor, hubby’s co-worker, fellow Bible study- and church-member, Dr. Mark A. Connolly, MD, 34, KIA February 28, 1991 (AFTER the cease fire), 1st Gulf War. He left behind a wife, PJ; daughter, Meggan; son, Peter (who he had the honor and privilege to baptize just before he left). Mark was going to the aid of a medic who had stepped on a land mine (she was going to the aid of a surrendering, wounded IRAQI), when he also stepped on a mine and went immediately into the arms of his Savior. PJ was in Bible studies with me; his kids played with ours.

    Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

  19. _CarrieP says:

    I wrote this when I got home from the Oriole’s game on Saturday night and since it recounts a story regarding our military, thought I’d post it here:

    Just got home a little bit ago after hanging out with one of my best friends of over 30+ yrs and his wife. We went to the Baltimore Oriole’s game (my 7-yr old son’s first ‘real’ baseball game) and then we walked to the Inner Harbour & hung out, had some dinner & listened to a live band that played 80′s music outside, right on the water (oh, the memories those songs brought back!). It really was a great day.

    But even the joys of watching my son’s face as he got his first taste of a ball park, literally and figuratively, and the scowl of embarrassment on his face as he watched his mother sing along with the band when they played the likes of “Jessie’s Girl” and “Don’t Stop Believing” can’t top what happened later. It made me one very proud Mom.

    Over the past few days I’ve been explaining to my son what Memorial Day was all about and that it wasn’t just about cookouts and days off of school. Trying to impress upon him the importance of why we are free and tell him about those brave men & women we have to thank for our freedom.

    After the game as we walked through Baltimore’s Inner Harbour I got to tell him the history of our National Anthem and about the War of 1812. I pointed off in the distance to where Ft. McHenry is and that this very body of water was where Francis Scott Key was aboard a ship when he saw our glorious flag still flying through the smoke of battle in the early dawn. About how that inspired him to write the song that he’d just had to take off his hat for not long ago at his first ball game.

    A short while later, as we broke away from our happy group for a bathroom break, my son pointed through the crowd and said “Look, Mom! Soldiers!” There was a group of about 5 men in camo walking along, enjoying the sites. I asked if he wanted to go over to meet them and he said “Yes, but I’m kinda scared” So we walked over and stopped them. I shook their hand and thanked them for their service. My son did the same and said thank you with such a look of awe on his face as he looked up at these giant men.

    After we’d continued on toward our original destination, my son grabbed my hand and started skipping instead of walking, then he turned to me and said with such joy “I just met a real-life soldier! That was so cool!”

    Yep, it sure was….it sure was!

  20. Pathman says:

    Lavern George Reilly
    Colonel, United States Air Force

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lgreilly.htm

  21. dennisl59 says:

    President Ronald Reagan 1984 Memorial Day Speech: ‘The Unknown Soldier’

    http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2011/05/ronald-reagan-1984-memorial-day-speech.html

  22. Sally says:

    I just returned from my beloved heartland visiting my cousins near Indianapolis. We went to the race, my all time favorite Memorial Day weekend tradition. The flyover this year was an A-10 flanked by two P-51′s, followed by an F-16. Honestly, the best moment was at the grocery store when I got back home today. Over the P.A. system they asked for a moment of reflection for those who paid the ultimate price. Everyone stopped in my aisle. I love us, and still have faith that many will do the right thing come November. God bless those who fell for freedom, so I can do what I get to do. I think of them often.

  23. Ellen says:

    I imagine one of the hardest sacrifices a soldier makes is the financial and emotional burden that is put on their families. Luckily, we can help out with that. Here is one of my favorite charities working to help soldiers and their families: http://usacares.org/index.php/donate/main

  24. AniMel says:

    My buddy Tyler joined the Army right after 9/11, right along with my little brother. My brother is still in.

    In September 2004, Tyler was the medic with an infantry unit. He’d volunteered to go on the mission with them. On their way back to base their Humvee was hit by an IED. Tyler was lucid enough to give detailed instructions on how to immediately treat his badly-mangled leg; en route to the base hospital, however, debris created a pulmonary embolism. Tyler never woke up.

    He was the first of my friends to die in the War on Terror. He not only believed in his mission, but in his C in C – his last letter home begged everyone to pray that Bush would get re-elected so that Kerry wouldn’t jeopardize that mission and we wouldn’t end up with a new 9/11 to mourn.

    I thank God every day for the sacrifices of my friends and family, and I pray that the younger generations – the ones who just think of today as another day to stay home from school – will realize how important it is to remember those sacrifices.

  25. mmeusa says:

    I couldn’t find any background on this poem, but found it compelling, especially today:

    Good Timber
    by Douglas Malloch
    The tree that never had to fight
    For sun and sky and air and light,
    But stood out in the open plain
    And always got its share of rain,
    Never became a forest king
    But lived and died a scrubby thing.

    The man who never had to toil
    To gain and farm his patch of soil,
    Who never had to win his share
    Of sun and sky and light and air,
    Never became a manly man
    But lived and died as he began.

    Good timber does not grow with ease:
    The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
    The further sky, the greater length;
    The more the storm, the more the strength.
    By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
    In trees and men good timbers grow.

    Where thickest lies the forest growth,
    We find the patriarchs of both.
    And they hold counsel with the stars
    Whose broken branches show the scars
    Of many winds and much of strife.
    This is the common law of life.

  26. rosebud2186 says:

    ….had a great 3 day weekend – fireworks, wedding cake tasting for my daughter’s upcoming wedding & putting flowers in the dirt (while listening to Tammy’s show). We intentionally ended with Memorial Day observances – a trip to the cemetery – time for prayer & reflection. I received a phone call from a loved one serving in Afghanistan with his unit of Army Rangers. He’s missing home. I heard from my son who is stationed @ Camp Pendleton – he just purchased his first grill & is hoping to cook Bratwurst on it today (he’s so happy to have found them in CA). If you were to thank these two young men for their service they would be embarrassed & insist that they are just protecting the freedom of others because they have enjoyed it all of their (I’m going to say “short”) lives. We ended the day watching a movie, “Taking Chance”. Great movie (Kevin Bacon) that gives us a glimpse into the process of the return of a fallen Marine’s remains to his family.

    This year will be an especially great one – as we take our country back!

  27. Alain41 says:

    Battle of the Bulge soldier just passed away. Talks to his grandson about WWII before his passing.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/300749/robert-higgins-s-war-sean-higgins

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