Thursday, July 30, 2009

.The Perfect Solution to Senior Health Care

I don't know who wrote this, but I got it from a Constable friend of mine via email, and I liked it, so I thought I would share.

While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you ’re a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let’s take care of the young people. After all, they w ill be ruling the world very soon.

So here is the solution. When you turn 70, you get a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives. Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need! New teeth, great! Need glasses, no problem. New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart? Well bring it on. And who will be paying for all of this. The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.

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Carroll woman's answer to highly visible Obama: Selling her televisions

This is from the Daily Times Herald in Carroll Iowa. This is how I feel a lot of the times, as do many others I am sure.

A 78-year-old Carroll woman says she's so tired of seeing President Barack Obama on the airwaves that she's selling her television sets - two of them.

Deloris Nissen, a retired nurses' aide and former Kmart employee who was raised on a farm near Audubon, placed a classified advertisement with The Daily Times Herald for Friday's paper.

In the $5.50 ad, Nissen tells readers she has two television sets for sale.

The reason: "Obama on every channel and station."

In an interview Nissen said she is serious about selling two TVs - and genuine about her disgust with what she believes to be an overexposed president.

"I just got tired of watching him on every channel," Nissen said. "I thought, my gosh, does he ever stay at the White House?"

Nissen, who voted for U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the 2008 presidential election, said she could live with seeing Obama come on television to make serious announcements. But he seems to be on all the time, Nissen said.

When the president does appear on a channel she happens to be watching, Nissen said, she quickly turns.

"I have the remote real handy," Nissen said. "I have the batteries. I'm ready for him."

Nissen's annoyance with the president as a frequent presence on her television doesn't mean she'll abandon the medium altogether.

She's keeping a bigger flat-screen television and selling an older 20-inch Sony and possibly a 13-inch set.

"It's too heavy," Nissen said of the 20-inch TV. "I can't handle it anymore."

That said, she doesn't plan on selling it for less than $100 - even if Obama was just on Tuesday pitching his health-care-reform plans.

Obama's own advisers and political observers across the ideological spectrum have for months debated whether the now popular president is overexposed.

For her part, Nissen said she expects to take some flack for the advertisement in her local paper. After all, Obama did win Iowa and Carroll County in the 2008 election.

But she's not worried about any criticism.

"I'm an old lady, and I don't care," Nissen said.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Channelview homeowner shoots, kills suspected thief

This is short and to the point, don't steal a mans stuff in Texas. staff report

CHANNELVIEW, Texas -- A homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar late Tuesday afternoon.

The confrontation happened in the 1200 block of Cedar Lane in Channelview.

Harris County deputies say the man confronted the suspect in his garage.

According to investigators, the thief was hauling away items he had stolen when the homeowner told him to stop.

That's when investigators say the suspect reportedly lunged at the homeowner with a tire iron.

The homeowner raised his gun and shot the suspect several times. The man died at the scene.

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This Week's Hero Was Suggested By Deb

SSgt. Darrell
SSgt. Darrell "Shifty" Power
86 years old from Dickerson County, Virginia
E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
June 17, 2009
U.S. Army

The world lost one of it's true heroes a couple of weeks ago. Darrell "Shifty" Powers passed away on June 17 of cancer. "Shifty" was part of the famed E Co/2/506 of the 101st Airborne Division. Easy Company. The Band Of Brothers.

"I loved everything about my daddy," said Margo Johnson, daughter of SSgt. Powers. "He never bragged about what he did in the war. And for a lot of years, he never even talked much about what he did � unless someone asked him about it. But he truly was a hero to me. Just like he'd been to the people who know him as a soldier in a [mini-series]."

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Police: Mom decapitated 3-week-old after hearing voices

I just don't know what to say about this one.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--A quiet San Antonio home turned into a bloody crime scene after police discovered the mutilated body of a newborn baby boy. Amidst the chaos and screaming by family members, they found the 3-week-old infant had been decapitated.

Police said they were responding to a call about a cutting in the 300 block of Wayside Drive, but made the gruesome discovery of the murdered newborn once inside.

Officers said the mother was sitting on the couch, screaming that she had murdered her baby. She said voices had instructed her to do it.

They said she appeared to have suffered some sort of mental breakdown.

Police said 33-year-old Otty Sanchez stabbed and decapitated her newborn, Scott Sanchez, then turned the knife on herself.

The mother had self-inflicted stab wounds to her chest and stomach.

She was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but is now listed in stable condition.

Other family members were home at the time but did not know what happened until it was too late.

They made the discovery around 4 am on Sunday.

They took the baby away from the mother and the suspect’s sister called the police.

Police said they are not sure exactly what weapon killed the child.

They recovered a kitchen knife and two swords on the scene.

Police said they will charge the mother with capital murder.

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Forrest Gump And Saint Peter

This is simple and if your a Forrest Gump fan you will lov
e it. I got it from Chicken Soup For The soul.

When Forrest Gump died, he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said, "Welcome, Forrest. We've heard a lot about you." He continued, "Unfortunately, it's getting pretty crowded up here and we find that we now have to give people an entrance examination before we let them in."
"Okay," said Forrest. "I hope it's not too hard. I've already been through a test. My momma used to say, 'Life is like a final exam. It's hard.' "
"Yes, Forrest, I know. But this test is only three questions. Here they are."
1) Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?
2) How many seconds are in a year?
3) What is God's first name?

"Well, sir," said Forrest, "The first one is easy. Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'? Today and Tomorrow."

St. Peter looked surprised and said, "Well, that wasn't the answer I was looking for, but you have a point. I give you credit for that answer."

"The next question," said Forrest, "How many seconds are in a year? Twelve."
"Twelve?" said St. Peter, surprised and confused.
"Yes, sir. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd ..."
St. Peter interrupted him. "I see what you mean. I'll have to give you credit for that one, too."

"And the last question," said Forrest, "What is God's first name? It's Andy."
"Andy?" said St. Peter, in shock. "How did you come up with 'Andy'?"
"I learned it in church. We used to sing about it." Forrest broke into song, "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am His own."
St. Peter opened the gate to heaven and said, "Run, Forrest, Run!"

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama calls white policeman who arrested Harvard scholar

I want to know why he stuck his nose in it in the first place. Bad choice for him.

WASHINGTON — Trying to tamp down an uproar over race, President Barack Obama said Friday he used an unfortunate choice of words in commenting on the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and could have “calibrated those words differently.”

The president said he had telephoned the white policeman who arrested Gates, and he said the conversation confirmed his belief that the officer was a good man and an outstanding officer.

The president caused a stir when he said at a prime-time news conference earlier this week that Cambridge, Mass., police had “acted stupidly” by arresting Gates, a friend of the president's, for disorderly conduct.

On Friday, Obama made an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing in an effort to contain the controversy. He said he continued to believe that the both the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, and Gates had overreacted during the incident, but the president also faulted his own comments.

“This has been ratcheting up, and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up,” he said. “I want to make clear that in my choice of words, I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge police department and Sgt. Crowley specifically. And I could've calibrated those words differently.”

The incident began when police went to Gates' home last week after a passer-by reported a potential break-in. It turned out that Gates had tried to jimmy open his own door, which was stuck, and there was no intruder. Gates protested the police actions and was arrested, although the charges have since been dropped.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Early drought sends snakes into backyards

By Jeremy Desel / 11 News

HOUSTON – The number of snakebites are up in Houston this summer. Experts say it could be due to the lack of rain.

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Early drought sends snakes into backyards
July 22, 2009 View larger E-mail Clip More Video "We are having weekly calls. Daily calls. We are seeing calls on a regular basis," said Clint Pustejovsky of Texas Snakes and More.

The calls are for snakes such as the water moccasin, which is technically a cottonmouth.

"They are looking for places to hide,” Pustejovsky said. "You could spend three to five days in the hospital from a bite from a cottonmouth."

Normally, this would not be a concern for residents, but this year things are different. According to Pustejovsky, the early drought has sent snakes out looking for food and water.

“They are looking for a place to get something to eat and drink, which happens to be most people’s backyards," said Pustejovsky.

Cottonmouths aren’t the only snakes people are finding. There is also the Eastern Hognose.

“It’s often mistaken for the cottonmouth," said Pustejovsky. "It’s highly aggressive acting, but all that it wants to do is get away."

The blotched water snake is another one. But even though it likes to bite, it’s harmless compared to the cottonmouth.

"When the snakes get out of remote places there are consequences. Several area hospitals report the number of snakebite cases is up between 25 and 50 percent this year," said Pustejovsky.

There are only four types of venomous snakes in the area. Cottonmouths are the most potent, but even those snakes Clint returns to the wild.

"These animals have a purpose. Cottonmouths are known for eating road kill. They are known for eating mice and rats. Both of those are a problem," said Pustejovsky.

It seems this summer, snakes have become a problem too, which is why Pustejovsky keeps his hook, tongs and buckets ready for the next call.

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Robber gets a ‘knuckle sandwich’ at Houston Subway

I watched this on the news here last night and this women did a number on this dude.

By Jeff McShan / 11 News

HOUSTON – Police say a man walked into the Subway sandwich shop on West Little York and tried to rob it. But instead of getting the cash, the woman behind the counter served him a "knuckle sandwich."

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Robber gets a ‘knuckle sandwich’ at Houston Subway
july 22, 2009 View larger E-mail Clip More Video “When the register opened, he lunged over and grabbed it. My initial response was to hit him. So I hit him,” Subway employee Yava Matthews said.

Police say Tracy Armstead, 29, attempted to rob the sandwich shop on Monday night. When Matthews hit him, he fell back into the wall, but he still had the cash drawer in his hands.

“When he proceeded to run towards the front door, I jumped over the counter and then jumped on him,” Matthews said.

She says they ended up outside, but the fight was not over.

“We were out here tussling, tussling and tussling. A lot of people were standing around and I told them to give me something. Somebody brought me some handcuffs, so I got him and I handcuffed him,” Matthews said.

Then someone handed her a Taser.

“I got the Taser in my hand and I am Tasing him and he says, ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.’ I said, ‘If you can talk to me, you can breathe. So be quiet before I Taser you again,’” Matthews said.

She says that Armstead, who is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds, began to cry.

Seconds later, the police arrived.

“There were about 15 police cars and I was so excited to see them. When they came, they told me that I could get up now, and I said, ‘Are you sure? Are you positive about that?’” said Matthews.

Police are calling her a hero, but her customers are calling her Rambo.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. 1st Class Gabe
Assoluta Tranquillita did a post a few days ago and after last week's Wednesday Hero felt it would be good to profile Sgt. 1st Class Gabe of the 178th Military Police Detachment, 20th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade. Is it wrong to be jealous of a dog? Be sure to read the Defend America article linked to in the post.

These brave men and women, and dogs, sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Couple accused of starving children, keeping them in motel bathroom

By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN / The Dallas Morning News / The Dallas Morning News
Matthew Waller contributed to this report.

DALLAS -- A Dallas couple is accused of keeping three of their children in a Love Field area motel bathroom and starving them, police said.

Alfred Santiago, 37, is also accused of raping one of the children repeatedly, according to police documents. The mother of the children, Abneris Santiago, 30, faces a charge of injury to a child.

According to police documents, Abneris Santiago called police to the Budget Suites in the 8100 block of North Stemmons Freeway, near Mockingbird Lane, on July 2. She told officers that she wanted to be escorted while she picked up her four children, ages 11, 10, 5 and 1.

The officers found the youngest child in a crib and the three others emaciated and in a bathroom. One of the children told police that Alfred Santiago beat them and deprived them of food, the documents said.

That child also told investigators that Alfred Santiago sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, the documents said.

The children were evaluated at Children's Medical Center Dallas, where they were found to be severely malnourished.

Child Protective Services has taken the children into custody, police said.

Alfred Santiago was being held at the Dallas County Jail on sexual assault charges, and his bail was set at $125,000. Abneris Santiago was being held on the injury to a child charge.

Her bail was $50,000, according to jail records.

Staff writer Matthew Waller contributed to this report.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Farm Town On Facebook

Has any one been playing Farmtown?? Hell, I am getting hooked on it. I have spent hours trying to figure it out. My kids just started and they are better at it than me. I am pissed.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Police: Teen shoots, kills intruder in Spring Branch

It's not safe to wake up a sleeping teen I guess. No hesitation, just shot the sucker dead. Well done.

HOUSTON—A teenage boy shot and killed an intruder in his Spring Branch home Thursday.

Teen shoots burglary suspect

Raw: Spring Branch burglary scene
July 16, 2009 View larger E-mail Clip More Video According to police, the boy was sleeping alone in the home on Kerrwood when he said a man kicked in his back door.

The boy said the man appeared to be armed, so he ran, grabbed a gun and shot him.

Police said the teen then ran out of the home to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

When police arrived, they surrounded the home, unsure if the suspect was alive inside.

Eventually, they entered the home and found the body.

Neighbors said there have been five robberies in the neighborhood recently.

The teen’s home was under construction, and neighbors said the boy and his dad had been taking turns sleeping there to protect it.

Police said the case would be referred to a grand jury with no charges.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. 1st Class Gregory A. Rodriguez & Jacko
Sgt. 1st Class Gregory A. Rodriguez & Jacko
35 years old from Weidman, Michigan
K-9 unit of the 527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade
September 2, 2008
U.S. Army

"I asked Greg if anything ever happened to him where he'd prefer to be buried," Sgt. Rodriguez's wife, Laura, told the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant, "and he told me Arlington, as he wanted to be among the best and the brave."

"Rod," as he was known to his Army buddies, was a Red Wings fan who loved to hassle fans of other hockey teams he met during his military career, said Laura. "Greg loved to push everyone's buttons and get people going with his rare, unique sense of sarcasm," she said. At the same time, her husband, a military police dog handler whose dog, Jacko, survived the fatal ambush, was "a very committed, loyal individual and could be counted on whenever needed."

Sgt. 1st Class Gregory A. Rodriguez died of wounds suffered in Ana Kalay, Afghanistan, when his mounted patrol came under small-arms fire.

"My brother liked to be the law," said Lisa Dombrowski. "He liked justice. If it wasn't right, he made it right."

He is survived by his sister, wife and three children.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Darrell "Shifty" Powers

This man is an original hero, no floats, parades or news coverage. He was just a man who served his country, an American Soldier


The original came from Cliff Salyer's brother. Cliff asked me to send it on to you.
Here are a couple of Darrell "Shifty" Powers pictures I found:

Let’s honor this man by announcing his passing to everyone on the Internet.



This is so sad and so true.

God bless,

One of the "Band of Brothers" soldiers died on June 17, 2009.
We're hearing a lot today about big splashy memorial services.
I want a nationwide memorial service for Darrell "Shifty" Powers.
Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company
of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne
If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know
Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is
interviewed in several of them.
I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't know
who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble
reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was at the right
gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle", the symbol of the 101st Airborne,
on his hat.
Making conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne, or if
his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st. I
thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many
jumps he made.
Quietly and humbly, he said, "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so, and
was in until sometime in 1945 . . . " at which point my heart skipped.
At that point, again, very humbly, he said, "I made the 5 training jumps
at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . . do you know where Normandy
At this point my heart stopped.
I told him yes, I know exactly where Normandy was and I know what D - Day
At that point he said "I also made a second jump into Holland , into
Arnhem ."
I was standing with a genuine war hero . . . . and then I realized that it
was June, just after the anniversary of D - Day.
I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said; "Yes.
And it's real sad because these days so few of the guys are left, and those
that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart was in my throat and I
didn't know hat to say.
I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in Coach,
while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to get him and
said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came forward, I got up out
of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it, that I'd take his in
He said, "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are still
some who remember what we did and still care is enough to make an old man
very happy." His eyes were filling up as he said it. And mine are brimming

up now as I write this.

Shifty died on June 17 after fighting cancer.
There was no parade.
No big event in Staples Center .

No wall - to - wall, back - to - back, 24x7 news coverage.
No weeping fans on television.
And that's not right.

Let's give Shifty his own Memorial Service, online, in our own quiet way.

Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially, to the

Rest in peace, Shifty.

- -

Bob Schramm

KSLC 1979 A36TC N817NM

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Chambers County Deputy Killed

As of time of this post, this situation is still ongoing. This is a damn shame. Never can we take our Law Enforcement Personnel for granted.

Deputy Shot Near Houston Raceway Park

POSTED: Monday, July 13, 2009
UPDATED: 2:50 pm CDT July 13, 2009

BAYTOWN, Texas -- A Chambers County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Monday, officials told KPRC Local 2.

Baytown police said a meter reader came to shut off the water at a home near the Houston Raceway Park, located at 2525 S. FM 565 Road, on Monday shortly after 9:30 a.m. when someone inside the home fired shots.

A Chambers County deputy was shot and killed when he arrived at the scene.

The suspected shooter remains holed up inside the home, investigators said. Police have not said if there are any hostages inside the home. SWAT officers were at the scene.

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The deputy's name has not been released.

For more information on this breaking story, stay tuned to KPRC Local 2 and

Refresh this page later for updated details.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Cpl. Reynold Armand
Cpl. Reynold Armand
21 years old from Rochester, New York
2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
August 7, 2007
U.S. Marines

Reynold Armand didn’t want to wait until he turned 18 to join the Marines. He persuaded his adoptive mother to sign papers allowing him to sign up a year early.

"I'm very proud of him," said his father, Carl Armand. "When he was home, he gave no sign of being afraid." Armand didn’t speak much about his experiences in Iraq, according to family members, saying only that most Iraqi civilians he encountered were very nice.

"We used to send him a lot of candy," said his mother, Alma Armand. "He would pass it out."

Manny Rodriguez, 21, of Rochester met Armand five years ago at New Day Church in Rochester, where both young men were members of the youth group. "He was such an amazing all-around person. He was so easy and comfortable to be around. He liked people for who they are."

No definitive report could be found on how Cpl. Armand died. Some report that he was killed when shot and others report that he was killed by an IED that exploded near his vehicle in Balad, Iraq.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Good 4th Weekend In Louisiana

Well we made it back in one piece. It was a very nice weekend. My sister and her bunch drove in from out of town and my other sister was there. We again had catfish, tots, water mellon and all the fixins. Little bit of beer, lots of good conversation and catching up. We look to be heading back that way next month when my wife returns from over seas. There was a big fireworks display out at Fort Polk, and Clint Black was performing. There was also a Tea Party in front of the court house on main street. All in all it was a really good trip, but I was sure to roll back into Texas, and get home.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Heading Out In The Morning

My daughter and I are heading to Grandma's house over in Louisiana tomorrow morning. We will be there over the weekend visiting Mama and my sister and visiting my Daddy's grave. I am really looking forward to spending this 4th of July where I grew up. I may get a chance to catch up with some old friends I hope. I hope to do a little fishing at my sisters place and a lot of relaxing. I just want to say to all of my friends out there in the blog world that I wish you and yours a great 4th and thanks to all of our military folks for their service. Our president may be flushing up down the toilet, but you are still number one in our hearts.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Meaning Of The Flag Draped Coffin

All Americans should be given this lesson. To understand what the flag draped coffin really means…… Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers. Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776? Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold
of the flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold
is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold
is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold
represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold
is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.”

The 6th fold
is for where people’s hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold
is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.

The 8th fold
is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.!

The 9th fold
is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold
is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

The 11th fold
represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold
represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold
or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, “In God We Trust.”

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you’ll see flags folded and now you will know why.

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Force Protection Team
Force Protection Team
U.S. Army

Members of the force protection team at Camp Eggars, Afghanistan, assess damage resulting from an explosion near the gate. A vehicle-born improvised explosive device exploded near the German Embassy and a U.S. base. Eliminating threats such as the VBIED is the focus of Army's 3rd Counter-IED Conference that was scheduled July 28-30.

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