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    The Historical Marker Database lists more than 13,000 monuments and memorials across the county

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    Confederate Memorial – Arlington National Cemetery

    www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Monuments-and…/Confederate-Memorial

    Not for fame or reward
    Not for place or for rank
    Not lured by ambition
    Or goaded by necessity
    But in simple
    Obedience to duty
    As they understood it
    These men suffered all
    Sacrificed all
    Dared all-and died

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    Confederate Memorial

    By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section.

    The history of Arlington National Cemetery is steeped in the Civil War, for it was this great national struggle that necessitated the establishment of this cemetery to bury its many dead. For many years following the war, the bitter feelings between North and South remained, and although hundreds of Confederate soldiers were buried at Arlington, it was considered a Union cemetery. Family members of Confederate soldiers were denied permission to decorate their loved ones’ graves and in extreme cases were even denied entrance to the cemetery.

    These ill feelings were slow to die but over time they did begin to fade. Many historians believe it was the national call to arms during the Spanish-American War that brought northerners and southerners together at last. In that war numerous Confederate veterans volunteered their services and joined their Northern brothers on the battlefield in the common defense of our nation. In June 1900, in this spirit of national reconciliation, the U.S. Congress authorized that a section of Arlington National Cemetery be set aside for the burial of Confederate dead.

    By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section. Among the 482 persons buried there are 46 officers, 351 enlisted men, 58 wives, 15 southern civilians, and 12 unknowns. They are buried in concentric circles around the Confederate Monument, and their graves are marked with headstones that are distinct for their pointed tops. Legend attributes these pointed-top tombstones to a Confederate belief that the points would “keep Yankees from sitting on them.”

    To further honor these citizens of the South, the United Daughters of the Confederacy petitioned to erect a major monument to the Confederate dead. On March 4, 1906 Secretary of War William Howard Taft granted their request. The cornerstone was laid on Nov. 12, 1912 at a ceremony featuring speakers William Jennings Bryan and James A. Tanner, a former Union corporal who lost both legs at the second Battle of Bull Run. He was commander in chief of the Union veterans group, The Grand Army of the Republic. That same evening, President William Howard Taft addressed the United Daughters of the Confederacy at a reception in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Centennial Hall.

    Chosen to design the memorial was the world-renowned sculptor, Moses Ezekiel. Ezekiel brought more than just his artistic talents to this project for he was also a Confederate veteran who knew firsthand the horrors of the Civil War. He is now buried at the base of the famous monument which he created.

    The Confederate Monument was unveiled before a large crowd of northerners and southerners on June 4, 1914, the 106th anniversary of the birthday of the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an address and veterans of both the Union and Confederacy placed wreaths on the graves of their former foes, symbolizing the reconciliation between the North and South, the memorial’s central theme.

    Ezekiel created a monument rich in symbols. Standing atop the 32-foot monument is a larger-than-life figure of a woman representing the South. Her head is crowned with olive leaves, her left hand extends a laurel wreath toward the South, acknowledging the sacrifice of her fallen sons. Her right hand holds a pruning hook resting on a plow stock. These symbols bring to life the biblical passage inscribed at her feet: “And they shall beat their swords into plow shares and their spears into pruning hooks.”

    The plinth on which she stands is embossed with four cinerary urns symbolizing the four years of the Civil War. Supporting the plinth is a frieze of 14 inclined shields, each depicts the coat of arms of one of the 13 Confederate states and Maryland, which did not join the Confederacy but supported the South in the war.

    Below the plinth is another frieze of life-sized figures depicting mythical gods and Southern soldiers. At the front of the monument, the panoplied figure of Minerva, Goddess of War and Wisdom, attempts to hold up the figure of a fallen woman (“The South”) who is resting upon her shield, “The Constitution.” Behind “The South,” the Spirits of War are trumpeting in every direction calling the sons and daughters of the South to aid their falling mother. On either side of the fallen woman are figures depicting those sons and daughters who came to her aid and who represent each branch of the Confederate service: Soldiers, Sailor, Sapper and Miner.

    Completing the frieze are six vignettes illustrating the effect of the war on Southerners of all races. The vignettes include a black slave following his young master; an officer kissing his infant child in the arms of her mammy; a blacksmith leaving his bellows and workshop as his sorrowful wife looks on; a young lady binding the sword and sash on her beau; and a young officer standing alone.

    The base of the memorial features several inscriptions. On its front face are the seal of the Confederacy and a tribute by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, followed by the Latin phrase: “Victrix Causa Diis Placuit Sed Victa Caton.” This phrase means: “The Victorious Cause was Pleasing to the Gods, But the Lost Cause to Cato.” On the rear of the monument is an inscription attributed to the Reverend Randolph Harrison McKim, who was a Confederate chaplain and who served as pastor of the Epiphany Church in Washington for 32 years. It reads:

    Not for fame or reward
    Not for place or for rank
    Not lured by ambition
    Or goaded by necessity
    But in simple
    Obedience to duty
    As they understood it
    These men suffered all
    Sacrificed all
    Dared all-and died

    In addition to Moses Ezekiel, three other Confederate soldiers are buried at the base of the monument. They are Lt. Harry C. Marmaduke who served in the Confederate Navy, Capt. John M. Hickey of the Second Missouri Infantry and Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright who commanded brigades at Shiloh and Chickamauga.

    Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America’s Heroes. Woodbine House, 1986.

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    More than 13,000 monuments and memorials across the county (cont.)

    National and global events all happened some­where, and historical markers mark the place where many occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of an in­di­vi­dual who made a dif­fe­rence; a natural feature, building, byway; or just some­thing in­te­res­ting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty.

    Markers tell stories and point out facts. There is one at the site the northernmost battle of the U.S. Civil War and another at the southernmost point in the United States (can you guess where?). There is one next to a 17th century Japanese stone lantern symbolizing 20th century peace, and another one less than 20 miles away reminding us of the Nike missile sites that were built the same year the lantern was dedicated. They tell of battles,  massacres and hangings; of hu­ma­ni­ta­rians, educators, and a beloved stagecoach horse; of mountains, lakes, rivers, bridges, roads, and other natural and man-made wonders.

    There are countless thousands of great stories marked by markers—and some boring ones too. Some markers simply recite facts while others are insightful, obscure, cryptic, patriotic, fas­ci­na­ting, sad, funny, or just downright bizarre. Many of those markers are on these pages, others are waiting for you to discover and add them to this database.

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  • Lincoln -Trump Veteran’s Remembrance

    Lincoln -Trump Veteran’s Remembrance

    Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started May 30, 1868  after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

    PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S DAY OF VETERAN’S REMEMBRANCE WAS THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS NOV 19, 1863 NEARLY FIVE YEARS EARLIER

    DONALD J. TRUMP’S DAY OF VETERAN’S  REMEMBRANCE WAS JAN 28, 2016 NINE MONTHS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    Watch full Video of Donald Trump’s veterans event | FOX2now.com

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    WHEN THE GOVERNMENT  SAID,  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    On Nov 8, 2016 PATRIOTIC American’s silent citizens remembered, our Veterans et al and Voted for Trump

    IT WAS GOLDEN,  WE ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP, OUR VOTE WAS LOUDER THEN OUR VOICE,

    WHEN AMERICAN CITIZENS HAD A CHOICE OF FIGHT OR FLIGHT

    THE GOVERNMENT  SAID,  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    AND, THE FBI SAID,  RUN, HIDE, FIGHT AS A LAST RESORT

    FIGHTING THE OXYMORON OF U. S. GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE IS EXHAUSTING

    THE WA DC DEMOCRAT’S HAVE AND HAD ERECTED A MULTITUDE OF NEW OFFICES, AND SENT HITHER SWARMS OF OFFICERS TO HARASS WE THE PEOPLE AND EAT OUT OUR SUBSTANCE

    DEMOCRAT’S  HAVE CALLED TOGETHER LEGISLATIVE BODIES AT PLACES UNUSUAL, UNCOMFORTABLE, AND DISTANT FROM THE DEPOSITORY OF OUR PUBLIC RECORDS, FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FATIGUING US INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THEIR MEASURES.

    THE AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE, WE REMEMBERED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD CHOICES.

    HE CHOOSE TO FIGHT AS A FIRST RESORT.

    TIMELY ADVICE FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL, 

    “NEVER GIVE UP ON SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN’T GO A DAY WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT.

    NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER—IN NOTHING, GREAT OR SMALL, LARGE OR PETTY—NEVER GIVE IN…..

    IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE, I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. 

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN WHEN IT COMES TO AMERICAN LIBERTY AND FREEDOM.

    Behind My Back | Paul and Pearl Revere

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/28/paul-and-pearl-revere/

    Mar 28, 2014SILENCE is NOT golden when it comes to American liberty and … read more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15640#sthash.

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    FIGHT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AS A FIRST RESORT ON MEMORIAL DAY 2017

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN, “GETTYSBURG ADDRESS” (19 NOVEMBER 1863)

    [1] Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    [2] Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    [3] But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-

    that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

    Behind our backs, behind closed doors

    Indeed, It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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    THE BRAVE MEN, LIVING AND DEAD WHO STRUGGLED HERE…

    President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial

    Jan 19, 2017,  6:15 PM I just watched President Trump and his family standing and looking up at the Lincoln Memorial.

    In the exact spot I stood many years ago. The 30 year old memory was the inspiration for this website, as you all know.

    Watching the fire works, listening to the music, I am so proud to be an American deplorable, Delighted that America finally has a President that is patriotic enough to put America First.


  • A Day of Remembrance 2016 Veterans’ Day

    A Day of Remembrance 2016 Veterans’ Day

    On Nov 8, 2016 PATRIOTIC American’s remembered our Veterans and Voted for Trump

    TRUMP’S DAY OF VETERAN’S  REMEMBRANCE JAN 28, 2016

    Watch full Video of Donald Trump’s veterans event | FOX2now.com

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    LEST WE FORGET

    “EVERY DAY, APPROXIMATELY 22 AMERICAN VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE, TOTALING OVER 8,000 VETERAN SUICIDES EACH YEAR — I REPEAT, 8,000 VETERAN SUICIDES EACH YEAR.” Both chambers unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, sending the bill to the president for his signature. FEB 4, 2015

     THIS PREVENTION IS NOT A CURE

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     LEST WE FORGET OUR  8,000 VETERANS

    THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK REMINDED US JUN 11, 2015 

    THANKS TO THE ACLU AND OTHERS

    THE U.S. MILITARY “MUST DENY” THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF TROOPS WHO COME TO THEM FOR COUNSEL, INSTRUCTION, OR COMFORT.

    THIS WOULD INCLUDE CHAPLAINS–MILITARY OFFICERS WHO ARE ORDAINED CLERGYMEN OF THEIR FAITH (MOSTLY CHRISTIAN PASTORS OR PRIESTS, OR JEWISH RABBIS)

    WHOSE DUTY SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE U.S. MILITARY UNDER GEORGE WASHINGTON IS TO TEACH THEIR FAITH AND MINISTER TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF TROOPS WHO COME TO THEM FOR COUNSEL, INSTRUCTION, OR COMFORT.

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    STOP THE SUICIDES?

     STOP USING DRUGS AS A CURE ALL TO PREVENT SUICIDES.

    PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE NOT A SOLUTION FOR ANYONE  IN THE UNITED STATES OF  AMERICA, IN FACT DRUGS ARE AN EVER INCREASING EPIDEMIC OF ADDICTION AND DEATH.

    ACCIDENTAL DEATH BY OVERDOSE NOW EXCEEDS TRAFFIC FATALITIES.

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    Military Chaplains Orders: Follow Policy, Not Scripture – US

    www.cbn.com/…/us/…/War-on-Chaplains

    CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK JUN 11, 2015 

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    Behind My Back | Oh My God…

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/12/06/ohmygod/

    DEC 6, 2015Oh My God The Pentagon concluded, that the Pentagon meant that “SOLDIERS WHO “PROMOTE” THEIR FAITH CAN BE PROSECUTED …

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    TRUMP’S DAY OF  REMEMBRANCE JAN 28, 2016

    Watch full Video of Donald Trump’s veterans event | FOX2now.com

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     APR 23, 2014 THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG 40 DEAD VETERANS PLUS THE 8000 SUICIDES

    The criminal manslaughter of American Veterans when Veteran Administration top executives fraudulently  cooked the appointment books, and Veterans died. Indeed it was done under and by the Obama Administration.

    A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list …

    www.cnn.com/2014/04/23/health/veteransdying-health-care-delays/

    APR 23, 2014 – AT LEAST 40 U.S. VETERANS DIED waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs … Breaking News … A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list ….. The Phoenix VA’s “off the books” waiting list has now gotten the attention of the U.S. House …. 2016 Cable News Network.

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    LEST WE FORGET

    New VA study finds 20 veterans commit suicide each day – Military Times

    www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/07/07/va-suicide-20-daily…/86788332/

    JUL 7, 2016 – This story was originally published JULY 7, 2016, at 6:03 a.m. EST. …

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    Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet – US Department of Veterans Affairs

    www.va.gov/opa/…/Suicide_Prevention_FactSheet_New_VA_Stats_070616_1400.pd…

    IN 2014, THE RATE OF SUICIDE AMONG U.S. VETERAN MALES WAS 37.0 PER 100,000. Since 2001, the age-adjusted rate of suicide among U.S. Veteran males has increased by 30.5%. IN 2014, THE RATE OF SUICIDE AMONG U.S. CIVILIAN ADULT FEMALES WAS 7.2 PER 100,000.

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    TRUMP’S DAY OF  REMEMBRANCE JAN 28, 2016

    Watch full Video of Donald Trump’s veterans event | FOX2now.com

    fox2now.com/2016/01/…/how-to-watch-live-video-of-donaldtrumpsveteransevent/

    JAN 28, 2016 – DES MOINES, IA – If Donald Trump had any second thoughts about … stage before a raucous crowd at Drake University on Thursday night to …

    DES MOINES, IA – If Donald Trump had any second thoughts about skipping the GOP debate, he certainly didn’t show it as he took the stage before a raucous crowd at Drake University on Thursday night to say that he had raised nearly $6 million for veterans in one day.

    For several days now, the pundits have pontificated about the damage that Trump’s decision could inflict on his campaign. But, comparing his crowd and the number of cameras to the Academy Awards, Trump waved off the notion that Iowans would see him as a sore loser.

    “We love our vets,” Trump said.

    “When you’re treated badly you have to stick up for your rights,” Trump added, alluding to his relationship with Fox. “And that’s what our country has to do.”

    “We have to stick up for our country when we’re being mistreated.”

    He added that Fox had been “extremely nice,” but it was too late. In an interview with CNN just before the rally, Trump said Fox News “apologized” to him for a mocking statement the television network issued.

    Clearly enjoying his evening away from the debate, Trump also told the audience what could be a secret weapon: his daughter Ivanka, who is pregnant. “Ivanka, I said, it would be so great if you had your baby in Iowa. It would be so great — I’d definitely win!”

    Also appearing with Trump were two men who didn’t make the prime-time debate, and the two most recent winners of the Iowa Caucuses: Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee.

    ‘Donald Trump isn’t scared of anything’

    Trump supporters who waited hours in the cold to see him roundly disputed the notion that he would see any attrition in his support in Iowa, where he has led in recent polls.

    In interviews, many voters here said the controversy was yet another example of Trump bucking the establishment — a trait that has endeared them to him from the beginning — and that they were proud of him standing up to Fox News.

    Ernie Ratcliffe, an army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, drove in from Kansas City for the rally, scoffed when asked for his thoughts on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s contention that Trump skipped the debate because he was afraid of taunts or difficult questions from the Fox moderators or rival candidates.

    “Donald Trump isn’t scared of anything. He’s not scared of absolutely anything,” said Ratcliffe, who has signed up with his wife to call New Hampshire voters on Trump’s behalf next week. “Donald J. Trump said he was going to do this and he’s done it. He’s a man of his word.”

    Ratcliffe said he was convinced that Trump was the only candidate who could clean up the Department of Veterans Affairs and that it would be “one of the first things he does when he gets into office.”

    “He’s going to get it squared away,” Ratlcliffe said. “It’s not going to take him very long to do it. He’s going to put the right people in. He knows how to manage things. He’s a very successful businessman. He’s going to get it done very quickly and very, very well.”

    Randal Thom, a former Marine who was among the first admitted to Trump’s event, said he loved it that Trump refused to back down.

    “When it came out yesterday that he was actually doing this (rally) in less than 24 hours, it was amazing,” Thom said. “It just shows he has the ability to rally and get things done.”

    Thom, who raises Alaskan Malamute and Pomalute puppies in Minnesota, and plans to spend Monday in Iowa volunteering for Trump, dismissed Cruz as “a Canadian born citizen” and described the Texas senator, as well as the other GOP contenders as “weak.”

    “Trump is a 100% strongman. He’s bullet proof,” Thom said. “People say, ‘Oh look at his background. Look at the number of wives he’s had.’ You know what? I don’t care about that. What I care about is his future.”

    The details of exactly how Trump plans to parcel out money to veterans groups as a result of the event remained unclear on Monday night. But said he gave $1 million to veterans.

    Inside the auditorium where Trump spoke, the campaign reserved special seating for veterans, many of them disabled, and Trump recognized them as he took the stage.

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    Phoenix VA builds new backlog; 200 veterans die waiting for care …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/phoenix-va-builds-new-backlog-200-veteransdie-wai/

    OCT 4, 2016200 veterans die waiting for care as troubled Phoenix VA builds new … TOP EXECUTIVES COOKED THEIR BOOKS, canceling appointments and shifting …

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    NOV 11, 2016 REMEMBER OUR VETERANS- REMEMBER ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    NOV 11, 2016  IT IS RATHER FOR US TO BE HERE DEDICATED TO THE GREAT TASK REMAINING BEFORE US —

    THAT FROM THESE HONORED DEAD WE TAKE INCREASED DEVOTION TO THAT CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION — THAT WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN —

    THAT THIS NATION, UNDER GOD, SHALL HAVE A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM —

    INDEED,  WE THE PEOPLE,  HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY GOD,  UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP …..

    THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE,

    SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH period


  • Arlington Cemetery Memorial Day May 30, 2016

    Arlington Cemetery Memorial Day May 30, 2016 (President Obama made a speech)

    HISTORY? Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

    SINCE 1868, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONS.

    ARLINGTON IS THE ONLY NATIONAL CEMETERY TO HOLD SERVICEMEN FROM EVERY WAR IN U.S. HISTORY.

    ALTHOUGH THE FIRST MILITARY BURIAL AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY DIDN’T OCCUR UNTIL 1864,

    THE BURIAL GROUND HOLDS THE REMAINS OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN EVERY WAR SINCE THE REVOLUTION. IN 1892, SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR WERE REINTERRED FROM A GEORGETOWN CEMETERY, AND CASUALTIES FROM THE WAR OF 1812 HAVE BEEN REBURIED AT ARLINGTON AS WELL.

    ON EVERY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SINCE 1948, TROOPS IN THE 3RD U.S. INFANTRY REGIMENT—THE ARMY’S OFFICIAL CEREMONIAL UNIT KNOWN AS THE “OLD GUARD”—HAVE PLACED SMALL AMERICAN FLAGS IN FRONT OF ALL OF ARLINGTON’S TOMBSTONES. EACH FLAG IS PLANTED PRECISELY ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF A GRAVE MARKER AND PERFECTLY CENTERED.

    Soldiers placing 230,000 US flags at Arlington National Cemetery …

    WATCH: Thousands of Soldiers Place American Flags at Arlington …

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    4 days ago – Placing flags on all headstones pic.twitter.com/ydpUhOqM82. — Arlington Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) May 26, 2016 … in Washington. The “Flags in” ceremony is celebrated by civilians at military gravesites across the country.

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    DID YOU WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S,   ARLINGTON VA CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH?

    MAY 30, 2016 11:30AM REALLY?

    230,000 WHITE CROSSES AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY … ARE  PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IDEA OF  “PERFECT ROWS OF PRECISE PEACE?”

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    PERFECT AND PRECISE WHAT?

    EACH AMERICAN FLAG 230,000 OF THEM ARE  PLANTED “PRECISELY” ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF A GRAVE MARKER AND “PERFECTLY” CENTERED.

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    DID YOU WATCH DONALD J. TRUMPS RALLY

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    Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts – History in the …

    www.history.com/news/arlington-national-cemetery-8-surprising-facts

    History

    May 28, 2012 – SINCE 1868, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONS. Arlington National Cemetery is located on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate. … Three World War II enemy combatants are buried at Arlington National

    230,000 WHITE CROSSES, AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY ARE

    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IDEA OF  “PERFECT ROWS OF PRECISE PEACE”?

    ARLINGTON IS THE ONLY NATIONAL CEMETERY TO HOLD SERVICEMEN

    FROM EVERY WAR IN U.S. HISTORY

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    This article lists the United States of America‘s military dead, wounded, and missing person totals for wars and major deployments.

    Wars ranked by American combat deaths

    Rank War Years Deaths
    1 World War II 1941–45 291,557
    2 American Civil War 1861–65 212,938
    3 World War I 1917–18 53,402
    4 Vietnam War 1955–75 47,424
    5 Korean War 1950–53 33,746
    6 American Revolutionary War 1775–83 8,000
    7 Iraq War/Afghanistan Wars 2001–present 5,281 [90]
    8 War of 1812 1812–15 2,260
    9 Mexican–American War 1846–48 1,733
    10 Second Seminole War 1835–1842 1,500+

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    WARS RANKED BY TOTAL NUMBER OF AMERICAN MILITARY DEATHS

    Rank War Years Deaths Deaths per Day US Population in First Year of War Deaths per Population
    1 American Civil War 1861–65 750,000[27] 420 31,443,000 2.385% (1860)
    2 World War II 1941–45 405,399 297 133,402,000 0.307% (1940)
    3 World War I 1917–18 116,516 279 103,268,000 0.110% (1920)
    4 Vietnam War 1961–75 58,209 11 179,323,175 (1960) 0.030% (1970)
    5 Korean War 1950–53 54,246 45 151,325,000 0.020% (1950)
    6 American Revolutionary War 1775–83 25,000 11 2,500,000 0.899% (1780)
    7 War of 1812 1812–15 15,000 15 8,000,000 0.207% (1810)
    8 Mexican–American War 1846–48 13,283 29 21,406,000 0.057% (1850)
    9 Iraq War/Afghanistan Wars 2001–present 6,717 1.57 294,043,000 0.002% (2010)
    10 Philippine–American War 1899–1902 4,196 3.8 72,129,001 0.006% (1900)

    “Deaths per day” is the total number of Americans killed in military service, divided by the number of days between the dates of the commencement and end of hostilities. “Deaths per population” is the total number of deaths in military service, divided by the U.S. population of the year indicated.

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    DID YOU WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S,   ARLINGTON VA CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS?

    MAY 30, 2016 11:30AM REALLY PRESIDENT OBAMA?

    IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2015, THERE WERE 57 SUICIDES AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS

     I GUESS 57 SUICIDES DON’T COUNT AS DEATHS IN MILITARY SERVICE

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    Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the first quarter of calendar year 2015. IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2015, THERE WERE 57 SUICIDES AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS.

    I GUESS OBAMA FORGOT TO…

    REMEMBER WHEN DEALING WITH DESPONDENT Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) VETERANS THAT THESE WAR FIGHTERS ARE SICK AND NEED TREATMENT —

    WE OWE THEM MUCH MORE THAN WE CAN GIVE SO AT LEAST PROVIDE THEM THAT COURTESY.

    OBAMA JUST FORGOT TO MENTION,  REMEMBER  OR HONOR (PTSD)  RELATED SUICIDES, DEATHS OF SERVICE MEMBERS IN HIS ARLINGTON VA CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS

    WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES IT MAKE?

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    Department of Defense Releases First Quarter 2015 Suicide Information

    Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the first quarter of calendar year 2015.

    The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of January through March of 2015, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012.

    In the first quarter of 2015, there were 57 suicides among service members in the active component, 15 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard.

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    SHELLSHOCK The World War I name for what is known today as post-traumatic stress, this is a psychological disorder that develop …shellshock psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment.

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Mayo Clinic

    www.mayoclinic.org/…/posttraumaticstressdisorder/basics/…/con-2002…

    Mayo Clinic

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.

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    Related Sites

    Defense Suicide Prevention Office

    Quarterly Suicide Report – 1st quarter, 2015

    Veterans Crisis Line website

    Veterans Crisis Line Confidential Online Chat

    Special Report: Suicide Prevention

     

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) On military personnel

    Military personnel subject to combat in war often suffer mental and physical injuries, including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, disease, injury, and death.

    In every war in which American soldiers have fought in, the chances of becoming a psychiatric casualty – of being debilitated for some period of time as a consequence of the stresses of military life – were greater than the chances of being killed by enemy fire.

    — No More Heroes, Richard Gabriel[28]

    During World War II, research conducted by US Army Brigadier General S.L.A. Marshall found that, on average, only 15% to 20% of American riflemen in WWII combat fired at the enemy.[16] In Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia, F.A. Lord notes that of the 27,574 discarded muskets found on the Gettysburg battlefield, nearly 90% were loaded, with 12,000 loaded more than once and 6,000 loaded 3 to 10 times. These studies suggest that most military personnel resist firing their weapons in combat, that – as some theorists argue – human beings have an inherent resistance to killing their fellow human beings.[16] Swank and Marchand’s WWII study found that after sixty days of continuous combat, 98% of all surviving military personnel will become psychiatric casualties. Psychiatric casualties manifest themselves in fatigue cases, confusional states, conversion hysteria, anxiety, obsessional and compulsive states, and character disorders.[16]

    One-tenth of mobilised American men were hospitalised for mental disturbances between 1942 and 1945, and after thirty-five days of uninterrupted combat, 98% of them manifested psychiatric disturbances in varying degrees.

    — 14–18: Understanding the Great War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Annette Becker[28]

    Additionally, it has been estimated that anywhere from 18% to 54% of Vietnam war veterans suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.[16]

    Based on 1860 census figures, 8% of all white American males aged 13 to 43 died in the American Civil War, including about 6% in the North and approximately 18% in the South.[47] The war remains the deadliest conflict in American history, resulting in the deaths of 620,000 military personnel. United States military casualties of war since 1775 have totaled over two million. Of the 60 million European military personnel who were mobilized in World War I, 8 million were killed, 7 million were permanently disabled, and 15 million were seriously injured.[48]

    It is estimated that between 1985 and 1994, 378,000 people per year died due to war.[52]

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) On AMERICAN VETERANS

    PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN DEALING WITH DESPONDENT VETERANS THAT THESE WAR FIGHTERS ARE SICK AND NEED TREATMENT — WE OWE THEM MUCH MORE THAN WE CAN GIVE SO AT LEAST PROVIDE THEM THAT COURTESY

    Nov 11, 2014

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    Trump to protesters: All lives matter | TheHill

    thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/…/271159-trump-to-protesters-alllivesmatter
    The Hill

    Feb 29, 2016 – “You’re going to hear it once,” Trump said, as the protesters kept shouting. “All … “All lives matter,” he repeated as his crowd cheered. Trump …

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    Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts

    May 28, 2012 By Christopher Klein

    Since 1868, Arlington National Cemetery has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations. As the United States honors its fallen military heroes, explore eight surprising facts about one of the most sacred pieces of ground in America.

    1. Arlington National Cemetery is located on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate.
      Days after resigning from the U.S. Army on April 20, 1861, to take command of Virginian forces in the Civil War, Robert E. Lee left the Arlington estate where he had married Mary Lee and lived for 30 years. He would never return. After Virginia seceded from the Union on May 23, 1861, Union troops crossed the Potomac River from the national capital and occupied the 200-acre property and house that been built by George Washington Parke Custis, Mary’s father and the step-grandson of George Washington. After Mary Lee, confined to a wheelchair, sent a representative instead of appearing personally to pay a $92.07 tax bill, the government seized the property in 1864. With Washington, D.C., teeming with dead soldiers and out of burial space, Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs formally proposed Arlington as the location of a new military cemetery. On May 13, 1864, 21-year-old Private William Christman of Pennsylvania, who had died of peritonitis, became the first military man buried at Arlington. To ensure the house would forever be uninhabitable for the Lees, Meigs directed graves to be placed as close to the mansion as possible, and in 1866 he ordered the remains of 2,111 unknown Civil War soldiers killed on battlefields near Washington, D.C., to be placed inside a vault in the Lees’ rose garden.
    2. A Supreme Court ruling in 1882 could have resulted in the exhumation of 17,000 graves.
      More than a decade after Lee’s death, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. government had seized his estate without due process and ordered it returned to his family in the same condition as when it was illegally confiscated. If followed, the ruling could have required the exhumation of all of Arlington’s dead, but instead Lee’s son officially sold the property to Congress for $150,000 in 1883.
    3. The cemetery hosted the first national Memorial Day commemoration in 1868.
      In 1868, General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed May 30 as Decoration Day “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.” The first national commemoration took place at Arlington on May 30, 1868, with General Ulysses S. Grant in attendance and General James Garfield as the featured speaker. Decoration Day was eventually renamed Memorial Day.
    4. Arlington is the only national cemetery to hold servicemen from every war in U.S. history.
      Although the first military burial at Arlington National Cemetery didn’t occur until 1864, the burial ground holds the remains of those who fought in every war since the Revolution. In 1892, soldiers killed in the Revolutionary War were reinterred from a Georgetown cemetery, and casualties from the War of 1812 have been reburied at Arlington as well.
    5. Three World War II enemy combatants are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
      Scattered among America’s honored dead are two Italian prisoners of war and one German prisoner of war captured during World War II. The three enemy combatants died in captivity in the Washington, D.C., area, and the Geneva Conventions required proper burials. With Arlington being the closest national cemetery, the men were buried there. In total, there are approximately 60 foreign nationals interred in Arlington, most being allied servicemen who perished in air disasters that included American soldiers.
    6. Nearly 4,000 former slaves are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
      After seizing Lee’s estate, the federal government set aside acreage to be a model community for emancipated, freed and fugitive slaves. Freedman’s Village included farmland, homes, a hospital, a school and a mess hall before shuttering in 1900. African-Americans who lived at the village were buried on the property, and their graves were incorporated into Section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery. Their headstones are inscribed with “citizen” or “civilian.”
    7. There may never be another addition to the Tomb of the Unknowns.
      Among the 5,000 unknowns entombed at Arlington are the unidentified remains of World War I, World War II and Korean War servicemen buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns. An unknown from the Vietnam War was entombed in 1984, but the remains were exhumed in 1998, positively identified by DNA testing as those of Air Force First Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie and reinterred at a military cemetery in Missouri. Advancements in DNA testing may mean that all future remains will be able to be positively identified and no future interments at the Tomb of the Unknowns will occur.
    8. Soldiers plant flags in front of every tombstone on Memorial Day weekend.
      On every Memorial Day weekend since 1948, troops in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment—the Army’s official ceremonial unit known as the “Old Guard”—have placed small American flags in front of all of Arlington’s tombstones. Each flag is planted precisely one foot in front of a grave marker and perfectly centered. This year, 1,700 soldiers participated in the tradition known as “Flags-In.” They planted approximately 220,000 flags on the Thursday evening before Memorial Day, and they will be removed at the holiday’s conclusion.

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    HOW HAS OBAMA’S  VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OF VA HOSPITALS HELPED  MILITARY VETERANS WITH MEDICAL TREATMENT,  PTSD AND TBI?

    OOPS…

    Veterans neglected for years in VA facility – CNNPolitics.com – CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2014/06/23/politics/veterans-care-va-report/
    CNN

    Jun 23, 2014 – Two veterans in a Veterans Affairs psychiatric facility languished for years without proper treatment, according to a scathing letter and report sent Monday to the White House by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, or OSC. … The report also slams the VA’s medical review agency, the …

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    How cops can help military veterans with PTSD and TBI – PoliceOne

    https://www.policeone.com/Officer…/7806915-How-cops-can-help-militar…

    Police One

    Nov 11, 2014 – Please remember when dealing with despondent veterans that these war fighters are sick and need … PTSD and suicide in law enforcement isn’t new to the thin blue line. … Video: Ariz. police shoot, kill armed carjacker.

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