Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day


Especially with having lost an officer who served not only this city, but our country. Remember our veterans, past present and future.

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37 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always grateful. Always. We are so lucky to live in this country, despite the gripes and missteps.

Thanks to all who fought and made it possible.

And, thanks Dad; I know you were claustrophobic and that submarine duty was no picnic.

5/31/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From one Army Dog to all that have, are and will serve. Thank You. Hoooaa!!!

5/31/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless all of our Veterans!

5/31/2010 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 5 actually had a very good spot regarding WWII veterans, that brought more than a few tears to my eyes.

Many, many thanks to ALL the veterans and active duty personnel for keeping this country safe...and FREE!!

5/31/2010 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the men and women who died in foreign lands protecting this great nation. I thank you. To the men and women that abuse their freedom , shame on you.

5/31/2010 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

God bless all those in the armed services.

Without you our way of life as we know it simply wouldn't exist.

You're all in my prayers.

5/31/2010 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and beliefs we are eternally grateful--- it is armed men who stalk into the night looking for trouble that make the citizens feel safe in their beds---

5/31/2010 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you who have served, are serving or will serve:

God bless the American fighting man. Your service and sacrifice will never be taken for granted or forgotten.

Far too often, some seem to forget that freedom isn't free.

5/31/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea, Let's remember our current veterans. Hire them to fill the 2000 Officers short on CPD. That is a great way to pay them our respect. Why do we have to wait until they die. Oh I forgot DA Mayor is using the money for something else.

5/31/2010 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God Bless them all! God invented the serviceman (and woman)so police officers could have heroes!

5/31/2010 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless all those in the armed services and those who wait at home for them.

5/31/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless all veterans and current members of the armed forces

Thank you all for our freedom

God Bless the USA

5/31/2010 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have not already done so, please fly your flag today in memory of all out fallen heroes.

5/31/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Obama has a full day planned... a one on one basketball game & a vip seat at tonights Blackhawk game.

5/31/2010 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God watch over those serving and bless those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

May all of us, left, right, or middle never forget or appreciate all that has been sacrificed for us.

5/31/2010 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Working Man said...

Thanks to all who have and those who still serve! We have ALL of you to thank. Although we deal with constant B.S. on a regular basis, we still live in the GREATEST country, and it's because of our past and present military!
THANK YOU!

5/31/2010 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to my Mom and Dad for everything, but especially giving up 4 years of their new marriage in order to do their part to save the world. Their sacrifice on the homefront and in the Army Air Corp during WWII, along with millions of other Americans in our military and on the homefront, saved our country! Thank you Mom and Dad!

5/31/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Here is to everyone's
"Absent Comrades"..........




God Save the United States........

5/31/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at a veterans seminar about three weeks ago at UIC. Shortshanks was there and gave a rousing speech about how he supports the veterans of this country and how there was going to be a police and fire test this summer and that veterans will be given preferential points towards their scores. This is not rumor or hearsay, I stood there and listened to him tell several hundred veterans and volunteers that there was going to be a test this summer. I have yet to hear any announcement in the news about a test being given, nor have I seen any preparation for this event. Do you think he could have been lying?

5/31/2010 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to all who serve, have served, and have served and died for us and our country.

5/31/2010 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Army Spc. Jared Stanker.

You gave all so that we may live free.

5/31/2010 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the USA and all of her Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen.

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what they gave and continue to give!

5/31/2010 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did we all buy a poppie?

5/31/2010 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memorial Day has always had a solemn meaning for me. Sadly, for the vast majority of the population though, it's just an extra day off with a barbecue. Looks like Obama is part of that group with his decision to skip the memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. I watched the outstanding Kevin Bacon movie "Taking Chance" the other day. Brought me to tears. If you haven't seen it, by all means rent it or look for it on HBO. God bless our servicemen and women.

5/31/2010 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous OIF 1 Vet said...

R.I.P. SPC Brandon Ramsey, 933rd Military Police Co, Chicago IL. KIA Talil, Iraq, 08/08/03.

5/31/2010 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...you military heroes gave up all your tomorrows, so I can have mine.
Thank You.

5/31/2010 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Uncle Ed, for marching across Europe when you did at 20 years old with Gen. Patton's Army. rest in peace soldier, you did your duty and we live free because if it.

5/31/2010 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Obama was giving a speech at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary in Elwood, Illinois until the weather was so dangerous for spectators he had to cut it short. Afterwards- he stayed to meet with military families present - as he should have.

What did you do to honor our military today?

5/31/2010 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Obama has a full day planned... a one on one basketball game & a vip seat at tonights Blackhawk game.

5/31/2010 09:15:00 AM
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Yeah, his VIP seat is on the couch at the White House. He left Chicago this afternoon, goof.

Just feel free to make stuff up as you go along.

5/31/2010 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless America
God Damn its enemies
both here and abroad.

5/31/2010 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You to the Men & women that serve our Country and those who have in the past! You will always be in my prayers. Thank You! God Bless the Great USA!!!

5/31/2010 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this is what it's all about. THANKS, EVERYONE! Keep ridding the world of true evil.
"Al-Qaeda's third-ranking operative, an Egyptian who was a founding member of the
terrorist network and a key conduit to Osama bin Laden, has been killed in
Pakistan, according to a statement from al-Qaeda that U.S. intelligence
officials believe is accurate."

For more information, visit washingtonpost.com

5/31/2010 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the Aurora blog, Open line blog.com

If you can read this message thank a veteran.

If you can read this message thank a teacher.

A Veteran of Viet Nam, was wounded there worked at Catterpiller for ten years than joined the Aurora Police Dept for 30 years, retired and his Social Security is reduced for having a government pension which he paid for. Over 300 sponsors or co sponsors so they can go back to their Police, Fireman, and teachers and say I co sponsored your bill. Windfall is in committee and will die there.

Hang your head in shame

5/31/2010 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I never heard you speak of what happened to you in Vietnam it was very obvious, even when I was a little boy, it wasn't good. Thanks for everything dad, I miss you.

5/31/2010 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous West Suburban PD said...

I hope all of you celebrated Memorial Day yesterday. A fellow officer of mine went to a loud noise complaint and when the resident asked him to allow them to continue partying because it was a holiday, he told them "Ok, tell me what holiday it is and you can stay out here" The guy couldn't come up with an answer! Needless to say, his party got shut down right then and there. Jackass....

6/01/2010 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Obamao for Obamao said...

Actually Obama was giving a speech at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary in Elwood, Illinois until the weather was so dangerous for spectators he had to cut it short. Afterwards- he stayed to meet with military families present - as he should have.

What did you do to honor our military today?

5/31/2010 04:52:00 PM

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Yeah, big sacrifice. He couldn't be bothered to modify his personal vacation plans to actually lay a wreath at Arlington as real Presidents do, but he did take an hour out of his day to be catered to, driven a few miles out of the city on a closed interstate at high speed, driven back, and probably laugh in his limo about the stupid rubes that actually serve in uniform.

Get off his dick already, you're embarassing yourself.

Hope and Change...LOL. Right.

6/01/2010 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Suburban PD said...
I hope all of you celebrated Memorial Day yesterday. A fellow officer of mine went to a loud noise complaint and when the resident asked him to allow them to continue partying because it was a holiday, he told them "Ok, tell me what holiday it is and you can stay out here" The guy couldn't come up with an answer! Needless to say, his party got shut down right then and there. Jackass....

6/01/2010 11:21:00 AM


I asked a 21 year old high school graduate to name just one of the US Supreme Court Justices, just one. He could not do it. Not even one. Not even Clarence Thomas.

Public schooled.

6/02/2010 11:01:00 PM  

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