Today I am going to keep it short and sweet.
I am proud to be an American. I have served my country, giving 5 years duty in the U.S. Navy.
Today I want to honor those who served and gave their all. Some came home, some didn't. I was one of the lucky ones to survive - I gave my best; my friend, Jerry, he gave his all.
He never got to enjoy the rest of his life. He was only nineteen.
Today I am in disgust as teenagers think it is cute to stand on the American flag or burn it. I watch foreigners come to this country and demand we change things to make their life comfortable as it was in their homeland.
To them I say:
If you don't like America, even if you were "forced" to be born in this country - I'm sure there are other places you can go to get away from the lifestyle Jerry gave his life for you to have. If you don't want it, leave.
To the foreigners who came to America in search of a new life. If your old ways are so great, go back home. Your motherland will accept you and it will be the way you want.
This is America. We've spent over 200 years getting it to where it was in 1976 and in the last 25 years, I've watched it deteriorate into a fearful nation. We are afraid we will offend.
I learned English in school. My grandfather came from Ireland and spoke Gaelic. He learned English. Many others of my forefathers came from other European countries and when they arrived in the wonderful land of America, in tears, they were glad to escape the old life. They adopted the new ways and they happily learned English - to be American. They were proud.
To those who don't respect my service to my country or see no reason to honor my friend, Jerry, or any of my other friends who lost parts of their body for your right to live in America... LEAVE.
Trust me, America will survive without you. In fact, it will be better. Take your ugly asses out of MY country. I have no use for you since you obviously have no use for America other than to destroy it.
It is time for Americans, true Americans, to stand up and say: Enough is enough.
Take the time to honor those who can't be with us today. This is Memorial Day - we honor those who gave their all. It isn't about having a picnic or family get-together. It is about your freedom and the price paid for it. Don't be so quick to throw it away.
To those who served, I honor you. To those who died, I thank you for your all you gave.
I am an American and I shall wave Old Glory until I die.
Until next I ramble on...