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The American Flag and PatriotismAfter the last presidential election and the surprise victory of Donald Trump, the students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts took down the flag on their campus. Someone burned an American flag.The flag be...
by Out of the Woods on Dec 16, 2016

Christmas Like a Soldier

Part of joining the military is placing yourself second to America. Her needs exceed yours. This Holiday Season, many of our own friends and family won’t be home in the warmth of family events. Watch these videos. Remember them… Jacqui Mu...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 13, 2016

A Soldier’s Christmas Poem

This is one of the most popular military Christmas poems I’ve seen. Here’s it’s history, from “A Soldier’s Silent Night”: “The true story is that while a Lance Corporal serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 11, 2016

Americans and Their Disturbing Priorities

George Bush and Dick Cheney started an illegal war that cost trillions of tax dollars, thousands of American lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives, destroyed the infrastructure of a country and left the Middle East in a state of perpetual vi...
by That's Going Too Far! on Aug 29, 2016

Plebe Parent Weekend is Past; Reform is Coming

update The physicality of plebe summer is over. Now that exercise moves to the brain. Reform is coming and classes will begin. You probably saw lots of videos of USNA’s weekend, but did you see West Point’s? Zoe wouldn’t consider an...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 15, 2016

July 25, 1968: Remember the Pueblo Entered National Lexicon

I post this every to remind Americans what happened 48 years ago. In January, 1968, the intelligence ship, the USS Pueblo, was captured by North Korea. Its crew was not released until December 23, 1968, after being tortured and beaten. Here’s a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 24, 2016

Be the Man in the Arena

The summer before high school freshman year is for introspection, decisions about where the path through high school leads. Wherever that is must be right for each student. It may be technical schools, community college, a job. Or the USNA. If a teen...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 16, 2016

Flag Day

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday. Enjoy this slideshow of flags I’v...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 13, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

I’m taking today, May 30, 2016, to honor our soldiers. Without their sacrifice, where would we be? Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval A...
by USNA or Bust on May 29, 2016

A Salute in Honor of Soldiers by Arhonda Luman

“Marry me,” he said, “Before, I have to leave for Nam.” Dressed in his army uniform, he was so good-looking, my knees knocked like an engine that had blown a gasket.  His blue eyes captured my attention, in hopes of trappin...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 29, 2016

Quote For The Week

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain (American author and humorist. 1835-1910) Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 24, 2016

Signs That You Fit a Military Lifestyle

If you wish you’d been part of this picture: If you can relate to this feeling: I got these two pictures from my Navy daughter who got them from friends who got them from…Filed under: Army, military lifestyle, navy...
by USNA or Bust on Apr 26, 2016

The Cult of New Zealand Infallible – healthy patriotism or sinister brainwashing?

Here’s a story from when I first moved to New Zealand. I’m interested to know what people think about it. Am I making something out of nothing, or is it representative of an underlying issue in Kiwi culture? First of all, let me say that I love N...
by POMS AWAY! on Apr 11, 2016

Relevance and Significance of National Symbols

The recent controversy around someone refusing to shout “Bharat Mata ki Jai” reminded me of an incident sometime back, when a family was reportedly harassed in a theater because they did not stand up for the national anthem. It is ba...
by Avalokanam on Mar 21, 2016

Muslims raise 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogan, write it with their blood in Gwalior

MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi's speech and later former MP Javed Akhtar's response to it, had led to a heated debate over chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' recently.Muslims in Gwalior gathered at the Phool Bagh chauraha, and wrote Bharat Mata ki Jai, with...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 21, 2016

The Republicans Could F@*K-Up A ___ Dream!

Pardon my French and fill-in the blank however you like but I was watching a news channel this morning that was discussing the 'rules' for a brokered convention!Brokered Convention?As I stood over my coffee discussing the increasing potential for the...
by The Political Commentator on Mar 18, 2016

Great Game of Right-wing: Testing patriotism of Indian Muslims, keeping them under constant attack, fascism getting mainstream in India

Congress and BJP came together to get legislator Waris Pathan expelled from Assembly.Millions of Muslims including schoolchildren daily chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen [MIM] leader had said that he won't say 'Bharat...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 17, 2016

Why We Serve

This is a letter from a fellow blogger and patriot, Yankee Sailor.He shares his thoughts on Why We Serve: An Open Letter to America’s “Best and Brightest” Posted by Yankee Sailor on 10Apr07. I am not a scholar or a baron of industry. Neither am...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 10, 2016

What is an American (in Case You Need to Find One)?

I got this email from a friend in Australia. THIS IS AWESOME To Kill an American Written by an Australian Dentist You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 6, 2016

Samuel Johnson Quotes – Famous Samuel Johnson Sayings, Quotations, Thoughts

We updates Samuel Johnson Quotes and Famous Samuel Johnson Sayings, Thoughts, Quotations with Pictures. Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, m...
by Suvichar Anmol Vachan on Feb 26, 2016


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