On this strange Memorial Day 2009, with the first truly anti-American President as Commander-in-Chief, it helps to review a little history to keep things in perspective. Those are of course the US Marines on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, the first time an invader had ever raised its flag over Japanese soil.
These men, and those who cherish their memories, understood that our liberty was, and is, a precious, divine gift that we need to protect, with utmost violence, if necessary. And no foreign monster, nor his domestic fellow-traveller in the Oval Office, will ever be able to confuse us about that.
Thanks to all our soldiers, sailors and airmen and women who have and continue to protect our freedoms against all threats, foreign and domestic.