Looking through 67 year old eyes, I am angered with the kids being encouraged to climb on the Nurses’ Memorial.
This family went to the Wall and the monuments for some reason. That reason should have been to explain why the monuments are important.
Finally, I would like to think that had I been there, I would have politely explained to the children and the parents what the monuments mean to us.
 March 26, 2015 at 9:07am
I live in Lincoln. Chambers has refused to apologize for his comments. He is an embarrassment to most Nebraskans but does represent his constituents in North Omaha.
March 26, 2015 at 8:48am
I recall some of the comments made about Bergdahl early on when he was considered a POW by most concerned Americans. Many, including myself, were outspoken about getting him released. Fast forward 3 years and he is being charged with desertion.
“No one left behind” is a promise made by the military and fellow soldiers. The USMC is renowned for this ethic. BAT 21 is the classic example of this promise. Regretfully, this does not always happen.
I think the trade was a bad deal but I am also pleased that no one was left behind even if they are a deserter. Now he can be charged and tried.
 March 23, 2015 at 12:04pm
Instant Karma’s gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev’ryone you meet
Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you’re ev’rywhere
Come and get your share
ISLI will kick the ****** out of you.
 March 19, 2015 at 2:45pm
So the councilman is saying: the food ban doesn’t work but we will continue to do it because we know better than you.
Bernie Parks is also the failed FORMER chief of the LAPD, he went on to the City Council to continue his screwing things up.
 March 19, 2015 at 2:28pm
I think anyone may be put off to learn that the weapon they purchase was used in a violent crime. Because of the crime not the gun. By blaming a gun for the violence, incorrectly places guilt on an inanimate object that can do nothing by itself except rust.
 March 19, 2015 at 8:59am
Actually, slapping the gun away is a good idea. It immediately takes your body out of the line of fire. You then can try to gain control of the situation and end the threat.
March 18, 2015 at 9:29am
Excellent idea. The name, battlefield and year reminds us what we fight for and that the line is unbroken.
March 18, 2015 at 8:51am
Another main stream Christian denomination has elected to cease being Christian. While they may claim to worship the One True God, they are now simply apostates and pagans.
 March 18, 2015 at 8:38am
These words are in the NY Times lexicon of approved words when describing an conservative.
 March 18, 2015 at 8:35am
An untrained idiot with a AK47 can still kill you.
March 17, 2015 at 1:50pm
Her opinion of Midwestern farmers and ranchers is important for what reason. WGAS
We have rescued 3 dogs over the past 25 years. I would encourage anyone who wants a dog to go this route.
Our first dog was a Malamute that wouldn’t pull a sled. She was slated to be put down. When we heard about this, we adopted Sam. Great dog. She was great guard dog. She never barked only growled when she heard a strange noise. We took her on a week long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area. A great time.
Maggie was a Lab mix who had been shot with bird shot because she wouldn’t hunt. She was an affectionate dog who hated loud noises.
Hanna is a beagle who had be caught in a snare trap at a dog breeding farm. My wife didn’t want another dog but caved in when she saw Hanna.
 March 12, 2015 at 3:23pm
In my den, my father’s flag (WWII, Korea, Vietnam) and my mother’s flag (WWII) are on the fireplace mantel. One day my flag will join them. I find nothing disrespectful or disgusting
 March 12, 2015 at 3:18pm
“it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips”. For a moment I was worried. Then it dawned on me handguns use magazines not clips. Must the a literacy challenged neighborhood that sells clips.
 March 12, 2015 at 9:45am
I seriously doubt that there is a Virginia law that prohibits the display of the American Flag in a courthouse. As the highest law enforcement official in the county, the sheriff should tell the judges to KMA
 March 12, 2015 at 9:14am
When I read Animal Farm in 1965 while in high school. I thought it was stupid. Little did I know that “all pigs are equal but some are more equal” is true. Liberal progressives and their head pigs are really real.
The English progressive and socialist Eric Arthur Blair, pen name George Orwell, saw trends of increased government power, and government encroachment on freedom during the 1920-30s. As a young man, Orwell believed conservatives would usher in totalitarianism and police states around the world. He feared this would happen in Britain. Instead, it happened in Germany through Hitler and the National SOCIALIST Party (NAZI), in Russia through Stalin and the COMMUNIST party, and in Italy via the National Fascist Party through Mussolini, previously a leader of the Italian SOCIALIST Party. After Orwell witnessed WWII, the formation of the Axis, and the events leading to WWII he wrote "1984" and "Animal Farm". These novels described a totalitarian world wherein governments control of every aspect of life; governments arrest, jail or execute citizens suspected of thinking politically incorrect thoughts; and governments completely rewrite history on a almost monthly basis to support their latest act. Orwell's novels also identified the creators of totalitarianism: socialists and communists. All this from a former practicing socialist.
I had the same thought. 4 legs good, two legs baaaaad.
 March 11, 2015 at 10:13am
My son currently serves in the Greatest Generation. All volunteer no draftees and 4 years of combat.
Wow, your father WWII & Korea & Viet Nam! I don't know if I've ever heard that, & I'm a mult-gen West Point US Army daughter w/ family as far back as mounted Cavalry & some forward switched from gray WP to blue Air Force, Air Nat'l Guard, Coast Guard, & one married into Navy heritage who went West Point. Bless you & your family for serving :)