Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sarah and Goliath (Part 2)

By Robert Wiles

On March 30, 2011, I wrote a blog titled "Sarah and Goliath." I now feel compelled to add on to the first blog, thus the title "Sarah and Goliath (Part 2). As of this writing, I have read two articles that confirm the theories I wrote about in my first blog. You can read the articles here and here. I concur with the author of these writings and have myself written on the subject on several occasions. My First blog, "Why We Need Sarah To Succeed" outlines my theories regarding the Left's, Elites' and Media's efforts to besmirch Sarah. And their crusade continues today with as much vile and hatred as ever.

It has become evident to me that party affiliation has nothing to do with elitism, but power does, the power of control. If one doesn't follow certain "rules" that have been set up by the elite, you are anathema and you need to be destroyed. Sarah Palin does not follow the elite's rules; therefore, "Operation Destroy" has been enacted. For decades, we the people have been told what to do, what to believe in, who to vote for and how to think. The elites have ruled the roost for years. Who are these elites? I will described them as such: they are the ones that want your vote, your viewership, your alliance, but not your well being or individuality.

If we take a close look at Sarah Palin's history, there is no alliance between her and the elitist establishment at all. She is her own individual and stands firm on her values and principles. She refuses to be controlled by anyone on the Left or the Right. That doesn't set well with the powers that be. Sarah strongly believes in the Republican Party's planks and basic platform; unfortunately, some in the Party have moved away from these fundamental truths that have proven time and time again to be successful. Governor Palin has a strong "We The People" base, and this has caused a great fear in the upper echelon. With Sarah Palin in power, elitism will fail. Sarah vs. Goliath.

Goliath (elitism) lives in fear. They have never seen such an uprising of "the people" rallying around one person who isn't "of their kind." They fear who she talks to, who she cares about and who she gives her attention to: We The People. She doesn't need focus groups because she knows where her focus is...the people. So, why the false polling, false reporting, and hate and vile spewing? Ah! Yes, Sarah is not only for the people, she is also of the people. So, in fearing Sarah Palin, who do the elites really fear? You! In bashing and lying about Sarah Palin, they are really bashing and lying about you!

We are being told that Gov. Palin doesn't "abide by the rules." Whose rules may I ask? The rules of the elites? If they are waiting for Sarah to play by their rules, they have a mighty long wait. She's not going to do it. She's not going to do it in her life, her bus tour or her possible candidacy for President of The United States. Period. While we're on the subject of rules, let me ask a few questions. Whose rules put this Country's unemployment rate in the double digits? Whose rules have put the housing market in peril? Whose rules have put America in a debt crisis? Whose rules have put Americans at the highest peak ever on food stamps? I can go on and on, but I think you get the point. The "rules" of the elites just don't cut it anymore...and actually, never have.

So, it will no longer be Sarah and Goliath. It is now Sarah and David(s). We Americans are now "David" and we will help Sarah Palin restore this Nation to its former glory. When Sarah wins, we the people win. When Sarah succeeds, we the people succeed. We don't need to have a Yale or Harvard vocabulary. All we need to know is that our neighbors are unemployed and losing their homes to foreclosure. We have been promised by the Harvard and Yale educated folks that things are getting better, but if we look around, it won't take long to figure out that they are not. No, we don't need an elitist mentality or an elitist vocabulary, we need Sarah Palin!

Robert Wiles

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gov. Palin on Hannity: 3rd Party will rise if no GOP Restoration

A third party will rise up if the GOP continues to resist common-sense Constitutional conservatives who were swept into office in the 2010 mid-term elections, Governor Palin said to night in a three-segment interview with Sean Hannity from an undisclosed location likely in New Hampshire.

She said the GOP has strong planks but "needs to get its stuff together." A third party could split the conservative vote, resulting in another four years of Obama. Gov. Palin predicted dire consequences if Obama were to be re-elected: "We cannot have four more years of Obama...the nation will go bankrupt, and we won't have a friend in the world," because he will have angered all our allies.

Gov. Palin said she has great respect for the Ryan plan and that Obama is lying about it cutting Medicare, and leaving those with autism and Down Syndrome to their own devices. To the contrary, the Ryan Plan saves Medicare, Gov. Palin said. On our current economic path, Medicare would cease to exist at all, because a bankrupt nation would not be able to fund the program. Obama also cut Medicare when ObamaCare was enacted into law.

When questioned about her Presidential aspirations, Gov. Palin said "I love my freedom and individualism. You don't need a title to effect change." She dismissed as sensationalistic media coverage over her statement that Romney would face challenges because of the mandates associated with RomneyCare.

On Donald Trump, Gov. Palin had met him prior to the bus tour and she admires him for his business acumen, being a non-politician, and holding Obama accountable for things like the birth certificate.

"We should find inspiration in all these candidates, they all have their strengths," she said. But, Gov. Palin said, "shared values are not enough." She fears that many of the 2012 hopefuls will "not be aggressive enough," giving in to fear and political correctness. "We need a fundamental restoration of America," Gov. Palin said emphasizing the theme that underpinned her Northeast bus tour.

On MSNBC's accusation that the bus tour violated US Flag Code by using a flag to advertize, Gov. Palin said, "What a goof! ...What a joke! [The MSNBC reporter] has no clues what the laws are." She said the "this week of touring was one of the best weeks of my life, meeting with wonderful Americans," and spending time with her family.

On 2012, Gov. Palin said she would not be running a traditional campaign and never has. A decision on whether she will run is weeks away.

Sarah Palin on Hannity retrieved from Fox News.

Palin: 'I Have Hope We Can Turn Things Around' retrieved from Fox News.

"Is She Running?" retrieved from Fox News.

Men and women of the National Park Service and Foundation

I wanted to say a special thank you to the men and women of the National Park Service and Foundation. America's most historic and naturally beautiful places are adoringly cared for by these public servants. And they are absolutely some of the finest people you will ever meet.

Thanks to all of you, our national treasures are in very good hands.

-- Sarah Palin

As published at SarahPAC: Men and women of the National Park Service and Foundation

Golden Egg Breakfast - Portsmouth, NH - 6/3/11

As published at SarahPAC: Golden Egg Breakfast - Portsmouth, NH - 6/3/11

Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative - Seabrook, NH - 6/2/11

As published at SarahPAC: Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative - Seabrook, NH - 6/2/11

A Special Interest Group That Should Support Sarah Palin

-from Patrick's World USA

You hear it all the time. Sarah Palin marches to the beat of her own drummer. She is beholden to no one. Yet, there is one core special interest group that should be ponying up money for her campaign in a hurry. Yes, there is a group of people in this country who would have their self interests completely and unabashedly fulfilled by a Palin presidency and a Tea Party Congress. You might want to start calling lobbying firms because chances are you are in that group.

People who fall into this group will have to do what members of all special interest groups have to do: gain favor in Washington. It all sounds so dirty. Industries have always lobbied Washington to open (or in some cases manipulate) the market. Why? Our so called “free enterprise” system is regulated by pages upon pages of law. Any time an industry wants to open a plant (think EPA) or market a product (think FDA), the government becomes part of that decision.

There are actual cases where children have had to shut down lemonade stands because they didn’t have a license or governmental approval to set up their stand at a particular location. A few campaign contributions to a pro-lemonade stand candidate and maybe greasing a licensing board member or two could have fixed that. Considering that government is so heavily involved in everything from the lemonade stand on up, it's surprising that people would even be shocked when they hear about sweetheart deals being cut in the halls of Congress.

The special interest group I am speaking of is "the American citizen." If you belong in this special interest group, chances are your lemonade stand is not in compliance. The guy down the block who owns a convenience store that sells lemonade knows all the right people in all the right places. And, because he pays more in taxes to the government, they will side with him over your little lemonade stand every time. The law, as written by the candidate the convenience store owner contributed to and the lobbyist who he met for lunch, says you can’t put your lemonade stand there.

Think about how long ago the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" was made and you'll understand how long Americans have felt the frustration. For nearly a century, the little guy (who happens to be part of the overwhelming majority of Americans) has operated on the premise “you can’t beat city hall.”

But this premise is no longer being accepted. The sheep have actually woken up and are now beginning to believe that they can change things. This is not a Utopian pipe dream. This is millions upon millions of people finally figuring out together that we have been screwed by our government, lied to by our media and convinced we can’t be successful by our culture and the constant beatings we take in day to day life.

"It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government," Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address.

People used to think that when something went wrong that the government needed to pass a law to fix it. But after having passed so many laws, the tangled web we weave creates scores of new problems and leaves the original problem masked or buried in perceived correction. The cure is worse than the disease.

Government regulation has become a cancer that has spread throughout our free enterprise system. It now threatens to shut off our most vital organs: our financial institutions, our industry and our energy sector.

Unless the government is reigned in by someone who believes the market should decide whether or not your lemonade stand survives and is willing to seriously slash the size and scope of the government, our free market system will die a slow and painful death.

Liberals and statists will decry this idea. They fear that left to our own devices, we will be greedy and corrupt. Apparently, they missed the part about how big government as it exists today is already greedy and corrupt. Our Founders did not envision a nation run by bureaucrats. They didn’t create the Department of Health and Human Services or the Education Department. They didn’t create the EPA or the FDA.

Fear not, those who misunderstand our position as anarchistic. There is something called the Attorney General’s office. It’s job is to prosecute fraud. There is something called the court system to resolve disputes. And, there are things called Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau and the Internet to spread the word when someone or some business acts unscrupulously. You don’t need a bureaucrat to impede hundreds of businesses because of a few bad apples. We just need the market and the rule of law to weed them out.

The free enterprise system is not the economic Wild West liberals want you to think it is. When people make a lot of money, it means they hire people. Those people no longer need to be on welfare or food stamps. When individuals can better themselves economically by gaining experience in their industries and by providing goods and services to others, the good of the society is perpetuated at a much lower cost than by which government can do it. When people run into hard times, safety nets that don’t become permanent drains of taxpayer dollars are there for them. It’s a lot easier to get out from under when there is an up to go than when there is no up to go.

When people become more self sufficient and more self-regulating, they can govern themselves from the bottom up. Move our society and culture in this direction and the need for big federal government and cookie cutter bureaucracies is seriously and significantly reduced. Many of our businesses don’t rely on trillions of dollars taken by force from the people. If they did, they would become bloated and inefficient. They would eventually fail or they would be shut down. Think about this. If the financial company that you had your retirement plan was run like social security, they’d be shut down for being a ponzi scheme.

Imagine a business environment where businesses popped up everywhere in the manufacturing and energy sectors. Collateral businesses such as construction companies, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, delis and clothing stores would grow around the bigger industries as they developed. The big trees shade the nice lawn.

Redistribution of wealth, “compassionate” government and punishing those who have more than you do doesn’t work. History has proven this. Our country is on the brink of failure because of this.

We could have jobs and economic growth tomorrow if we fix our tax system and our entitlement programs, allow businesses and people to keep more of what they make, stop impeding the growth of our industries with cobwebs of regulations and drill, baby, drill.

Sarah Palin can make all of this happen. If these things are in your best interest, you should be supporting her.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old North Church, Paul Revere House and Bunker Hill - Boston, MA - 6/2/11


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Sarah Alone Isn't Enough. . .

With 3,074,560+ fans on Facebook, with crowds flocking her every move, it is undeniable that Sarah Palin attracts those who share her values of a “commonsense constitutional conservative.”  She also attracts the curious and those who are waiting for any word they can misconstrue to misrepresent her to the public.

Why the crowds?  It is simple.  Sarah Palin resonates with PEOPLE. Obama resonates with the MEDIA.

When you hear Sarah speak in public it is magic, just like it was with Reagan. She touches your heart. It is like she is talking just to you.  She says the things you believe and she says them with true passion.  She loves our country, she loves our military and she wants our country to thrive again, to be number-one in the world again.  She makes you believe it is possible, that it will happen.

As she travels the country on her bus, she will talk to hundreds of real PEOPLE and she will have that same affect on them. As she does, they will want to know the truth about her, not the lies the media has perpetrated.  From where will that truth come?  This is why Sarah is simply not enough.  She doesn’t have the advantage of an adoring media.  Instead, she needs us.  That truth will come from us.

It is our responsibility as citizens to BECOME the media. We must take it upon ourselves to educate those around us by whatever means we have been given.  When people say “she can’t be elected,” don’t agree and don’t give up.  Instead, ask “Why?” When you get that “deer in the headlights” look,  educate them as to just why she CAN (and will) be elected.

When people present a “problem” the media has touted about Sarah Palin, be ready to counter it with the truth, and don’t be apologetic! Don’t be wishy-washy! Speak boldly!  Speak confidently!  Speak it over and over again! Speak the truth wherever lies, doubts and questions abound.  Your friends will trust you more than they trust the unknown media.

Your belief, your confidence, your authority will give them hope, will give them inspiration, will give them belief! 

We ARE the media today! We ARE Sarah’s Media! 

Freedom Trail

It's a sunny day in Boston but our thoughts are still with those affected by yesterday's storm, which ripped through the western part of the state.

There's so much history here. It’s amazing how much of our nation’s history can be found in just two and a half miles on the Freedom Trail.

We visited some of the cradles of American freedom today - Old North Church, Paul Revere's home, Bunker Hill - and met many patriots young and old. We met Augie Parziale and his family who took us through the family business. Their bakery has been in business for more than 100 years and going strong because of hard work and determination to fight through the government's sea of red tape.

Walking in the footsteps of the Sons of Liberty is an extraordinary experience. The history of the rebellion and the republic lives on in these hallowed grounds. These sights are living symbols of our past that remind us to work towards a brighter future.

On to the Granite State!

- Sarah Palin

As published at SarahPAC: Freedom Trail

Residents Hit Hard in Massachusetts

Drove through the rough weather last night in Massachusetts, hoping folks are safe this morning as residents survey the aftermath. Our prayers are with the victims of yesterday's twisters and all those who are faced with what may seem insurmountable rebuilding challenges. The damage we saw was shocking.

It was an honor to meet great MA residents as we pulled off I-91, heard their concerns and hopes for their state and country, and shared their appreciation for the East Coast's inspiring history. We handed out copies of the Constitution and asked that they help explain our nation's blueprint to their children. I was happy to be invited to call in to local radio station WTIC to talk about our nation's foundation and our victories, respecting the blessings a child provides - including our most special kids with special needs, and impressive UConn basketball programs.

Obviously in these parts the storm's widespread damage is the focus today. May these resilient MA residents find strength to move forward. God bless them.

- Sarah Palin

As published at SarahPAC: Residents Hit Hard in Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ellis Island and Liberty Island - New York 6/1/11

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As published at SarahPAC: Ellis Island and Liberty Island - New York 6/1/11

Amazing Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

What a wonderful day to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

Seeing all the young students on field trips - and generations of families visiting as one - I was reminded of a Ronald Reagan speech from Liberty State Park in September 1980. He spoke of the Americans who passed through Ellis Island and whose first glimpse of their adopted country was the grand statue in New York’s harbor. He talked about our shared values and the common thread of the American dream across an endless mix of backgrounds.

And I was struck by the many visitors from overseas who were drawn to this place, not merely for its aesthetic beauty but also as a symbol for freedom and liberty.

Ellis Island and Liberty Island truly endure as lasting beacons of hope and the opportunity to live an American dream. Lady Liberty is the symbol of unity and friendship we have with other freedom-loving nations. It's also a "warning" of sorts, as France encouraged us to keep democracy alive as the recipient of this gift... basically telling us not to blow it. Thank you for this reminder, France!

Now on to visit colleagues at the FOX studios.

- Sarah Palin

As published at SarahPAC: Amazing Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

-crossposted from Patrick's World USA

The rumors of Sarah Palin’s political death have been greatly exaggerated. For nearly three years now, we have heard media pundit after media pundit tell us that she was not intelligent enough, not popular enough and not serious enough to be president. Reporters, columnists and pundits have written thousands of columns, spent countless hours on TV and cable news programs and have talked themselves hoarse at cocktail parties trying to convince us that Sarah Palin was a flash in the pan, and that she was done. Yet the wheels keep turning.

This is a story about someone who once “drove” the Alaska state bus, which had its tires flattened by bloggers and frivolous ethics complainants. This is a tale of a woman who rode on the McCain bus only to be quickly thrown under it following his loss to Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. Now she has her own bus.

When Sarah Palin was nominated for the Republican vice presidential spot, the Obama campaign, the DNC and the media set out to destroy her. As Monica Crowley has said, “Sarah Palin represents an existential threat to liberalism.” Therefore she had to be stopped at all costs. Day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year, the media poked her, lied about her and demanded that she sit down and shut up.

These great intellectuals of the written word were the self-anointed formulators of the processes that all politicians would have to adhere to if they wanted to get elected to higher office. Only those with sophistication, an open mind toward moral and social relativism need apply. Only those who would prostrate themselves before the altar of the new world order, the green movement, the pro-choice movement and the intellectual engineers of all the people living life in a peaceful Utopia, would curry great favor and live protected lives where power would be theirs provided that they “divvy up with the boys.”

Then she came along.

You can imagine the sweat on the brows of those who feverishly sent messages back and forth to each other on the Journolist listserv. You could just imagine the Obama campaign operatives calling emergency meetings. Even the awkward political threesome between moderate Democrats, moderate Republicans and lobbyists was suddenly under just as much of a direct threat as liberalism was. The Republican establishment, long part of that game, didn’t see her as their meal ticket to political domination. Instead of standing up and backing a fellow Republican, they locked the doors and hid the skeletons deep in their closets. They saw that the days of the merchants peddling their wares in the Temple were about to end.

You don't hear people using the phrase “you can’t beat city hall” much anymore. You can thank the Tea Party for this. This once silent majority who stayed home and just took it, now have a voice. They are members of the non-privileged class that makes up a majority of the citizenry, yet were once unable to fight power, money and corruption in a political system that took our country from Great Depression to Great Recession without lining a single pocket but those of their own.

It is as comforting to citizens who long for the days of Morning in America as it is discomforting for those in both political machines to know that there is someone out there with the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington attitude and that there is strength in numbers in a movement known as the Tea Party.

How symbolically ironic it is that the press which once demanded that Sarah Palin bow before it or take on the slings and arrows of smear, lies and innuendo now chases her, reduced to being called paparazzi - a description beneath their fragile egotistical view of themselves.

Palin once dodged the bullets of the media, her name dragged through the mud and her governorship destroyed by a concerted effort of those who could not tolerate anything less than an Armani suit with a good pedigree to lead them, or at least do their dirty bidding for them.

How ironic it is that Sarah Palin once called on the press to treat her fairly and to "stop making things up" and now the press is complaining that she's not treating them fairly. She has turned these once powerful elites into Monty Python's flying circus.

The Republicans have good candidates. But the choice here is between candidates who can run the country properly and one who can bring the country back to greatness again. The choice here is to nominate the lesser of two evils and vote for them against Obama or to nominate someone who has not only taken on and taken down the political establishment in her own state, but who now poises herself to do the same for the rest of the country. We can stop Obama by voting for someone who can return to business as usual or we can stop Obama by voting for someone who can restore this thing and bring it back to being the shining city it was meant to be.

If there is any indication as to who can take one term to get it straight and two terms to make it great, just look at the $12 billion surplus that Alaska runs today. Just look at how many jobs, direct and collateral, that can be created by unleashing America's industrial giant and by opening up oil and gas exploration and resource development here at home. Imagine the prosperity that would be created by a truly free market that rewards producers when we bring it back in place of the current crony capitalist-socialist hybrid system that currently punishes success and subsidizes failure.

The media may have led you to believe otherwise. But the wheels on Sarah Palin's bus continue to roll. If we let that bus go all the way, we will some day look back on this nightmare and thank God it's over. She can lead us to the days ahead where we can feel that same pride and experience that same prosperity as we did the last time someone in America took on the establishment and won.

Listen to Patrick's World USA on Blogtalk Radio Tonight at 11pm ET, 8pm PT. Adrienne Ross of Motivation:Truth is my guest. We will talk about her Frank Bailey busting interview with Tara Jollie, a former Palin staffer. We will also talk about Palin's bus tour. A week from this Wednesday, Jedediah Bila will be my guest.

Liberty Island - New York 6/1/11


Good morning! It's Fleet Week here in NYC and I've had the honor of meeting many Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. Thanks to all for their service. Have a great time in the City.

Enjoyed some great NY pizza with Donald Trump and his wife last night in a nice quiet setting, Times Square.

We're getting ready to fire up the bus for another beautiful day talking to Americans about the foundations of our great nation. Check back in throughout the day.

As published at SarahPAC: Liberty Island - New York 6/1/11

O4P CA; Run, Sarah RUN!

Thank you Organize4Palin (O4P) CA volunteer: Val for making this new Run Sarah Run image!

Now it's your turn to get involved. Grab some paper, pens, and a camera & get creative!

Let's encourage Sarah Palin to run for President.

The LSM seems to have moved on from attack mode, to ignore mode, to misquote mode, to downplay mode, to...well, it's hard to keep up with all the caca the LSM keeps slinging at the one candidate who dares to hold Obama accountable.

Everyone is against Sarah Palin....Except...the people. (didn't some famous politician in Canada or France say that?)

Show your support!

Make your own Run, Sarah RUN picture and email them to:

Now is the time to get mobilized, get creative, think outside the box, and get things done.

The media is not gonna pick our candidate for us this time.

Mother of five.

Co-owner, family commercial fishing business.

Pro-Life, Pro-Gun Rights, Pro-States Rights, Pro-Military, Pro-America.

Town Councilwoman, Mayor, Governor.

President of Alaska's Conference of Mayors.

Chair, Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Independence Hall - Philadelphia, PA 5/31/11

As published at SarahPAC: Independence Hall - Philadelphia, PA 5/31/11

Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, PA 5/31/11

As published at SarahPAC: Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, PA 5/31/11

Your Memorial Day Photos

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate America and our vets by sending us photos of your family or community celebrating Memorial Day weekend. We've posted below a handful of the many great photos sent to us.

John B went up a mountain to show his support: "Mount POW/MIA is a mountain that was dedicated in November of 1999 to any military personnel that have ever been determined as a Prisoner of War or been Missing In Action. This mountain can easily be seen from the Matanuska-Susitna Veterans Memorial...At the summit there is a POW/MIA flag, register, and plaque dedicated to James Wesley Widdis, Jr. Northwest of the summit, about 100 feet, if there is little or no snow, is a picnic table for picnicking pleasure."


Andrew S: "My dog Guinness at Williamsburg, VA. He is ready to fight for our freedom."

Bob K: "This pictures is from our Memorial Day services at the town park in Sardinia, NY."

Carole A: "Attached photo is from Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida, Memorial Day Service."


Catherine B: "Taken at our town's Memorial day parade in Hudson, New Hampshire. Many of the young people of our very small community showed up and marched proudly with this piece of life changing history. These kids are Jr. ROTC, who proudly participate in many community events."

David C at Rolling Thunder in Washington, DC.

Picture of Don B's son Jeremy, who is currently serving in Iraq. Don says of this photo: “Freedom: Brought to you Courtesy of Brave Americans, Past, Present and Future, … GOD Willing.”

Elisha C used Memorial Day weekend to reflect on her service to our country: "My name is Elisha and I currently live in Omaha, NE. The photo I am sending is one I took today of my Air Force uniform hanging on the back of a chair, with a picture of an eagle with a flag hanging on the wall in the background. I have been in the military for almost six years now, and in just a month, I will be separated and no longer wearing this uniform. I am proud to have called myself an Airman in the USAF and am thankful for those who served before me, with me, and those who will serve after me."

From Fred and Lois S

Karen A: "Snapshot of my littlest ones having fun with sparklers in their grandparents' garden this Memorial Day. My son has been especially interested in the flag after we attended a minor league ball game this past week. Taking his ball cap off, watching the flag, and hearing the words to the Star-Spangled Banner opened the door to a great discussion about how our country remains free today."

Kathleen O: "These photos were taken in Tradition, St. Lucie County, Florida. The display is called "Take Time to Honor". Volunteers put up Crosses and Stars of David for every man and woman who gave their lives in service to the United States of America so that we would remain free."

Lori H: "My daugther after greeting the soldiers at DFW airport."

Monica C: "This is how our son Jaime has chosen to serve Memorial Day…….fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan. So very proud of him!"

Robert S: "From New Orleans at the NASA base. Working hard on this Memorial Day! Proud to be an American."

Yvonne J: "Memorial Day Service, Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia."

As published at SarahPAC: Your Memorial Day Photos