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Two Members Of Famed All-Black Tuskegee Airmen Die On Same Day January 12, 2015

Two Members Of Famed All-Black Tuskegee Airmen Die On Same Day.

 

Thank you: Armed Forces Day 2013 May 18, 2013

   

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Armed Forces Day and America’s vigil keepers

Armed Forces Day at wiki

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John Stewart Mill on war … November 29, 2010

 

#MilitaryMonday #SOT October 25, 2010

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IT IS THE SOLDIER October 18, 2010

 

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

 

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

 

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

 

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

 

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

 

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

 

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

 

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#MilitaryMonday

 

#MilitaryMonday October 4, 2010

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Happy Birthday America July 5, 2010

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Day of Freedom and Remembrance July 4, 2010

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Melting Pot

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Quotations

Man is the most composite of all creatures…. Well, as in the old burning of the Temple at Corinth, by the melting and intermixture of silver and gold and other metals a new compound more precious than any, called Corinthian brass, was formed; so in this continent,–asylum of all nations,–the energy of Irish, Germans, Swedes, Poles, and Cossacks, and all the European tribes,–of the Africans, and of the Polynesians,–will construct a new race, a new religion, a new state, a new literature, which will be as vigorous as the new Europe which came out of the smelting-pot of the Dark Ages, or that which earlier emerged from the Pelasgic and Etruscan barbarism.

——Ralph Waldo Emerson, journal entry, 1845, first published 1912 in Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson with Annotations, Vol. IIV, 116

 

No reverberatory effect of the great war has caused American public opinion more solicitude than the failure of the ‘melting-pot.’ The discovery of diverse nationalistic feelings among our great alien population has come to most people as an intense shock.

——Randolph Bourne, Trans-National America, in Atlantic Monthly, 118 (July 1916), 86-97

 

Blacks, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, etcetera, could not melt into the pot. They could be used as wood to produce the fire for the pot, but they could not be used as material to be melted into the pot.[21]

——Eduardo-Bonilla Silva, Race: The Power of an Illusion

 

 

 
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