this Memorial Day.

 

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This Memorial Day, please remember to thank the men & women who have fought for this country. The soldiers are the reason you can grill your hot dogs & wash them down with beer.

Some bellow, with profound arrogance & unbelievable stupidity (a prevalent combination today) “I’m American, get out of my country” “This is America, learn to speak English”.  Those who shout the loudest are usually the biggest cowards. So proud of being American, but in such an ugly, harmful & hateful way. Its so easy to be mean & ugly. Its much harder to respect your fellow American- no matter what they look like.

Here is the thing, if you love your country so much, put on a uniform & fight for it.

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These flags represent my children’s heritage. These are the countries their ancestors came from. Most of those people came to this country not knowing a word of English. I’m sure they were discriminated against, taken advantage of. These people went on to have children raised in America. And now every generation knowing less of the heroes that enabled them to be Americans in the first place. Perhaps people might think of their brave family members when they meet someone new to our country.  And show them kindness.

but i doubt it.

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Happy Memorial Day to all of America’s heroes.

 

 

 

 

16 Comments Add yours

  1. niasunset says:

    Happy 4th of July dear Amy, love, nia

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Nia! ~amy

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  2. Anabel Marsh says:

    Clever piece making an important point deceptively simply. Proud to see the Saltire in there!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much for reading it, Anabel! I’m glad you understood the saltire. I was afraid i wouldn’t be understood. It is really simple. ~amy

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  3. trentpmcd says:

    Nicely stated. Of course a lot of the people coming over the Mexican border are from Central America, but what you say is true enough. Like you I am an American Mutt, born of people from different lands, including some who reached these shores in the early 17th century.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I wrote it as ignorant as it sounds on the news & because that seems to be the whole idea behind immigration throughout America’s history. Yes? I think it would be really cool if everyone put their origins together, just once, to have everyone realize that everyone came from somewhere. My English great (?) came to Massachusetts in the 17th century too. Thanks for your comment, Trentpmcd. ~amy

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  4. But just like here in the U.K. nothing ever stops the ‘God of Retail’ for continuing its relentless journey of world domination! Enjoy the 4th.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Money rules, David. Greed…hopefully people won’t support these places during the holiday. Thank you for reading it. 🙂 ~amy

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  5. You are a true American.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so very much for that. That is how i see what American’s should remember! ~amy

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  6. Ditto the above, Happy Fourth!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much for reading it! Happy fourth to you & yours. ~amy

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  7. That there was some good preaching! 🙂 Peace!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      you made me laugh. Thank you for that. I was worried i would offend someone…i mean, i did offend everyone as the past did & I hoped that people understood why i did so. So thank you so much, Lilka, for letting me know i was understood. ~amy

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      1. That was a great post. You clearly made your point and it is a good point. I loved it!

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        I thank you again, Lilka! ~amy

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