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Memorial Day Event! Terrific Turnout… Somber Moments


 

I had a great day today with my family and 1700 other Americans honoring our fallen heroes. We were regaled with an amazing color guard ceremony. Then Lou Galterio did an amazing job of singing our National Anthem which brought me to tears. The speeches were great, even Congressman Klein attempted some patriotic words… (huh?)

However the rest was very heartfelt. Wellington High School kids did a great job with the music. Also, the Girl Scouts with the help of some South Florida 912 kids handed out water bottles. 🙂

There were a few moments that just tore me up, one was where a man was walking by with a picture of his brother who had died. He told me he had just come from his grave. I went up to him and hugged him and thanked him for his family’s service. He really appreciated it. I saw many families gathering together, huddled around grave stones. I stood with pride while my children, who from early on, were taught by my husband to thank service men and women for their service.

 

Finally, at the end of all the festivities in this day of remembrance, the wreath was laid down at its final spot next to a young man who was the most recent American brought home to our National Cemetary. He was just 25 years old and he died in Afghanistan in action. The heart shaped out of shells in the sand just undid me.

The 912 turnout was great I was so proud to see so many of us there to honor the fallen heroes. Thanks to all who came to honor them. Thank You to those who gave all…

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One Response to “Memorial Day Event! Terrific Turnout… Somber Moments”
  1. James Jacobs says:

    Dear Friends
    The blowout prevent-er is the problem it is broken. It is one mile or 5280 feet down on the sea floor.

    FOX is not reporting the whole story. And none of the other news agency has a clue.
    Little tidbits which FOX has reported that did not make it into my two previous articles are compiled here with additions.

    Ask yourself one question. HOW DID IT GET THERE? The Answer is they put it there.

    How, it is 1 mile down? I did not say easy!

    Well they did not just kick this blow-out preventer off the boat. They took it down and bolted it to the oil well.

    Ever watch the John Wayne movie about fighting oil well fires? John just bolted new ones on after the fires were put out, every time.

    The answer to that is they have manned mini subs and a device called the ALVIN which goes 1,000 feet deep. Or other unmanned devices that can perform many duties at greater depths.

    Other wise there would be no blowout device now on the sea floor.

    The ALVIN is a hard suit designed for deep water. Someone was there once.

    Unbolt the defective one and put a new one on. Just like mechanics would put a new water pump on a car. but more difficult.

    And I believe this whole story is being cleverly steered to protect BP.

    Remember the story, one of the roughnecks who survived the burning Rig Fire?

    1 Remember he said one of his fellow roughnecks had a hand full of rubber gasket pulled up from the oil well? From the Damaged blowout preventer.

    2 Remember the rig leader said that’s no big deal and is of little consequence. WELL as it turned out was a very big deal!

    3 Remember the story they were using seawater instead of drilling mud. This to is a big deal!
    4 Remember on day two of this disaster Obama signed a federal waiver to protect BP’s liability.
    5 Remember as reported BP went to MMS; and also got an ok to proceed. Using seawater instead of drilling mud, this mud is heavier than seawater, is used to keep volatile gases down in the drill stem preventing explosive eruption.

    6 Remember BP gave Obama of more than one million dollars for his election. It is now payback time. That’s payola if ever I saw it.

    7 Remember all the rig hands had to sign a non discloser agreement before they were allowed to go home.

    All oil wells are drilled on a bet. After much seismic investigation the bet is we will strike oil! And make lots of money!

    Now the question was how can we save money and still come up a winner?

    Skip some steps.
    (1), (2), (3) Which allowed methane gases to escape uncontrolled, under the rig. That caught fire, burned and sank the oil rig.

    And is now the rough necks word against BP’s sorry chap but he will never see another oil field job!

    Most of this evidence is now gone and can not (will not) be recovered for any investigation. Without recovery of the blowout preventer the truth will never come out.

    I believe, the less they do to stop this disaster the more the disaster becomes the issue.

    The clever slight of hand is to make timid attempts to stop the gusher until; the story is the damage all this oil is causing, not the cause.

    Look how much this story affects both jobs the environment and our economy.

    What did he know and when did he know it? Remember BP gave lots of money to the Obama campaign!

    With only the 3 facts enumerated above I believe a criminal investigation into this matter should be held both BP and Obama are at fault here.

    I also believe both BP and Obama are using this to a perceived advantage!

    Thus inflating the time and costs would be beneficial to their cause, and BP will get many more tax Wight off’s.

    I believe some body criminally is, either is preventing or helping BP doing all that is right. Or as I believe BP and Obama are using slight of hand to protect BP from any liability.

    This oil on the surface is a better diversion to the real cause of this disaster, they believe!

    Any way this only reason BP and Obama have only made token moves to cap the well is this!

    Once they inject the blowout preventer with concrete and cap the well, the pressure is off to some thing. They believe this will stop any investigation into this disaster.

    Because as they believe the evidence is destroyed, and no further inquiry will be forthcoming. Forensics can flush out the truth and lead to a conviction along these lines.

    I believe if The American People attention is redirected back to the facts America will react to this unfavorably.

    Remember Obama has been there since day one!

    Have you seen even one skimmer out in the Gulf of Mexico? No way that would be, a GREAT BIG NEWS ARTICLE, the people would endorse.

    Instead all we see is people fiddling on the beach in has mat suits. And they have removed the locals from performing any cleanup at sea!

    We have seen a few oil booms but no skimmers.
    And now the story is all news photographers must get and clear the pictures and stories through BP.

    OIL IS MUCH EASER TO REMOVE FROM WATER THAN SAND ROCK OR MARSHES YET AFTER FIVE WEEKS THEY ARE STILL STANDING ON THE SHORE.

    Get your arses at sea. There are many thousands of skimmers available nation wide if they would use them. Just because the skimmers were not built for the sea does not mean these could not be commandeered and put on barges.

    And it is now the rough necks word against BP’s, sorry chap but you will never see another oil field job!

    Demand from your legislators a criminal investigation be brought against BP and Obama, their handling of this disaster.

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