Purim is just around the corner, and IDF soldiers break out into smiles when they get a gift basket from Connections Israel.
For $15 you can give a basket for one soldier. For $450 you can give an entire unit of 30 soldiers baskets.
CONNECTIONS ISRAEL PURIM 2018 PROJECT
Please consider this 501c3 charity in your giving.
OK, ok, so I’m late to the party. Life.
First, Happy Veterans Day. If you don’t develop some “dust in your eye” at this video, something’s wrong:
And second, Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corp:
I was watching this video and got sick to my stomach.
Two videos on this topic:
Full disclosure, I’m not much of a beer person – not really a drinker at all, actually. But on the basis of this ad, I’m switching on the (rare) occasions I drink beer. A company that so openly supports our soldiers has my business on that basis alone.
I’ve already posted about Memorial Day, and was going to leave it alone until next year, but then I saw this picture. In one picture it sums Memorial Day up.
Rest well, soldier. And my heart goes to the woman in the picture.
In Judaism we have a hope for those we love and respect: “May their names never be forgotten.”
And may we, both as individuals as well as a nation, never forget these incredible men and women either. For on the day we do, if we fall that far, we will no longer be worthy of being a nation.
Last week I posted my Memorial Day post – good thoughts, wrong date… somehow I had the date wrong mentally.
Thank you, from my generation, to all those who fought and died for this country.
I – we all – owe you.
On this day we remember soldiers who have passed – whether in active service, or in general. We owe them a debt we can never repay.
I’m the family genealogist. Strictly amateur but I’ve managed to discover some interesting things nonetheless. On the basis of my research I’ve joined the Sons of the American Revolution based on Benjamin Pearson, b. 15 Jul 1754, d. 6 Dec 1825. I am also the descendant of this man, Walter Hunt:
Walter Hunt was with General George Washington as he crossed the Delaware, shown in this famous picture:
Thanks to these men, two other ancestors whom I suspect – but have not gotten there yet! – were also Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as countless others I am free and living in the greatest, most exceptional country that has ever been.
May their names and deeds never be forgotten. And may all those who served our country and are no longer with us be similarly uplifted in our national, and in individual, memories.
Signing off for Shabbat.
THIS… is spirit! THIS… is morale! Am Yisrael chai! (Just read an interesting book that talked about wars – and that, very often, THE determining factor is not weapons, or technology, or numbers, but SPIRIT and MORALE and DETERMINATION.)
Popular Science article.
Go NAVY (which, if I’d joined the service, would have been my branch of choice).