Thursday, July 28, 2011

In Case You Ever Wondered....

What We Do:

Who We Do It For:

Welcome Home: 1-134 Cav and the 1167 BCS NE National Guard!
These are the Joyous Missions.
(Photos courtesy of David Buell.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WTH? Complaint Department entry for the week.

  The recent missions I have noticed an incredible number of people standing (at least they went that far), hands behind their backs or *GASP* on phones/cameras, or talking during our National Anthem. WTH?
  This while standing amongst our fighting heroes returning from war, who, by the way are standing at full attention in Uniform!. My fellow Riders are also standing for them at attention with our American flags (probably for the last hour or so). I mean COME ON! It's a simple gesture. Remove hat, place right hand over heart ! I have seen folks in casts, parents with a baby in their arms, disabled veterans, the elderly and the children, show their respect for the flag and the freedoms it stands for. Yet, here are perfectly healthy, undistracted individuals just too lazy? to perform a simple act of allegiance. It doesn't really take much effort on your part.

Even your president has learned to do it!  
Don't worry, it won't make you look stupid or silly. Butt, you sure will look silly with my size 10 1/2 steel toed work boot in your rear!
If you can not pledge yourself to this great nation of ours (faults and all) then get the H#LL out!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ALERT! The biggest crisis we may face this year!!

Just in time for the BLT season, it is reported that Bacon prices will rise to astonishing levels.  I suggest we begin a stock pile RIGHT NOW!  Refer to link:
Bacon prices on the rise!

I just can not fathom being unable to provide such an important food staple as Bacon to my family. Write your Congressmen/ women today and make them understand the importance of Bacon in our homes, our communities, and our American way of life!  This is an outrage and I for one will see to it that the madness is put to rest ASAP!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Yesterday we had the unfortunate honor to help lay to rest a young serviceman. This forever young 20 year old seemingly carried more baggage than he could handle and took his own life.  I don't know the whole situation, but it is a grave reminder that we as a nation, and individually, need to let our warriors know that we support them.  We need to support them when they are on the battlefield, but more importantly when they come home.  Not only have they faced demons in the field, but there are many awaiting them upon returning home. There is trying to return to civilian life, family life, jobs and for too many the financial 'wolf' knocking at the door.  A most infuriating fact is that many of our men (and women) may come home to an broken home.  Too many heroes have come home only to be greeted by nothing more than divorce papers and looming court battles. (biting tongue to rant no further)
It is OUR duty as American citizens to thank our military everyday for walking through Hell so that we may live in relative peace.  I was thinking just today while riding:  "A handshake and a Thank You wouldn't kill you, but what they do for you, just very well could kill them!"

Reminder to our veterans; There are many avenues for assistance, please utilize them and most importantly don't be afraid to ask for help, we will all find a way to get through it.  That's what America does best!