Special Issue – MAY – Military Appreciation Month — Pacific Paratrooper



May, marked officially as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for both those in and out of the military. Not only do we pause on Memorial Day to remember the sacrifice and service of those who gave all, but the month also holds several other military anniversaries and events, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces day. MILITARY […]

via Special Issue – MAY – Military Appreciation Month — Pacific Paratrooper


Let us never forget the brave men and women who sacrificed so much so that we could live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.


Not just on Memorial Day but every day in between, we owe our brothers and sisters a debt of gratitude. So I say, to our dear friend Smitty and all the other brave Americans who sacrifice for us, THANK YOU.


God Bless you and God Bless the United States of America

11 thoughts on “Special Issue – MAY – Military Appreciation Month — Pacific Paratrooper

    1. Worse than that, some people only believe Memorial Day just signifies the beginning of summer. I’ve always been bothered by that. We must never forget the price of freedom and the lifestyle we hold so dear was paid in blood, sweat and tears.

      However, many more know what the holiday truely means and celebrate it as such.

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      1. Me too and I was never in the military nor was anyone in my immediate family. It’s a respect thing. I think sometimes we forget until we have a horrible event like 911 for reality to slap us in the face. But, it’s people like yourself that helps others to remember and more importantly respect and understand.

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      2. I really do appreciate and enjoy your blog. Not just because I am a huge U.S. history buff but because you say something that needs to be said. I guess we can be happy our kids don’t have to live with the fear of the Cold War over their heads or (I don’t know how old you are) maybe the chaos and fear of Vietnam.

        So I guess it’s a good thing they don’t have to live with those fears maybe you and I experienced but it’s almost like, especially in the case of the revolution, these folks were just pictures in a book or cartoonish people who dressed funny.

        But they weren’t those people were really and had they failed they and this country would’ve been a whole different scene. World War II just some grainy black and white “action movie” no that was real hell on earth the type that men coming back wouldn’t consider telling their families about what they saw and witnessed.

        We just need to always remember the price of freedom and the love of our country and what it cost and what it means and it’s folks like you that are doing the well needed task of explaining it in easy to understand words, sections and experiences that were (I believe) told to you first hand.

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      3. Many of the tales came first handand other through some of the readers and the many books and mags. and websites I read. I belong to the 11th Airborne Association, so I get the stories in their newspaper too. I’m old enough to have known Nam (though not in the military) and the cold war. And I’m not really certain it ever ended – names of countries may have changed and a few walls broken down, but it’s still hanging over us. The Millennials who have that Gimme Disease had better get their heads out of their arses before its too late. They’re protesting and complaining about the petty things and not looking at the whole picture.


      4. Yes, I believe you’re correct about your thoughts on the “Millennials” However, I wonder if it’s my fault. Like other parents, I think sometimes maybe we tried to shield them too much in some ways. In hopes they wouldn’t ever have to experience what we had to and maybe wound up doing them a great disservice.

        I know I belong to the “helicopter” parent category because I was one of the parents that hovered over their children but dang I so didn’t want them to worry like I did at a young age if the Russians were gonna drop “The” bomb at any minute.

        But then I think, does anyone really know how to raise their kids the “Correct” way? I think not. The protesting thing grinds my gears too. A lot of times the baby boomers were put on this pedestal for their protests against the war and the hippie generation of Love etc.

        Come to find out they wound up as the “ME” generation in the decadent 1970s What a joke! Oh who knows anymore LOL. That’s why “old folks” like us sit around and talk about the younger generation with scorn and love LOL. Who knows maybe we can get together and solve all the world’s problems some day lol.

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