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Old 12-07-2017, 09:38 PM
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the "me"generations from 1960 to present too often forget or ignore the sacrifices of honorable men and women

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True...makes them feel good. Wonder if they ever volunteered at a VA hospital...hmmmm
Well, there were 28 years of military service in our family and flying the flag is an honor and a priveledge. Alas, our flag carrier doesn’t allow half-mast. Proud American am I....please don’t try to minimize that....for me and others.
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Only thing you have to remember about the flag is:

Respect what it stands for

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Old 12-08-2017, 10:26 AM
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Miffed? Maybe

Peeved? Perhaps

Upset? Undoubtedly

but disgusted?
I stand corrected
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No it was Dec.8th. that Congress declared war. But that's ok.... I'm not disgusted with you.
I stand corrected. I miss read the Presidents proclamation that did say, “The day after the attack Pres. Franklin D Roosevelt declared war on the Empire of Japan”.
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True, the bombing on Pearl Harbor was the final straw to have FDR declare war on Japan.

However, why didn't the USA declare war on Germany on November 1, 1941, after a German U-Boat sank the Rueben James off the coast of Iceland on October 31.

Any WWII experts got an answer? I am sure there is one.
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Well, my mother did for 40 years. She was a WWII veteran and flew her flag on our front lawn every day from 1950 to 1989, when she died. Before the new flag regs, she lowered it at dusk and rose it at dawn. Took it off when it rained and put it back up when it stopped. It made her feel better that she was doing for her country while not serving actively. She did volunteer work at the St. Albans VA center every week for more than 30 years. She was patriotic as well as a patriot.


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Wikipedia:

"The course of relations between Germany and the United States had deteriorated since the beginning of World War II, inevitably so given the increasing cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom. The Destroyers for Bases Agreement, Lend-Lease, the Atlantic Charter, the hand-over of military control of Iceland from the United Kingdom to the United States, the extension of the Pan-American Security Zone, and many other results of the special relationship which had developed between the two countries had put a strain on relations between the US, still technically a neutral country, and Nazi Germany. US destroyers escorting American supply vessels bound for the UK were already engaged in a de facto war with German U-Boats.[1] Roosevelt's desire to help the UK, despite the objections of the influential US isolationist lobby, and legal impediments imposed by Congress which prevented direct involvement in the war, brought the US to push hard against the traditional boundaries of neutrality."

Also - Germany declared war on the US a few hours before the US declared war on Germany.

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Get used to it. Todays America is the most unpatriotic it has ever been.
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I kinda recall that the many of the people in late 60's weren't too happy with the government.

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