Archive for the History Category

Happy Veteran’s Day 2009

Posted in History, Misc on November 11, 2009 by frankenstrat

I dedicate this post to my father who is a Korean war vet and 2 of my uncle’s who are Vietnam vets and my father in-law who’s a Vietnam vet.

Thank you guys and to all who are or have worn the uniform of the American soldier.

We owe our freedom and very lives to you!

Independence Day 2009

Posted in History on July 3, 2009 by frankenstrat

After the Obama administration has run it’s course who knows what kind of socialist hell hole we’ll be left with but right here and right now this is still the best country on earth. Thank god for it.

Between fireworks and cookouts please take a moment to read our founding documents and you’ll see what the fathers of the country intended is nothing like what we have and where we are headed.

American Founding Documents

Memorial Day 2009

Posted in History on May 24, 2009 by frankenstrat

Been so busy with life in general it’s my 1st post in awhile but I couldn’t let Memorial day pass without saying something.

I chose the photos and links of the Korean War because my dad is veteran of Korea and right now he’s in the ICU at the VA hospital with a very bad case of pneumonia. He’s holding his own but the outcome is still uncertain.

Been spending a lot of time at the hospital and doing a lot of praying. Unfortunately don’t think either of those will change anytime soon.

This weekend between the picnic’s and barbeques please take the time to thank a veteran and say a prayer for all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in keeping the US safe. I sure know I will.

Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day 2009

Posted in History on April 21, 2009 by frankenstrat

 

Yeah, sure. It didn’t happen. Right…right.

Well screw the Holocaust deniers, there’s a place in hell for those feces flinging asshat’s. We must never forget this happened and always make sure the truth is taught to our children.

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. It is a solemn day, beginning at sunset on the 27th of the month of Nisan and ending the following evening, according to the traditional Jewish custom of marking a day. Places of entertainment are closed and memorial ceremonies are held throughout the country. The central ceremonies, in the evening and the following morning, are held at Yad Vashem and are broadcast on the television. Marking the start of the day-in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, gather together with the general public to take part in the memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem in which six torches, representing the six million murdered Jews, are lit. The following morning, the ceremony at Yad Vashem begins with the sounding of a siren for two minutes throughout the entire country. For the duration of the sounding, work is halted, people walking in the streets stop, cars pull off to the side of the road and everybody stands at silent attention in reverence to the victims of the Holocaust. Afterward, the focus of the ceremony at Yad Vashem is the laying of wreaths at the foot of the six torches, by dignitaries and the representatives of survivor groups and institutions. Other sites of remembrance in Israel, such as the Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, also host memorial ceremonies, as do schools, military bases, municipalities and places of work. Throughout the day, both the television and radio broadcast programs about the Holocaust. In recent years, other countries and Jewish communities have adopted Yom Hashoah, the 27th of Nisan, to mark their own day of memorial for the victims of the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day 2009

Torchlighters 2009

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Another of the greatest generation marches into the mist of history

Posted in History on March 4, 2009 by frankenstrat

They die by the hundreds perhaps thousands everyday and with them go many stories of their heroic deeds in WWII that saved this country and the entire world from Nazism and Japanese imperialism. If anyone truly deserved to never grow old and feeble it is that generation who sacrificed so much to save the world in the twilight of their youth.

Below is a outstanding tribute to a ball gunner on a B-24J Liberator bomber in the South Pacific from his son.

If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye then check your pulse.

My father asks for nothing

Very cool, I should have been a Archeologist

Posted in History on February 9, 2009 by frankenstrat

Couple pic’s and nice story on Meresamum the mummy here
Images of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy revealed by scanner – Telegraph

Wow, talk about serendipity, I just did some research and Meresamum is here in the USA right now! Going to be in the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago from February 10 – October 18, 2009. After I get laid off I just might have to drive up there.

Check it out here: The Life of Meresamun – A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt

The real history of Israel

Posted in History, Politics, Religion on January 8, 2009 by frankenstrat

Good historical piece from a guy I think should run for president Larry Elder. It’s a brief history of the land that Israel and Palestinians now live on and who really has ‘dibs’ on it and guess what, it’s not Muslims. If we had proper schools in Amerika then most everyone would know this already but anyway, that’s another subject altogether.

Israel lies in the ancient Fertile Crescent’s southwest corner, with some of the oldest archeological evidence of primitive towns and agriculture. Historians and archeologists believe the Hebrews probably arrived in the area in the second millennium B.C. The nation itself was formed as the Israelites left Egypt during the Exodus, believed to be in the late 13th century B.C.

The 12 tribes of Israel united in about 1050 B.C., forming the Kingdom of Israel. David, the second king of Israel, established Jerusalem as Israel’s national capital 3,000 years ago. Jewish kingdoms and states existed intermittently in the region for a millennium.

Read all here: Israelis and Palestinians: Who’s David, Who’s Goliath?

Stop the post! Right before I hit publish, ran into this nice companion piece:

Palestinians Are Getting What They Voted For

It points out the obvious to those of use who pay attention to current events but should be informative to most.