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Memorial Day: You Could Hear A Pin Drop

Posted: 2016-05-28



If you are a military man or woman you will so enjoy this read.  You'll enjoy it even if you were never in the military.   Good quick responses by some smart people.  I hope you will forward to others.  You should...  I hope you enjoy as much as I did........ 


Just in time for Memorial Day too....... 


At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.  


JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in  France  in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.


Rusk responded,"Does that include those who are buried here?"


DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop



When in  England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury  if our plans for  Iraq  were just an example of 
'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders.  The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."


You could have heard a pin drop




There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American.  During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to  Indonesia  to help the tsunami victims.  What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:  "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency  electrical power to shore facilities; they have three  cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck.  We have eleven such ships;

how many does France have?"


You could have heard a pin drop.



A  U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies  At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.

Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"
Without hesitating, 
the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."


You could have heard a pin drop.





Robert Whiting,an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.  At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France  

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."


The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."


"Impossible.  Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"


The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look.  Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at  Omaha Beach  on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to"

You could have heard a pin drop.




If you are proud to be an American, pass this on! If not, delete it.


I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA ----Home of  the free and the brave

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