“Sample Mother’s Day Prayers”

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A Prayer for all Mothers,

Thank you, Lord, that you fill a mother’s heart with love,
That you have instilled in her very being the need to protect her children if at all possible,
Thank you for giving her the gift of nurturing her children, of teaching them, of comforting them, 
for feeding them and making a safe place for them.

For guiding them to be all that God has created them to be.
Fill every mother with love, wisdom and endurance, 
with strength and patience and joy.
Give them ability to forgive again and again.
Enable her to rely on You and  call upon You, because You will give her all she needs.
In Your precious and all powerful name, Amen

A MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER

Heavenly Father, to you I pray…
On this day called,
“Mother’s Day.”
Let all mother’s on earth give praise,
To you…for the children that you gave.

For you have blessed them from above,
with little souls to nourish and love.
Let them mold each one with care…
And teach them to be kind and share.

Forgiveness is the special key…
Start early on, to help them see.
Their fragile minds are easily impressed.
Please teach them ways, so they’ll be blessed.

Sow godly seeds into their minds.
With careful pruning, you will find…
Young adults with such strong roots,
all through life, will bear rich fruit.

And then have faith for God to show…
Them all the rest they have to know.
Remember they’re His children too.
For they were only lent to you. 

Prayer for New Mothers

God our Creator, we pray:
for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility ;
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
for those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
for those who have children they do not want;
for those who raise children on their own;
for those who have lost a child;
for those who care for the children of others;
for those whose children have left home;
and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,
and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,
living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others.
Amen

Gracious God,

We thank you for adopting us into your family through the miracle of your grace, and for calling us to be brothers and sisters to each other. Today, loving God, we pray for our mothers:

  • who cared for us when we were helpless
  • who comforted us when we were hurt
  • whose love and care we often took for granted.

Today we pray for:

  • those who are grieving the loss of their mother,
  • those who never knew their biological mother, and now yearn for her
  • those who have experienced the wonder of an adopted mother’s love
  • the families separated by war or conflict.
  • Lord, give them special blessings.

Keep us united with you and with each other, so that we can be and become all that we are meant to be.

Dear God, Bless All Mothers…

In this intense nine months, when mothers-to-be are realizing that their life is about to change forever, bless them God, because they feel alternately elated and alarmed. Help each mother-in-waiting to understand that she has been carefully chosen, by both you and by her baby, to guide it through its early years on planet Earth. Let her know that she will never be alone in the process. Help her to remember that her baby is your own perfect creation, just as she, herself, is your own perfect creation. Thank you God, for making each of your creations uniquely perfect in its own way. Amen.

– Lauren McLaughlin 


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Eight Muslims Get The Beating Of Their Life After Attacking Iraq War Veteran’s Wife

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A retired Iraq war veteran who fought off eight Muslim savages after they attacked his wife wants to set the record straight on what exactly happened that day.

Kyle Tyrrell, 48, had an altercation with fishermen on Victoria’s Surf Coast a year ago while standing up for his wife Liana who was attacked by a Muslim a-hole after she told him the beach was a no-fishing area.

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 The retired lieutenant-colonel said the man punched his wife in the face, and also claimed the attack was racially and culturally motivated after the man called his wife a “white slut” and a “white whore.”

Mr Tyrrell suffered minor injuries, while at least one of the Muslims was taken to hospital. No charges were filed.

Hell yeah! He beat the hell out of them!

However criticism that he has received about the incident on Facebook persuaded him to set the record straight on the incident. He confirmed that the men were Muslim and said he would “do it again in a heartbeat”.

His response was published on the Stand Up For Australia – Melbourne Facebook page, where he argued he had no other option but to fight.

Mr Tyrrell claimed the Muslim man took offense to being told what to do by a woman and unleashed a tirade of abuse at her, but the fact that she ignored him only enraged him even more.

“His mates got close to me and then he made a run for my wife, that’s when I ran at him, he threw a punch which I ducked and the fight started. At no time could either my wife, daughter or I safely walk away,” Mr Tyrrell wrote.

“At that point five more joined the fight, one punching my wife as she attempted to get our daughter up the beach.”

At one stage one of the men said to his wife, “Your husband needs to teach you a lesson.”

“I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat, in fact I would do the same thing for any woman I saw in that situation not just my wife,” he said.

In an interview with the Herald Sun, Tyrrell said, “I was just protecting my wife and daughter, like any man.”

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Accountability for Afghanistan

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Last August, during the chaotic exit from Afghanistan, a suicide bomber attacked an entry point to the Kabul airport, where thousands were trying to flee the Islamic Extremist Taliban. That blast killed 13 American service personnel, including 11 Marines. This week, President Biden stood by his decisions on the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.

Pres. Biden: There was no way to get out of Afghanistan after 20 years easily. Not possible, no matter when you did it. And I make no apologies for what I did.

At the time, one Marine officer, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, took the unusual step of going public on social media to condemn U.S. leadership and demand accountability. The videos he made landed Scheller in the brig then onto a court martial. Now out of the Marines, he tells me his mission is far from over.

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Stuart Scheller: On August 26th, I was sitting in my office in Jacksonville, North Carolina, as a battalion commander, and the attacks happened. And it just got to a point where I knew no one was going to be held accountable. The plan was horrible. It wasn’t done out of negligence, but it was done out of, “Well, here’s the restraints that the President put on the plan,” and nobody had the courage to push back. No one had the leadership to convince him of why we needed more troops. So, I made a video essentially addressing that.

Scheller in Video: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, “Hey, it’s a bad it to evacuate Bagram airfield, the strategic air base, before we evacuate everyone? Did anyone do that? And when you didn’t think to do that, did anyone raise their hand and say, we completely messed this up?

Scheller: One of the fears when I made the video was, because I’m calculating all these things, I could’ve made the video and posted it, and nobody would’ve liked it or shared it. And then my boss still would’ve seen it and then I still would’ve gotten fired, and I would’ve ultimately failed. Right? So, I was thinking through that: “What if nobody cares about this video, and now I throw my whole career away for nothing?” So, the video took off much bigger than I could have ever imagined.

Scheller: When I came into work the next day, my boss said that, like, “Hey, there’s going to be an investigation. Go home. I’ll call you on Monday, and we’ll reevaluate. Turn over the battalion to the XO.” But then, two hours later, my boss called me back into work, and he just relieved me. He didn’t explain why he did a 180, and I didn’t ask. I assume the generals all the way up to the commandant’s office was just getting such pressure that they said, “He’s got to be relieved immediately. No investigation. Just get rid of him.”

The video — the first of four he would post over several weeks — got the ball rolling toward what would ultimately be his departure from the Marines after 17 years. A second video dramatically escalated the tension.

Scheller: The second video was very emotional. I didn’t take multiple takes. It was like Jay-Z. One cut, release, post. If I could go back, that’s the one video that I maybe would’ve said different things.

Sharyl: What did you say in that video?

Scheller: Well, ultimately, the first part of it was all very accurate. I demanded accountability.

Scheller in Video: You know, I asked, all I asked for was accountability of my senior leaders when there are clear, obvious mistakes that were made. I’m not saying we can take back what has been done. All I asked for was accountability for people to comment on what I said and to say yes, mistakes were made.

Scheller: Then, at the end of it, I started talking about how the system was corrupt.

Scheller in Video: And we will bring the whole *beep* system down.

Scheller: That statement right there just caused everyone to lose context of everything else, and then it just started snowballing into me getting painted in the media as a violent extremist because I said, “I’m going to bring your effing system down.” If I could go back, I would change that verbiage. But the content of everything else in there stands. I mean, you’ve got to understand the weight of the situation. I was making a second video knowing that my marriage would probably fall apart, because I didn’t tell her I was making the second video. I knew I was giving up my retirement. I knew I was giving up my life. Much easier for people to pick apart on the aftermath without fully appreciating the weight of that situation.

With the world’s attention now on his message, Col. Scheller posted a third video, in violation of a gag order, just before he knew General Officers would be testifying to Congress.

Scheller: That was probably my most insightful post where I just basically attacked a lot of people, but I said true things.

Scheller in Video: For example, Secretary of State Blinken just testified in Congress and got beat up justifiably. But why General McKenzie was the Central Command commander from Trump to Biden didn’t have to answer those same tough questions. Afghanistan has been a D.O.D. run and led mission for the last 20 years. Why the Department of State is taking the face shots of the fall is beyond me.

Scheller: Then I showed up at work that Monday and, sure enough, they put me in jail. And I understand the thought process.

That brought even more attention, news coverage, and pressure.

Scheller: So then when I was in jail, they offered me a legal deal that stated, “If you plead guilty to five charges at special court martial, we’ll let you out of jail. You can get an honorable or general [unhonorable], and then you have to resign and give up your retirement.” So, I thought if I said “not guilty” to any of them and tried to beat it to keep my retirement, it might take away from me showing what accountability looks like and negate the whole purpose of the endeavor. So, I decided to plead guilty, and I got out of jail by signing the deal. From the beginning, I knew I had broken some of the rules, but I broke the rules to highlight an issue that I thought was bigger than that. You’re never going to bring back the 13 service members that got killed, but you can prevent placing members in bad situations in the future by addressing these things through open and transparent conversation.

Sharyl: Are you satisfied with the result you got in the end?

Scheller: It’s not the end. I, as an officer, was able to affect limited change. I maybe sparked a conversation, but ultimately, none of them have been held accountable yet. So, going back to that one statement where I said, “I wish I would’ve changed bringing your whole effing system down,” ultimately what I meant was: there are fundamental problems with the system that need to be changed, and I’m still fully committed to making that happen.

Sharyl (on-camera): Scheller says it’s not about political party, it’s about strong and committed leadership. He’s now helping to get candidates elected to Congress this year and says he may run himself in 2024.

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Florida sheriff’s office names K9 after sergeant killed in the line of duty

Sergeant Brian LaVigne and K-9 Roy (Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

Sergeant Brian LaVigne and K-9 Roy (Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

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Adam Sabes

A Florida sheriff’s office is naming a new K-9 after a sergeant who was killed while on duty last year.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office named the K-9 Roy, which is Sergeant Brian Lavigne’s middle name. His Daughter, Caitlin LaVigne, is a deputy at the sheriff’s office and said that the dog will keep her dad’s spirit alive.

“My dad was tough as nails, just like the dogs are, so it’s nice to know that he’s still kind of out here with us,” LaVigne said.

FLORIDA K-9S HONORED WITH PURPLE HEARTS AFTER BEING SHOT IN LINE OF DUTY

A press release from the sheriff’s office noted that Sergeant LaVigne was only one shift away from retirement on Jan. 11, 2021, when a suspect intentionally crashed his car into the marked patrol vehicle that Sergeant LaVigne was in.

He died because of the injuries sustained in the crash.

Sheriff Chad Chronister said that it’s an honor that the LeVigne family allowed the office to use his name for the K9.

K-9 Roy is being named after a fallen sergeant (Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

K-9 Roy is being named after a fallen sergeant (Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

“This tribute to Sgt. Brian LeVigne is one that will be ever present to anyone that comes into contact with K-9 Roy. While we continue to heal as an agency after losing Sergeant LeVigne, I know that K-9 Roy will be a constant reminder of the life that was cruelly taken from us,” Chronister said.

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The K-9’s handler is Deputy Sarah Ernstes, who is a close family friend of the LaVignes.

“For me, it was just a hope that it would give them some kind of peace and joy despite everything that they’ve been through that in this past year. I just hope that Roy and I can honor them and honor him in some way that they’ll be proud of us,” Ernstes said.

Sheriff Chad Chronister with Deputy Sarah Ernstes and K-9 Roy (Credit:  Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office) 

Sheriff Chad Chronister with Deputy Sarah Ernstes and K-9 Roy (Credit:  Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)  ( Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

K-9 Roy is a Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd mix who is 1-years-old and specializes in searching for narcotics.

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SEAL Team 6 Suffers Massive Loss

Seal Team 6 Suffers Massive Loss

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(WatchDogReport.org) – SEAL Team 6 is one of the most elite teams in the US Navy. The members of the special forces group are best known for taking out Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader who planned the September 11th attacks. On Christmas Day, the team suffered a major loss.

On December 25, the National Navy SEAL Museum announced the death of 81-year-old Richard Marcinko, the founder of SEAL Team 6. Marcinko, known as “Demo Dick” was the first commanding officer of the unit. He joined the Navy in 1958 and completed training in underwater demolition as an enlisted sailor in 1965. He deployed to Vietnam during the war with SEAL Team 2, where he made his mark leading his team to victory. Marcinko was so successful, the North Vietnamese Army offered money to anyone who could capture and murder him. The enemy failed to take him out.

Naval Operations Chief Admiral Thomas B. Hayward handpicked Marcinko to develop the new SEAL team in the wake of the 1980 failed attempt by the Pentagon to rescue American hostages in Iran. After leading the elite team for three years, the commander retired from the military in 1989 – more than three decades after enlisting.

After leaving the Navy, Marcinko wrote 20 books, including a number of best-sellers. He was also a motivational speaker. Jim DeFelice, who co-wrote six books with him, called him an “American hero” who was courageous and legendary, but also funny and generous.

We will now all mourn the loss of our American hero.

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My Hero 💓

They made the sacrifice so we could have the freedom to celebrate Christmas 🇺🇸

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ACTIVE-DUTY ​MILITARY SUICIDE DEATHS IN 2ND QUARTER 2021 HAVE TAKEN MORE MILITARY LIVES THAN COVID DURING ENTIRE PANDEMIC​

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More soldiers in the U.S. military’s active-duty, National Guard, and reserve forces died from suicide in the second quarter of this year than soldiers in the entire U.S. military died from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, a new Pentagon report shows.

This shocking news reveals that active-duty suicide deaths in the 2nd quarter of 2021, versus the 2nd quarter of 2020, had an increase of 46%.

Titled “The Department of Defense (DOD) Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR),” the document reveals that from April 1 to June 30, a total of 139 troops took their lives, with 99 classified as “active component,” 14 as “reserve” members, and 26 as National Guard. Broken down among service branches, the active component deaths include 60 from the Army, eight from the Marine Corps, 17 from the Navy, and 14 from the Air Force.

The newly released numbers are more than double the total number of U.S. service members that have died from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with the Military Times reporting 67 COVID-related deaths in the U.S. military to date.

Following an August directive from the Biden administration, all members of the U.S. military are required to receive the COVID jab in order to continue service, with the deadline for vaccination varying among each branch.

“After careful consultation with medical experts and military leadership, and with the support of the President, I have determined that mandatory vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is necessary to protect the Force and defend the American people,” wrote Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in an August 25 memo. “To defend this Nation, we need a healthy and ready force.”

Only 65 % of U.S. military members, including all National Guard, Army Reserve and active-duty forces, have been fully vaccinated for the respiratory virus to date, according to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

“I can tell you that active-duty personnel with at least one dose now stands at 96.7% and active-duty personnel that are fully vaccinated stands today at 83.7%,” he said at a recent press conference. “So, we continue to make progress on this and the total force, at least one dose [is] 80%. And fully vaccinated again across the total force is about 65%.”

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Marine officer who criticized senior leaders on Afghanistan has been released from military brig

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Felicia Sonmez, Andrew Jeong

A Marine officer who publicly criticized the Biden administration’s chaotic evacuation of American and allied troops and civilians from Afghanistan has been released from a military brig a little over a week after he was incarcerated.

“Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. is being released from confinement today, Oct. 5, 2021, as a result of a mutual agreement between Lt. Col. Scheller, his Defense counsel, and the Commanding General, Training Command,” Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Sam Stephenson said in a statement. “No additional details regarding the agreement may be released at this time.”

Scheller was put in pretrial confinement at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Sept. 27 after ignoring orders to refrain from posting on social media. He was previously relieved of his command after his initial criticism of the evacuations.

In a statement last week, Stephenson said Scheller stands accused of showing contempt toward officials, willfully disobeying a superior officer, failing to obey lawful orders and committing conduct unbecoming of an officer. He has not yet been charged.

Scheller was relieved of command shortly after posting a video on Facebook that demanded senior officials be held accountable for the Taliban’s sudden takeover of Afghanistan and the deaths of 13 American service members killed in a Kabul attack in August. He has said he plans to resign his commission.

The video, which Scheller shared hours after the Kabul attack, has been viewed 1 million times and shared 66,000 times on Facebook.

“I want to say this very strongly,” he said in the video. “I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders: I demand accountability.”

Scheller has been critical of both Democrats and Republicans in subsequent social media statements. But he has appeared to attract more support from the political right for criticizing the Afghanistan withdrawal, including from Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) and former president Donald Trump, who shared a story about Scheller on his website.

Dan Lamothe contributed to this report.

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“Hero Dogs Of 9/11 Legacy

Showing Respect For Our country On The 20-Year Anniversary Of 9/11

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

A number of the rescue dogs went on to be deployed in other disaster zones
A number of the rescue dogs went on to be deployed in other disaster zones

Basit MahmoodWednesday 11 Sep 2019 12:01 pm 4 – 5 minutes

While many remember the heroic efforts of rescue workers who rushed to save lives as the World Trade Centre collapsed on September 11, 2001, the stories of hundreds of dogs who helped people are not as well known.

From rescue dogs finding survivors, to people being saved in the burning building by guide dogs, as well as finding items of jewellery that could be reunited with victims’ families, thousands had their lives changed by a man’s best friend.

Today we remember their legacy and how many went on to be deployed to other disaster zones, as reported by the Dogington Post.

Apollo

Apollo rushed to the scene of the attacks, along with his handler, Peter Davis and was the first search and rescue dog to arrive at the site.

The German shepherd nearly lost his life to flames and falling debris, but he managed to survive after falling into a pool of water, and continued working.

400818 04: World Trade Center Search and Rescue dog, Apollo, attends the New York Specialty Dog Show February 9, 2002 in New York City. Apollo was the first Search and Rescue dog on site after the collapse of the World Trade Center September 11, 2001 in New York. Apollo and his handler, New York Police K-9 officer Peter Davis, received the Langden Sarter award from the American Kenel Club (AKC). A check for $400,000 was given from the AKC to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for studies on the health affects of exposure to the World Trade Center site on dogs like Apollo. (Photo by George Best/Getty Images)
Apollo, attends the New York Specialty Dog Show February 9, 2002 in New York City (Picture: Getty Images)

He received the Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, on behalf of the search and rescue dogs who took part in the rescue operations at the World Trade Center site and the Pentagon.

Trakr

Trakr, a German Shepherd police dog, found the last survivor of the 9/11 attacks who had been trapped under the rubble for 27 hours.

Genelle Guzman-McMillan, an assistant with the Port Authority of New York, was on the 13th floor of the South Tower when it fell.

Along with handler James Symington, Trakr, found Genelle on the morning of September 12.

Hero dogs of 9/11 - TRAKR
Handler James Symington with rescue dog Trakr

Thunder

Thunder, who was usually deployed in the Washington area to look for  victims and survivors of avalanches and possible drownings, was sent to search the rubble of the 9/11 attacks for victims.

395165 17: Kent Olson and his dog, Thunder, from Lakewood, Washington search through the rubble for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center September 21, 2001 New York City, NY. (Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA/Getty Images)
Kent Olson and his dog, Thunder, from Lakewood, Washington search through the rubble for victims (Picture: Getty Images)

Bretagne

Bretagne was the last surviving search dog who worked on ground zero.

The golden retriever worked at the scene for 10 days along with her handler Denise Corliss, helping to find victims and carry out rescue operations.

She was also deployed in response to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Ivan and many other disasters.

A life-size bronze statue of Bretagne, was unveiled in a Houston suburb that’s still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

K9 Search Specialist Denise Corliss and her search dog Bretagne in Houston, Texas. Bretagne the last known living 9/11 search dog has died in a Houston suburb at age 16. Bretagne was 2 years old when she and her handler, Corliss, were part of the Texas Task Force 1 sent to the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attack brought down the buildings on September 11, 2001. This September 11, 2002, photo. (D Fahleson/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
K9 Search Specialist Denise Corliss and her search dog Bretagne in Houston, Texas (Picture: AP)

Coby and Guinness

The two Labrador retrievers, searched relentlessly through the rubble of the collapsed buildings, often for 12 hours during the night.

Both dogs found the remains of dozens of people and covered an area which went beyond the scope of anything they had been trained for.

Hero dogs of 9/11 - COBY & GUINNESS
Coby and Guinness would work 12 hour night shifts

Sage

Sage searched the rubble of the Pentagon, where she found the body of one of the hijackers.

It was not to be her only high profile assignment, and she was deployed to Iraq in 2007 to search for U.S. soldiers captured or killed by insurgents.

Hero dogs of 9/11 - SAGE
Sage sniffed out the body of one of the terrorists

Jake

Jake was a stray dog who was rescued at only 10 months old.

He was helped back to health by his handler, Mary Flood, and was flown from Utah to New York to help in search and rescue efforts.

After being fed at a fancy New York restaurant to prepare for the gruelling task ahead, Jake worked for 17 days to look for victims.

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He went on to teach other dogs to follow in his steps by helping to train younger rescue dogs on how to track scents.

Hero dogs of 9/11 - JAKE
Jake went on to train other rescue dogs

If you know of any hero dogs on 9/11? We’d love to hear your stories

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Strength Forged Through Sacrifice – America Remembers

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Susan Price 5 – 7 minutes

Most Americans over the age of 40 will never forget where they were and what they were doing during the 9/11 attack on our nation. September 11th, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist act in America, killing 2,977 souls at the New York City, World Trade Center, the U.S Pentagon, and the fatal United Airlines Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The terrorist attacks that reigned down on 9/11 include 2,606 within the World Trade Center and surrounding area, 125 killed at the U.S. Pentagon, 265 killed on the four planes, including terrorists, and 19 hijackers committed murder-suicide with a total of more than 6,000 injured.

The loss of life claimed 344 Firefighters; 71 Law Enforcement Officers within the World Trade Center and surrounding area, including another officer who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, PA; 55 military personnel died at the Pentagon.

Of the 2,977 souls who met their tragic fate that day, 2,605 were U.S. Citizens, and 372 were non-U.S.citizens, involving more than 90 other countries, excluding the 19 perpetrators.

Let’s also not forget that this catastrophe impacted many thousands of innocent Americans who were diagnosed with cancer and chronic lung conditions from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.

In addition, the by-product of war ensued through these very terroristic acts and claimed the lives of American military soldiers, marines, and contractors through; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation New Dawn, which was composed of casualties occurring in the Arabian and middle east Seas; and Operation Enduring Freedom which was the war involved within Afghanistan.

>  US Department of Defense Casualty Status

Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, three warships were constructed and emerged from the very materials of the buildings, and civilians attacked on sovereign territory the morning of September 11, 2001. Through the years, the transformation of steel and grit, reformed and reshaped into the three Navy warships, serving as a symbol of the undying fighting American spirit named and dedicated after the locations of the 9/11 attacks.

The USS New York, USS Arlington, and USS Somerset, each ship was created with some of the material from the sites honoring those innocent victims, and first responders killed that tragic day that America will never forget.

The Warship named, The USS New York (LPD21) commemorates the 9/11 attacks through the spirit and motto of “NEVER FORGET,” this ship’s crest includes an image of the twin towers behind a rising phoenix. It honors the victims of the New York World Trade Center. The first ship was built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding at the former Avondale shipyard in New Orleans and delivered in 2010 was the first of the LPD17-class ships. It is fortified with 7.5 tons of steel built into the ship’s bow stem, salvaged from Ground Zero, and 684 feet long, costing more than one billion dollars.

>  On-board USS New York: The Ship Carrying The Memories Of 9/11 | Forces TV

“The significance of where the WTC steel is located on the 684-foot-long ship symbolizes the strength and resiliency of the citizens of New York as it sails forward around the world,” said Navy Cmdr. Quentin King, according to ussnewyork.com. “It sends a message of America becoming stronger as a result, coming together as a country and ready to move forward as we make our way through the world.”

The USS Arlington (LPD24) was named in honor of Arlington County, Virginia, where American Flight 77 crashed into the west wall of the Pentagon. It was delivered in 2012 and was built by Huntington Ingalls Industries; the ship contains a “Tribute Room” fortified by a section of I-Beam and remnants of the crash site.

>  USS Arlington Commissioning Ceremony, April 6, 2013

The USS Somerset (LPD25) was named in honor of Somerset County, where the United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field when Americans fought so courageously against hijackers. This ship was constructed with 22 tons of steel in the ship’s bow, taken from one of two mining excavators present at the site at the time of the fatal crash.

>  9/11 Tribute Ship – USS Somerset

Americans are a strong and resilient people; we are redefined by the honor and valor of our many heroes who fought their way out of hell on that fateful day, September 11, 2001, at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and onboard United Airlines Flight 93.

This year as we bow our heads in prayer and celebrate the memory of the reverend souls whose names are forever etched in history, their stories will never be forgotten; they were the backbone of American culture, whether they were first responders, civilians, or military personnel.

God Bless the United States of America and all the families of the fallen tied to 9/11; let us learn from the apocalypse of tyranny and hold those accountable who challenge our sovereign way of life, whether they be foreign or domestic terrorists.

“The planes were hijacked, the buildings fell, and thousands of lives were lost nearly a thousand miles from here. But the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an attack on the heart of America. And standing here in the heartland of America, we say in one voice…

We will not give in to terrorists;
We will not rest until they are found and defeated;
We will win this struggle, not for glory, nor wealth, nor power, but for justice, for freedom, and for peace;
So help us, God,” – Tom Harkin

https://www.americaoutloud.com/strength-forged-through-sacrifice-america-remembers/

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Dog Swims Through Floodwaters To Rescue Autistic Boy Clinging To Pole

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Waverly, Tennessee experienced historic flooding on August 21st, 2021. The area was hit suddenly with 17″ of rainfall, leaving at least 20 people dead and destroying 250 plus homes and countless businesses.

In the midst of a tragedy, a grain of hope emerged in the form of a 6-year-old Great Pyrenees-Labrador mix named Cooper. The dog is being hailed as a hero after he helped a boy survive the floodwaters.

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Cooper Performs A Rescue While In Peril Himself

The young man, who has autism, explained upon rescue how Cooper helped him endure the flood. Local resident Zaneta Warren shared the boy’s story in the Concerned Citizens of Humphreys County Facebook group:

“He said that when he was hanging on to a pole, the dog came down the creek and managed to swim over to him. He said this dog saved my life, he swam to me and made me hold on.”

Zaneta Warren via Facebook

The boy and Cooper were later brought aboard rescue boats. Aside from Cooper getting a small scrape on his back, both he and the boy he helped were fine.

Veterinarian Dr. Jessica Peek owns the Waverly Animal Clinic, where Cooper ended up later that day. She told Daily Mail Cooper definitely received the hero treatment while in their care.

“We’ve been calling him Big Hero Dog all week long. He’s a living sweetie and we’ve been giving him lots of treats, telling him he’s a hero.”

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Waverly Animal Clinic shared on Facebook that all their kennels were full in the aftermath of the flood. Peek said Cooper’s story is just one of many involving pets affected by the weekend flooding. Several animals were separated from their families during the storm.

“You feel a little helpless and don’t know what to do when people are trapped and looking for their pets. We’ve tried to give pets a safe place to be so owners could deal with other things they have to deal with.”

A Hero Reunites With His Proud Family

Caitlyn Rochelle learned her dog Cooper was at Waverly Animal Center when she saw the post about him on Facebook. She later told Daily Mail how proud she was of her sweet pup:

“It made me cry. It was no surprise that he saw someone else in distress and went after him.”

Cooper was staying with Rochelle’s father when he got swept away by the water. Rochelle’s own home had flooded when a tree crashed through her roof that Saturday morning.

Both Rochelle and her father are overjoyed to have Cooper back. Just as he demonstrated with his rescue of the stranded boy, he’s an emotionally supportive dog.

“He’s always been a good dog, a great emotional support animal. When my dad and I get depression, Cooper senses it and sits and lays his head on us.”

Leave it to a dog to be completely selfless in his own time of need.

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Gold Star Mom Of Fallen Marine Erupts At Biden, Alleges He ‘Rolled’ His ‘F***ing Eyes’ When She Confronted Him

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Planes land with United States military member’s bodies inside. As soldiers offload caskets onto the tarmac and prepare for hard weeks ahead, military officials, family members, and loved ones wait for the Dignified Transfer. Most have their right hand to their forehead in a salute, while others have their hand over their heart. One by one, the caskets are carried off of the plane. As you glance over, you see the President of the United States checking his watch?

Why does President Joe Biden think he can do whatever he wants? Even if you have no respect for the soldiers and families, you should act as if you do.

Many families chose not to meet with Biden after the Dignified Transfer because they saw how disingenuous Biden was and knew his actions and decisions caused the death of their family member. It’s unimaginable what the families felt as they spoke to Biden about the incidents, and many declined the meeting altogether.

The father of Rylee McCollum didn’t meet with Biden and told Fox News that he went to a different room. The father said that he declined the meeting because of Biden’s decisions and handling the exit. Nobody can blame him. He said that everything Biden has done is backward and doesn’t understand how Biden could conclude. “A high school kid could make better decisions than this” is a statement he made that will ring true for as long as Biden is in power.

Rylee McCollum’s sister said she could only handle about 15 seconds of Biden’s statement and apology and said it was fake and walked away from him. If Biden were sincere, he would look them in the eye and stand behind the decisions that he’s made and give a proper apology. Biden would understand that every move he made was strategically advantageous to the mission and would know in his heart that he made the right decisions with the wrong outcome. This situation is different. The dire situation with the faulty work leaves many deserving answers that haven’t been given. McCollum’s sister said that Biden couldn’t even look them in the eyes and merely tapped McCollum’s wife on the knee and said he understands because he lost his son. McCollum’s father said Biden made it more about his son than about the service members who lost their lives. That reads valid through his press conferences as well.

It isn’t the only mention of parents of fallen soldiers who had it out with Biden. Shana Chappelle posted on Facebook about her encounter with Biden. She said that she stood 5 inches from his face and told him that he knew nothing about what she felt when Biden tried to give her the “my son died too.” Chappelle said that after Biden interrupted her and she responded, he rolled his eyes and walked away. Chappelle told Biden that soldiers’ blood is on his hands, and he threw his hands up. Biden is in uncharted territory if he’s acting this way with the families of our soldiers.

https://informingamerica.com/gold-star-mom-of-fallen-marine-erupts-at-biden-alleges-he-rolled-his-fing-eyes-when-she-confronted-him/

Here’s What Is Really Going On With Those Dogs The U.S. Supposedly Abandoned At Kabul’s Airport (Updated)

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The U.S. Central Command has denied leaving any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, or abandoning any U.S. military working dogs, as the last American troops made their final historic exit from the country. A picture of rescue dogs in carriers in a hangar at the airport has been circulating online and has prompted a firestorm of criticism. However, questions do remain about the ultimate fate of these non-U.S. working dogs. 

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Karen Roxberry, a spokesperson for Central Command (CENTCOM), issued an official statement on the matter today. Various animal welfare organizations in Afghanistan and outside of the country had been working to evacuate dozens of dogs and cats from the country as part of the larger evacuation operations at the airport in Kabul over the past two weeks. The work of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue (KSAR), a non-profit organization, and Nowzad, an animal rescue charity, have drawn particular media attention.

“The U.S. priority mission was the evacuation of U.S. citizens, SIV and vulnerable Afghans,” Roxberry’s statement reads, referring to, in part, Afghans eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) due to the risks they face from the Taliban due to having worked with the U.S. government. “However, to correct erroneous reports, the US military did not leave any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, to include the reported ‘military working dogs.'”

“Photos circulating online were animals under the care of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, not dogs under the care of the U.S. military,” the statement continues. “Despite an ongoing complicated and dangerous retrograde mission, U.S. forces went to great lengths to assist the Kabul Small Animal Rescue as much as possible.”

The U.S. military is known to have evacuated its own working dogs previously. The U.S. State Department has also denied that any of its working dogs were left behind in Afghanistan. 

The CENTCOM statement, however, does not speak directly to some of the other allegations leveled by KSAR and other animal welfare organizations regarding the fate of approximately 130 other dogs that had been at Hamid Karzai International Airport. This group of animals is understood to have included some number of former Afghan security forces working dogs. KSAR had been working to get them out of the country as part of an effort dubbed Operation Hercules.

“In the end, the dogs and their caretakers were explicitly NOT allowed to board military aircraft, and numerous private charter aircraft were not granted access to the airport either,” according to a lengthy statement issued yesterday bySPCA International, which cited information provided by KSAR founder Charlotte Maxwell-Jones. “Charlotte was informed that most of the KSAR dogs had to be released into the airport on August 30 as the airport was evacuated – turning once rescued shelter dogs into homeless strays.”

At the time of that statement, Maxwell-Jones remained in Afghanistan and had reportedly been escorted from the airport back to her shelter, which is situated approximately seven miles outside of Kabul, by the Taliban. Other KSAR staff, along with an unspecified number of rescue cats, were described as being “at another location in Kabul.”

The exact particulars of why the animals were reportedly not allowed to board military evacuations flights and why chartered aircraft arranged on behalf of KSAR may not have been allowed to land at the airport in Kabul are still murky. “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently enacted policy suspending transports of dogs from Afghanistan and more than 100 other nations into the U.S., was another terrible impediment, despite our negotiations and pleadings,” according to the SPCA International statement.

“We applied for an Emergency Exemption so that Charlotte and the dogs could get out on our chartered flight this week. But the CDC’s adherence to its import policy during this time of crisis put animals and people at risk,” it continued. “We are alarmed that leaders at the CDC are not bringing a more balanced perspective to the importation of dogs, especially after the U.S. House of Representatives rebuked CDC on this issue and passed an amendment to restore a proper screening process.”

There could also have been similar issues at play with regards to the importation of animals into countries other than the United States. U.S. military evacuation flights did not head straight to the United States after leaving Afghanistan.

In addition, in a now-deleted Tweet yesterday, KSAR had also mentioned “we have so much $ awaiting refunds in canceled flights,” raising questions about the actual status of the expected charter flight. As of Aug. 29, there had been word that another non-profit organization called Veteran Sheepdogs of America had offered to take KSAR’s animals out on a plane it had chartered, but that there were concerns about whether that aircraft could even get to Kabul. Tweets today between Veteran Sheepdogs of America and Gray Television personality Greta Van Susteren indicate that there may be an emerging legal tussle over the whole situation.

Regardless, everything we know and continue to learn about the last few days of the evacuation operations indicates that it was full of mad scrambles to get people to the airport in Kabul and onto planes on the ground to get them out. It would not necessarily be surprising that many charter aviation companies, whether they believed they could get approval to land or not, might have been hesitant to make the trip.

The U.S. military had separately stressed that in the final stages of the evacuations it would prioritize people above all else, as CENTCOM’s statement today reiterates. It is not hard to see how American officials at Hamid Karzai International Airport would have been more preoccupied with finding space on any remaining flights for humans, rather than animals. At the same time, there were reports of official evacuation flights leaving Kabul with room to spare in the leadup to the final American withdrawal. As it stands, the United States was not able to evacuate everyone it had wanted to in the end, regardless, and is now exploring other options to get remaining American citizens and at-risk Afghans out of the country.

“We’ll continue to do everything we can to evacuate Kabul Small Animal Rescue’s staff and animals from the country after August 31,” Lori Kalef, Director of Programs at SPCA International, had said in the statement from that organization yesterday, highlighting that people, as well as animals, are also part of this particular equation. “We cannot thank our supporters enough for everything they’ve done to help the dogs and cats of Kabul and their caretakers.”

“Charlotte here! I want to apologize for the quiet social media,” according to a post just today on KSAR’s official Facebook page. “We are busy making plans, checking them twice, sorting out details, and keeping things quiet to maintain our own and the animals’ security.”

This is not the only instance of disputes between animal welfare organizations operating in Afghanistan and government officials during the recent evacuations from Afghanistan, either. Nowzad, which is based in the United Kingdom and is run by Paul “Pen” Farthing, a former Royal Marine, drew criticism in the past week over its own rescue effort. 

Farthing arrived in London on Sunday with 150 rescue animals on a private charter flight, but left 68 members of his staff behind. He had been working to get the animals to the airport in Kabul right as Afghanistan’s branch of ISIS launched its deadly terrorist attack last week. A total of 13 American service members and at least 170 Afghans died in that attack, and dozens more were wounded. 

Critics in the United Kingdom, including government officials, had implied that Farthing’s activities had taken up valuable resources that could have been used to help people get inside to safety before and after that attack. Farthing disputed that U.K. authorities had provided any assistance to him, at all. “I did that with the Taliban… Nobody facilitated my entry… any interpreters or anybody else, there was me and the truck full of dogs and cats,” he said in a subsequent interview

However, he also thanked the U.K. government for its support in the end. That statement came after The Times newspaper reported that it had obtained an audio recording of him leaving an expletive-laden voicemail for a special adviser to the country’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace over allegations that his animal evacuation flight was being blocked.

All told, the exact fate of KSAR’s dogs that were at the airport in Kabul remains unknown. Beyond that, only time will tell what will now happen to that organization, its staff, and its remaining cats, as well as Nowzad staff.

Updated 9/1/2021:

The Taliban have since confirmed that the dogs in question were released into the airport and are still on the loose. They say they are trying to round them up now and may be interested in putting any working dogs among them to use in the future. 

Stars and Stripes has also published an interview with Charlotte Maxwell-Jones about the entire situation.

You can read more about all of this and other new developments in our continuing coverage of this story here.

Contact the author: joe@thedrive.com

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