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The National Flag represents the living
country and is considered
to be a living thing emblematic of the
respect and pride we have for our
nation. Our flag is a precious possession
and many have sacrificed
their lives in her honor. DISPLAY IT PROUDLY!
The beautiful words above were taken from Daisey Duke's Web Site.
Thank You "Brat".
The History of my family is the history of this
Great Country. The first member of my family came to America in 1638.
A member of my family has fought in every War for America.
I am a Native Californian, and I am Proud of my
State. My Great-Great Grandfather, Cyrus Carpenter came to this state after
the Civil War (or as my Southern Friends call it, The War of Northern Aggression).
Cyrus was a Veteran of Company H, 6th Michigan Infantry Regiment.
My Grandfather served in the National Guard, and helped to protect life
and property during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. My Father
served during W.W.II. I am a Vietnam Combat Veteran
. My SON served for 4 years, as a M1A1 Abrams Tank Driver. My oldest Granddaughter is now in the U.S. Army Reserves. The Tradition
continues. I offer a Salute to ALL the VETERANS of this
Country, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM!!!!
Proud Life Member of The Special Forces Association
Proud Life Member of The Special Operations Association
Click to go to my Spirit Page.
Click the above image to go to the BEST Submarine page on the Internet!!
Okay, okay, it's my Brothers site, but it's still the Best!!!:>)
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be
in silence. As far as possible without
surrender, be on good terms with all
persons. Speak your truth quietly and
clearly; and listen to others, even
the dull and ignorant; they too have their
Avoid loud and agressive persons; they
are vexations to the spirit. If you
compare yourself with others, you may
become vain and bitter; for always
there will be greater and lesser persons
than yourself. Enjoy your
achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however
humble; it is a real possession
in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise
caution in your business
affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to
what virue there is; many persons strive
for high ideals; and everywhere
life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about
love; for in the face of all aridity and
disinchantment, it is as perennial
as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of
youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield
you in sudden misfortune. Do
not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and
loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less
than the trees and the stars; you
have a right to be here. And whether or
not it is clear to you, no doubt
the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever
you conceive Him to be. And
whatever your labor and aspirations, in
the noisy confusion of life, keep
peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken
dreams, it is still a beautiful
world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
Found in Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore;
In 1994 I decided to go back to College to earn my Bachelor
of Science Degree; and I was told by someone that I was too old. I received
my Degree on September 20, 1996, at 54 years of age. This is what I quoted
to the young person:
"Why should we be in such desperate haste
to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace
with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple-tree or an
oak. Shall he turn his spring into summer? If the conditions of things
which we were made for is not yet, what were any reality which we can substitute?"