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32 Specific Reasons for
Memorial Day Remembrance

 

by Michael Thornton,
SEAL, LT, US NAVY, Ret.
First published Monday, May 25, 1998,
in the Houston Chronicle

(W/Capt. Eric H. May, Ghost Writer)


HERE are 32 specific reasons that Memorial Day makes me remember the patriots who fell in our nation's wars. You can find all of them and 60,000 others on the Wall of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. They are the names of the 32 comrades I lost in my four tours of duty as a SEAL in Vietnam. Many Americans have similar reasons for remembrance, having known someone who died so that our freedoms could live.

 

We Americans don't leave our dead on the battlefield. We don't shut put the memory of their lives or sacrifice. We don't forget.

 



In many Houston homes a cherished photograph sits in a place of honor, showing the ever-young image of a uniformed soldier, sailor or Marine, standing with an American flag in the background. Their proud, ambitious expressions show that every one of them hoped to live but was willing to die.
In every Houston community neighbors remember a local young man or woman who made the ultimate sacrifice. Just the other night, a friend confided to me that he still remembered seeing the Medal of Honor, our nations highest military decoration, encased in his high school library. It had been received posthumously by a classmate who had leapt on a grenade in Vietnam, absorbing the shrapnel with his body to save his buddies.
Knowing a person who has died in service reminds us that they were human. They were heroes, but they weren't made of marble, didn't eat nails and didn't breathe fire. They laughed at jokes, dreamed of the future and enjoyed the pleasures of life, just as we do. They were a part of us.
In 1986 I was a pallbearer for the earthly remains of ths Vietnam-era soldier, known but to God, whom we interred at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. It seemed to me then that the young man we buried had suffered a fate as hard as death itself: anonymity. The belief that we will be remembered after death is one of the thoughts that brings us happiness in life.
The disinterment just days ago of that unknown soldier was an occasion of happiness for me, because it holds forth the possibility of his identification. If that happens, people will engrave his name on the Wall, and the press will show his photograph and report the details of his life. He will be remembered.
Perhaps the soon-to-be-known soldier is doing one last service for his nation by reminding us of something: the better part of our national character. We Americans don't leave our dead on the battlefield. We don't shut out the memory of their lives or sacrifice. We don’t forget.
These are the thoughts I'll be thinking this Memorial Day as I enjoy family and friends, food, drinks, music and the freedom that makes the United States worth dying for. And all 32 of my friends on the Wall would approve heartily. They hated a bad time, and they loved a good one. They can't make it to my Memorial Day party but I'll be sure to remember that they're the ones who paid for it.

 

 


Note by William B. Fox,
Publisher of America First Books

It is a keen historic irony that Mike Thornton was the only man in U.S. military history to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic action in saving the life of his team leader, already himself a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
The irony would be complete if Thornton's friend and collaborator, Capt. Eric H. May, were to receive the Medal of Honor as well. A growing number of military and patriot voices have urged this, such as Lone Star Iconoclast publisher Leon Smith in his 2 Feb 2010 article "Captain Eric H. May Deserves Congressional Medal of Honor."
To fully understand this irony, one must understand how the struggle has been elevated from a no-win limited war situation like Vietnam to a more abstract struggle called "Info War," as reflected in my Mission of Conscience Trilogy, subtitled "Captain Eric May, The Info War, and Amazing Predictions Come True."
This go around, we are playing for ultimate stakes involving the restoration of full popular sovereignty rights that have been quietly stolen away from the American people by a criminal power elite. We are wise to how Mossad-CIA grows opium in Afghanistan just like it did in the Golden Triangle during the Vietnam War era. We are also wise to how Americans are being manipulated by controlled national media and private banking cartels. Last, but not least, we are aware of "Info War" martyrs and other whistle-blowers who have tried to alert the American public regarding high level traitors against America's legitimate national interests.
The enemy has gone from an abstract "Communist Threat" created as Orwellian "controlled opposition" within a simplistic "left-right" paradigm to something that is in many ways vastly more dangerous, subtle, and ancient -- such as the forces behind the "New World Order" who are furiously pushing to turn America into an Orwellian police state and "New Babylon." The enemy is both "within" as well as "without," consisting of the internal malefactors behind the Mossad-CIA inside job on 9/11 as well as criminal globalists profiled in Chapter 5 of my series.
Our ghost commander-in-chief is Thomas Jefferson, our Standard Operating Procedure is the U.S. Constitution, and our "frag order" is the Declaration of Independence. Like many knights of old, American servicemen have a duty to look at a bigger picture. They have a duty to protect the ultimate interests of America at large and not merely blindly serve the short term intrigues of perverse special interests.
In many cases, as I explain in Chapter 31 where I discuss pro-Constitution activists like former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and the Oath Keepers movement, American servicemen have a duty not to obey:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people
3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”
9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

We will not torture...we will not lock down the free Internet... we will not conduct more false flag mass murder operations of American citizens to justify more wars for Israel and other malevolent special interests...we are men of principle!
Discretion is the greater part of valor. We must fight only as thinking, free men for a free republic. We refuse to be manipulated as mere "goyim" (Hebrew for "cattle," a slang term for "gentiles") or die like dogs for an alien elite that works against America's legitimate national interests.
Lieutenant Thornton expressed outrage at how America's Vietnam War dead were forgotten at home. He saw how they were never adequately respected by Orwellian, controlled national media, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of America's servicemen did their duty with good intentions based upon the information that was made available to them at the time.
Capt. May used LT Thornton's philosophy in founding Ghost Troop. His all-American cyber militia has been dedicated towards honoring the desecrated and ignored U.S. Iraq War dead from the Battle of Baghdad, as reflected in the Ghost Troop Introduction.
"Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" also applies to American servicemen who have been manipulated into Orwellian wars by criminal power elites.
The "60,000 others on the Wall of the Vietnam," and the tens of thousands of unacknowledged dead and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan must never be forgotten, because they demonstrate the extreme seriousness and urgency of the situation we face today. If we do not act, we will certainly face far more tragic losses in the future.
It is our unfinished task to avenge the deaths of not only servicemen who have died in Orwellian wars abroad, but also the Info War martyrs who have died trying to wake up Americans on the home front. The real war is not over until we bring America's real enemies to justice --to include all the enemies within.
Please see my online Mission of Conscience Trilogy for more background not only regarding leadership demonstrated by Capt. May, but also more effective ways to mobilize patriotic action for the battles ahead.



 

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