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Michael Red Crow Mulholland Photography 2014
Originally posted on Broken Light: A Photography Collective:
Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar disorder. Many of her students also have different kinds of mental health issues and as a guidance counselor it is her job to try to help them, for example by creating personalized study plans to support their recovery to full health. She also hopes to one day start using the method of Empowering Photography (developed in Finland by Miina Savolainen) in her work. Johanna enjoys photographing nature and her everyday surroundings, as well as music photography.
About this photo: “This is from my photo shoot a few weeks back. ‘Pelastusvene’ means life boat in Finnish. It’s there but not needed. Calm lake, serene morning. No need for a life boat. And yet, there’s a lot of still life in the shot.
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Wednesday, 24, September, I encountered a huge milestone, I made it to 50 years of this most amazing life I’ve been blessed with. All the adventures, experiences, both tough & simple, fun & exciting, troublesome & emotional, happiness & sadness, good & bad times, the roller coaster of life, dealing with PTSD, fighting it head on like mat time & sparring in the martial arts of life, remembering times I’ve forgotten, need to forget along with times I love remembering, my youth, and let me tell you this, in youth, we all face & have faced tough times, it’s what you do with it that makes you, defines you, or lures you strayed off the beaten path, it’s the life changing moments, the very experiences that made me who I am. I’ve always, my whole life, never took anything for granted, no self entitlements, no not earning all that I’ve succeeded in, all the hard work I’ve thrown into the lava spewing volcano of this most beautiful & blessed life of mine.
My wife of 23 years, my four most amazing children, two that are now 26 & 24, including my most brilliant & beautiful amazing 5 year old twin boys, my mom, my family, my friends, my fans world wide, the thousands of birthday greetings & wishes I’ve received both through snail mail & social networks, I cannot begin to go through the entire dictionary to discover all the words to express just how grateful & blessed I am. Thank you from every part of my heart.
My day started off with nothing more precious, touching, very emotionally touching…something I’ll cherish to the end of days. A song vocally performed in perfect harmony from the two most precious 5 year old sons a daddy could only dream for, and my dreams are a reality, thank you God. It was Kieran Sequoyah & Killian Crow, a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday sung just for me, from their most beautiful tender most endearing priceless heedful loving hearts directly injected into mine.
Now onto my birthday Day!
For my birthday, I got dressed up in my USMC BDU’s with my commendation lapel pins fixed appropriately, put on my carrier vest, filled the pockets with my rifle magazines, headed to Angeles Ranges here in the mountains of Los Angeles. With a fully loaded truck with my rifles & pistols, and ammo cases. I treaded steadfast with Godspeed and had a most fabulous day shooting at a ten inch diameter iron target at 100 yards. I started out first with my Ruger .22 Long Rifle. Fired 200 rounds and literally, shockingly, missed only 4 times. 4 out of 200 rounds in moderate to mild changing wind conditions at 100 yards with a ten inch diameter iron plate is pretty darn good at my age considering the permanent and greatly painful nerve damage in both arms. I have neuropathy in both arms. I had, four years past, ulnar nerve relocation surgery. That is, the surgeon cuts from the forearm half way from the wrist up past the elbow into the tricep, carves out a new groove, then places the nerve into that new groove, then covers it with what ever the surgeon covers it with, a mystery to me as I’m not a surgeon. The ulnar nerve, better known as the funny bone, is now relocated to the top of my arm. I had that surgery on both arms two months apart. In total, I’ve had three major surgeries on both elbows including three on each shoulder. So, my arms aren’t what they used to be. Much weaker, and unstable, shaky and painful, very painful. But it doesn’t stop me. Nothing can stop me but death itself, and even in death I’ll still remain unstoppable, thank you God, The Great Architect of All that is Life.
Furthering on, after my fun with my .22 LR, I upgraded to my Remington 770 30.06, also known as a 30 ought 6. A high powered, high velocity long distance rifle with a blasting impact that would literally take the head completely off the body, with a shoulder breaking aching recoil that moves the body. This rifle was used as a sniper rifle along with other rifles for sniping in Vietnam. Then throughout the 70’s to current times, became a fantastic & most popular sport & hunting rifle. With this rifle, I fired 100 rounds still at the 100 yard mark still with the ten inch diameter iron target, only missing once. Amazingly once. And it hurt like a you know what but it was most excitingly fun.
Moving on to my AR-15. Most, if not all folks know this rifle to be, or mean it to be an Assault Rifle, and of course, it is used by military and law enforcement for such purposes however, AR doesn’t stand for, or mean Assault Rifle. It means Armalite Rifle. They look seriously scary, but as with all firearms, it’s no more or less dangerous than anything other firearm when in the hands of a criminal or plain straight out bad guy mental case. If one was to take the pistol grip and the vertical fore grip off including the adjustable buttsock, it would look just like any other rifle, and manufacturers of this caliber rifle make them also to look like a regular rifle, it’s simply the furniture on them that scares people. It’s a .223 cal rifle or in my case, mine is a 5.56 NATO Military/Swat Issue AR.
Well…I only had fifty rounds of ammo with me for this rifle and it proved to be a highly effective and is a seriously accurate rifle, and it’s recoil is nothing, especially compared to my 30.06 or .50 cal. shoulder breakers. I have an expensive 11 setting Red Dot Optics scope on it that proves it’s accuracy, however, the slightest nano of a millimeter head/eye/body adjustment, it’s a miss on a ten inch diameter iron target. Now If it were a larger target and such as the human body, in a combat situation, it’s a no miss hit. Highly accurate. That’s why this rifle took the place of the M-16, even though M-16’s are still in use, the Armalite Rifle, AR-15 is noticeably a much lighter rifle and with ability of adding just the right furniture to it, holding it, carrying it, maneuvers with this rifle are great, outstanding, awesome for sweeping structures, side shooting, long distanced shooting, close quarter combat, really, the all around usage of this rifle is great, especially for hunting as well as target shooting or self/home defense, although I don’t use mine for home & self defense, I stick with my handguns for that. Particularly my Glock 23 Gen 3 .40 cal and my Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .9 mm. Both are best on the market, best in manufacturing of pistols, incredibly accurate, and ease of use that I highly recommend these two for self & home defense pistols.
Wow, I totally got off topic of my birthday day. So, I still have my skills. I’m still a grade A shooter even with a disability, a disadvantage due to my handicaps, but I’m hitting the range once to twice per week. One day rifles at long distance and one day indoor range for pistol training.
Moving on. After my fantastic day at the range, I picked up my boys from school and spent the rest of the day & evening with them, like my everyday, with my boys, with my family. My precious wife bought a delicious cake to eat. Our boys helped me blow out the candles and celebrated our birthdays together as their birthday is the 15th of September and mine is the 24th, and my wife’s birthday is the 25th as her dads is the 25th as well, and we celebrated my older sisters birthday that is on the 26th and my dads birthday is the 30th, of both, my older sister & my dad have moved on to another life in the stars in heaven. So we had this amazing week to say the least. I’m so incredibly grateful, fortunate and blessed. Not a doubt in my mind body & soul, that I am truly Blessed.
The week before my milestone birthday, I had a most amazing event as well. Degree night at the Masonic Home Lodge #721 with my brothers, my MASONIC brothers at the lodge with my dearest brother Worshipful Master Michael David performing the ceremony. A beautiful. A most spiritually moving, soul touching ceremony of rites and rituals of being a Freemason. I’m a seventh generation of 33rd degree Master Masons and Scottish Rite Masons along with being a fourth generation Veteran. Its beautiful & spiritual way of life, that is intertwined with my Cherokee heritage, spiritual and traditional way of life. It’s called, being a real, true human being and an ever growing way of life. Becoming a better man, a better human being, my personal path to enlightenment. My life’s ultimate op & universally perpetually forever ongoing growing, paving the path to enlightenment. And I, the very same as throughout my past, shall not stray from this path. I love living, giving, caring, sharing, anything and everything that is of goodness in life, I Love passionately.
Here are some photos, if you all would like to see, my military USMC BDU’s with my firearms & decorations. Along with some very special gifts I shall cherish and pass down to my children, from a dear friend and XO, Two very special stars, the flag of The United States of America along with a post card from Afghanistan, from the Commanding General of the United States Air Force NATO, Brig. General John E. Michel. This was the most honorable gesture ever in my life. To be acknowledged and thanked for my service and for being such a committed Patriot to our Great Nation. And when a Brig. General follows you on Twitter and loves your music, you’d better be like me, on cloud nine. Such a great honor, from a great XO, an incredible leader. I’ll follow Brig. General Michel into battle any day, any time. And being on his short list of personal private security is an honor to be cherished. Thank you Brig. General. You’re a true & great leader and I’m forever honored to be on your staff. I’ll protect you with everything and all I am. Hoorah!!!
Many blessings my dearest WordPress family…
It’s all that simple!
Michael Red Crow Mulholland
The Michael Mulholland Company
Cherokee Trail ~ Sacred Pipe Music
Publishing & Licensing
Sector 7 Studio Productions
Los Angeles California
Outstanding capture! Great B&W
Love this capture, outstanding shot!
Originally posted on n. vujosevic photography:
it has been a while since i have posted anything on my site and the only explanation i can give is that life happened, both extremely devastatingly and wondrously, and the rest fell to the way side. i am ready to come back and will do so with posting photos that i’ve unearthed from old memory sticks and recent journeys. i hope you enjoy, i’m happy to be sharing the world from behind my lens again.
Outstanding capture! I wish we, in LA California had an array of birds to capture. This shot is great!
Originally posted on talainsphotographyblog:
A Cedar Waxwing from the farm. A little out of focus but I liked the angle of the first shot. I believe that it is the same bird in both images and that the bottom one is before the top. He was just fluffing up his feathers and then eventually flow off.
Originally posted on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY:
Last Sunday I went into the city for another Social Snappers Photography Excursion for a night photography session. We met at the MCG at 6pm, ended up at Flinders Street Station, and finished around 9.30. The idea was that we would start on the bridge that goes over the train lines, photograph the city from there, then slowly make our way along Birrarung Marr and end up at Flinders Street Station, or near there, to photograph car trails. I knew the area from riding a bike a few years ago, but I had never tried to photograph it, so it was new for me too.
The plan had been to try and get the sunset, but by the time we got there it was pretty much over, I think it was because there were no clouds. One day, I will get it. It was a beautiful clear night so we couldn’t complain…
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Today is a special milestone in my photography. Explanation time – the numbers I put as the title have two meanings. The first one tells of the picture of the day for this year. The second number is the total number of days I’ve taken a picture of the day. So today is my 1,000th day in a row I’ve taken a picture of the day. I went out to get sunset shots this evening because it looked so cool. Not bad for my 1,000th picture of the day in my opinion.
I want to personally thank everyone who has followed, liked, and commented on my blog these past couple of years. It is greatly appreciated. Now on to my next 1,000 pictures.
State of the Nation Address…by Chief Bill Baker of the Cherokee Nation of Tahlequah, OK.
O Si Yo Brother & Sisters, Aunts & Uncles, & Grandmothers and Grandfathers of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah OK, Cherokee NC, and Everywhere You All May Be.
This is makes me so proud of my heritage, Scottish Irish Cherokee. Although I am Eastern Band Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1790 Cherokee Registrar, We Are One, as No Cherokee sees it any differently. We are Cherokee. We Survived the most heinous act by a man hailed as a True American Hero, but he was far from that at all, not even close. When President Andrew Jackson gave to Hostile order of the Georgia Removal Act in the early to mid 1800’s, it was brutal, inhumane, and a devastation to the Cherokee People. The very People known as the First Five Civilized Tribes. We conducted ourselves in every aspect and manners of the European Settlers who in turn stole our lands, our lives. However well advanced, the white man did not like that. The one thing they wanted, to convert us to they, their ways, all things White European, and thus we accustomed ourselves and became what we believe, a very threat, in which we weren’t. We became business men, we dressed the part, we became plantation owners, yes, plantation owners and owners of Slaves that we treated like family unlike that of the White man way. We built schools and educated our children, we adapted like a Crow in every part of the World. Sequoyah (George Guess,) an illiterate, could not read nor write, in his genius, invented the Cherokee (Tsalagi) Alphabet and thus taught our people how to read and write in our very own language thus introducing the first Cherokee Newspaper of its kind, anywhere, everywhere, The Phoenix. We were honorable, noble, trustworthy, kind loving Humans, but that wasn’t good enough for President Andrew Jackson, a man hailed a hero. He is far a disgrace to me, but I am forgiving and I do recognize the greatness in his accomplishments, just not pertaining to my ancestors.
However the case may be, in the dead of winter, with rifles pointed in our faces, we were forced out of home, taken with us none of our belongings let along clothing, items to keep warm, food, the necessities to travel a distance unknown to us. Frightened and Distraught, we hadn’t a choice, refuse or be killed. So on our way we walked, walked in Snow, Fierce Winter Blizzards, No Clothing for warmth, no foods, no medicine, nothing but our minds bodies and souls, a people together on The Trail of Tears. Over 4000 perished on that 865 Mile trek to Indian Territory. The best advantage we Cherokee’s had going for us was, that by the time the 1700’s came to light, us Cherokee were already inter0racially mixed blood with the Scottish, Irish and German. By the time of the Georgia Removal by the Coward himself, Andrew Jackson, we were so white in appearance, no one person could tell if we were white or Cherokee. That’s where greatness came forth. Many, many, so many, the numbers cannot ever be counted, a forever unknown for an eternity. That being mixed blood, us Cherokee found means of vanishing, escaping the Trail of Tears and moving out of sight to the north, the south, back to the east, and to the west. Fortunate were the Cherokee north of Georgia in North Carolina, Cherokee Carolina where we still Thrive there today as we did yesterday, they stayed and hid, took shelter in Caves. But for the Tahlequah Cherokee’s, they had a more than tough journey. Losing more than 4000 Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, the extermination of our race, heritage, culture, the Cherokee, we won. We didn’t perish as a whole, and we embrace and celebrate our ancestors we lost along the way. For through their spirits, we lived, we grew, we regrouped, we re constituted our Government, our people together, the Cherokee, The Real People, The Real Humans. I am proud of my heritage and ancestors. And the very fact that the Scottish and Irish faced the same attempt at termination of a race, a culture, a heritage and tradition by the English, by the Vikings, and so on and so on, we aren’t any different at all. Scottish, Irish and Cherokee faced the very same life challenges, live or to be killed, and all three thrive today and will for an eternity. I bow my head as I pray to my ancestors on that Trail, the Trail of Tears, but today, I smile, and not shed tears, for I am most grateful. Thanks to Great Chief as Bill Baker and his predecessors, we will continue to grow stronger each and every day and thrive together as a Nation, under God, as a People Together and always and forever remain The Real Humans, The Cherokee. Please, enjoy this article From Bill Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dohiya
Principal Chief Bill John Baker gives the annual State of the Nation address on Aug. 30 at the Cherokee Courthouse lawn in Tahlequah, Okla., with a key message that 175 years after Cherokees walked the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation is thriving. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Chief says CN thriving, not just surviving!!!
BY WILL CHAVEZ
Baker said the red brick courthouse is a symbol of the strong spirit living within the CN because people who had just experienced one of the worst tragedies in American history built it.
“It was 175 years ago, we arrived here in eastern Oklahoma and began our greatest chapter – building the largest, most advanced tribal government in the United States,” he said. “Our ancestors were pulled from their homes in the east, forced into stockades and marched here to Indian Territory by a federal government that tried to brutally extinguish us. But in 1839, right here in Tahlequah, we reconstituted our government and we rebuilt our schools. We rebuilt our courts and recreated the commercial success we had in the southeast.”
Baker thanked Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, members of his Cabinet and the Tribal Council for working for the Cherokee people and for helping place the CN on a strong footing.
“And we commend all our employees at the Cherokee Nation and say to each and every one of you, wado. We could not have done it without you,” he said.
We believed the purpose of a good government, a strong government and a fair government is to make life better for its citizens.
Baker also highlighted the investments the CN is making to benefit the Cherokee people such as building new homes, expanding health centers and services and creating jobs.
“As principal chief, my goal is a simple one: make the lives of Cherokees better, and do it every day. Every decision is based on that goal. That is the definitive mission,” he said. “We believed the purpose of a good government, a strong government and a fair government is to make life better for its citizens. And we are succeeding.”
More homes, better health care and increased hope through education and jobs are a result of the tribe’s investments in its people, he added. One of the highlights of that investment is the number of Cherokees the CN is employing in its government and businesses.
“We employ more than 9,000 people in northeast Oklahoma, and more than 80 percent of them are Cherokee, compared to less than 70 percent three years ago,” he said. “That’s more than 1,200 (who) are Cherokees working for their tribe. That’s more Cherokees taking home paychecks to their families, and 1,200 more Cherokees who know their tribe is here for them.”
All of the tribe’s successes have a $1.3 billion dollar economic impact on Oklahoma, he said.
“As the largest employer in the 14 counties, we are the engine that is driving this economy,” Baker said. “Across the 14 counties, we’ve rebuilt roads and torn down crumbling bridges, rebuilding them from the ground up.”
He provided examples of the tribe’s work in communities such as expanding waterlines in Nowata to provide safe drinking water, building a water tower in West Siloam Springs and completing water sanitation projects in Oaks and Locust Grove. The CN also continues to give annual cash donations to volunteer fire departments in the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.
“These investments help better people’s lives. The Cherokee Nation has proven time and time again to be the critical piece in what drives prosperous communities,” he said.
About a year ago, Baker announced a plan to overhaul the CN’s health system. Four health centers in Ochelata, Stilwell, Sallisaw and Jay are under construction or are finished. Also, the CN has budgeted more than $60 million for a new hospital in Tahlequah.
“Our casinos have grown to be very profitable. So we called for $100 million dollars from our casinos to be use for new health facilities for our people,” he said. “Having profitable casinos is wonderful, but it is useless if it doesn’t benefit our people in the ways they need it most, like health care.”
Baker said he believes the tribe’s ancestors would be proud of the progress being made and where the tribe is headed.
“It was 175 years ago that hope carried our people through unimaginable hardship,” he said. “Our ancestors would be proud of where we have been, the progress we are making today and where we are going. We owe it to them to continue and protect that sacred legacy.”
Yes, my friends, I am now #14 in the Music Charts for all of Los Angeles thanks to you, friends on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. Thank you most sincerely….
While expressing gratitude, please allow me to inform you all that my All Veterans Hard Rock Band is Gaining Quite a Bit of popularity. I have emailed my music to the Commanding General of the US Air Force NATO John E. Michel in Afghanistan, a dear friend and even though I have been in civilian status since 1986, he is still my CO. He is loving my music and sharing it with his fellow Aviators in his network and sharing my music with our men and women in Uniform serving our Great Nation abroad. I am most grateful to the General, and am so excited about all this.
Furthermore, I have expanded on sales distribution via Every Single Digital Media Music Outlet Online and also providing the option of purchasing physical Mechanical CD’s at Amazon, Target and other venues on the internet while still providing the best of services via downloading copies via iTunes.com/MichaelMulholland and iTunes.com/SonsoftheSecond.
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Until Next Time, Take Great Care, Many Blessings My Dear Friends
Michael Red Crow Mulholland
The Michael Mulholland Company ~ Cherokee Trail ~ Sacred Music ~ Publishing & Licensing ~ Sector 7 Studio Productions Los Angeles ~ © 2014
Photo by Michael Red Crow Mulholland Photography © 2014 ~ Sector 7 Studio Productions Los Angeles
Good day fellow bloggers and friends, I hope this post finds everyone well, happy, healthy and safe.
Its been a while since my last posts, especially photography since I have been overwhelmed with studio work producing bands and artists and composing music for film and an array of multi media, but Most of all, my children and family, but I’ve finally snapped some shots of flowers in my neighborhood. This season there wasn’t much to photograph, perhaps climate change had an impact of less blooms than that of last year, but I was surprised not see the usual blooms I am used to seeing throughout my community. Saddening if it is in fact due to climate change, and that is something I believe in unlike much of our government, but there are scientific facts that prove otherwise. As far as music goes, I am finally complete with recording and producing this new album by the metal band Stories of Solitude: http://www.Reverbnation.com/StoriesofSolitudeBand and now going into the mixing phase that is always a daunting task, then on to mastering, packaging and distribution of the album. For you metal heads, you will love it, for those not into metal, there are plenty of beautiful songs, ballads and acoustic versions of songs that will appeal to anyone’s ears. I will keep you all updated on the progress as I move forward.
Now, for my this years Flowers Photography. I snapped some beautiful shots, some look like they were shot in the dead of darkness, but all shots we taken in bright full sun daylight. Thanks to the incredible operating system and settings on my Canon 5D mkIII, this camera is so outstanding that I can’t believe I took the shots and I am not a pro by any means. Furthermore, it bothers me that you all may not see the quality of the photos the same way as I do as I have high quality expensive HD Graphics Cards in my systems and 32″ HD Monitors. Even when I view the photos on my HP laptop, they appear dull and nearly not enough life in them and seemingly don’t have the same quality as viewed on my main workstations. Thus, I hope you all see the very same beauty in them as I do…so, here are a few for starters, enjoy and as always, I love comments, not for an ego boost, but just to receive comments is a blessing. Thanks all, and many, many blessings. Michael.
Michael Red Crow Mulholland Photography © 2014 ~ Sector 7 Studio Productions ~ Ascap
Happy 4th of July to all and to America…God Bless!
Finally…ugh, with my busy busy all too busy busy schedule, I got out for my walks with my boys, and snapped some absolutely lovely, gorgeous flowers in our community. Although, this year, for some reason unknown, there hasn’t been that many flowers and new blossoms as it was yesteryear…interesting noticing this however, I was fortunate enough to capture these lovely colors of life. I sincerely hope you all love them as much as I do, and appreciate the very beauty they offer to us all, please leave me comments as I love socializing with you all here…flowers make my every day. Many Blessings to all, Happy 4th of July, give Great Thanks to all before us for paving the way for America to be The Greatest Place on Earth to live. Although there are plenty of other Amazing Greatest places to live as well, but this is my, our country, and I love it and cherish it and I am extremely, highly grateful to all before me for giving me such a blessed and fortunate life to live. I above all, honor and respect those who have and are still serving our country and world abroad for the very freedoms such as those we are so very privileged to be blessed with.
Michael Red Crow Mulholland
Michael Red Crow Mulholland Photography ~ Sector 7 Studio Productions ~ Copyright 2014
Happy Independence Day!
Patriotism Prevails & Our Nation is Born
Declaration of Independence
On July 4, 1776, the Thirteen Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain and became known as the United States of America.
John Adams (2nd U.S. President), spoke of this day – Independence Day, as being, “The most memorable epoch in the history of America…it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival…It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
The American Revolution
Throughout the 1750s and 1760s, tensions rose between Great Britain and her Thirteen North American colonies, due to the colonial struggle against the economic and political policies of Britain. The result: a break-out of fighting in 1775 at Lexington and Concord. This marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783), also known as the American War of Independence.
At the start of the war, the Americans were without a regular army or “standing army”, but each colony traditionally had its own defenses through a local militia. Seeking to coordinate military efforts and increase patriotic force, the Continental Congress established the Continental Army in June 1775, and appointed George Washington as commander-in-chief.
During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Marines were formed at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 10, 1775 by a resolution of the Continental Congress, marking Nov. 10 as the official birthday of the Marine Corps.
After the American victory at Saratoga in 1777, France, Spain, and the Netherlands entered the war against Great Britain. A naval victory in the Chesapeake led to the surrender of a British army at Yorktown in 1781, which crushed political support in London.
Ultimately, the Treaty of Paris in 1783 was signed and recognized the independence of the United States…Patriotism prevailed and our independence was won!
Independence Day is the only holiday that celebrates the United States as a whole. Americans across the country will patriotically come together with family & friends at parades, barbecues, picnics, sporting events, firework shows and more!!
-Fireworks have been a part of the 4th of July celebration since 1777.
-Of all U.S. states, the town of Bristol, Rhode Island is noted for having the oldest and most continuous Independence Day celebration.
-Since 1959, NASCAR has held the Pepsi Firecracker 400 on 4th of July weekend.
-Since July 4, 1916 – the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is held in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.
-Major and minor league baseball games are played & much more!
Hello and good day my dear friends here at WordPress. I hope this post finds you all well.
As some of you may or may not be aware of, a USMC veteran Sgt. Tahmooressi is serving time in a Mexican prison for making a wrong turn and got stuck at the Mexican boarder. He asked politely to the Mexican boarder patrol to turn around and return to the U.S. and was not permitted to. He then openly, honestly, informed the Mexican authorities that he was in possession of three firearms as he set out for a camping and hunting trip in Southern California. He did this to help deal with, heal, his PTSD and to find himself again and discover a new way to adjust to a normal, social, functional and a civilian healthy way of life after serving two tours in Afghanistan. Whilst, against everything America stands for and by Law that, “We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists,” the Obama Administration traded, released five high ranking terrorist commanders for exchange of one deserter Sgt. Bergdahl. That in itself is disgraceful and highly unacceptable. I haven’t personally discovered any news media of any kind informing us Americans on what actions are underway of what our government and the Obama Administration is doing about getting our USMC hero Sgt. Tahmooressi released and home stateside with his family where he belongs.
I started this petition personally on Change.org in efforts of gaining as many signatures and supporters of this petition for the immediate release of Sgt. Tahmooressi to reach President Obama and our government as I, we, are all most certain President Obama has close ties with Mexicos Presidente and should be able to work out some deal to bring home our USMC Sgt. Tahmooressi.
I am asking this one thing of all of you here at WordPress and all my other linked social networks to please help me help Sgt. Tahmooressi and his family. To please engage this petition that all is required is your name stating you support this petition. It is private, you are not required to offer any personal information other than that of your name in support of my petition to aid in what I pray for a positive end result in the release of USMC Sgt. Tahmooressi who put his life on the line for two tours in Afghanistan in support of The War on Terrorism, to fight to make the world a safer place for us all.
Please click the link below and simply enter your name to support my petition for the right thing. Because, we Marines, “Leave No Man Behind.”
Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/1o7q0oM
Sgt. Tahmooressi is a USMC war hero, two tours, honorably discharged US Marine fighting a difficult battle with PTSD and made an honest mistake and was forthcoming with Mexican authorities about making a wrong turn at the Mexican boarder, while he admitted openly about possessing firearms and ask politely to allow him to simply turn around back into the US. He was unjustly detained and is serving time in Mexico where he shouldn’t be. He should be home here in his country he defended so honorably, with his family and friends. Marines leave no man behind and it seems like his, our country and President and military he so honorably served has left him behind. I’m highly disappointed that our laws state that we do not negotiate with terrorists however, the Obama Administration chose to violate that very law by releasing five high commanding terrorists for one deserter Sgt. Bergdahl whilst our honorable Sgt. Tahmooressi is left in prison under the Mexican authories. I simply don’t understand why isn’t anything being done or accomplished to bring home our Marine. I’ve heard nothing in the news nor read in any media source of any kind what President Obama and our country is doing about getting our Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi home. I’m certain President Obama has close ties with Mexicos President and law enforcement agencies and I’m most certain that if the Obama administration and congress can release five top commanding terrorists for one deserter you’d think they could, could’ve already established a relationship with the Mexican government to release our Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi. At this point, as an American, I demand that President Obama and his administration set forth highly effective efforts in getting Sgt. Tahmooressi, our Marine Veteran home safely, and do it Now! It’s highly affecting Sgt. Tahmooressi dealing with PTSD already enough in getting him back to a happy, socially functional life as a civilian and his imprisonment is unjust and is most definitely affecting his level of PTSD even more. Dear President Obama, please use your powers effectively and productively to carry out this highly important request for all us Americans, us Marines and veterans alike, for the Tahmooressi family, and most importantly, for Sgt. Tahmooressi and his well being. Bring our Marine Home!
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