Virginian Veterans of Yesteryear:
“I saw the swastika come down and the Stars and Stripes go up” ~~A World War Two POW from Virginia, from “Virginians at War.”
On The Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia, there are 11,600 names of Virginians who have lost their lives fighting for their nation, the United States of America.
Virginian Veterans of Today:
Today, almost one million (800,000) veterans live in Virginia. In November of 2008, almost 54% of Virginia’s voters rejected a veteran and former POW for President of the United States, and elected a man with little experience and absolutely no military experience, a man who described the flag pin that his fellow countrymen were wearing as “a substitute for … true patriotism,” and added “I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest.” He is a man who does not salute the flag in public, who never supported the War in Iraq and wants to end it before victory, and who believes in “spreading the wealth around.” It makes one wonder about those Virginia soldiers of yesteryear who bled and died for America, as they now watch from their Heavenly Homes as their descendants turn radically left to embrace the old political ideologies that they had fought against. According to Virginia’s U.S. Congressional Representative, James Moran, Virginia Has Gone Communist.
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