On This Memorial Day, Make a Great Vow

I've been thinking a lot lately about vows. 

I've been thinking about the oath of office renewed by President Bush  even as his administration minions were undertaking the destruction of Constititutional principles:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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Eric Massa's Weekly Diary - The Sacrifice Of The Past And Our Vision Of The Future.

This weekend I was invited to join two other guest speakers as we dedicated a new Veterans Memorial Park in the small town of Odessa in Schuyler County, 30 minutes to the north of Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York State.  The request came from the driving force behind the five year project to locate, fund and build this monument - the center piece of which of is a strikingly beautiful bronze statue of a mother eagle protecting two young.  

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Vets Deserve More Than Lip Service! (Terry Stulce, TN-03)

While we have soldiers fighting far from home this Memorial Day, it's time to honor their service and that of all servicemen and women in our armed forces who came before them.

I served two combat tours of duty in Vietnam commanding an infantry platoon in the 101st Airborne. Having received the Bronze Star with V Device for Valor, I know that lip service doesn't cut it.

Every day our young men and women in uniform make incredible sacrifices for all of us.

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