Displays of Patriotism on Patriot Day…2016

Five Songs for 11 September

This was my musical tribute last year – I’m re-posting it, just because.

There Be Dragons~

Beautiful dragons! So lovely…
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in the hothouse garden,

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snapping wizard jaws at you!

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Breathing purple fire,
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they cast enchanting spells,
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like sirens beckoning you close,
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and closer still.

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Cheers to you from the mystical orchid dragons~

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Incredible Colorized Historical Photographs

Amazing colour added to historic photographs…phenomenal.
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Mary Winsor, founder and president of the Limited Suffrage Society, holds a sign during the American suffrage movement, ca. 1917.

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President Barack Obama Calls on Americans to Embrace Diversity on 9/11 Anniversary

Together we stand…divided we fall. I know what I prefer.
#Unity

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and others, pause on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. President Barack Obama is joining the nation in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Obama is observing the somber anniversary with a moment of silence in the White House residence at 8:46 a.m. EDT. That’s when the first of four hijacked airplanes were slammed into the north tower of New York City’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and others, pause on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. President Barack Obama is joining the nation in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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President Barack Obama on Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by calling on Americans to embrace the nation’s character as a people drawn from every corner of the world, from every religion and from every background. He said extremist groups will never be able to defeat the United States.

Obama spoke to hundreds of service members, and relatives and survivors of the attack that occurred at the…

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The black celebrity and plastic surgery: Is it necessary to achieve mega success? Singer Ludmilla, the latest to apparently agree, provokes controversy with new nose

Many get “cosmetic” surgery to attain fame. I’m glad that I resisted this nonsense! Fame isn’t what I desire…it never has been.
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Note from BW of Brazil: By now, we’re all pretty much accustomed to the routine. A black man or black woman enters the entertainment business. Whether being very attractive, more average looking, lighter or darker-skinned, it seems that eventually, to stay relevant, or perhaps reach the next pinnacle in superstar success, said celebrity undergoes some sort of cosmetic procedure to alter their original appearance. Of course, the most notorious case of this would be the late, great Michael Jackson, who took cosmetic surgery to a new, and many would say, unnecessary level. Jackson’s appearance over the years would prompt some to say that, ‘only in Hollywood/the US can we see black boy grow up to be a white woman.’ But MJ isn’t the only one; perhaps the most drastic but certainly not the only one.

We’ve seen the same…

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9/11 Patriot and National Service Day

A moment of silence on this Day of Remembrance…

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Patriot Day is the annual observance for those who were injured and died due to the 9-11 terrorists attacks.  This was not only an assault on the U.S., but against every nation and individual who do not follow their fanatical ideologies.

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This is NOT to be confused with Patriot’s Day which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775.

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This speaks for itself.

To observe the official moment of silence – the accurate time should be at 8:46 AM (EDT).

In their memory. In their memory.

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THE HERO DOGS

And Let’s NOT forget the passengers of Flight 93 who gallantly saved the White House and those at the Pentagon!!!

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Farewell Salutes – 

Richard Alkema – Belmont, MI; US Navy, WWII. / Detroit Police Dept.kroger-honor-heros

Charles Andres III – Harvey, LA; US Army, WWII, Lt.Col. (Ret.)/ Lake Hermitage Vol. Fire Dept.

Eugene ‘Shorty’…

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