Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in a coffin, draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind.
Tumilson’s Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson’s casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to the casket at… Continue
Added by Etta on August 25, 2011 at 9:14pm —
I was RAISED; I didn't just grow up. I was taught to speak when I enter a room, say please & thank you, to have respect for my elders, lend a helping hand to those in need, hold the door for the person behind me, say excuse me when it's needed, & to love people for who they are, not for what you can get from them! I was also taught to treat people the way I want to be treated! If you were raised this way too, re-post this. Sadly, many won't, because they weren't, and it shows. Continue
Added by Etta on August 25, 2011 at 8:56am —
I want to take a moment to personally express my appreciation to all my fellow First Responders for the services they provide 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
It was during the darkest moments on September 11th 2001, while our nation was down on one knee that the spigot of First Responders opened as they flooded the City of New York to save lives.
It was during this moment in time that our great nation pulled together. It didn’t matter if you were rich or poor, race, color… Continue
Added by James O'Connell on August 23, 2011 at 12:21pm —
If you were raised on bologna, drank coke, played in the dirt, got your butt spanked, had 3 TV channels and an outside antenna, school started with "The Pledge", had a bedtime, rode in back of pickup trucks, recorded songs from the radio using cassette tapes, drank from a hose, played in the creek, rode bikes all day without a helmet, said sir and ma'am..... ... And you still turned out ok, then please repos
Added by Etta on August 16, 2011 at 11:38am —
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
MY GENERATION GREW UP RECITING THIS EVERY MORNING IN SCHOOL WITH MY HAND ON MY HEART. THEY NO LONGER DO THAT FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING SOMEONE!
LET'S SEE HOW MANY AMERICANS WILL RE-POST THIS AND NOT CARE ABOUT OFFENDING SOMEONE.
Added by Etta on August 15, 2011 at 7:07am —
It's Daughters' Week! If you have a beautiful Daughter that you
love more than you can describe, copy and paste this to your
status for a little while but hold her in your Heart for a Lifetime!
Added by Etta on August 15, 2011 at 6:50am —
Obama looked at Michelle, chuckled and said, "You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy." Michelle shrugged her shoulders and replied, "I could throw ten $100 bills out of the window and make ten people very happy." Hearing their exchange, the pilot of the plane said to his co-pilot,"Such big-shots back there. I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy."lol"
Added by Etta on August 14, 2011 at 8:59am —
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ...... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Average Salary of a teacher ................ $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000
I think we found where the cuts should have be made! If you agree... RE-POST
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Added by Etta on August 14, 2011 at 8:51am —
I'M A HANDFUL ~~ ( unfortunately
most women WON'T re-post this.) I'm strong willed, independent, a bit outspoken,
and I tell it like it is. I make mistakes, I am sometimes out of control and at
times hard to handle. But I love and give with all my heart. If you can't handle
me at my worst then you sure don't deserve me at my best. If you are a HANDFUL,
re-post! I dare you..I'll be looking for the ladies who re-post.
Added by Etta on August 11, 2011 at 7:41am —
May I ask a personal favour..... Only some of you will do it, and I know who you are. If you know someone who fought cancer and won, or fought cancer and died, or someone who is still fighting please add this to your status for 1 hour as a mark of respect and in remembrance. I hope I was right about the people who will..
Hirk I'm with you on this one! You were right about me!!!
Added by Etta on August 9, 2011 at 3:46pm —
We are in a world where "bottom line efficiency" is vital to the survival of our agencies and success in meeting mission goals; more so now than ever before. Strategic analysis in administration and critical thinking capability on the incident grounds cannot be anything short of flawless. If administration falters in streamlining the budget, service levels and crew levels fall.… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on August 2, 2011 at 11:00pm —