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President Trump makes unannounced visit to Walter Reed Military Hospital in DC to visit troops

President Trump's unannounced visit to Walter Reed

President Donald Trump took a break from the politics of Washington, D.C. to do something he saw as more important — visit wounded warriors and wish them a merry Christmas.

During his unannounced visit, Trump personally awarded one soldier — 1st Lt. Victor Prato of the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion — the Purple Heart. Prato, 25, suffered soft tissue injuries last month as a result of an IED blast that made his vehicle turn over, according to The Hill.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was particularly moved when the president presented Prato with the award, noting on Twitter that seeing the president confer this honor on an “American Hero” was “one of the most powerful moments of my life.  I’m amazed by the strength and resilience of the men and women in our Armed Forces,” Sanders wrote.

White House of Staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general, accompanied Trump to Walter Reed.

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Our Christmas wish to you is that you find someone this year who really needs your help, and that you extend that help with a spirit of selflessness and joy.  You’ll make it a great Christmas for both of you!

 

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A small and necessary reminder at Thanksgiving time

TO THE NFL AND ITS PLAYERS…

If I have brain cancer, I don’t ask my dentist what I should do. If my car has a problem, I don’t seek help from a plumber! Why do you think the public cares what a football player thinks about politics? If we want to know about football, then depending on the information we seek, we might consult with you, but even a quarterback doesn’t seek advice on playing his position from a defensive tackle!

You seem to have this over-inflated view of yourselves, thinking because you enjoy working on such a large-scale stage that somehow your opinion about everything matters. The NFL realizes the importance of its “image” so it has rules that specify the clothes and insignia you can wear, the language you use, and your “antics” after a touchdown or other “great” play. But somehow you and your employer don’t seem to care that you willfully disgrace the entire nation and its 320 million people in the eyes of the world by publicly disrespecting this country, its flag, and its anthem! The taxpaying citizens of this country subsidize your plush work environments, yet you choose to use those venues to openly offend those very citizens.

Do you even remotely understand what the flag of this country means to so many of its citizens before you choose to “take a knee” in protesting this country during our national anthem?

You may think because you are paid so much that your job is tough and your opinion is worth hearing, but you are clueless when it comes to being tough and worthy. 

Let me show you those whose job is really tough.

 

You haven't been shot at lately...

You haven't slept in a mudhole lately...

You haven't hiked up any mountains lately...

You are spoiled babies who stand around and have staff-people squirt Gatorade in your mouths, sit in front of misting cooler fans when it’s warm, and rest on heated benches when it’s cold. That’s not “tough”…that’s called pampered.
 
You think you deserve to be paid excessively high salaries because you play a game where you can incur career ending injuries. Let me show you career ending injuries!


 

Career-ending injuries...

Another career-ending injury...

A planeload of career-ending injuries.

You think you deserve immediate medical attention and the best medical facilities and doctors when injured. Let me show you what it’s like for those who really need and deserve medical attention.

 

 

A real career-ender...

And another...

You think you have the right to disrespect the flag of the United States, the one our veterans fought for in the past and still fight for today, risking limbs and mental stability to defend, and in many cases die for. Let me show you what our flag means to them, their families, and their friends.

 

 

A portrait of a flag-lover...

A portrait of a flag-loving mother and son who won't see Dad again

This American deserves honor. You deserve none.

This American seeks nothing but some peace and understanding...

Another American who only wants to continue living for and honoring the flag she loves...

You believe you are our heroes, when in reality you are nothing but overpaid entertainers who exist solely for our enjoyment! Well, your current antics are neither entertaining nor enjoyable, but rather a disgrace to this country, its citizens, all our veterans and their families, and the sacrifices they have made to ensure this country remains free. You choose to openly disgrace this country in the eyes of the rest of the world, yet with all your money you still choose to live here rather than anywhere else.  People with even the slightest amount of class will stand and respect our flag. Where does that put you? You want to see heroes… here are this country’s heroes!

 

 

A hero lies buried here.

Another hero here...

This young wife will never see her hero again...

This young son KNOWS who his hero is...

More heroes coming home...

One hero saying goodbye to another...

One hero saying goodbye to another…

 

This heartfelt letter and accompanying photos were sent to us by a subscriber.

 

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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
612.239.0970

 

 

 

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