Watch: Wounded Warriors Compete In The Triumph Games

Triumph Games Warriors Snapshot Credit

Triumph Games Warriors
Snapshot Credit

September 4, 2015

By Lorra B.

The Triumph Games is a new show being aired in October on the NBC Sports Network and will featuring competitions by wounded warriors. These Triumph games will test these soldiers both mentally and physically.

“Many people would be destroyed by the burdens veterans have to carry, and especially our wounded vets,” reports Rare. “Yet, they’re able to rise above and not only lead fulfilling lives, they’re able to lead extraordinary ones. For the Triumph Games, 12 veterans and athletes were chosen to battle through three rounds of competition: a triathlon, a live-streaming gaming competition, and motorsports. Called the “Terrific 12”, the founders of the Triumph Games believe they are role models who serve as an inspiration. And while all of the competitors are amazing athletes, only one can go “from war to winning”, and become the 2015 Triumph Games Champion.”

The Triumph Games should prove to not only be a great show, it will be a great inspiration to many Americans knowing that if these contestants could find the strength to aspire to greatness then they can too.

Good luck to you all and we will be watching soon!

By Lorra B.

A Boot On The Ground For Every American Lost In Iraq And Afghanistan

Fort Hood Boot Memorial (Snapshot credit, FB)

Fort Hood Boot Memorial
(Snapshot credit, FB)

April 21

By Lorra B.

In a very Powerful memorial, Fort Hood has put a boot on the ground for every American life lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We salute you, brave warriors! Our thanks to you, your loving families and your friends for the sacrifices that you made to protect live lives of people you have never even meet…Though thanks will simply NEVER be enough…

It’s The Soldier—Burning The American Flag

dApril 8, 2015

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper, Patriot, and Infidel.

Did you know that it is proper and a duty to burn the United States Flag when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way?


Rick Monday saves the flag from would be flag burning protestors at Dodger Stadium

Author unknown.

Memorial Day is quickly approaching on May 25, 2015.


Please remember this is not just a day to get together with family and loved one, it’s a day to honor our men and women in uniform, those serving, those injured and the fallen.

If you see a soldier remember to shake their hand and thank them for their service.

Each has signed an open ended contract which includes giving their lives to protect us, the U.S. Constitution and America.


It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
th-1A protest raged on a courthouse lawn,
Round a makeshift stage they charged on,
Fifteen hundred or more they say,
Had come to burn a Flag that day.
A boy held up the folded Flag,
Cursed it, and called it a dirty rag.
An OLD MAN pushed through the angry crowd,
With a rusty shotgun shouldered proud.

His uniform jacket was old and tight,
He had polished each button, shiny and bright.
He crossed that stage with a soldier’s grace,
Until he and the boy stood face to face.
section-60-arlington-national-cemetery-1024FREEDOM OF SPEECH; the OLD MAN said,
Is worth dying for, good men are dead,
So you can stand on this courthouse lawn,
And talk us down from dusk to dawn,
But before any Flag gets burned today,

My father died on a foreign shore,
In a war they said would end all war.
But Tommy and I wasn’t even full grown,
Before we fought in a war of our own.
And Tommy died on Iwo Jima’s beach,
In the shadow of a hill he couldn’t quite reach
Where five good men raised this Flag so high,
I got this bum leg that I still drag,
Fighting for this same old Flag.
Now there’s but one shot in this old gun,
So now it’s time to decide which one,
Which one of you will follow our lead,
To stand and die for what you believe?
For as sure as there is a rising sun,
You’ll burn in Hell Before this Flag burns, son.
Now this riot never came to pass.
The crowd got quiet and that can of gas,
Got set aside as they walked away
To talk about what they had heard this day.
And the boy who had called it a dirty rag,
Handed the OLD SOLDIER the folded Flag.
So the battle of the Flag this day was won
By a tired OLD SOLDIER with a rusty gun,
Who for one last time, had to show to some,



Cyber Jihad! Government Accounts Hacked By Pro-ISIS Group, Soldiers At Risk

dJanuary 13, 2015

Mad World News:

The Twitter account for the United States’ Central Command was taken over by Islamic State hackers sometime after noon Eastern on Monday, where the @CENTCOM header image was replaced with pro-jihadist images.

ISIS Reveals Menacing Plan to Target US Military Members and Their Families

The group identifying itself as “Cyber Caliphate” then posted a series of threatening tweets, where they also posted personal information of U.S. Soldiers.

ISIS Reveals Menacing Plan to Target US Military Members and Their Families

One tweet read, “We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children.”

ISIS Reveals Menacing Plan to Target US Military Members and Their Families

Another read, “We are coming, watch your back.”

ISIS Reveals Menacing Plan to Target US Military Members and Their Families

ISIS Reveals Menacing Plan to Target US Military Members and Their FamiliesShortly after the cyber attack began, Twitter suspended the @CENTCOM account in order to prevent additional personal information from being leaked.

CENTCOM confirmed in a statement that its Twitter account had been “compromised”stating that it “is taking appropriate measures to address the matter.”

Additionally, Cyber Caliphate hacked the YouTube account associated with Central Command, where the header image was replaced with the same “I love you ISIS” image. Propaganda videos were then uploaded that were titled: “FLAMES OF WAR ISIS VIDEO,” “O Soldiers of Truth Go Forth,” and “Airstrike against an ISIS warehouse, Dec. 29, near Fallujah, Iraq,” which all feature graphic terrorism footage.

ISIS Reveals Menacing Plan to Target US Military Members and Their Families

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' At 11.11 on the 11/11/2014 we shall Remember '


Ceremonies took place around the UK and further afield to mark the anniversary of the WW1 armistice.

Tower of London Poppy display wins the hearts of millions

' Tower of London Ceramic Poppy Display '

Nearly four million people are expected to have visited the Tower of London poppy art exhibition by 12 November.

In London, a 13-year-old army cadet planted the final symbolic ceramic poppy in the art installation at the Tower of London.

Services were held in military bases, churches and schools, and a two-minute silence was observed at 11:00 GMT.

In London, remembrance ceremonies took place at Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph and Trafalgar Square. Among the commemorations elsewhere:

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the end of Britain’s conflict in Afghanistan.

Since last year’s Armistice Day, another seven members of the British armed forces have died in service – including five who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in April.

Stephen Clarke, head of remembrance for the British Legion, said: “This year it feels like there are more poppies out in the streets and a lot of different styles of poppy, because remembrance is very personal.”

Richard Hughes of the Western Front Association, which organises the Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, said this year’s commemorations were not just about the end of World War One.

“We have got the modern version here with us stepping back from Afghanistan,” he said. “That itself has tremendous resonance.”

Brigadier Rob Thomson laying a wreath during an Armistice Day ceremony at Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan.

Brigadier Rob Thomson laid a wreath at an Armistice Day ceremony at Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan

The scene in Liverpool City Centre following the observation of two minutes silence at 11am to mark Armistice Day.

Balloons and confetti were released in Liverpool City Centre

Staff at York Station on Armistice Day

Staff at York Station observed a two minute silence

Staff and shoppers at a shopping centre in Bristol during the two minute silence.

Staff and shoppers at a shopping centre in Bristol stopped to pay their respects at 11am

A lady throws poppies in to the fountain in Trafalgar Square on Armistice Day 11 November 2014

The Royal British Legion’s Silence in the Square event took place in Trafalgar Square

Military cadet Harry Alexander Hayes places the last ceramic poppy in the moat of the Tower of London to mark Armistice Day on 11 November 2014

Hayes had the honour of placing the last poppy at the Tower of London’s installation

Armistice Day 2014 service at the Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium.

The Armistice Day service in Ypres, Belgium, took place at the Menin Gate memorial

Australian Army Warrant Officer Stephen Chiesa observes a minute's silence at the Cenotaph national war memorial to pay tribute to the Commonwealth war dead on Armistice Day in Sydney on 11 November  2014

Services were held in various countries, including Australia

The England football squad observe a two-minute silence while training

Villages, towns and cities came to a standstill at 11:00 GMT, as did the England football team

Lloyd's of London holds two-minute silence on 11 November 2014

The silence was observed at Lloyd’s of London

French President Francois Hollande lays a wreath on Armistice Day 2014 in Paris

French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath in Paris

The cadet, from Reading Blue Coat School in Berkshire, was watched by thousands as he placed the last of 888,246 ceramic flowers in the moat of the Tower of the London.

Cadet Harry Hayes (l) with artist Paul Cummins (r)

The last poppy was planted by cadet Harry Hayes, 13, from Reading Blue Coat School

Each poppy represents an individual who didn’t grow old.

Read more from Peter on his correspondent page

His great-great-great uncle, Private Patrick Kelly of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, was killed just weeks before the end of the war on September 27 1918.

Cadet Hayes admitted he was nervous, but said “It is an amazing honour, seeing all these poppies and I managed to plant the last one.

Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.

New York City’s Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Avenue was to feature a float with rapper Ice-T plus six military dogs and their handlers, all of whom have served in the U.S. armed forces. 


Europe marked Armistice Day with ceremonies and moments of silence as France opened an international memorial on a former battlefield. The events had special significance because this year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Tuesday was the 96th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war on Nov. 11, 1918.

French President Francois Hollande placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Later, he was to head to northern France to inaugurate an international war memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in the presence of German, British and Belgian officials.

The Ring of Memory carries the names of 600,000 soldiers who died in the region during the war. 


Today We Honor Brave Men and Women, Our Veterans

imageedit_2_2371068861November 11, 2014

The debt we feel, the pride that fills our bodies, and the humility we possess for all you that have sacrificed can not be expressed easily. There are simply no expressions, no terminology, to thank you enough…but thank you we do, from the depths of our souls.

Our deepest gratitude, brave and selfless veterans, both past and new, for the unimaginable gifts that you have bestowed on the likes of us, on the likes of me…a debt that simply cannot be repaid and certainly not with mere words.

Instead, two beautiful poems that touched me and I hope they do you as well.

God Bless every single one of you…

soldier kneels over boot

Eyes of Blue

A people persecuted beyond imagination;
To help them he felt, was his obligation.
He joined the army in World War II;
Not knowing his hell would be Eyes of Blue.

When he reached Normandy, the beaches were red.
Crawling over his brothers who lay already dead.
To give this tyrant, this devil his due;
Not knowing his own demons, would be Eyes of Blue.

He rounded a building securing a town;
A young German soldier was just coming round.
He plunged his bayonet, the quicker of the two;
Killing the young soldier, with Eyes of Blue.

He knelt down beside him with tears in his eyes;
How long this moment would last, he did not realize.
He closed the eyes as he thought he should do;
Thinking never again to see those Eyes of Blue.

The victor over many in Germany and Japan;
It was always difficult taking life from a man.
None would haunt him, this he now knew;
As long as the soldier, with Eyes of Blue.

He died an old man, to heaven he went;
For this honorable soldier, mercy was sent.
First time since the war, so sad but true;
A peaceful sleep, not seeing Eyes of Blue.


The Walking Man

The walking man walks with no place to go,
Head tucked down with his eyes lookin' low.
We gotta reach out 
We gotta hold his hand
We gotta reach out 
To the walking man

He's seen it all, lived the wars out there.
Now he's blowing around like a leaf in the air.
We gotta reach out 
We gotta hold his hand
We gotta reach out 
To the walking man

Walking man don't mean no harm he don't mean to lie.  
He's just one careless face from a way to die, a way to fly, to say goodbye…..

So it's you and me and the walking man makes three;
Such a better number to be.

He's tired and worn like a piece of coal,
But he could light the city with the light in his soul.
We gotta reach out 
We gotta hold his hand
We gotta reach out 
To the walking man

Walking man don't mean no harm he don't mean to lie.  
He's just one careless face from a way to die, a way to fly, to say goodbye…..

Because it's you and the walking man makes three;
Such a better number to be


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Lorra B.


Silence – 104,366 Brave, Silent American Soldiers

imageedit_6_6717250909About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in “Operation Market Garden” in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall winter of 1944.

Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of “their” American soldier in a place of honor in their home. Annually, on “Liberation Day,” memorial services are held for “the men who died to liberate Holland.” The day concludes with a concert. The final piece is always “ll Silenzio,” a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch and first played in 1965 on the 20th anniversary of Holland’s liberation. It has been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.

This year the soloist was a 13-year-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by Andre` Rieu and his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of taps and was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.

After you watch the above site, check out our European arrogance, in alphabetical order:

  1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France…A total of 2289
  2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium…A total of 5329
  3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France…A total of 4410
  4. Brookwood, England – American Cemetery…A total of 468
  5. Cambridge, England…A total of 3812
  6. Epinal, France – American Cemetery…A total of 5525
  7. Flanders Field, Belgium…A total of 368
  8. Florence, Italy…A total of 4402
  9. Henri-Chapalle, Belgium…A total of 7992
  10. Lorraine, France…A total of 10,489
  11. Luxembourg, Luxembourg…A total of 5076
  12. Meuse-Argonne…A total of 14,246
  13. Netherlands, Netherlands…A total of 8301
  14. Normandy, France…A total of 9387
  15. Oise-Aisne, France…A total of 6012
  16. Rhone, France…A total of 861
  17. Sicily, Italy…A total of 7861
  18. Somme, France…A total of 1844
  19. St. Mihiel, France…A total of 4153
  20. Suresnes, France…A total of 1541

Apologize to no one.

Remind those of our sacrifice and don’t confuse arrogance with leadership.

The count is 104,366 dead, brave Americans.

And we have to watch an American elected leader who apologizes to Europe and the Middle East that our country is “arrogant!”  How many French, Dutch, Italians, Belgians and Brits are buried on our soil…after defending us against our enemies?

We don’t ask for praise…but we have absolutely no need to apologize! Do think about this. Author – Unknown.

104,366 brave, silent American Soldiers. 


By, Lorra B. Chief Writer for Silent Soldier