Marine Corps Birthday

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  1. Melitzank

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    Happy Birthday, Marines! Thanks for serving, and being apart of the few and proud. I was reading this earlier, and thought it was very well-written: http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Esprit-de-Corps-4024852.php

    Nice article, there`s a lot more like that out there.

    So enjoy your special day, Marines! 237 years old, and you all still manage to stay young.

    :usa:
     
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    "TAPS"
     
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    When I have been at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and during the changing of the guards, I have never seen anyone sit (other than those who have a medical condition) when requested to stand. If you are implying that in the video clip you posted, there were people sitting, it is because that wasn't during the changing of the guard ceremony. If you are implying that people don't stand and render honors during TAPS, it is probably because they don't know better, not out of spite.
     
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    I have seen a lot sit during the changing of the guard. Don't Know better and that may be worse. They just don't know. You should not be requested to stand and render honors during that ceremony. It isn't a tourist attraction. It is one of the most hollowed places in the US and the most moving ceremony at Arlington. Stand up, take off your ball cap and show some respect.
     
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    To think that every tourist (and that includes non-US citizens, too) that visits Arlington knows to stand for the changing of the guard ceremony is ridiculous and naive. Hence, even the U.S. Army recognizes that and has one of the detail members make a special announcement. If it was that obvious, it wouldn't be announced. I would agree that someone who didn't stand (presuming they aren't disabled), after the announcement was made, shows a sign of disrespect. However, you can't just expect the average tourist to know the proper protocol when visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Solder.
     
  9. Melitzank

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    I like that John Glenn one.

    Wow, that`s an awesome picture of that dog tag memorial. Very moving.

    I haven`t had the honor of seeing the changing of the guard yet, but I have seen the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National. Very awesome.
     
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    And I have seen the "average tourist" Shake the Cherry Trees to get a good picture of the blossoms falling and place their children in the branches to the detriment of the trees. A specific No No and the signs are everywhere. Then again I have seen the "ugly american" violating the sanctity of other cultures. Point taken, some people are really insensitive to other cultures.
     
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    She was wrong for what she did and I am sure she regrets it now, I am not sure if firing her is not punishment which is Fox's stand on this. I agree that we have fought to protect her right to voice her opinion even though many times I would like to stick my fist down the throats of some of the opinion givers.
    This is a hard call for me to make.
     
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    Not "sticking your fist down the throat" and defending their rights elevates those who choose to defend those who choose to be idiots. It is a hard call. She probably only regrets it for losing her job with a "non profit" see probably Government funded.
     
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    You are probably right, she definitely does not respect that piece of sacred ground.
     
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    She embarassed her employer so she loses her job. If her actions made her employer believe she was no longer an asset then sure she should lose her job.
    Freedom of speech has nothing to do with it unless the government had her fired.
     
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    I have to agree with Packer.

    Her freedom of speach was not infringed upon, she was not arrested, not fined, not even asked to leave.

    The difference I see is that a lot of people mistake "Freedom of Speech" with having to take responsibility for their actions. Whether she lost her job was up to her employer, as Packer said, if she was no longer of value as an employee, or the publicity she brought on herself has become a liability to the company or in this case a non profit, then they are well within their "rights" to let her go. Sort of that "Taking responsibility" thing
     

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