11/12/18 – Sunday Nov. 11 was USA Veterans Day

CURRENT EVENTS

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear The American Legion’s case regarding the Bladensburg Veterans Memorial in Prince George’s County, Md.

The Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial was erected in 1925 by Gold Star mothers and an American Legion post to honor 49 Prince George’s County men who gave their lives during World War I.

The Gold Star mothers who designed the memorial in 1919 chose a cross shape to recall the cross-shaped grave markers standing over American graves in Europe. The memorial stood peacefully for almost 90 years until the American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit in February 2014.

In 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled the memorial was constitutional, citing the use of crosses to mark the graves of fallen American servicemen overseas. Later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the District Court’s decision, declaring the cross shape of the memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The American Legion, represented by First Liberty Institute and the international law firm Jones Day, is asking the Supreme Court to reverse the Court of Appeals ruling that could lead to the bulldozing of the Bladensburg Veterans Memorial. (Source: American Legion)

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are you for or against Day Light Savings Time (adjusting the clocks)?

In favor of Day Light Savings Time  53.33%  (8 votes) 

Against Day Light Savings Time  46.67%  (7 votes) 

Total Votes: 15

Regarding the book, “What Not to Say”?

I’m not interested in reading this book.  60%  (9 votes) 

I plan to read this book.  33.33%  (5 votes) 

I’ve read it and thought it was very funny.  6.67%  (1 votes) 

I’ve read it and didn’t think it was funny.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Regarding “Daylight Savings – Movie Trailer”?

This should be made into a movie  100%  (6 votes) 

This is a real movie and I have seen it  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 6

When you retire, do you believe your health and fitness are you highest priority?

Yes, if I don’t take care of myself; I can’t take care of anyone else.  80%  (12 votes) 

No, a number of other things are a higher priority  20%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
How much does your thoughts dwell on the negative

Less than 10% of the things I recall are negative  52.94%  (9 votes) 

10% to 25% of the things I recall are negative  23.53%  (4 votes) 

25% to 50% of things I recall are negative  17.65%  (3 votes) 

More than half what I recall is negative  5.88%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

Do you feel the majority of people around you are on the same mission as you are?

Yes  52.94%  (9 votes) 

No  29.41%  (5 votes) 

About fifty-fifty  17.65%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Do you believe we don’t see things as they are, but see them as we are?

Yes  77.78%  (14 votes) 

No  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

I can’t say I agree with everything in this book, nor do I want to be this intense; but, I still found the book useful.  

Men’s Health Maximus Body

By Bobby Maximus & Michael Easter

Men’s Health magazine’s #1 personal trainer delivers cutting-edge, high-intensity workouts to help you pack serious muscle and become unstoppably fit. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I’ll let this movie speak for itself.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Eve of Destruction

By Barry McGuire

ART OF THE WEEK

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE

Some impressive monuments to the service of America’s soldiers can also be found in other countries. France has a total of 11 cemeteries and monuments dedicated to the service of U.S. soldiers, and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer is on a bluff overlooking one of the Normandy beaches that U.S. troops landed on during the Normandy invasion.

The 172.5-acre cemetery contains the graves of 9387 soldiers, many of whom lost their lives in the D-Day invasion. The memorial has a semicircular colonnade with a bronze statue in the center called the “Spirit of American Youth Rising From the Waves.” A garden to the east features inscriptions of the names of 1557 soldiers who lost their lives during the Normandy campaign but could not be found or identified.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

George Washington

General of Armies of the United States

The military career of George Washington spanned over forty years of service. Washington’s service can be broken into three periods (French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, and the Quasi-War with France) with service in three different armed forces (British provincial militia, the Continental Army, and the United States Army).

Because of Washington’s importance in the early history of the United States of America, he was granted a posthumous promotion to General of the Armies of the United States, legislatively defined to be the highest possible rank in the US Army, more than 175 years after his death.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

Hey, it isn’t easy to find jokes that relate to Veterans Day, so please forgive me.  This was the best I could do.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

SOME RESULTS OF WPC 2018 World Powerlifting Championships

FIRST PLACE RAW BENCH PRESS & RAW DEADLIFT

70 TO 74 YEARS OLD

80 TO 84 YEARS OLD

TOM & BILL

RAW DEADLIFT WORLD’S RECORD

FEMALE 75 TO 79

LINDA

CHARACTER TRAITS

I have always thought Martina Navratilova was correct with her statement, “Whoever said, It’s not whether you win or lose that counts, probably lost”.

However, I have always believed that you don’t have to win, you just have to fight.

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS 

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

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