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Americans that fly their flag- Winner


Congrats to “Bec” (flag #12) who is our flag winner with (21 votes). The picture is her husband during his last deployment flying our flag in Afghanistan. She will be getting a One Marine’s View T-shirt sent out to her. Thanks to everyone sending in pictures of your American flag and know, there is no such thing as a bad picture of an American flag as all of the ones you sent in were great!

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Americans that fly their flag

Per the previous post, many have sent in pics of their flying American flag & a few comments they included about their flag (Thanks warriors). Below are ARE PICS FOR YOU TO VOTE ON (first 20 I received). Vote for the one (you only get one vote) you like at the very end of the post after the pictures. The Winner will be announced on Monday Tuesday and wins a OMV t-shirt! Nice job warriors!

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Memorial Day Tribute #3 - Its the least we can do, as Americans


Many Americans this memorial weekend will be enjoying the increasingly nice weather, planning short get a ways etc. Nice, but how about remembering what the holiday is about people? Remember the 4772 that have died in support of Operation Iraqi freedom or the 2470 that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. Staggering isn’t it? How about the 58,212 killed in Vietnam or staggering 416,800(US forces)  total losses in WWII. Do I have your attention and are we beginning to grasp the amount of sacrifice this country has given now?


I think for one Day we can take 30 minutes (If 1% of America will even do that) and educate our children on the sacrifices our country has made and what the day represents. Think about it, 416,800 servicemembers,gone.. Can you imagine what would happen if we had those numbers in today’s war on terror? War hasn’t gotten easier or nicer America; we are just getting very good at it as a testimony to your young warriors minimizing innocent civilian’s deaths.  Taking 416,800 into consideration is like having a few major American cities evaporated.


How difficult is it to hang your American flag out on Memorial Day? Remember after 9/11, American flags were on everyone’s house front? Now…not so much. People were hanging American flags all over the country where you would least expect to find them after 9/11. Now, you will be lucky to see one in a neighborhood. Don’t have a flag? Firstly, shame on you, second get your ass to the store and buy one and hang it up, you have no excuse. Is that really too much to ask for after the staggering number of warriors mentioned above gave everything? Don’t want to hang an American flag?….Let me guess you’re one of those that wants to express your inner coombaya individual right not to do so (lucky for you that you now live in a country where you can have the freedom to do that-you’re welcome) but while you’re not supporting America (remember the country that gave you that freedom) the country that is at war against the very things you are able to use to express your inner Dr Phil feelings with, why don’t you just spit on the graves of all of those warriors mentioned above. Because if your either “too busy” or don’t want to display an American flag this holiday, either way it’s a good thing for you that those warriors that died fighting for this country weren’t to busy to win the wars for you. If you don’t want to stand tall and say Im an American and damn proud of it, pack your shit and head south. Mexico is full of people who would love to behead you about now for the change in your pocket  


Those that take our freedom for granted don’t have a family member in the military, haven’t lost a daddy in a past war but gladly live off the freedoms of those that go forward to defend it. What have they sacrificed for this country that equals what America’s warriors have that grants them right to disgrace those that gave all. I think it’s the least we can do, as Americans.


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Memorial Day Tribute #2 -Everyone made a difference

Verdun, france


veryone made a difference. During past wars, there was no “I support the troops but not the war” phrases. It was support America by returning chewing gum aluminum wrappers in order to help build airplanes. It was “buying” war bonds to support the fight, it was a united effort. When we were attacked in Pearl Harbor, the country was at war.  Now after 9/11 and we were attacked again but the Marine Corps was at war, America was at the mall. 

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Memorial Day Tribute - Men & women of honor.



en & women of honor.   Dated as far back as the Civil War, warriors have gone to fight and become represented during Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011).

Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

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Mind over matter-If you dont mind, it doesn't matter

Marine no regrets

You may have noticed this weeks posts have been dedicated to those warriors who have suffered one of the worse combat injuries and have continued to mentally and physically push through the hurdles. If and when you visit any veteran hospital that assists in the recovery of military amputees you will see a sea of warriors, fighting, growing and perhaps out of pure stubbornness continuing on with life and excelling.


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where do we get such fine men?

If you have been visiting OMV this week for the first time then you are probably beginning to see the amount of pride Marines have, regardless if they are active, retired or even wounded. You can get a full dose of “whoop ass” here at OMV and this week we are focusing on those that are out of mind and out of sight the majority of time, our wounded studs!

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