Thank you to all the servicemen and women who fought and are still fighting to keep us alive and free.
It means so much to me to know that my brother (and uncles) feels so invested in not only my family, but our entire country that he would join the military. It had always been a dream of his since he was little, and to know that it’s come true for all the right reasons makes me so proud.
A Marine was deployed to Afghanistan. While he was there he received a letter from his girlfriend. In the letter she explained that she had slept with two guys while he had been gone and she wanted to break up with him. AND, she wanted pictures of herself back.
So the Marine did what any squared-away Marine would do. He went around to his buddies and collected all the unwanted photos of women he could find. He then mailed about 25 pictures of women (with clothes and without) to his girlfriend with the following note:
“I don’t remember which one you are. Please remove your picture and send the rest back.”
(Source: yyyuuuttt, via somewhereinbrooklyn-)
The beautiful face of courage: Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter USMC
Carpenter, 21, of Gilbert lost the eye, most of his teeth and use of his right arm from a grenade blast Nov. 21 near Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Friends and family say he threw himself in front of the grenade to protect his best friend in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nick Eufrazio.
We’re the same age. This is wild, and so humbling. The epitome of taking a bullet for someone you love.
Early Monday, Arab-Americans in Dearborn, Mich., celebrated the news of the death of Mr. Bin Laden.
How About That of the Day: Abbottabad resident Sohaib Athar, AKA @ReallyVirtual, unwittingly live-tweeted the US assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
“Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it,” he later tweeted.
Best epitaph ever.
THIS IS SO CRAZY. OMG. I love how he said that he takes back the ‘giant swatter’ tweet. Hahahaha.
I wish I was at Ground Zero right now
I lived about 5 blocks from it for two years in college.
For two years, I saw people take pictures in front of it. Posing. Smiling! Unsure about how to address the place, and, in the process, appearing ignorant and out of touch. But what were the alternatives? Scowl? Pose for a picture with a forced sad face?
For so long, it felt like a empty pit as unfinished as the operations that were trying and find justice for the terrible crimes on innocent people that happened there.
Tonight, it feels like a place to move forward. It doesn’t feel like a place wallowing in the uncertainty of the present, it feels like something from from the past that is being fixed for the future.
I’m seeing people standing on light posts, spraying champagne on the onlookers.
What a good night for New York City.
More like, the men and women risking their lives daily in foreign territory found him. Even when presidents change, those fighting to keep us safe don’t.
(Source: wherethefuckisbulbasaur, via somewhereinbrooklyn-)
Today is the 69th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to remember those lives lost and to thank the men who continue to keep us safe.
Blue Angels at the Air and Water Show today! AMAZING.
Photograph by: Brian Snyder, Reuters
From the Calgary Herald:
May 28: A woman walks past a sea of U.S. flags planted on Boston Common in memory of fallen U.S. servicemen from Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts May 28, 2010, ahead of the Memorial Day holiday on May 31.
This is amazing. I need to go down to the Commons tomorrow.
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently: May 4th
In the ringmount of a Humvee - the Marine said I was a natural. LOL. Sarcasm wasn’t a good look on him.
Well, one more for good measure, I guess…
It’s your boyfriend, Ricketts, before the others came along! HAHAHA. [I’m peeing my pantalons, btw.]
Marine Week, May 3-9; Boston, MA
I wouldn’t mind building a house with these guys…
Marine Week, May 3-9; Boston, MA