Don’t Just Stand By And Watch – Quote

Do something… Hiding, or sitting back, is not going to accomplish anything. And the gunman would’ve been successful if my friend Spencer had not gotten up. So I just want that lesson to be learned going forward, in times of, like, terror like that, please do something. Don’t just stand by and watch.

Spencer Stone, U.S. Airman and recipient of France’s Legion d’honneur for taking down a rifle wielding Jihadi on one of France’s high speed trains

Source: American train attack heroes awarded France’s highest honor

For his warrior spirit and frankly for ignoring DOD policies that tell service members to hide and barricade themselves during an active shooter situation, Airman Stone along with National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, their longtime friend Anthony Sadler and British businessman Chris Norman are the latest inductees into Prepography‘s Wall of Honor.

 

Coward – Today’s Quote

Coward:  One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.

Journalist & Civil War First Lieutenant Ambrose Bierce

Moral Courage – Today’s Quote

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

Confucius

 

Love, Strength & Courage – Today’s Quote

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

The Silence Of Our Friends – Today’s Quote

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fortes Fortuna Juvat – Today’s Quote

Fortes fortuna juvat.

Latin for “Fortune favors the brave”

Bierce Says Pick A Side – Today’s Quote

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road.  They get run over.

Journalist & Civil War First Lieutenant Ambrose Bierce

A Nation Of Whimpering Slaves To Fear – Today’s Quote

We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a terrorist sympathizer.

Writer & Cold War Airman First Class Hunter S. Thompson

Everyday Heroes, A September 11th Story

We’re going to depart today from our regular format because I’d like to tell you about the evening I had last night.  I took a friend I’ve known for several years to my favorite dove hunting field.  The hunting wasn’t very good, but as usual the company was.  You see he’s an interesting fellow, a former business owner, an amateur brewer and an economist turned Air Force trauma surgeon who is now a civilian surgeon.  We both have three children of similar ages, are both married to accomplished, intelligent women and both take pride in our country.  He’s also willing to talk about topics more complicated and interesting than the weather and the follies of the local sports franchises.  We have a lot in common and I always enjoy his company.  Over the past few years I’ve come not only to respect him but also to enjoy his company.

Anyway, as I was saying, my buddy and I were out at my favorite dove hunting field having an entertaining chat and watching what few doves were flying steer very clear of our corner of the field.  I started thinking about hunting that same field with my dad on September 11th 2001.  I told my buddy how strange it was to sit there under an empty sky usually crisscrossed with airplane contrails.  I even asked my buddy if he remembers how strange that day, twelve years ago was.

To his credit, he agreed with me that 9/11 was a strange day…but then he proceeded to tell me where he was on 9/11.  You see, he was attending a week long medical conference in mid-town Manhattan.  When they temporarily shut the conference down after the second plane struck the South Tower he went up to his room and witnessed the collapse of the North Tower. (more…)

Death of Fear – Today’s Quote

Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.

G. Gordon Liddy

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