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This week was filled with inspirational stories about Memorial Day.  We hope you are as moved by some of the stories and pictures as we were.

Honor:

Hi Glenn,

Just wanted to share a photo of cub scout den, Pack 135, Sulphur Springs Tn. at the Mountain Home National Cemetary, Johnson City Tn. This ceremony has been going on for over 50 years here with the Boy Scouts. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

Thanks

Lewis

Assist. Den Leader

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Liberty:

This is a picture of my grandson Brady, in his front yard in Houston TX.  This was his first Memorial Day.  My daughter and SIL made the pic, and I thought it was a great photo with many possible implications...past, present and future...ripe for several significant captions. Feel free to post in the Fan Corner.

Steve

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Heroes:

Like many young men of his day, may Dad, James D. (Slim) Landrum, was eager to serve in the armed forces for his country. His three brothers were in different branches of the military so he chose the Navy. He wanted to be on a submarine and, being 6’4”, he had to “shorten” his height to get in. He was an electrician on the USS Grenadier and on his 20th birthday was captured by the Japanese. His sub had been damaged and the crew had to abandon ship and scuttle the sub. My dad was in prison camp for about 2 ½ years under which he endured much torture. While there, several of the prisoners made an American flag out of bed sheets that one of them had sewn and used colored pencils for the stars and stripes. This was at a great risk of life if found out by the Japanese, therefore, this act of bravery to this day shows me the love he had for his country. Upon liberation from Omori prison camp my father decided that the stars and stripes were going to be prominent over everything else. He took a firemen’s pike to use as a flag pole and made his way to the front of everyone at the edge of the water to make sure “Ol’ Glory” was seen by all. He carried that love for the flag until the day he died in 1980 and did not see that flag again as they had decided to give it to the man who had sewn it. Many years later, my oldest brother, Jerry, located that flag after much research and my family has been blessed to see it on display at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA where my dad and all of us grew up. To this day I still miss my dad but I believe he would be saddened by the condition of this country today and the lack of respect given to our armed forces and the flag that has represented one of the greatest nations (under God) that this world has experienced. My dad is indeed my hero.

God Bless,

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Freedom:

Dear Mr. Beck and Blaze staff,

I saw your email message for Memorial Day and wanted to send you this link of my 6 year old daughter singing the National Anthem at a Saint Paul Saints baseball game last night (Sunday, May 25). If you have any time to watch it I was struck by a few things.

We loved that a serviceman was with her on the field as she sang - not only did she sing for him but for all of our patriots both past and present.  I explained to Montana before singing that when she sings the National Anthem, she is telling a story.  A story about America, and it's God given freedoms that many have fought to preserve.

She/we were unaware that as she sung the words "the bombs bursting in air", the bombs would literally go off. This was completely unexpected but a very cool touch!

Just wanted to share it.  Happy Memorial Day!

Beverly

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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