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McCain Palin Campaign of 2008Today, on Big Government, Joe ‘the Plumber” Wurzelbacher retraced a few remarks he had made that were eagerly picked up by the media, and clarified some of the dissing he had handed out to John McCain and Sarah Palin:

“For those who missed it, I questioned whether Sarah Palin should have supported John McCain in his Arizona Senate race. I said it because I can’t help but think that this honest-to- goodness, true blue American hero has been changed by Washington, D.C. and not for the better. I said that instead of him “making me,” as a reporter asserted, he “ruined my life.” Truthfully I wish I hadn’t said that last part or at least had the chance to fully explain it because it’s not at all the “rest of the story.”

So let me set the record straight: I broke Ronald Reagan’s “11th commandment” not to criticize fellow conservatives in public and the liberal mainstream media has had a field day with it. I regret that. I wish I had said it to his face and privately. I do honestly believe that John McCain’s service to our country as a courageous naval aviator and POW rightfully earned him nothing but respect. He has represented the epitome of honor, duty and unimaginable sacrifice. And for the record, he didn’t ruin my life. He and Barrack Obama sent me down a far different path than the one I was happily on–a new path that made me famous, notorious, sought after and vilified. I have learned that all those good and bad things happen when you are thrust into the public eye. Like almost anyone else, I have loved the good and hated the bad.

Also for the record, I like Sarah Palin because although she has served as an elected official as Governor of Alaska, she still acts and speaks like any real person you meet who is worried about the country, the kids and our future. It has always seemed to me that she has a lot of good things to add to our national discussion and that her value does not have to come down to–as the liberal media has tried–whether she should be our next President. Is that the new test of a person’s worth and whether they can add important views on patriotism, faith and family and the role of the citizen? She might make a very good President but that is not the test of her worth. That false test, the subject of various recent polls, is designed by the elitists who have almost ruined our country to chase people off what they believe is their territory.” […]

Thank you, Joe.  For a moment there I thought we’d lost your much needed voice of grassroots, tell-it-like-it-is patriotism in America.

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Wreaths Across America

Posted: December 8, 2009 in Remembering Our Veterans

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFPN) -- Christmas wreaths adorn head stones at Arlington National Cemetery. The 14th annual wreath laying event is the result of Worcester Wreath Company's owner Morrill Worcester's, childhood dream of doing something to honor those laid to rest in the national cemetery. More than 5,000 donated wreaths were placed by volunteers this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)

 December 6, 2009 – The Wreaths Across America Project is a national event to honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and over 400 participating locations nationwide.  Beginning on Sunday December 6 from the State of Maine over 100,000 wreaths will begin their journey to over 400 state and national veterans cemeteries all across the Country as part of the annual Wreaths Across America project.          

Escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders and other support groups, the wreaths will make their eventual home adorning the graves of our veterans – a solemn tribute to those who serve and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.          

The Wreaths Across America Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially poignant during the traditional holiday season. Worcester Wreath Company continues to be a major supporter of the project, donating over 25,000 total wreaths in 2008. Over 100,000 wreaths will be sponsored by individuals, businesses, and groups from communities Nation-wide.        

Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii, at several locations is Iraq, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.          

For people who wish to support the project, wreath sponsorships are available online. A complete list of participating locations is available on the website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org    

For more information about participating in the Wreaths Across America project please contact:  Maj. Wayne Merritt – Co-Director, Wreaths Across America at  207-483-2039 or wayne@wreathsacrossamerica.org