I found this while reading sayuncle.com. I wish I could say it was surprising to find that these moms use their kids for props, but in naming all of their organizations they use the term Mom rather than women in an attempt to garner more of the humanistic nature of how mothers are characterized and related to their children.
This is a really eye opening video of exactly what these children are to their mothers. They were filmed directing how to best use their children for maximum impact!
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy. It was one of the most memorable military actions in history. Many young men made the ultimate sacrifice this day in 1944, and many days after landing. I just wanted to post a reminder of their bravery. Although I have served myself, I never endured the conditions our troops did during WW2. My hat is off to all veterans, especially those who endured the conditions our troops faced back then.
As parting words, the words given by General Eisenhower to the troops before the invasion.
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
Wilson combat announced they are getting into the Beretta 92/96 market. They have a full offering of parts and custom work available. Wilson Combat is known for quality and innovation. I’m certain this will produce some handsome guns that operate flawlessly. Can’t wait to see some of these start showing up in shops and shows so I can drool over them.
I was never a true believer in the M9 until I was issued one for use in Afghanistan. Even in that powdery dust bowl the M9 was always reliable and accurate. First thing I bought when I got home was an M9. It’s a great platform and my only complaint to this day is as with any other DA/SA pistol. The stiff DA first shot. Some work and spring changes can greatly reduce that first trigger pull, and until I started shooting Springfield XDm’s that was the norm for me. Although I use XDm for competitions and most of my drills, I still love to take my M9 out for a range day.