Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Five US Marines and a US Navy Corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi.

 

The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February - 26 March 1945)

70, 000 Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines

6,821 Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines Killed

19,217 Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines Wounded

 

Let these truths be completely understood and forever established

 

The immense human sacrifice given in suffering and death

By Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines

To save us!  To help us! 

To support us!  To protect us!

To preserve our great Republic!

To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!

And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

In the Battle of Iwo Jima is beyond human comprehension.  

 

The Battle of Iwo Jima is just one of thousands of battles

Of immense human sacrifice given in suffering and death

By so many of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans

To save us!  To help us! 

To support us!  To protect us!

To preserve our great Republic!

To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!

And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

 That is beyond human comprehension.  

 

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FOREVER THANKFUL

If one - if only one

Honorable and Brave Patriotic American

Made-up of any one race, color and creed

Has served us!

  Has saved us! Has helped us!

Has supported us! Has protected us!

Has suffered for us! And has died for us!

To preserve our great Republic!

To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!

And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

Shouldn't we be forever thankful to Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American?

 

My fellow Patriotic Americans

From Our American Revolution to the present day

Hundreds and hundreds of thousands

Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans

Our True American Patriots!  Our True American Heroes!

Made-up of all races, colors and creeds

Have served us!  Are serving us!  

Have saved us!  Are saving us!    Have helped us!  Are helping us!  

Have supported us!  Are supporting us!    Have protected us! Are protecting us! 

Have suffered for us!  Are suffering for us! 

Have sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us! 

And are sacrificing their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!

To preserve our great Republic!

To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!

And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

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From

All Patriotic Americans

To

All Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans

Who have served us!  Who are serving us!   

Who have saved us!  Who are saving us!    Who have helped us!  Who are helping us! 

  Who have supported us!  Who are supporting us!   Who have protected us!  Who are protecting us!  

Who have suffered for us!  Who are suffering for us! 

Who have sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us! 

And who are sacrificing their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!

To preserve our great Republic!

To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!

And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

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We reverently acknowledge you.

We consummately respect you.  We profoundly thank you. 

We are eternally indebted to you.  And we shall forever hold your patriotism in esteem.

 

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Americanism is loyal support, abiding love and formidable defense of our country:

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

Americanism is loyal support

For the fundamental and undeniable principles for which America stands:

HONOR - To Be Good!   LIBERTY - To Be Free!

EQUALITY - To Be One!   JUSTICE - To Be Fair!   HUMANITY - To Be Kind!

 

Americanism is abiding love

For The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who founded our country

Abiding love

The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who have defended and who are defending our country

And abiding love

For The Honorable Patriotic Americans who respect our principles

 

And Americanism is formidable defense of our country:

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

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UNITED STATES DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE [1776]

 

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,

and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,

a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. - -

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,

that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers

from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,

and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” 
 

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.  And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,

we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

 

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THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION [1787]

 

Preamble

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,

establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,

promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

 

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Our United States Declaration of Independence and Our United States Constitution is the foundation of Americanism.

These solemn documents truly and supremely set America apart from all the other nations on the face of the earth

And rightfully qualifies America as the greatest nation in the world.

 

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HONOR - LIBERTY - EQUALITY - JUSTICE - HUMANITY

These are the fundamental and undeniable principles of our country

conceived by our founding fathers, upheld and defended with invincible determination that forged a great nation, our nation. 

It is that very same American Spirit that remains the lifeblood of our country and it comes from the heart and soul of a true American.

 

Our American Principles are basic truths and moral beliefs

That guides us and helps us to know what is good and bad and what is right and wrong.

Our American Principles show us the way:

To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character! 
And To Be - All That We Can Be by Learning and Respecting

Our American Principles and Honorable Americans are what make our country great.

Our American Principles and Honorable Americans is the quintessence of Americanism.

Our United States Declaration of Independence, the absolute proclamation of our country that all people are created equal

That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

And Our United States Constitution, the basic instrument of our government and the supreme law of our land, were founded upon these principles

and it is upon these fundamental truths by which our laws and doctrines are based.

 

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Americanism, American Principles and Values are one and the same.

Americanism is a moral code of conduct - an unmistakable way to build character.

Americanism in actuality is a lifestyle of values - a good and worthwhile way of living.

Americanism breeds: Fellowship, Loyalty, Morality, Responsibility, Vigilance, Courage and Strength

 

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Americanism and American Patriotism are synonymous.

 

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind.

                                                                                                      ~  George Washington, First President (1732-1799)

 

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
                                                                                                                  ~ George Washington, First President of the United States (1732-1799)

 

“We began a contest for liberty ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our patriotism to supply the deficiency.

                                                                                                                                                                   ~ George Washington, First President of the United States (1732-1799)

 

“The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation.”

                                                                                                                                                                                   ~ George Washington, First President of the United States (1732-1799)

 

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”
                                                                                                                                      John Adams, Second President of the United States (1735-1826)

 

 

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“Love your neighbor as yourself and your country more than yourself.

                                                                                                                                       ~ Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States (1743-1826)

 

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“Patriotism means to stand by our country.

It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official,

save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by our country.

It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves our country.

It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent

that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by our country.”

In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”

                                                                                                                                                    ~ Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1858-1919)

 

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“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

                                                                                                               ~ Adlai Stevenson, Statesman (1900-1965)

 

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“The average American is nothing if not patriotic.”

                                                                                                   ~ Herbert Croley, Political Philosopher (1869-1930)

 

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“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

                                                                                                                        ~ Nathan Hale, Captain in the American Continental Army (1755-1776)

 

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Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

                                                                                                                  ~ Mark Twain (1835-1910)

 

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“Patriotism is the heart and soul of America.

                                                                                                                   ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948

 

“If you live in the United States of America and you are not a patriot

You are unfaithful.  And you have no right to call yourself an American.

                                                                                                                  ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948

 

“If you do not loyally support the principles of:

Honor, Liberty, Equality, Justice and Humanity for which America stands

You are dishonest, erroneous - a fabrication and a falsehood and America is not your country.

                                                                                                                  ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948

 

“If you decree the United States of America as your country but deny her your patriotism...

Not only do you invalidate America as your country but falsify that which you call home.

                                                                                                     ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948   

 

 “Being an American citizen does not instinctively make you an American Patriot...

 Only a firm conviction and an unending allegiance of loyal support, abiding love and  formidable defense for the United States of America will actualize that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948

 

“Patriotism was The Honorable and Brave Spirit of our forefathers

based upon an absolute moral belief and ever faithful trust in basic human rights

upheld and defended with invincible determination that forged a great nation, our nation.

It is that same spirit that remains the lifeblood of our country and it comes from the heart and soul of a true American.

                                                                                                                                                 ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948

 

“As an American Patriot it is imperative to disassociate the principles of:

Honor, Liberty, Equality, Justice and Humanity for which America stands

from the unprincipled behavior of dishonorable Americans - no matter who they are nor pretend to be.

For our American Principles are innately and virtuously pure / essentially and perfectly complete / exactly and irrefutably distinct

and can never be associated with the unprincipled behavior of dishonorable Americans - no matter who they are nor pretend to be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret. (1948

 

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Petty Officer Jim Cava

United States Navy Retired

Corpsman / 5th Marines, Vietnam 1968

OPERATION RED, WHITE AND BLUE

www.operationredwhiteandblue.com

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Americanism breeds:

Fellowship - Loyalty - Morality - Responsibility - Vigilance - Courage - Strength