13.11.09

Lone monarchist challenges republican mob

In defiance, mirroring that of the Reine-Martyr, Suzanne Reny faced down the mob...
Kudos to Suzanne Reny who defiantly stood up to "Quebeçois republicans protesting the visit of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Monarchists need more of this defiant spirit. Relentlessly sneered at by the media as in this New York Times article, Canadians who value their country's monarchical constitution--an integral part of the heritage of American Loyalists who sacrificed everything to remain loyal to the Crown and from whom many Canadians are descended--need to make their voices heard, as the heroic Monarchist League of Canada knows very well.

Thanks to Theodore Harvey at Royal World.

Bravo to Suzanne Reny! Winner of the Cocard Blanc.

Jhesu+marie,
Brantigny

The U.S. Invasion of the Vatican

J.K. Baltzersen at The Wilson Revolution Unplugged has a redirect to this very thought provoking article...

See the thing we as Americans need to remember is, not everyone wants to live in a "democracy", or at least one designed by the US...

by Jacob G. Hornberger

Suppose President Obama expressed disapproval with the Vatican’s method of electing the Pope. It’s not democratic enough, the president says. Why should a small group of Catholic cardinals be the only voters? Why shouldn’t all Catholics get to vote for the Pope? Isn’t that what democracy is all about?

Obama demands that the Vatican open the vote to all Catholics. The Vatican responds that its method of electing the Pope is none of the U.S. government’s business. Butt out, the Pope tells Obama.

Obama orders a U.S. invasion of Vatican City, with the express aim of spreading democracy to that part of the world. The troops are ordered to mobilize and prepare for the invasion.

The Vatican condemns the coming war of aggression, pointing out that it violates the UN Charter and the principles set forth at Nuremberg. He also points out that such an invasion would violate the U.S. Constitution since the president has failed to secure the constitutionally required congressional declaration of war against the Vatican. Most important of all, the Pope points out that the killing of Vatican citizens by U.S. soldiers will constitute grave, mortal sins under God’s laws.

The president is not dissuaded. He orders the troops to undertake the invasion, reminding them that people everywhere, especially Catholics, will be grateful for their efforts to spread democracy.
more

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

12.11.09

Women face tough choices on abortion coverage (?)

the retoric has been ratcheted up on the abortion inclusion/exclusion in the health care bill. Take not of how the Catholic Church is seen as an "obstacle" in this next article.

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer David Crary, Ap National Writer

NEW YORK – Millions of American women will face tough choices about abortion coverage if restrictions in the House health care bill become law, both sides in the abortion debate agree.

Divisions over abortion are a major obstacle in President Barack Obama's push for health care overhaul, with both sides arguing over how to apply current law that bars taxpayer dollars for abortions in a totally new landscape. Under pressure from the Catholic Church and abortion foes, the House added tough restrictions to its version of a health care bill.

The measure would prohibit the proposed new government-run insurance plan from covering abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother's life, and bars any health plan receiving federal subsidies in a new insurance marketplace from offering abortion coverage. If women wanted to purchase abortion coverage through such plans, they'd have to buy it separately, as a so-called rider on their policy.

"It forces insurance companies and women to navigate a series of chutes and ladders to get abortion coverage at the end of the day," said Donna Crane, policy director for NARAL Pro-Choice America. (If you go to the Naral website be careful as the home page automaticall popsup a request for funds)

The amendment's proponents says its goal is simply to ensure that a long-standing ban on using federal dollars for elective abortions is extended to coverage plans arising from new health care legislation.

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., an abortion foe, insisted the amendment is not a dramatic change in current law, offered to negotiate if his critics could convince him otherwise, and said it leaves ample alternatives for women to obtain coverage if they use their own money and are willing to buy a separate, add-on plan.

"If you really still want this coverage, you can have it," he said. "The only difference is that more people will have to make that decision that they didn't confront before. ... More people are going to have to choose, 'Is this a benefit I want?'" more...


The battle lines are forming. We will see how the USCCB reacts. Will it be more moral cowardice or will they speak out as Christ. It is a moral necessity for them to use their bully pulpit to show the unGodliness of abortion.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Unexplained connections of the Jihdist Nidal Malik Hasan

Hasan has broken his oath, and is beneath contempt.

A senior government official tells ABC News that investigators have found that alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan had "more unexplained connections to people being tracked by the FBI" than just radical cleric Anwar al Awlaki. The official declined to name the individuals but Congressional sources said their names and countries of origin were likely to emerge soon.

Questions already surround Major Hasan's contact with Awlaki, a radical cleric based in Yemen whom authorities consider a recruiter for al Qaeda. U.S. officials now confirm Hasan sent as many as 20 e-mails to Awlaki. Authorities intercepted the e-mails but later deemed them innocent or protected by the first amendment.

The FBI said it turned over the information to the Army, but Defense Department officials today denied that. One military investigator on a joint terror task force with the FBI was shown the e-mails, but they were never forwarded in a formal way to more senior officials at the Pentagon, and the Army did not learn of the contacts until after the shootings. More...


Several things come to mind here...

1. Are these unexplained connections really unexplainable, or does the FBI choose not to make these connections?

2. How is it that the FBI could say it turned over information and yet the Army not have this intelligence, was therea middle man who stopped this information from arriving to the Army? Given the FBIs success in stopping the 9/11 bombers I believe it is possible that the information was never even collected fro transferral to the Army.

3. If the Army had gotten wind of Hasan's articulation of support for the enemies f the United States and did nothing there are useless, and they need to be replaced with someone who knows how to do the business.

4. Fitness for Duty reports written in the Marine Corps are not ignored. How is it that Walter Reed Army Hospital sent their trash to Ft Hood, thereby passing the buck with regards to to his inability to conform to the Army's mission.

5. There is no excuse which can be made for Hasan's act of terrorism, so Nidal Malik Hasan, was called "Camel Jockey" is not relevant. "Sticks and Stones..." He is not a victim and should not claim to be. He fed from the Federal tit, got an education, a degree and was paid a great deal of money.

The attack on Ft Hood gives truth to the postulation that the fanatical Muslims need no provcation to commit atrocities.

In Christ lay our only Hope.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Borodin-Prince Igor



Today marks the anniversary of Alexander Borodin, 12 November [O.S. 31 October] 1833to 27 February [O.S. 15 February] 1887. He was born as an illegitimate child form a Russian mother and Georgian Prince. He was given the surname of one of the mother's serfs, Porfiry Borodin.

Borodin received an excellent education, and became a Medical Doctor and Chemist.

Chemistry being his primary interest he did however study music and composition. As strange as it seems music was only his secondary interest. As a chemist he received accolades as the discoverer of certain chemical properties, for example his work with aldehyde's, and organic halogens. The Borodin Reaction is named for him

Borodin's music was made famous out side of Russia, where he obtained the displeasure of other composers particularly Modest Mussorgsky, by starting a quartet which repudiated the traditional "musique de chambre". His quartets evoke changes of mood and lyricism, especially his "Nocturne".

Borodin's music became famous throughout Europe through the auspices of Franz Lizte.

Also born today Jeanne Mance 1606, co-founder of Montreal; and Auguste Rodin sculptor.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

11.11.09

The feast of St Martin of Tours

SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS BISHOP, CONFESSOR—316-400

Feast: November 11

St. Martin, called "the glory of Gaul," was born about the year 316 of pagan parents in Sabaria, Upper Pannonia, a province comprising northern Yugoslavia and western Hungary. His father was an officer in the Roman army who had risen from the ranks. While Martin was still a child, his father was transferred to a new station in Pavia, north Italy. Here the boy learned of Christianity, felt drawn to it, and became a catechumen. As the son of a veteran, at the age of fifteen he was required to begin service in the army. Though never shirking his military duty, he is said to have lived more like a monk than a soldier.
Young Martin was stationed at Amiens, in Gaul, when the incident occurred which tradition and art have rendered so famous. As he rode towards the town one winter day, he noticed near the gates a poor man, thinly clad, shivering with cold, and begging alms. Martin saw that none who passed stopped to help the miserable fellow. He had nothing with him but the clothes he wore, but, drawing his sword from its scabbard, he cut his great woolen cloak in two pieces, gave one half to the beggar, and wrapped himself in the other. The following night, the story continues, Martin in his sleep saw Jesus Christ, surrounded by angels, and dressed in the half of the cloak he had given away. A voice bade him look at it well and say whether he knew it. He then heard Jesus say to the angels, "Martin, as yet only a catechumen, has covered me with his cloak*." Sulpicius Severus, the saint's friend and biographer, says that as a consequence of this vision Martin "flew to be baptized."

When Martin was about twenty, some Teutonic tribes invaded Gaul, and with his comrades he went before the Emperor Julian to receive a war-bounty. Suddenly he was moved to refuse it. "Up to now," he said to Julian, "I have served you as a soldier; allow me henceforth to serve Christ. Give the bounty to these others who are going out to battle. I am a soldier of Christ and it is not lawful for me to fight." Julian, angered, accused Martin of cowardice; the young man replied that he was ready to go into battle the next day unarmed, and advance alone against the enemy in the name of Christ. He was taken off to prison, but discharged as soon as a truce had been made. He then went down to Poitiers, where the renowned Hilary had been bishop for many years. Hilary gladly received this early "conscientious objector" and ordained him deacon.

Having heard in a dream a summons to revisit his home, Martin crossed the Alps, and from Milan went over to Pannonia. There he converted his mother and some other persons; his father he could not win. While in Illyricum he took sides against the Arians with so much zeal that he was publicly scourged and forced to leave. Back in Italy once more, on his way to Gaul, he learned that the Gallic Church was also under attack by the Arians, and that his good friend Hilary had been banished. He remained at Milan, but soon the Arian bishop, Auxentius, drove him away. Martin took refuge with a priest on the island of Gallinaria, in the gulf of Genoa, and stayed there until Hilary returned to Poitiers in 360. It had become Martin's desire to pursue his religious calling in solitude, and Hilary gave him a small piece of land in central France, now called Liguge. He was joined by other hermits and holy men, and the community grew into a monastery, the first, it is said, to be founded in Gaul. It survived until 1607; in 1852 it was rebuilt by the Benedictines of Solesmes.

For ten years Martin lived there, directing the life of his disciples and preaching in outlying places. Many miracles were attributed to him. About the year 371, Lidorius, bishop of Tours, died, and the people demanded Martin in his place. Martin was so reluctant to accept the office that they resorted to stratagem and called him to the city to give his blessing to a sick person, then forcibly conveyed him to the church. When neighboring bishops were summoned to confirm this choice, they thought the monk's poor and unkempt appearance proved him unfit for the office, but they were overruled by the acclamations of the local clergy and the people. Even as a bishop, Martin lived an austere life. Unable to endure the constant interruptions, he retired from Tours to a retreat that was later to become the famous abbey of Marmoutier. The site was enclosed by a steep cliff on one side and by a tributary of the Loire River on the other. Here Martin and some of the monks who followed him built cells of wood; others lived in caves dug out of the rock. In a short time their number grew, with many men of high rank among them. From this time on bishops were frequently chosen from Marmoutier, for the holy Martin took the greatest pains in the training of priests.

Martin's piety and preaching resulted in the decline of paganism in that part of Gaul. He destroyed temples and felled trees which the heathen held sacred. Once when he had demolished a certain temple, he proceeded to the cutting down of a pine tree that stood near. The chief priest and other pagans there offered to cut it down themselves, on condition that he who trusted so strongly in his God would stand under it wherever they would place him. The bishop agreed and allowed himself to be tied and placed on the side towards which the tree was leaning. Just as it seemed about to fall on him, he made the sign of the cross, at which the tree fell in the other direction. Another time, as he was pulling down a temple in the vicinity of Autun, a crowd of pagans fell on him in fury, one brandishing a sword. Martin stood and bared his breast, at sight of which the armed man fell backwards, and in terror begged forgiveness. These marvels are narrated by Sulpicius Severus, who also describes various revelations and visions with which Martin was favored.

Once a year the bishop visited each of his parishes, traveling on foot, or by donkey or boat. He continued to set up monastic communities, and extended the bounds of his episcopate from Touraine to such distant points as Chartres, Paris, Autun, and Vienne. At Vienne, according to his biographer, he cured Paulinus of Nola of a disease of the eyes. When a brutal imperial officer, Avitianus, arrived at Tours with a band of prisoners he planned to torture to death on the following day, Martin, on being informed of this, hurried in from Marmoutier to intercede for them. Reaching the city near midnight, he went straight to the quarters of Avitianus and did not leave until the officer promised mercy to his captives.

The churches of other parts of Gaul and in Spain were being disturbed by the Priscillianists, an ascetic sect, named for its leader, Priscillian, bishop of Avila. A synod held at Bordeaux in 384 had condemned his doctrines, but he had appealed to Emperor Maximus. Meanwhile, Ithacius, the orthodox bishop of Ossanova, had attacked him and urged the emperor to have him put to death. Neither Ambrose at Milan, however, nor Martin at Tours would hold communion with Ithacius or his supporters, because they had appealed to the emperor in a dispute over doctrine, and now were trying to punish a heretic with death. Martin wrote to reprove Ithacius severely. It was sufficient, he said, that Priscillian should be branded as a heretic and excommunicated by the bishops. Maximus, yielding to Martin's remonstrances, ordered the trial deferred and even promised that there should be no bloodshed, but afterwards he was persuaded to turn the case over to his prefect Evodius. He found Priscillian and some others guilty on several charges and had them beheaded. At this news, Martin went to Treves to intercede for the lives of all the Spanish Priscillianists who were threatened with a bloody persecution, and also for two men under suspicion as adherents of the late Emperor Gratian. As a condition before granting this request, Maximus stipulated that Martin should resume communion with the intolerant Ithacius and his party. Since they were not excommunicated, this was no violation of any canon, and he accordingly promised the emperor that he would do so, provided the emperor would pardon the two partisans of Gratian and recall the military tribunes he had sent to Spain. The next day Martin received the Sacrament with the Ithacians in order to save so many people from slaughter; yet he was afterwards troubled in conscience as to whether he had been too yielding. For their part in the affair both the emperor and Ithacius were censured by Pope Siricius. It was the first judicial death sentence for heresy, and it had the effect of spreading Priscillianism in Spain.

Martin had premonitions of his approaching death and predicted it to his disciples, who besought him not to leave them. "Lord," he prayed, "if Thy people still need me, I will not draw back from the work. Thy will be done." When his final sickness came upon him, he was at Candes, in a remote part of his diocese. The monks entreated him to allow them at least to put a sheet under him and make his last hours comfortable. "It becomes not a Christian," said Martin, "to die otherwise than upon ashes. I shall have sinned if I leave you any other example." He lay with eyes and hands raised to Heaven, until the brothers begged him to turn on one side to rest his body a little. "Allow me, my brethren," he answered, "to look towards Heaven rather than to earth, that my soul may be ready to take its flight to the Lord."

On November 8 he died, and three days later was buried at Tours. Two thousand monks and nuns gathered for his funeral. His successor built a chapel over his grave, which was replaced by a fine basilica. A still later church on this site was destroyed during the French Revolution, but a modern one has since been built there. Throughout the Middle Ages, the knightly Martin, who shared his cloak with a beggar, was the subject of innumerable anecdotes, which expressed the love and veneration of the people. His tomb became a national shrine in France, of which country he is patron saint, and one of the most popular pilgrimage places of Europe. St. Martin is patron of the cities of Wurtburg and Buenos Aires. Many churches in France and elsewhere have been dedicated to him. His emblems are a tree, armor, a cloak, and a beggar.


Prayer to St Martin of Tours

Dear well-beloved Saint, you were first a soldier like your father.
Converted to the Church, you became a soldier of Christ, a priest and then a Bishop of Tours. Lover of the poor, and model for pagans and Christians alike, protect our soldiers at all times. Make them strong, just, and charitable, always aiming at establishing peace on earth. Amen.


ST Martin Pray for us...

Dieu le Roy,
Brantigny

* The building where St. Martin's cloak was preserved as a precious relic came to be known as the , from the Latin word for cloak, ; and from from which is derived our word "chapel."

A Tale of Two Shootings

Robert Banaugh sends this to me, a very interesting article,

Monday, November 09, 2009

by Scott

Obama's remarks upon hearing that abortionist George Tiller was shot--- "I am shocked and outraged" contrasted with his statement on the news that 12 unarmed soldiers were gunned down at Ft. Hood Army Post: "I would caution against jumping to conclusions" about the motives of the gunman.

Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her Department is now working to deflect any backlash against American Muslims following Thursday's rampage by a Muslim soldier. This is the same Napolitano that issued a report earlier this year cautioning against the domestic threats of “right-wing extremism” and right-wing groups that might use issues such as abortion as a recruiting tool. Were Obama and Napolitano concerned about backlash against pro-life advocates in the wake of Tiller being shot? It turns out that there was reason for concern, though you would not know from the mainstream media but pro-life activist James Pouillon was murdered with virtually no media attention just a short time after the massive coverage of Tiller’s murder.

The media, except for Fox News Channel and very few others, played right along with Obama’s Fort Hood narrative, failing to mention reports that the Army Major Nidal Hasan screamed “Allahu Akhbar” as he murdered more than a dozen and wounded over thirty other unarmed soldiers. Imagine the media’s coverage and the Obama Administration’s outrage if the man who shot late-term abortionist George Tiller had yelled “Hail Mary” as he shot Tiller.

US Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey further promulgated this bizarre approach on the Sunday talk shows saying, “I am worried…that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.”
So far there have been two incidences of Muslims murdering their fellow soldiers in the peaceful confines of a military base or encampment. There is not one single solitary incident of a non-Muslim soldier shooting an American Muslim soldier to date. So why is it that when a Muslim shoots dozens of his fellow American soldiers Obama, Casey and the media are concerned for Muslim soldiers?

It would seem that the non-Muslim soldiers are in more danger than our Muslim soldiers. We’re now allocating resources to try to protect Muslim soldiers that would be better spend shifting policy to try to prevent any similar incidents from occurring. And of course we will be told that we must recognize the importance of sensitivity to Muslims in the military, after all, many of them are translators for the languages spoken by the radical Islamist enemy. I don’t suppose it would occur to General Casey that if Islamist soldiers would murder their fellow non-Muslim soldiers that they might also sabotage the translation of documents and communications of the enemy.

The real problem with our government and military’s handling of events such as this is that it is further evidence that they simply do not understand Fourth Generation Warfare, the type of non-military tactics the jihadists are using against us. If we recognize this act of internal treachery for what it clearly and obviously is, an Islamic jihad attack from within our own ranks, then we deny the enemy a propaganda victory. We can deter them from claiming Americans “are turning on their own” which allows them to recruit more Islamic extremists to carryout these attacks.
When the first Islamic attack occurred in the 101st Airborne Division by Sgt. Asan Akbhar, many warned of the enemy within. I was one of them in an April 2003 article in Insight Magazine I quoted former Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney stating "If [extreme] Islamists have infiltrated into the [armed] services it is a matter of grave concern because, by definition, Islamists are engaged in advancing an agenda that is inimical to this country and what it is and what it stands for, and its security most especially."

The Islamic jihadists who are waging this war against America want our soldiers to not feel safe where they sleep; the tragedy is that our own military and civilian leaders may allow them this great success.


Thanks and a tip of the beret to Robert,

Dieu le Roy,
Brantigny

10.11.09

Kennedy gets Catechism Lesson after insulting Bishop Tobin.

Here is an article from the The Eponymous Flower concerning the next Kennedy and his support of Abortion. It appears that the free ride to heaven* for the Kennedys is over.

“Your rejection of the Church’s teaching on abortion falls into a different category — it’s a deliberate and obstinate act of the will, a conscious decision that you’ve reaffirmed on many occasions."

PROVIDENCE –– Even as they agreed to postpone a planned face-to-face meeting that had been set for Thursday, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin turned up the heat Monday on U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy over his “rejection” of church teaching on abortion, calling on him to enter into a process of conversion and repentance.

In a letter to Kennedy posted Monday on the Web site of the Diocese of Providence’s weekly newspaper, the bishop disputes Kennedy’s assertion that his disagreement with the hierarchy “on some issues” including abortion did not make him any less of a Catholic. More...

I hope that the clerics who allowed Ted Kennedy to believe that abortion was OK realize that they have probably sent his soul to hell.

Dieu le Roy,
Brantigny

*My meaning is that the Bishops appear to be no longer turning a blind eye to the Kennedy exegisis shenanigans.

Ft Hood Massacre revisited

Well, what is it that we have learned from Ft Hood? The assassin was a Muslim, a supporter of Jihad, and this administration and the government controlled news media have begun a cover up, by lying about this being an act of terror. The FBI and the Army investigative service both not only dropped the ball on this but continue to run for cover.

Here is what I do know. He is a Muslim terrorist, he attacked American servicemen, servicewomen, and civilians and killed 13. The president refuses to admit this so that he can claim this is not a crisis or that his incompetence allowed this to happen.

"What is hard to ignore, now, is the growing derangement on all matters involving terrorism and Muslim sensitivities. Its chief symptoms: a palpitating fear of discomfiting facts and a willingness to discard those facts and embrace the richest possible variety of ludicrous theories as to the motives behind an act of Islamic terrorism. All this we have seen before but never in such naked form. The days following the Fort Hood rampage have told us more than we want to know, perhaps, about the depth and reach of this epidemic." Dorothy Rabinowitz

Here is Nidal Hasan's PowerPoint presentation about Islam, Muslims, and the military. Note the copious quoting of the Koran; the explanation of the doctrine of abrogation (citing Koran 2:106 and 16:101), which usually Islamic apologists in the West dismiss as an invention of "Islamophobes"; and the explanations of defensive and offensive jihad. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/nidal-hasan-explains-the-koran-and-islam.html

I suffer from PTSD. PTSD is not a disease you can "catch" as these muslim lawyers are pronouncing. This is a lie. I find that his supporter's use of PTSD as a defense is unspeakable and false.

However I do have one thing in common with Nidal Hasan, I am a Catholic before I am an American. Unlike Nidal Hasan, I do not see these two as being mutually exclusive.

Dieu Sauve le Roy!
Brantigny

Armistice Day 1918

At the eleventh hour, on the eleveth day, in the eleventh month the Great War in Europe paused for an Armistice

At midnight on 7 November 1918, with white flags flying and a German bugler sounding his trumpet with regular four note blasts, the delegation approached the French line near Houdroy. At Houdroy a French trumpeter replaced the German. They drove through devastated countryside to La Capelle to where a train was waiting to take them to a secret rendezvous in the great forest of Compiègne. There, in the dim morning light of 8 November 1918, the Germans could see that they had come to a clearing in the middle of which was a railway siding with two parallel tracks. Opposite their train was another – the headquarters train of the Allied Commander–in–Chief General Ferdinand Foch. With Foch was the leading British delegate on the Allied side, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss.

At 9 am on 8 November 1918, the German delegation was ushered into Foch’s train to a specially prepared dining car in which stood a table with seats for four delegates on either side. After starting proceedings with a salute and curt bow to his enemies, Foch asked them what they wanted. When they replied that they had come to inquire into the terms of an armistice, Foch replied: "Tell the gentlemen that I have no proposals to make."

The armistice terms had been prepared between the British and French governments and it was not their intention to allow any but the most trifling discussion on details. The 34 clauses of the Armistice were now read out to the Germans who listened in horror. The fighting was to cease; within 28 days Germany was to be occupied west of the River Rhine with Allied enclaves to a depth of 30 kilometres on the east bank; all occupied territories were to be evacuated within 14 days; large numbers of locomotives and railway cars and wagons, lorries and other war equipment (artillery, aircraft, machine guns etc) was to be handed over; and all cash and gold from occupied banks instantly returned. The British naval blockade of Germany would continue. Hearing these conditions, one of the Germans wept openly. Germany was given 72 hours to accept or reject the terms but, meanwhile, the war would go on.

Eventually, after referring the terms back to Berlin, the German delegates were authorised to sign. In the interim, the Kaiser had abdicated, going into exile in Holland, and a German Republic had been declared with a new socialist government in Berlin. At 5.30 am on 11 November 1918 both delegations signed the armistice, the Germans with tears in their eyes. Erzberger, whose officer cadet son had recently died in a military hospital, spoke protesting what he saw as the harsh conditions imposed on Germany: "The German people, which held off a world of enemies for fifty months, will preserve their liberty and their unity despite every kind of violence. A nation of 70 millions of peoples suffers, but it does not die."

Foch, whose only son, Germain, had been killed in action on 23 August 1914, now declared the proceedings over with:‘Très bien’ and then waved the Germans away with these words: Eh bien, messieurs, c’est fini, allez.
(Very well, gentlemen, its over, go.)

Instructions were then sent out to all allied units to cease fire at 11 am that morning, 11 November 1918.

The Musee de l’Armistice with the position of Marshal Ferdniand Foch’s railway carriage (chained off area in the foreground) during the armistice negotiations of 8–11 November 1918, Clairière de l’Armistice.

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Thus ended the First World War, the destruction of 4 Empires, and the world was about to be made safe for democracy. Since the begining of this war the world has not been without war. At he end of the War, the United States named a holiday commemerating this date as Armistice day, in the United Kingdom and her Dominions Rememberance Day, In France it remains Armistice day...

In many parts of the world people take a two-minute moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. as a sign of respect for the roughly 20 million people who died in the war, as suggested by Edward George Honey.



Dieu Le Roy,
Brantigny

9.11.09

Semper Fidelis


November the 10th is the anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. For 22 1/2 years I served under those colours.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun's Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.

The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, which officially formed the first 2battalions of Continental Marines.

As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.

Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.

Naturally in recognition of the founding a birthday party of epic proportions takes place. These celebrations are conducted everywhere in the Marine Corps.

A particular event occurs in United States Embassies around the world, where it is The event of the season. The gala celebration is steeped in pageantry and formality, and once attended is not soon forgotten.

Since 1921 the birthday of the Marine Corps has been officially celebrated each year on 10 November, and begins by reading the incorporation by the Continental Congress "That two Battalions of Marines be raised....". A reading from General John A Lejeune is read. The celebration then involves the reading of an excerpt from the Marine Corps Manual and a birthday message from the Commandant; the cutting of a birthday cake by the commanding officer; and the presentation of the first and second pieces of cake to the oldest and youngest Marines present.

To my fellow Leathernecks, alive and departed, I say Semper Fidelis.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny