Revival of the page

Hey guys, short post for today, but as you can tell, I’m gonna try bringing back this page back to its former glory. Quick recap of some things that happened while I’ve been gone.

I had the amazing opportunity to travel with my unit for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor last month and met some truly heros while I was there. I also met Gary Sinese, know best as Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump. 

I’ll have more for you next time, but until then, have a great week guys.

Song of the day is Gasoline by Seether

“The farther back you look, the farther forward you will see.” -Winston Churchill

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I Don’t Know If I Will (or can) Do My Blog On A Regular Bases

Hey guys, you miss me? I don’t know if I can keep up writing on blog on a regular bases for many reasons. One of the major reasons is that I have to help take care of my baby sister, which is a lot work. In other news, I finally got back in touch with my cousin Adam, who I haven’t spoke to for a while. He by the way, was a Young Marine once like I am now. Speaking of Young Marines, I recently found out that one of my good friends, family friend was a Mastor Sergent in the Young Marines and he knows most of the Staff at my unit as their were once fellow Young Marines.

As most of you that are my American followers may know, there was a shooting last week thursday at a Naval recruiting center and base that left four Marines and one Sailor dead. I don’t know if you guys haven’t realized, but American flags around the country the past few days were at half-mast in rememberence of those killed in the shooting. And because of this act of domestic terrorism, all military instalations are on high alert and this affects Young Marines for me. How and why you might ask? It affects me because now every time for a while that I go to Young Marines, I have to get let in by an armed Marine at the gateand possibly get checked in with my name on a list to make sure that I am supposed to be there, otherwise they won’t let me in to the base.

Song of The Days Is Saint Asonia’s lattest song, Let Me Live My Life.

Why Is This Stuck In My Head?

As you can tell by the title of the post, I obviously have something stuck in my head, but for now that can wait. As we all know, yesterday was Memorial Day. I’m not gonna much into detail about Memorial Day and the history about it, but you want to read about it, go Here. What it basically is, is a day in which the whole day is dedicated to remeber those who have died fighting for our country and our freedom. I myself participated in the Memorial Day Parade in Milwauke yesterday being that I am a Young Marine.

Ok now back to the original topic, something stuck in my head. Ever since I saw the movie, Fast & The Furious 7, I’ve had this one song in particular stuck in my head. That song is called,┬áSee You Again by Wiz Khalifa. I don’t know why, but ever since I heard it, it’s been stuck in my head, partley because it was kinda sad. At the end of the song, they say that it was dedicated to Paul Walker, who died two years ago in a horrific car crash. That is all for today, and as always, the qoute of the day.

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

~Sergeant Denis Edward O’Brien Usmc (Ret.)

Pancake Breakfast fundraiser

Hey guys, as you can tell by the title of the post, this gonna have to do with pancakes. So this past weekend, my Young Marines hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for our national encampment to Florida this summer. We were all assigned jobs some people had to serve food, some had to buss tables (which basically meant they had to go around asking people if they wanted more food because it was an all-you-can-eat type of thing), others had to serve coffee, and there was the kids who got stuck with KP duty (cleaning dishes and what not). Guess what got? KP duty. At first it was ok…. then the dishes started to come in faster.

I have never washed some many dishes in such a little amount of time in my life! You guys might not think it’s that bad or I’m whining to much, WELL I’m NOT!!! You try to stand for two hours doing nothing but washing and drying dirty dishes only to get more poured in while you’re still washing. It was kinda fun washing the dishes though, cause there was this hose thing (which we are all tempted to spray each other with) which was like the best part of washing dishes, because if we got a dirty dish with something stuck on it that we couldn’t get off, we’d just hose it off. After awhile, my hands started to smell like chlorine, this is because the cleaning process had to do with bleach. Here’s the order of the cleaning process (from right to left), the hose thing, a sink full of water with dish soap, then two sinks full of water and bleach to dip them in, and then finally came the drying part. ┬áLuckily, I was swapped out with some other kids and was moved to serving food. All I had to do was ask people if they wanted toast, which turned out ok, but at the end of the day, my legs were extremely sore. All in all, it was a good day, I had fun, and I got free food.