“I want my sons to be motivated by what I’ve done. I want to show them with actions and see how hard I’ve worked. I want them to see it and feel it. I think by accomplishing some of the things I have, they can see what I’m all about. They need to look at my life and know they can do it. If my boys can see that I can raise them and give them a good life even without a leg and an eye,, then that can be an incredibly motivating thing for them. They can do just as much, if not more. I want to lead by example. I’ve learned that from the military and particularly the Marine Corps. My leaders didn’t really talk that much but they worked very hard. Their hard work made me want to work just as hard because they didn’t throw it in my face. Anyone’s leadership that can get dirty with their team and lead by example is a true warrior. I want to be that person. That’s how I feel with my kids. I want to show them I’m willing to do the work and sacrifice everything for them, and be something for them I never had as a kid.”—CPL Josue Barron (USMC, OEF Veteran) post sponsored by @catchalift_fund
Young german teens during a racial class 1943....
The three groups displayed on the poster are, from top to bottom, “ostbaltische Rasse” (“East Baltic race”), “ostische Rasse” (“Alpine race”), and “dinarische Rasse” (“Dinaric race”). All these three groups were considered part of the sub-races of the Caucasian race, others including the Nordic and Mediterranean.
The Nazis went to great extents on teaching the German youth to be proud of their race through biology teaching, the National Socialist Teachers League (NSLB) in particular taught in schools that they should be proud of their race and not to race mix. Race biology was meant to encourage the Germans to maintain their racial purity, the NSLB stressed that as early as primary schools Germans have to work on only the Nordic racial element of the German Volk (people) again and again and have to contrast this with the racial differences that foreign peoples such as the Jews represent.
Nazi racial policy did not always include in degrading Jews but had to always maintain the importance of German blood and the Aryan race. This was often connected to the blood and soil ideology. Whilst the young Germans were being taught about the importance of one’s blood, at the same time they were being taught about the dangers that the Jews represent in Germany and the necessary living space in the East, in particular Russia. Novels portrayed the Germans as uniquely endowed and possessors of a unique destiny. The segregation of races was said to be natural, just as separate species did not come together in nature.
I know that a lot of people are gearing up for fall harvest festivals and Halloween activities, but shortly after that is Veterans Day. I want to encourage you to start thinking about and looking for ways that you can reach out to and honor veterans - during Veterans Day weekend, but honestly, ANYTIME that you can do it is an appropriate time!
You can start contacting your local American Legion or VFW now and see if they have any activities planned that you can help with or participate in (putting flags on graves or helping with a parade or a ceremony honoring veterans). Call your local cemetery and ask if they put out flags on their veterans’ graves and if you can help - and if they don’t, offer to do it (they can let you know how many veteran graves they have that they’re aware of!). Call your local Congressman or State Representative’s office and ask if they know of any events honoring veterans.
One of our favorites is calling local nursing homes and talking to the Activities Director to find out how many veterans they have, then going there with balloons and flags and a note thanking them for their service (if you want to bring a food item, ask the director first to make sure they don’t have any food sensitivities!). It doesn’t take a lot of our time, but these men and women have given more than we can understand for our country and they are deserving of our gratitude ... and our time!
So please start seeking out opportunities now and finding ways that you can show your appreciation to our veterans! And please get your children involved! Teach them about why we honor our veterans - and teach them about gratitude in general!
Thankfulness is ALWAYS in season!
Today we had the honor of welcoming WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans with Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia to the Museum. The Museum was their first stop on their way to Washington, DC. ⠀
Thank you for your service and Semper Fidelis!⠀
A big thank you to all the visitors, service members and organizations that came out to welcome the veterans and their families to the Museum:⠀
Young Marines of Quantico, The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, United States Naval Academy, General Lewis B "Chesty Puller" VFW Post 1503.⠀
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. THIS IS WHY PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TRUMP HATE HIM. I was doing a little news browsing this morning as I drank my coffee and found all of this. Huffington Post has got to be the biggest joke of a news outlet that I have ever heard of. They don’t let out NEWS they let out their CLEAR LIBERAL BIAS. They have twisted the words of and over exaggerated the point of every single one of the articles! They seriously cannot find a SINGLE negative thing to write about @realdonaldtrump that actually matters. Huffington post just sticks to all these tiny things that people don’t give a flying f*ck about. Then they go on to praise Hillary for NOTHING! I would be ashamed to put my name under an article like this even if it was about Hillary! These reporters look like nothing but uneducated, sorry, lowlifes. This is SO SAD. This is not how the constitution meant for our government to work, for one party to hate the other so much they do petty things like this! COMMENT BELOW BIASED NEWS SOURCES WE NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM ON ETIHER PARTYS SIDE! ITS UNHEALTHY👇🏽🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
You may have seen a scene on Wolves and Warriors with coyote Lichen and wolfdog Wiley in an enclosure together. This is a very unusual friendship and would not likely happen in the wild! However, Wiley is kind of like a “nanny” wolfdog and he met Lichen at our sanctuary when he was just a pup. We noticed the way Wiley would keep a watchful eye on Lichen as he had to receive special care at such a young age. These days, under close supervision, we sometimes let the two say hello and as you can see that strong bond is still there.