Drumpf showed his true colors in the remembrance in France!! Speaking for most people of reality, kindness, thoughtfulness and genuine humility for the occasion , we apologize for his absence of empathy and consideration and downright humanity!!
Was that one of the transgendered ones, one of the women ones, or one of the brown-skinned ones denied citizenship?
We also need to remember to thank George W. Bush for invading Iraq and making places for all those artificial limbs.
O’ course, some people made LOTS of money.
We should be much more appreciative of the fact that today’s military is all volunteers. They serve because they want to, not because someone decided they have to. We owe the military a special “Thank You” not just one day of the year, but everyday.
^Yeah. No one should have to lift a finger to serve their country.
And, it’s so inconvenient to have to doctor shop for those bone spurs or extend your religious ‘mission’.
All the posters today should be ashamed of themselves. Find a kind word once and while. I just returned from a memorial service and helped serve breakfast for wounded vets, great people. Then I get home and see this bitterness, it’s dissapointing.
François Heisbourg, a political analyst and former campaign adviser to Macron, posted a photograph on Twitter of someone bicycling in Paris and wrote the weather that kept Trump from the cemetery is: “Nothing a cyclist can’t handle, let alone a presidential helo.”
A member of the British Parliament and grandson of legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Nicholas Soames, was even more critical, calling Trump “pathetic” and “inadequate” on Twitter because he “couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen” who “died with their face to the foe.”
Regardless of the politics, the men and women of our military volunteered to place themselves in harm’s way. This day is not about you and your concerns, it is about honoring people who are serving our country, some of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice. “There is no greater love. . . . .”
God Bless Our Military and Veterans. You have and do sacrifice so much for us.
And shame on those who brought politics into the discussion.
However, I notice we have had no further 9-11s.
Lest we forget, what we call “Veteran’s Day” was originally “Armistice Day”. The intent was to honor the end of “The War To End All Wars”. Hmmm, guess it didn’t work out as planned.
Never ever forget that fewer than 1% of us are willing to serve in our military. Then, do not forget how many National Guard units went to war, some more than once. THAT is why I(a Vietnam Veteran)with a 100% VA disability, believe that a draft, of all men and women when they reach 18 to serve in a branch of the military or in VA or Public Health Hospitals or yes, spend the 2 years as wild fire fire fighters or plant millions oftrees to replaced those burned. But everyone-no exceptions, even in a wheel chair a person could do administrative work-must spend at least 2 years in service to their country. In return, as an incentive to join a branch of the military, get a new GI Bill just like the one after WWII.
Siegfried Sassoon’s Aftermath.
Yes remember war and how much the US engages in it for decades on end all over the world. We are a country of perpetual war externally. The GWOT. Internally we think we can act like none of it is going on. That will have to change if we don’t change our imperious militant ways. One or the other, you can’t have both.
If our POtuS were to be present on Flanders Fields, I would hope the din of thousands of bodies rolling over in their graves would drown out whatever stupidity erupted from his cakehole.
This is a great ’toon ♥ good job Scott!
I do apologize to most on this comment board for expecting you to be adults and put away your Trump addication for a day and honor the people that protect your right to do so. I find it hard to believe I have been attacked by so many for suggesting kindness towards heroes.
@braindead: “We also need to remember to thank George W. Bush for invading Iraq and making places for all those artificial limbs.”
Coming late to the comments here, but the above image plus the mention of Iraq reminds me that it’s not only the US that has soldiers and veterans:
On a visit to Sweden last year, I found myself across the aisle in a train from a man who had a crutch. He spoke neither Swedish nor English, but thanks to the man sitting behind him — who was a stranger to both of us but whose limited Swedish was a match for mine, and who also spoke (as it turned out) Kurdish — I learned the reason for the crutch.
That man was a refugee from Iraq, where he had lost a leg in fighting against ISIS.
March 20, 2014
September 30, 2017