About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams' Salute To The Flag In Kuwait

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Click here to see a portion of a very unique show that the late Robin Williams performed for our enlisted men & women @ Camp Arifjan in Kuwait on December 6, 2007 -  many thousands of soldiers passed through Camp Arifjan either on their way to Iraq or returning from Iraq.
I e-mailed my nephew & niece, who both are West Point graduates, regarding this & received the following response from my niece – "Mike passed through Camp Doha on his way to Baghdad, but not Arifjan. He went to Arifjan later though, in 2009, to visit me from Iraq.  I lived there for 15 months from 2008-2009" - so she didn't miss Robin's performance by many months.
Anyone who has been in the service knows how much these type of shows mean to our military personnel – shows like Robin's, the famous Bob Hope shows from decades ago, or the more recent WWE programs @ Christmas in both Iraq & Afghanistan.
All of these entertainers share a common thread – they are all inspired by our military personnel.
Below is a tribute that Gary Sinise made to Robin.
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1 comment:

  1. Doug - Thanks for this great video. I saw a part of it on Fox News. I was glad to be able to see the rest of it. Robin was an amazing entertainer and will be greatly missed.