Cobra Island Memorial Day Observance 2018

On behalf of all the members and staff of CobraIsland.com, we salute and remember all of the brave men and women that gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. To those that still serve today, we know that we can never repay the sacrifices you have made to protect us, and for that we are eternally thankful.

Here are a few excerpts from a speech by former President Ronald Reagan (may he rest in peace) that show respect for this date better than I could.

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Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.

All of these men were different, but they shared this in common: They loved America very much. There was nothing they wouldn’t do for her. And they loved with the sureness of the young. It’s hard not to think of the young in a place like this, for it’s the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins. Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen—the three fighting boys of Vietnam. It, too, has majesty and more. Perhaps you’ve seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. There’s something wounded about them, a kind of resigned toughness. But there’s an unexpected tenderness, too. At first you don’t really notice, but then you see it. The three are touching each other, as if they’re supporting each other, helping each other on.

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong.

Thank all of you, and God bless you, and have a day full of memories.

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We salute those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget. You can sound off and share your respect and memories after the break.

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JasonsJoesandMore.com Memorial Day Sale!

Our good friend BlueBikerBoy1 stopped by to let us know about the awesome Memorial Day sale currently being held at [url=http://www.jasonsjoesandmore.com]JasonsJoesandMore.com[/url]! Here are the details from BBB1 –

Hello everyone. I hope you have a safe memorial day and are able to enjoy a nice BBQ with friends and family. For the rest of us working have a safe one and for our men and women overseas thank you for everything you do to keep us safe.

Now business wise I busted my tail and restocked over 100 new items into the store last night. Some figures, accessories, comics, and a few other items. I am also running a clearance sale throughout the store up to 50% off some items. Many categories are on sale so be sure to look around. For memorial day 5-25-15 all orders received 5-24-15 till before midnight my time tonight (pacific) get a freebie tossed in there order. What is the freebie? A free pack of trading cards. Which one you get? It’s a surprise. Thank you all and thank you for continuing to support jasonsjoesandmore.com
Jason Mabry
Owner
Jasonsjoesandmore.com

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Happy Memorial Day, Cobra Island!

CobraIsland.com would like to wish you a very happy and healthy Memorial Day! Whether it’s at a barbecue, or on the couch with the kids…no matter what you do today, please remember to give thanks to the brave servicemen & women who have made it all possible. Today is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that folks like you and I don’t have to.

“Winston Churchill said of those he knew in World War II they seemed to be the only young men who could laugh and fight at the same time. A great general in that war called them our secret weapon, “just the best darn kids in the world.” Each died for a cause he considered more important than his own life. Well, they didn’t volunteer to die; they volunteered to defend values for which men have always been willing to die if need be, the values which make up what we call civilization. And how they must have wished, in all the ugliness that war brings, that no other generation of young men to follow would have to undergo that same experience.

As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation. And let us also pledge to do our utmost to carry out what must have been their wish: that no other generation of young men will every have to share their experiences and repeat their sacrifice.”

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