Thursday, June 22, 2017

It won't stop ---





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                                                           "Think about this-

Its 1862. You are a wife, daughter, son, mother or father of a young Southern man who just grabbed the family musket and volunteered to offer his life in defense of your home. As weeks and months pass, you hear reports from around Richmond of the fighting that's taking place there. You pray every night and without end that God will protect your soldier. As Confederate Infantry Companies were organized by County, every family in your town or community is praying this same prayer.

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But alas, your soldier never returns. The day he left was the last time you saw him, heard his voice, felt his embrace, shook his hand or kissed his cheek. Now, he's gone never to return. He gave his life on the field of battle at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, New Hope Church or God knows where. You don't know the details, you just know he's gone and your life will never be the same as a result. There will always, until the end of your own days, be that void that cannot be filled. For the remainder of your life certain sounds, smells, scenery or other of life's occasions will remind you of him. The tears that come to your eyes when a thought of him crosses your mind may diminish, but they'll never completely go away. Into your old age that last vision of him walking away from your home, rifle in hand, will haunt you.

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This scene played itself out countless thousands of times across our land in the years between 1861 and 1865. Untold numbers of family members suffered this harsh reality as a result of that unnecessary war. They lost everything with the loss of just one loved one. Many families had several of these boys who never returned home. The people who suffered these losses were your family. They were your Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.

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The monuments erected across the South were in honor of these lost loved ones. They were placed in honor of young boys who fought bravely to defend the exact same principles their forefathers fought for in the war of Independence from Britain. But, they were also constructed to bring a sense of purpose to those left behind. To ease their loss, and to have some amount of pride in what they'd sacrificed. Think of these people, and put yourself in their place, as you witness the disgusting situation that took place in New Orleans now Orlando and more attacks are still coming.

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                                           They said it would stop at the Flag -----

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                    -but the truth is it will stop when our Confederate Ancestors are erased."



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( Post Text Credit DIXIE DIGGER)
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Friday, June 2, 2017

For our Korean Veterans ---

It took a few tries to get it right !


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I've been making coins for years, to be left at the graves of Veterans.

I made one that I'm going to place at my Dad's resting place.

If you would like one contact me at Davtatum@aol.com.

Staying Positive !

DT.

( The coins are Not metal but are made out of oven baked clay )

UPDATE
 6/4/17

Today I left a coin for the most important Veteran I Know !

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Remembering more Veterans ---

Remembrance coins for our--

Spanish American War Veterans !

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My thanks to Donald Caul for all he does !

Absurdity in a nut shell !


I'm at a loss for words ---

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To hear the most absurd comment you've ever heard go to the 1:15 minute mark in this interview --

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"Another form of freedom of speech ?"

YEEEEEESH !

I guess it would be OK to spray paint "JERK" on his Jeep ?

This is the mindset we are faced with !


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Some things ---


Some things I have no control over ---

The Monument situation in New Orleans is one --


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It's a sad and unbefitting ending for the statue of a Great Man.

But there are things I can control -

Honoring our Confederate Veterans, one man at a time --

I'm experimenting with making small plaques --

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Today I stopped by and said "Thank You" to Mr Lassiter --

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I left him a plaque.


D.T.




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanking All --



While placing Remember coins for Confederate Veterans,

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I've noticed a number of Graves of Spanish American War Veterans.
I placed this coin on 5/17/2017

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I figured that All of our Veterans deserve a Thank You, so I've started a new project !

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Thank You / Remembrance Coins for Spanish American War Vets.

Using a medallion provided by Donald Caul / who was instrumental with the start of the project,

I'm working on the coins --

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As time goes on I'm planning on coins for WWI / WWII and other wars.

We've been in many conflicts over the years, once I get done with my present project, I'm gonna try a coin for Korean Vets. My Dad was in WWII and Korea.

Staying positive !

D.T.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thank you Sarah !

A few more Thank You / Remembrance coins have been placed --

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Thanks to Sarah and the V V O C.


I've sent a special coin to Illinois for a Confederate Veteran !
I hope to have pictures soon !