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Memorable Events That Occurred between April 26th & May 2nd

 

and Helped To Shape Today’s World.
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April 19th to April 25th

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” Ronald Reagan

 

`April 29th A black day in 1975, as the U. S. evacuates Saigon leaving it in communist Viet Cong control. Congress had previously cut off major funding for the Viet Nam War leaving that country highly vulnerable.

Vietnam War

                    The fall of Saigon

April 30th In 1789, George Washington took the Oath of Office as the 1st President of the United States.

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    George Washington taking   the Presidential       Oath of  Office

May 1st 1898 U.S. Navy defeats the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Manila Bay.

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May 2nd – On this date in 2011, US Navy Seals kill terrorist Osama Bin Laden

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The Crusty Conservative

4/26/15

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

“The Crusty Conservative” Honors…

…George Washington On His Birthday For What He Did Not Do!

 

Today on “The Father of Our Country” George Washington’s Birthday, Americans will bewashington thanksgiving remembering (hopefully) all of the many and great things that Washington did for this country and his numerous contributions to our freedom. The “Crusty Conservative” however chooses to honor him for something that he did not do which probably had a greater, more lasting and more profound effect on the United States than anything that he did do.

After the American Revolution and while the U.S. Constitution was being written and debated, great pressure was exerted on the drafters to establish the office of King of North America and to appoint George Washington to the throne. Fortunately, the effort failed primarily due to Washington’s outright opposition to establishing a monarchy and his outright, almost obstinate refusal to even consider becoming the first King of North America.

Of all of his numerous contributions to our country, his refusal to accept a monarchical form of government and his personal refusal to accept the Crown was undoubtedly one of, if not, his greatest acts. Without his courage in standing up and opposing those who wanted to establish a monarchy and refusing to accept their proffered appointment to become king, the United States would to this day be ruled by royalty –

God Forbid and

Thank God for George Washington!

An interesting foot note is that had Washington accepted the Crown and become king, it would have set up the greatest of ironies. In that, the Colonists would have fought a bloody and costly war to oust the tyrant King George III of England only to replace him with another King George (Washington) I.

    What was!                                                       What Might Have Been!

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King George III of England

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       King George I of North America

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The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788


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Please Fly Your American Flag Tomorrow in Memory of George Washington

Please join the Crusty Conservative

by flying your American Flag tomorrow

(2/22/15)…

American flag flying                   to honor the 

“Father Of Our Country”Washington

President George Washington

on the occasion of 

                                    His Birthday

 Special Note: Several readers have asked why The Crusty Conservative does not fly his American Flag on a daily basis but rather seems to do so only on special occasions and not every day.
By way of explanation,I am a proud, patriotic veteran who flies a lighted American Flag in the atrium of his home 24/7. However, I purposely do not fly an American Flag in front of my home on a daily basis . I do this so that friends, neighbors and  passersbys do not take the flag’s presence for granted. Rather, I  publicly fly my American Flag only on national holidays and specific patriotic occasions in the hope that people will notice that the flag is flying that day and be motivated to ask or research what is the significance of that particular day that would cause the Crusty Conservative to publicly fly his American Flag. My hope is that in doing this, I will cause people to ask questions, investigate and learn about their American Heritage.
The Crusty Conservative

 

The Crusty Conservative

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788


Click Here To Visit The Crust Conservative’s” Website

Quick Quip – Lessons From My Father…

brian_williams_katrina…that former NBC News anchor Brian Williams probably should have learned.

 

 

One time many years ago, my father was giving me a lecture on lying and said  –

“I don’t have a good enough memory to lie”.

 When I pressed him about that he simply replied that –

“to be a successful liar, you must have a very, very good memory in order to keep your stories straight. I don’t”.

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“The Crusty Conservative’s’ Father              Francis R. Fleming 1937

 

It is a shame that Williams who’s first- hand accounts of events that he witnessed and/or reported on in the past seem to change from year to year and day-to-day. If he had known my father, he would have learned that –

“You Have To Have A good Memory To Be A Good Liar”.

The Crusty Conservative

2/12/15

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

An Invitation to Step Back into the 40s & 50s as We Remember

The Crusty Conservative (Frank Fleming) and his wife Pat (shown below) who are the authors and publishers of the”We Remember Blog” website invites all Crusty Conservative readers to join them as they recall growing up in small town America during the 1940s and 1950s by visiting their website by clicking here.

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Frank & Pat Fleming

Frank is a retired businessman who, with his  wife of 50+ years Pat, have put together this website and blog to share their “war stories” and memories of places and things that are no longer here and about their lives growing up in 1940s and 1950s.

  • To insure that you don’t miss any of our future posts please visit the We Remember website by clicking here & entering your email address in the box on the right
    • To learn more about Pat & Frank,’s background, their families or where they grew up click on any of the Appendices listed on the website

Pat & Frank hope that their readers will enjoy their posts and that those readers will help to make this site dynamic by sharing their comments and memories. A form to use in doing so is available below and will also be included in every post.

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Please Fly Your American Flag Tomorrow To Salute All Of Our Veterans

Please join the Crusty Conservative

by flying your American Flag tomorrow

(11/11/14)…

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to honor the manyVeterans day 2

United States Veterans

and to thank the thousands of men and women who have proudly served over the years in the

United States Military Services

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 Special Note: Several readers have asked why The Crusty Conservative does not fly his American Flag on a daily basis but rather seems to do so only on special occasions and not every day.
By way of explanation,I am a proud, patriotic veteran who flies a lighted American Flag in the atrium of his home 24/7. However, I purposely do not fly an American Flag in front of my home on a daily basis . I do this so that friends, neighbors and  passersbys do not take the flag’s presence for granted. Rather, I  publicly fly my American Flag only on national holidays and specific patriotic occasions in the hope that people will notice that the flag is flying that day and be motivated to ask or research what is the significance of that particular day that would cause the Crusty Conservative to publicly fly his American Flag. My hope is that in doing this, I will cause people to ask questions, investigate and learn about their American Heritage.
The Crusty Conservative

 

The Crusty Conservative

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788


Click Here To Visit The Crust Conservative’s” Website

Prisoners in Paradise

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Pat & Frank Fleming have posted a new story on the “we remember blog” and website about how one of Frank’s friends remembers…

Being Coached  in Los Angeles Schools by Italian POWs during World War II & Entertaining Them in his Home

 

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Italian POWs relax with Los Angeles Families

To view this Post – Go To “werememberblog.com”

 Pat & Frank Fleming

October  2014

The Crusty Conservative & his wife launch new website & blog

Dear Readers,

For the past several months, the Crusty Conservative and his wife Pat have been working almost full time to develop a new, separate and additional website.

Starting today the “We Remember Blog”  is up and running.

Published by  Pat and Frank Fleming, this website & blog is a means of sharing our memories about growing up in the 1940’s and 1950s in small town America – a different time and a different place.

Over the years, our kids, the grand kids, and others have suggested that we chronicle some of our memories and share some of our “war stories” about growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. The We Remember Blog” hopefully will allow us to do that in a continually evolving, interactive and fun manner. Additionally, the “We Remember Blog” hopefully will provide a mechanism that will allow other people to sharpen and expand on our recollections by adding memories of their own and telling their war stories along side of ours

Although for context and background, we will have to make available to our readers  a little background info (found in the various appendices to the site) about who we are, where we grew up and about our families, this blog is not intended to be an autobiography. Rather, it is a simple compilation of war stories from another era and a look at things that we still remember from growing up in the 1940s and 1950s – things, places, experiences  and people who are no longer here or at least no longer easily remembered.

Hopefully, as we publish this material our younger readers will be moved to ask questions about those memories and our older readers will be moved to refresh our memories, add their own memories and share stories about the life and times in which they grew up.

Whatever your age, please contribute and make the “We Remember Blog” a piece of living history using the comment box provided in each post to “comment”, ask questions, or add your own memories and “War Stories” to this blog. You may also contact us at patandfrankfleming@msn.com

Also, if you visit the “We Remember Blog” and enjoyed our jottings, please –

  • Make sure that you do not miss a single post by entering your email address in the box on the right hand side of every post and pushing the ”Subscribe” button. By doing so, you will automatically receive an email notification each time new Post is published.

(Note: We keep our subscribers list private and do not divulge the members of the list to anyone nor do we sell or rent our subscriber list to 3rd parties);

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  • Click on one of the Appendices listed below to learn more about Pat & Frank, their families and their hometown.

Click here to visit the “We Remember Blog” and read our most recent posts

Pat & Frank Fleming – September 2014

 

PS. Now that the “We Remember Blog” & website is up and running, Frank will once again start offering regular caustic comments about life in a liberal world via his Crusty Conservative website.  ff

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