“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.” -Ronald Reagan
Secretary of Defense Mattis Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan After Deadly Taliban Rampage on Afghan Military Base
(U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters on April 24, 2017, in in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mattis is on a regional tour of the Middle East. )
This colorized photo shows U.S. Marine Private First Class Rez P. Hester, with the 7th War Dog Platoon, 25th Marine Regiment, takes a nap while Butch, his War Dog, stands guard while on Iwo Jima, February 20, 1945.
I’m not much of a interesting person but I can try to make a sale’s pitch about me… for example: i know about 10 facts about jellyfish, I watch documentaries about cryptids, I think zooming on people’s faces is the funniest thing in the world, and I live with about 5 dogs and 1 cat.
I’m going to college this year to study for Marine Biology and my backup plan was to either do animation or comics (not an avid drawer but I’m trying!). I know a lot about animals, sea animals are my favorite though, and I’m hoping to travel across the ocean. The comic book thing is still iffy since I mostly draw for fun since it gets difficult to try to draw everyday with such little motivation. I read lots of comic book though, one of my favorites being Morning Glories, Low, Lumberjanes, and Monstress (of course many more but oh my it would be too long).
I try to play video games from time to time, mostly on a PC since I find free games easier on there haha. I play a lot of RPG type of games, sometimes horror depending on what time it is. Been getting back into Legend of Zelda. Oh boy I downloaded a bunch of games online that I never got the chance to play yet… I keep procrastinating because wow so many things on the internet.
Hmm, I’m a bit of writer, just recently got back into it. I watch a lot of cartoons and TV shows. A few of my favorites has to be Avatar The Last Airbender, Teen Titans, and How To Get Away With Murder. Those are just the basics though! I read a lot too!! I love suggesting books to others and letting people borrow them!
I really want to get back into pen palling again since it’s so fun hearing about someone’s day and what things they like! I don’t have much friends here and I barely get time to really go out and about. It would be nice to explore the world from my own home
Preferences: I’m nonbinary so anyone who is not welcoming of LGBTQ+.
On February 23, 1945 (72 years ago today) a 40-man patrol of U.S. Marines, not knowing if they would reach the top or not, summited the 545-foot extinct, volcano of Mount Suribachi and raised the first American flag over Japanese soil. Later, a second Marine patrol reached the top and raised a second, larger flag so the entire island could see the stars and stripes waving in the wind. Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal, who witnessed the flag raising said, “The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.”
A boxed Devil Dog:
Off the shores of Guam, Coast Guardsmen and Marines handle a “Devil Dog” with care as they transfer the war dog from a Coast Guard landing barge to an LVT. He is boxed because he is trained for battle and apt to go after any and all but his own handler. 1944