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President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. President Obama is leading the nation in remembering its war heroes, the fallen and those still defending the flag, in a Memorial Day tribute


128 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. May 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    hellow to the person in first1 :)

  2. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

  3. May 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    • 54 hopefruit2
      May 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Our troops love their Commander-In-Chief. Jefferson Obama is not the only one who gets super excited to see our President interact with his troops.

  4. 55 amk for obama
    May 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    He is back in US already?

  5. May 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Congrats on 1st vetivera!!

    Belated thank you to NW for the excellent R&S.

    CSPAN link to the Arlington Memorial Day Ceremony http://www.c-span.org/video/?319510-1/memorial-day-observance

    • 70 Nerdy Wonka
      May 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks, Bob.

    • 71 Cindy
      May 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Happy BEAUTIFUL Monday to you Mr. Bobfr!

      I hope that you are enjoying your day.

      So…….you are 11 years behind Dudett’s parents I see.

      YOU MY FRIEND WILL BE MARRIED FOR EVER! Here’s why; LOVE 1st, but 44 holds a GINORMOUS RESPONSIBILITY.

      President Obama is our 44th President (twice over); GINORMOUS RESPONSIBILITY.

      Therefore, you are going to have another 44 years of LOVE and MARRIAGE : )

      88 years isn’t too bad. Make sure you invite TOD to the renewing of the vows : )

      Canes, wheelchairs and all, I am sure we will be ready to party and celebrate.

  6. 80 yardarm756
    May 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    This country has been in a lot of wars as seen at the end of this vid. I was in two of them.-smh

  7. 95 amk for obama
    May 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    • 96 Cindy
      May 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Greeting amk for obama,

      Hope that you are having a WONDERFUL Monday.

      Just 1 question; where do you and Chipsticks get these pictures from? You guys post the most AMAZING animal characters, always make me laugh and or smile. : )

  8. May 26, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Happy Memorial Day Yardarm, jovie, and everyone else who served.

  9. 98 amk for obama
    May 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    And I am outta here.

  10. 101 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

  11. 102 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm

  12. 103 anniebella
    May 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    That piece of crap John King of CNN said Sunday that Democrats are privately calling Obama “imcompetent”, detached’. I am sending King a email now.

    • 104 theo67
      May 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Well, first of all, I wouldn’t put it past anyone at CNN to spread rumours on behalf of their puppet-masters, in order to sour voters for 2014 elections. Secondly, unless I hear it from a Democrats own mouth, I won’t trust anything John King or anyone from CNN will have to say about anything. And third, Democrats (voters and elected officials) are going to have to work very hard in this election, because clearly, Republicans and their media puppets are working overtime to distort the truth.

      Don’t let yourself get distracted by these people. They are up to no good.

  13. 105 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm

  14. 106 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  15. 107 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  16. 108 HZ
    May 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you to all of my TOD family members who have given so much to all of us. Thanks to Yardarm and also Jovie and so many more here. Jovie, it is so wonderful to see you with us again. I hope only goodness comes into your space. Be well dear friend.

    Thanks so much Nerdy W., for all that you give to us here on TOD. You are a beautiful gem to all of us. Chips has such a beautiful and brilliant group of thinkers here in this beautiful space. Thank you, Chips.

    May our president be granted wisdom, love, compassion, physical strength, and a grace that will keep him strong as he visit with the many families and their loved ones who have given so much. We are so blessed to have President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the WH. So grateful that the traveling angels were right there with POB and his team, and the wonderful staff and team who serve our president so faithfully and so beautifully. Grateful to have them back home with us; and may God’s grace rest upon the men and women at Bagram and all those around the world. Lord, may the mercies go wide and strong for all of them.

    May God give a beautiful measure of sweetness of grace to our service men and women who have given us their last breath; but may we stop for moments to give a grateful word of loving thankfulness for their lives and service. HZ

    • 109 Nerdy Wonka
      May 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you so very much for your kind and generous words, HZ. You are a wonderful soul full of love and light.

      Wishing you a happy and peaceful day.

      • 110 HZ
        May 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

        {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ You are so wonderfully kind Nerdy, and I just love you for being here for Chips and giving so much love in all that you do with a brilliant and respectfulness to our president.}}}}}}}}}}}}}} You lift my spirit daily and give me so much encouragement. TY.HZ

  17. 111 JER
    May 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    • 112 anniebella
      May 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      How precious is that picture? These men and women are true patriots, not those tea party haters or the ones hanging around that Bundy rancher.

  18. 113 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm

  19. 114 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  20. 115 Dudette
    May 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

  21. May 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Not good ….

  22. May 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  23. May 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Former US secretary of state Albright: Putin lies to Russian people ‘on an hourly basis’

    “Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state, on May 26 castigated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dishonesty about events in Ukraine and the United States’ role in supporting Ukraine’s fledgling democracy.

    “The people of Russia need to know they are being lied to on an hourly basis by their president,” Albright told journalists in Kyiv on May 26. “I find it very hard to understand much of anything of what Vladimir Putin is saying. Anybody that can say the dissolution of the Soviet Union is the greatest tragedy of the 20th century is not operating with facts. There were two world wars in which millions of people were killed, among them Russians. So it I think it is insulting what he has said to all of our historical knowledge.”

    Albright has been in Kyiv for several days in her role as chairman of the National Democratic Institute, a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization that promotes democracy, human rights and fair elections in many nations of the world. She was in Kyiv leading an NDI election observation mission, which gave high marks to the May 25 vote. “By conducting a generally well-run presidential election in the face of significant challenges, Ukrainians achieved a democratic milestone,” NDI concluded.”

    More at the link: http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/former-us-secretary-of-state-albright-putin-lies-to-russian-people-on-an-hourly-basis-349501.html

    She’s an inspiration ….

    • 122 HZ
      May 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Bobfr, thank you for all of great information that you bring to TOD. Your knowledge of the current events all over the world is a tremendous enjoy to partake of during these historical times.

      I come away knowing a little more each and everyday that I have the honor to be a part of this beautiful family of well-read and brilliant minds. I do not use that word lightly, since I use it often; but I do sincerely mean every appreciation when I attach it to the likes of you and all of the great minds here within our TOD family. So blessed to be here with all of you and see history unfold in our blessed lives. TY, Bobfr.

      Have a wonderful Memorial Day in your remembrance. HZ

  24. 125 Bill R.
    May 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    My father died ten years ago at the age of 79. He entered the marine corps by lying about his age at 16 (his parents lied too). By the time he was 19 he was in the worst fighting in the Pacific during WWII. He fought in the battle of Bloody Nose Ridge on the island of Pelilu where most of his company was killed and wounded. He was one of five to walk away when they were relieved after holding out for days against waves of the enemy counter-attacking and getting cut off from supplies. Hand to hand combat. He received the Silver Star for bravery. And was wounded on Okinawa. He suffered terribly from PTSD and alcoholism. But in his 40s he got sober and eventually become an alcohol counselor. He started a detox and counseling program for the county where he lived and was recruited by the VA to start an alcohol treatment program in the VA facility near where he lived. The things that had hurt him so badly, alcohol and violence, became in a way his means of transformation and helping other vets like himself who were damaged by war violence, PTSD, and alcoholism. My parents divorced when I was a child and we were estranged in my earlier years. But the last twenty years of his life we began going on an annual spiritual retreat together at a monastery and began just talking and listening to each other, and meditating together in silence. In the end we had become best friends and I held him in my arms at the moment of his death. Love and healing is stronger than violence and death.

    • 126 HZ
      May 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      ” Love and healing is stronger than violence and death.” Powerful conclusion, Bill R. Tears are flowing as I read this. Thank you for sharing it, Bill R. Your spirit is one that is so compassionately deep and pure. I appreciate your beautiful spirit, my dear TOD family member.

      Enjoy your day with all of these powerful memories. May a gentle and peacefulness rest in your space today and always. HZ

    • 127 carolyn
      May 26, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Bill…..thank you for writing this. The tears came…..loved your ending: “Love and healing is stronger than violence and death.”
      I believe that.

    • May 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you for sharing. My heart goes out to you. I’m so glad you had 20 years of good.


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