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A
SALUTE
TO THE
GREATEST NATION
IN THE WORLD
THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA

An
Inspirational and Motivational 
CEREMONY
To
Teach America
The
True Meaning and Significance
Of
AMERICANISM
Imparting: 
Awareness-for that which is Right 
 ​​​​​​​​​​​And 
Respect-for that which is Honorable and Good - Others and Oneself

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AMERICANISM CEREMONY
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{Sixty minutes} 

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Beginning
My fellow Patriotic Americans
Today is a Special Day
Because today
“United-As-One”
We shall reaffirm
The greatness of
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

And
The greatness
THAT LIVES WITH-IN
EACH AND EVERYONE OF US!
By taking part in:
AN AMERICANISM CEREMONY
“A SALUTE TO THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”

My name is Petty Officer Jim Cava, United States Navy Retired.  I will lead you in the ceremony.
I am a combat decorated veteran who served our country proudly as a US Navy Corpsman (a medic) attached to the 5th Marines in the Vietnam War.
As founder of Operation Red, White and Blue I continue to serve our country proudly by fostering and upholding Americanism in the United States of America.
FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY

To begin
OUR AMERICANISM CEREMONY
Please stand for Our National Anthem - Our Country’s Song of Greatness
And remain standing for The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag - Our Promise of Loyalty to the United States of America
My fellow Patriotic Americas
Please look at our flag and place your hands on your hearts!
“United-As-One”
Let us sing:
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Oh, say can you see
By the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
Through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming 
And the rocket's red glare
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there
Oh, say does that star spangled banner
Yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave

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Now let us recite:

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
I pledge allegiance to the flag

Of the United States of America
And to the republic for which she stands
“One Nation Under God”
Indivisible

With liberty and justice for all

That was terrific!
Give yourselves a big heartfelt round of applause!

Please be seated

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THE BATTLE OF FORT MC HENRY
AN ADVENTURE STORY OF OUR HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS
It was the War of 1812 and once again, America was fighting the British Empire.  The British had captured Washington DC. 
They burned the White House, the Capital and many other buildings and next, they planned to capture the city of Baltimore; America's third largest city. 
Fort McHenry guarded the entrance to Baltimore's important harbor and proudly flew “The Star Spangled Banner.” 
The British were very sure that they would easily win the battle, 

destroy “The Star Spangled Banner” and raise their own flag in victory. 
The British attack on Fort McHenry began early on September 13, 1814 in pouring rain.  
All through the day and into the night, for 25 straight hours - thousands of bombs, mortars, rockets and shells battered the fort.  
Five incredible things happened through that perilous (dangerous) fight: 
1st) - “The Star Spangled Banner” was never-destroyed!
2nd) - The flag pole that proudly flew “The Star Spangled Banner” never-went-down!
because Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans inside the fort
held onto the flag pole and some even sacrificed-their-lives so that “The Star Spangled Banner” would not-go-down!

3rd) - Despite their fearsome assault and tremendous fire power the British were defeated, humiliated and forced to retreat!
4th) - The courage and fearlessness of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans in defending Fort McHenry 
and protecting “The Star Spangled Banner” was superhuman and beyond compare.
5th) - After the battle, Francis Scott Key, a true American Patriot, was so inspired by our American Victory

and the sight of “The Star Spangled Banner” still flying triumphantly over Fort McHenry that he wrote Our National Anthem aka “The Star Spangled Banner.”
My fellow Patriotic Americans
 The moral of this story is: 
How perfectly courageous our forefathers were! 
How perfectly our forefathers respected our flag!  And how perfectly all Americans should respect our flag! 
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FOREVER THANKFUL
If one

If only one
Honorable and Brave Patriotic American
Made-up of any one race, color and creed
Has served us!
  Has saved us!  ~  Has helped us!
Has supported us!  ~  Has protected us!
Has suffered for us!  ~  And has died for us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

Shouldn't we be forever thankful to Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American?

My fellow Patriotic Americans

From the beginning of Our American Revolution to the Present Day
Over fifty million
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
Made-up of all races, colors and creeds
Have served us! ~  Are serving us!  
 Have saved us! ~  Are saving us!  /  Have helped us! ~ Are helping us!  
Have supported us! ~ Are supporting us!  /  Have protected us! ~ Are protecting us!  /  Have suffered for us! ~  Are suffering for us! 
Have sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us! ~ And are sacrificing their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!

To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!


To all Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans 

Who have bravely served and to all who are bravely serving our country with honor!
We reverently acknowledge you! 
We consummately respect you!  We profoundly thank you! 
We are eternally indebted to you!  And we shall forever hold your Americanism in esteem!


The following Americanism Ceremony is dedicated: 

To the over fifty million
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!

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That which is not loved - withers and dies!
Americanism is

Loyal Support, Everlasting Love and Formidable Defense 
OF 
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Americanism​ is 

Loyal Support
For the fundamental and undeniable principles for which America stands:
HONOR - To be GOOD!
LIBERTY - To be FREE!
EQUALITY - To be ONE!
JUSTICE - To be FAIR!
HUMANITY - To be KIND!

Our American Principles are basic truths and moral beliefs
That guide us and help us to know what is good and bad and what is right and wrong.


Our American Principles and Values are one and the same.
Our American Principles show us the way:
To Do - What is Right!  
To Be - A Person of Good Character!  And To Be - All That We Can Be!


Our American Principles and Honorable Americans are what make our country great.
Our American Principles and Honorable Americans is the quintessence of Americanism.


“It is imperative - just and right to disassociate the principles of:
Honor, Liberty, Equality, Justice and Humanity for which America stands
From the unprincipled behavior of dishonorable Americans - no matter who they are nor pretend to be.
For Our American Principles are innately and virtuously pure / essentially and perfectly complete / exactly and irrefutably distinct
And can never be associated with the unprincipled behavior of dishonorable Americans - no matter who they are nor pretend to be.”

                                                                                                                                                                ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, United States Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-

 
To quote Our First President and the Father of Our Country
“Let us raise a standard
to which the wise and honest can repair,
                                                      the rest is in the hands of God.”
 Unquote: George Washington
                                                                                                                                    ~ George Washington, First President of the United States of America and Father of Our Country (1732-1797)


Americanism is 
Everlasting Love
For The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who founded our country
Everlasting Love
For The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who have defended and who are defending our country
And Everlasting Love
For The Honorable Patriotic Americans who respect our principles

And Americanism is
Formidable Defense
OF 
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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We hold these truths to be self-evident (clearly understood)
That all people are created equal 
That all people are made the same
With a Heart! And With a Soul! 
With a Body! And With a Mind!

That no one is better than oneself
That oneself is no better then someone else
~
That all people are endowed (presented) by their Creator
With certain (definite) unalienable (natural) rights
That among these definite natural rights are:
LIFE
That it is right for all people to LIVE!
LIBERTY
That it is right for all people to be FREE!
And the pursuit of HAPPINESS
That it is right for all people to be HAPPY!
And we do want to be happy - Don't we?
Of course we do!
Give yourselves a big heartfelt round of applause!

With
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Our forefathers proclaimed to the whole world
their strong belief and faithful trust
in the basic rights of all people.
And a new and free nation was born
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE CONSTITUTION

OF
OUR COUNTRY
The basic instrument of our government
and the supreme law of our land
founded upon the essential rights of all people
is the embodiment of democratic principles
with the promise that those essential rights
will be respected and protected.

To quote our Sixteenth President from his Gettysburg Address:
“And that government
Of the people
By the people
For the people
Shall not perish from the earth.” 

                                                           Unquote - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States of America (1809-1865)
Let's hear it for:
Abraham Lincoln

 THE UNITED STATES IS
The land of the free!

And the home of the brave!
And truly the greatest nation in the world!


WE HONOR YOU AMERICA
We honor you America
Our land forever blest
Defender of a world that’s lost
In turmoil and unrest
You are freedom’s guardian
On land - the air  and sea
We honor you America
God’s land of liberty
Recitation:
Hold the torch of liberty high America
High enough for all the world to see
From Bunker Hill to the Present Day
Americans have fought and died for freedom
Peace and freedom is our dream
Hold-on to that dream American
And united we can make our dream come true
And to anyone who would dare to terrorize
And overthrow our beloved country
Remember this:
We shall pay any price
Bear any burden
Meet any hardship
Support any friend
Oppose any foe
To assure the survival
And the success of liberty
So help us God
End of Recitation:

We honor you America
In honesty and trust
May all of your commitments be
Dependable and just
One great nation
Under God
Devoted, tried and true
We honor you America
Stand tall
Red, White and blue
We give a loving salute to you

THE YANKEE DOODLE BOY
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July


YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG
You're a grand old flag
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave
You're the emblem of
The land I love
The home of the free and the brave
Every heart beats true
'Neath the Red, White and Blue
Where there's never a boast or brag
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the grand old flag

AMERICA
My country, 'tis of Thee
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing
Land where my fathers died
Land of the pilgrims' pride
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring


THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the lord
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
Of His terrible swift sword
 His truth is marching on
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!
His truth is marching on!

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​ “Americanism was The Honorable and Brave Spirit of our forefathers
Based upon an absolute moral belief and ever-faithful trust in basic human rights
Upheld and defended with invincible determination
That forged a great nation, our nation.
It is that same American Spirit that remains the lifeblood of our country
And it comes from the heart and soul of a true American.”

                                                                                                                            ~  Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Ret., American Patriot (1948 -


Americanism is Respect-for:
That which is Right!
Respect-for:

That which is: Correct!  Proper!  Decent!  Honest!  And True!

Respect is a most meaningful part of life!
To Respect someone or something means:
To Think of someone or something as - Honorable!
To Think of someone or something as - Very Important!
And To Give that someone or something - Special Attention!

Americanism is Respect-for:
OUR GOOD COUNTRY
THE UNITED  STATES OF AMERICA
And the fundamental and undeniable principles for which she stands
Respect-for:
The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans who founded our country
Respect-for:
The symbol of our country's greatness and all that she stands-for, our flag:
The Star Spangled Banner

Americanism is 
Respect-for:

Our Good Loving Parents

Respect-for:

Our Good Devoted School Principals and Teachers

Americanism is 
Respect-for:
Our Good Commendable Veterans
Respect-for:

Our Good Dedicated Police Officers and Fire Fighters
Respect-for:

Our Good Dependable First Aid and Ambulance Personnel

Americanism is
Respect-for:
Our Good Mentally and Physically Challenged Americans
Respect-for:

Our Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
Respect-for:

Our Good Honest Workers and Selfless Volunteers

Americanism is
Respect-for:
Oneself

By Doing - What is Right!

And
By Being - A Person of Good Character!

Americanism is 
Realizing:
We are the highest of God's Creation!
“A-Number-One”
Made Perfectly!
With:
A Heart! And A Soul!
A Body! And A Mind!


Americanism is
Realizing:
We possess the greatest of all the treasures
“The Gift-of-Life”

And
“The Gift-of-Freedom”
Born Magnificently!
With Virtue - Our Own Special Excellence!
With Ability -  Our Own Special Power to Achieve and Succeed!
And With Intelligence - Our Own Special Power to Think, Act, Reason and Learn!


Americanism is
Realizing:
We are Human Beings!
We are Somebody!  We are Special!
We are Important!  We are Great!  We are Americans!


Americanism is Believing-In:
Our Country and Ourselves!
Being-Responsible-For:
Our Words and Deeds!
Being-Thankful-For:
Who We Are! 
And Taking-Hold-Of:
Our Power!


Americanism is Trying-Our-Best:
To Do - What is Right!
To Be - A Person of Good Character!
To Be - All That We Can Be by Learning and Respecting!
To See - Our American Dream come true!  And To Feel - Pride in our Country and in Ourselves!


Americanism and values are one and the same
Americanism is a moral code of conduct - an unmistakable way to build character.
Americanism in all actuality is a lifestyle of values - a good and worthwhile way of living.
Americanism breeds: Fellowship - Loyalty - Morality - Responsibility - Vigilance - Courage - Strength


Americanism is really a good way of living.

 To quote Our First President and the Father of Our Country
“Let us raise a standard, a way of living,
to which the wise and honest can repair;
the rest is in the hands of God.”
 

                                                               Unquote - George Washington

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” 

                                                                                         Unquote - George Washington
                                                                                                        

“Our cause is noble.  It is the cause of mankind.” 
                                                                                   Unquote - George Washington
George Washington, First President of the United States of America and Father of Our Country (1732-1797)

Let's hear it for:
George Washington


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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My fellow Patriotic Americans
We shall never, never, never forget
Our Many Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Men and Women

Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
Made-up of all races, colors and creeds
Who have given and who are giving unselfishly of themselves in service to our country!
To save us!  ~  To help us!
To support us!  ~  To protect us!

To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

To all who have bravely served and to all who are bravely serving our country with honor!
We are eternally indebted to them and we shall forever hold their Americanism in esteem.
Are there Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans present who have served or who are serving our country
In The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States, please come forward and stand to my left.
Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans as you present yourself, please state:
Your name - your rank and your branch and/or department of service and then please stand to my right.
My fellow Patriotic Americans
Standing before us are no ordinary Americans - They are Special Americans!
They are Special Americans!
Because they have bravely served (and are bravely serving) our country with honor!
They are Special Americans!
Because they have given (and are giving) unselfishly of themselves in service to our country!
To save us!  /  To help us!
To support us!  /  To protect us!

They are Special Americans!
Because without Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans like them our great country would not exist and we would not be free!

My fellow Patriotic Americans
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots!  ~  To Our True American Heroes!
With a big heartfelt round of applause.

Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
We all thank you for your

Loyal Support, Everlasting Love and Formidable Defense
OF 
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans please take your former positions?
Let’s hear it again for Our Special Americans!

I would now ask all family members of
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Who have served or who are serving our country
In the Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States
To please raise their hand in respectful representation
And to share that wonderful proud information with all of us?

Let us now show our respect
To All Our True American Patriots!  ~  To All Our True American Heroes!
With all due respect
Not professional baseball players - basketball players - football players - hockey players - soccer players - tennis players
Not professional golfers and race car drivers - not boxers and wrestlers - not movie stars - not rock stars
But Our True American Heroes!
Who have bravely served and who are bravely serving our country in the Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States
With a big heartfelt round of applause after I name each branch and department.


Would all Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans present
Who have served or who are serving our country in The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States

Please stand or raise your hand and show your pride after I sound-off your respective branch and/or department of service?

Let's hear it for:
OUR UNITED STATES NAVY
ANCHORS AWEIGH
Stand Navy out to sea
Fight our battle cry
We'll never change our course
So vicious foes steer shy-y-y-y
Roll out the T. N. T.
Anchors Aweigh
Sail on to victory
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!


OUR UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
THE MARINES HYMN
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine!


OUR UNITED STATES ARMY
THE CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG
Over hill, over dale
We will hit the dusty trail
And those Caissons go rolling along
Counter march and right about
Hear those wagon soldiers' shout
And those Caissons go rolling along
For it's "hie-hie-hee"
In the Field Artillery
Shout out your numbers loud and strong
For wher-e'er we go
You will always know
That those Caissons go rolling along!


OUR UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
THE U.S. AIR FORCE
Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sun
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder
At 'em Americans, Give 'er the gun 
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under
Off with one helluva roar
We live in fame or go down in flame
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

OUR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
SEMPER PARATUS
We're always ready for the call
We place our trust in Thee
Through surf and storm and howling gale
High shall our purpose be
"Semper Paratus" is our guide
Our fame, our glory, too
To fight to save or fight and die
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!


Let's hear it for:
OUR UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINES
OUR ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
OUR AIR NATIONAL GUARD
OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT
OUR FIRST AID AND AMBULANCE CORPS
TO ALL OUR HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS WHO RISK THEIR LIVES EVERYDAY FOR OUR COUNTRY

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Loyal and selfless
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran answered the call-of-duty
And defended the unalienable rights to:
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
For the good people of South Vietnam
When Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans returned home
There was - No welcome home.
Unappreciative - undesirable - unpatriotic citizens
Dishonorably displayed their indifference
And with total disrespect
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Was cursed-at and spit-upon…
Are there Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veterans present, please stand?
(Are there family members of Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veterans present, please stand in respectful representation?)

HONORABLE AND BRAVE PATRIOTIC VIETNAM VETERAN
Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Your character is irreproachable and your valor uncommon
You are the quintessential Soldier - Sailor - Airman - Marine of Liberty and Justice

You served with honor!
You gave your all and all you could!
Your courage and fearlessness abound!
You have nothing to regret - no contrition!
Victory was yours! You earned it!  You suffered and died for it! 
But most disgracefully and dishonorably it was taken away
By a fearful, incompetent, ineffective, insufficient and spineless government that failed you and America.
And the heavy burden of true accountability shall forever be on their shoulders - not yours!
Stand tall and proud - Forever!
From an eternally grateful nation

Thank You and Welcome Home!

My fellow Patriotic Americans
Let us show our respect to
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
Our True American Patriot!  ~  Our True American Hero!
With a big heartfelt round of applause

The following song is dedicated to:
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Vietnam Veteran
And
To all Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americas
Who have defended and who are defending our country.
Please stand and join hands!

GOD BLESS THE USA
If tomorrow all the things were gone
I'd worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife
I'd thank my lucky stars
To be livin here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away
And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I wont forget the Americans who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA
From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining sea
From Detroit down to Houston
And New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart
And its time we stand and say
That I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I wont forget the Americans who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA.
And I'm proud to be and American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I wont forget the men and women who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA
God bless the USA

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And now a tribute to:
Our Honorable and Courageous Patriotic American Woman
She has served and continues to serve our country with heartfelt devotion
Not only in the Armed Forces and Public Safety of the United States but also in civilian life.
Through her bounty of quiet courage and gentle strength
She has mothered and safeguarded:
Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and most assuredly Humanity
Are there Honorable and Courageous Patriotic Women present who have served or who are serving our country
In The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States, please stand or raise your hand?
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots!  ~  To Our Unsung American Heroines!
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable Gold Star Mothers present, please stand or raise your hand?
There is no greater suffering - no greater loss, than for a mother to lose her child in service to our country.
Let us show our respect
To Our Sublime American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable Gold Star Wives present, please stand or raise your hand?
Such great suffering - such great loss, for a woman to lose her husband in service to our country
Let us show our respect
To Our Superb American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable Women present who have worked or who are working-in:
Our Public Education, Our Public Service, Our Ladies Auxiliary, Our American Red Cross,
Our USO, Our Special Services, Our Defense Department and/or Our Defense Plants, please stand or raise your hand?
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
Are there Honorable: Mothers, Grand Mothers, Daughters, Grand Daughters, Sisters, Wives, Aunts, Nieces - Girlfriends
Of American Servicemen and/or Public Safety Personnel, please stand or raise your hand?
Let us show our respect
To Our True American Patriots
With a big heartfelt round of applause
To All Our Honorable and Courageous - Gracious and Incomparable Patriotic American Women
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank God for you!
We could not have made it without you!  And we will never, ever make it without you!

The following song is dedicated
To All Our Honorable and Courageous - Gracious and Incomparable Patriotic American Women
Who have bravely served or who are bravely serving our country
In The Armed Forces and/or the Public Safety of the United States
To Our True American Patriots  ~  To Our Unsung American Heroines
And
To All Truehearted Patriotic American Women
Thank God for you.

THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
It must have been cold there in my shadow to never have sunlight on your face
You were content to let me shine, that's your way - You always walked a step behind
So I was the one with all the glory while you were the one with the quiet courage
A beautiful face without a name for so long - A beautiful smile to hide the pain
Did you ever know that you're my hero and everything I would like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings
It might have appeared to go unnoticed but I've got it all here in my heart
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it - I would be nothing without you
Did you ever know that you're my hero - You're everything I wish I could be
I could fly higher than an eagle 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings
Did you ever know that you're my hero - You're everything I wish I could be
I could fly higher than an eagle - 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings - 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings

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Thousands upon thousands
Of Our Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans
Served our country with honor!
They have suffered!  And they are suffering!
Some are crippled! - Some are disfigured! - Some are paralyzed!
Some have lost their fingers and toes! - Some have lost their hands and feet!  Some have lost their arms and legs!
Some are double amputees!  Some are triple amputees!  Some are quadruple amputees!
  Some have lost their hearing!  Some have lost their eyesight! 
Some have lost their consciousness!   Some have lost their spirit!

Giving unselfishly of themselves in service to our country!
To save us!  /  To help us!
To support us!  And  To protect us!

​Are there Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans present, please stand?
Let us show our respect
To All Our Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans
With a big heartfelt round of applause
And let us now bow our heads in silent prayer
For All Our Honorable and Brave Wounded and Forsaken Patriotic Americans

Our True Self-Sacrificing American Patriots!  ~  Our True Self-Sacrificing American Heroes!

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Hundreds upon hundreds
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War
Served our country with honor
They have suffered!  And they are suffering!
Many have died mercilessly at the hands of the enemy!
And many never came home, never came home!
We are home.

They shall never-be-forgotten!
Are there Honorable and Brave Patriotic Former American Prisoners-of-War present, please stand?
(Are there family members of Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War present, please stand in respectful representation?)
The suffering Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War endured in service to our country
To save us!  /  To help us!
To support us!  And  To protect us!

Is beyond human comprehension.
They are truly Our Forever-Faithful American Patriots!  ~  They are truly Our Forever-Faithful American Heroes!
And let us now bow our heads in silent prayer
For All Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War Living and Dead
And in reverent and ever-faithful recognition
To All Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Prisoners-of-War and Missing-in-Action
Who never came home and who are still unaccounted-for
They shall never-be-forgotten.

 
AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR
Far away in Indo-China
I’m held captive imprisoned here
Can it be I’ve been forgotten
Has my country deserted me
I’m an American Soldier who defended liberty
Answered my country’s call
And gave my all
But you see I’m enslaved here
Abandoned all alone
If you remember hear my plea
Pray for me - Set me free
Tell all the world, I’m not forgotten
The blood - the tears I've shed
Endless hours of endless torment
Each lonely day, slowly I waste-away
But I maintain and I hang-on
Never yielding - I carry-on
If you remember hear my plea
Pray for me - Set me free
Tell all the world I’m not forgotten
The blood - the tears I've shed
If you remember hear my plea
Pray for me - Set me free
Tell all the world I’m not forgotten
How much pain must I sustain
I’m an American Soldier who defended liberty
Answered my country’s call
And gave my all
But you see I’m enslaved here
Abandoned all alone
If you remember hear my plea
Pray for me - Set me - Free
Set me free - Set me free - Set me free - Set me free
Set me free - Set me free -  God - set me free

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We possess the greatest of all the treasures:
“The Gift-of-Life”

And
“The Gift-of-Freedom”
There is no greater love!  ~  There is no greater sacrifice!
In the entire universe than for:
An Honorable and Brave Patriotic American
To lay down his or her precious life
So that we could have
“The B
est-Life”
And 
“The Gift-of-Freedom”


My fellow Patriotic Americans
At this time
“United-As-One”
Let us show our respect!  Let us pay homage!
To All Our Supreme American Patriots!  ~  To All Our Supreme American Heroes!
To Our Many Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans

Who sacrificed their precious lives - their precious loves and possessions for our country, for us, in the line-of-duty!
To save us!  /  To help us!
To support us!  /  To protect us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!


Let us pray:
Most Righteous and Almighty Creator
In Thy Perfect Love - In Thy Perfect Strength - And In Thy Perfect Care
Protect from all harm we pray
The most honorable and most precious souls of our departed:
Fathers and Mothers / Grandfathers and Grandmothers / Great Grandfathers and Great Grandmothers

Great Great Grandfathers and Great Great Grandmothers /  Great Great Great Grandfathers and Great Great Great Grandmothers
Sons and Daughters / Grandsons and Granddaughters / Great Grandsons and Great Granddaughters 
Great Great Grandsons and Great Great Granddaughters / Great Great Great Grandsons and Great Great Great Granddaughters
Husbands and Wives / Brothers and Sisters / Uncles and Aunts / Nephews and Nieces / Relatives and Friends, Now and Forever
Most Righteous and Almighty Creator
Welcome into Thy Divine Kingdom
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
May they be seated at Thy Right Hand
May perpetual light shine upon them
And may their most faithful - most honorable and most precious souls
Through Thy Divine Mercy, rest forever in peace, Amen.


 To quote our Sixteenth President from his Gettysburg Address:
“That from these honored dead we take increased devotion
to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” 

                                                                                           Unquote - Abraham Lincoln 
Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States of America (1809-1865)

My fellow Patriotic Americans
Please place your hands on your hearts for the singing of TAPS
TAPS
Day is done
Sinks the sun
And the stars all appear
One by one
Rest in peace
Compatriots dear
God is near

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We are One Family!
We are a Good Family!  We are a Great Family!
We are:
“The American Family”

GOD BLESS AMERICA
God Bless America
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home

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My fellow Patriotic Americans
Today is truly a special day
Because today we have reaffirmed

The greatness 
OF
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
And 
The greatness 
THAT LIVES WITH-IN

EACH AND EVERYONE OF US!

With all my heart
I congratulate you!  I thank you!  And I salute you!    
And you have to be great for me to salute you.
And you are great!
Now, I would like you to tell yourselves and the whole world that you are great!
Please repeat after me:
I AM GREAT!  I AM GREAT!  I AM GREAT!
Yes you are great!
Please do not forget that!
And please do not forget this:

Millions
Of Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
Our True American Patriots!  ~  Our True American Heroes!
Made-up of all races, colors and creeds
Have served us! ~  Are serving us!  

 Have saved us! ~  Are saving us!  /  Have helped us! ~ Are helping us!  
Have supported us! ~ Are supporting us!  /  Have protected us! ~ Are protecting us!  /  
Have suffered for us! ~  Are suffering for us! 
Have sacrificed their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us! ~ And are sacrificing their precious lives, their precious loves and possessions for us!
To preserve our great Republic!
To uphold the undeniable principles of Honor - Liberty - Equality - Justice and Humanity for which America stands!
And to defend the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness to which all people are endowed by their Creator!

Let us always be thankful to:
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans
And let us always try to live what:
Our Honorable and Brave Patriotic American Heroes
Have served for!  ~  Have suffered for!  ~  And have died for!

~
I will be praying for you - please pray for me
This ends
OUR AMERICANISM CEREMONY
MAY GOD BLESS YOU 

AND
MAY GOD BLESS 
OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD

Ending
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OPERATION RED, WHITE AND BLUE
www.operationredwhiteandblue.com
​​Fostering and Upholding
AMERICANISM
Petty Officer Jim Cava, United States Navy Retired - Combat Decorated Veteran
US Navy Corpsman / I (India) Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Republic of Vietnam 1968

Author - Founder - Speaker
Experience: 
THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
AND
THE GREATNESS OF AMERICA​​​​​​​​

​FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY
Telephone: 973-427-3871
E-mail: uspatriot1@optonline.net​
​​~
“​Americanism breeds:
 Fellowship - Loyalty - Morality - Responsibility - Vigilance - Courage - Strength”
                                                                                                                                              
   ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-
                                                                                                                                 



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