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Five US Marines and a US Navy Corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi

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THE BATTLE OF IWO JIMA
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima

from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.  The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island,

including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.

This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II.​

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70,000 Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines deployed
6,821 Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines Killed-in-Action
19,217 Honorable and Brave Patriotic United States Marines Wounded-in-Action

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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?
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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!
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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 patriotism in esteem!

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“American Patriotism is

Loyal Support, Everlasting Love and Formidable Defense 
OF 

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

American Patriotism 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!                                                                    

American Patriotism 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
American Patriotism is

Formidable Defense
OF 

OUR COUNTRY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”

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 “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” 

                                                                                                                       ~ George Washington, First President of the United States and Father of Our Country  (1732-1799)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind.”
                                                                                                                         ~ George Washington, First President of the United States and Father of Our Country(1732-1799)

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”
                                                                                                                   
   ~ George Washington, First President of the United States and Father of Our Country  (1732-1799)


“We began a contest for liberty ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our patriotism to supply the deficiency.”
                                                                                                                      ~ George Washington, First President of the United States and Father of Our Country  (1732-1799)

“The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you in your national capacity, 
must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation.”

                                                                                                                      ~ George Washington, First President of the United States and Father of Our Country (1732-1799)
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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”
                                                                                                                                          ~ John Adams, Second President of the United States of America (1735-1826)
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“Love your neighbor as yourself and your country more than yourself.”
                                                                                                                                           ~ Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States of America  (1743-1826)
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                      “Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country,

every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart 
a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it. ”

                                                                                                                                                 ~ James Madison, Fourth President of the United States of America (1751-1836)

“The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior,

and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it.”
                                                                                                                                                ~ James Madison, Fourth President of the United States of America (1751-1836)
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“National honor is national property at the highest level”
                                                                                                                                                ~ James Monroe, Fifth President of the United States of America (1758-1831)

 “Our country may be likened to a new house. 
We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!”

                                                                                                                                            ~ James Monroe, Fifth President of the United States of America (1758-1831)
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“Patriotism means to stand by our country.
It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official,
save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by our country.
It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves our country.
It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency
or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by our country.”

                                                                                                                                    ~ Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-sixth President of the United States of America (1858-1919)
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“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. 
And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”

                                                                                                                                           ~ John F. Kennedy, Thirty-fifth President of the United States of America (1917-1963)

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that 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.”

                                                                                                                                          ~ John F. Kennedy, Thirty-fifth President of the United States of America (1917-1963)


       “And so, my fellow Americans... ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

                                                                                                                                           ~ John F. Kennedy, Thirty-fifth President of the United States of America (1917-1963)

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 “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
                                                                                                                                                                   ~ Adlai Stevenson, American Statesman (1900-1965)
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  “The average American is nothing if not patriotic.”
                                                                                                                                      ~ Herbert Croley, American Political Philosopher (1869-1930)
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“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
                                                                                                                                                                               ~ Nathan Hale, Captain in the American Continental Army (1755-1776)
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“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

                                                                                                                                                                                     ~  Patrick Henry, American Statesman  (1736-1799)
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“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”
                                                                                                                                                                               ~ Mark Twain, American Author (1835-1910)
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“American Patriotism 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 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 Retired, American Patriot (1948-


“American Patriotism 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!​

American Patriotism 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
American Patriotism is Respect-for:
Our Good Loving Parents
Our Good Devoted School Principals and Teachers
Our Good Commendable Veterans
Our Good Dedicated Police Officers and Fire Fighters
Our Good Dependable First Aid and Ambulance Personnel
Our Good Mentally and Physically Challenged Americans
Our Good Younger Americans and Senior Citizens
Our Good Honest workers and Selfless Volunteers
American Patriotism is Respect-for:
Oneself
By Doing - What is Right!
And
By Being - A Person of Good Character!”
                                                                                                                                            
 ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-

“American Patriotism 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! 

American Patriotism is Realizing:
We possess the greatest of all 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!
“American Patriotism is Realizing:
We are Human Beings!
We are Somebody!  We are Special!
We are Important!  We are Great!  We are Americans!”
                                                                                                             
                                         ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-

“American Patriotism 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 to Achieve and Succeed!

And Our Power to Think, Act, Reason and Learn!”
                                                                                                                                                  
  ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948-

“American Patriotism 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!”
                                                                                                                                                                               
  ~ Petty Officer Jim Cava, US Navy Retired, American Patriot (1948- 

“American Patriotism and values are one and the same
American Patriotism is a moral code of conduct - an unmistakable way to build character.
American Patriotism in all actuality is a lifestyle of values - a good and worthwhile way of living. ”

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

“​American Patriotism breeds:
 Fellowship - Loyalty - Morality - Responsibility - Vigilance - Courage - Strength”

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

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The Honorable and Brave Patriotic Americans acknowledged on this website
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!
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!

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!
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OPERATION RED, WHITE AND BLUE
www.operationredwhiteandblue.com
​​Fostering and Upholding
OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
PRINCIPLES (GOLDEN RULES) AND PATRIOTISM
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
​FOR OUR CREATOR AND COUNTRY
Telephone: 973-427-3871
E-mail: uspatriot1@optonline.net​



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