Love them, hate them, but you can’t deny that they’re the two greatest communicators of the past 20 years in American politics. It’s a must-watch discussion for politicos of both parties, Save Jerseyans, particularly since the man on the right (and the man on the left’s wife) are the likely frontrunners for their respective parties’ nominations in 2016:
Category: American History
Every heart beats true under red, white and blue today, Save Jerseyans! Happy Flag Day 2013! We’re celebrating that official adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. It’s not a federal holiday (nothing’s closed today) but Flag Day is nevertheless certainly a favorite of your friends at Save Jersey. Think about everything that Old Glory’s stars and stripes have both seen and meant to millions over the course of 237 short years…
Take it away, James Cagney:
69th Anniversary of the Allied Normandy Invasion
Take a moment or two to honor and remember the day these brave young men saved the world, Save Jerseyans:
Save Jersey’s D-Day Archives:
My Report from the Northern Jersey Shore, Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Unlike our Blogger-in-Chief, Save Jerseyans, I hail from more northerly parts of our fair state and as is the case with North Jersey vs. South Jersey, we frequent different areas of the Jersey Shore.
So as Matt has done, I am going to give a report from my region of the Jersey Shore.
Most of my life, due to both family history and geographic interest, I have frequented the Two Rivers area of the Jersey Shore. For those of you not as familiar with the geography of New Jersey, these communities, located in the northernmost part of the Jersey Shore in the area where the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers and empty into the Sandy Hook Bay. The oceanfront communities of Long Branch, Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, along with Sandy Hook are located on the narrow barrier peninsula that stands between the Atlantic Ocean and Two Rivers. These communities took a particularly hard pounding from Sandy.
I will refer you to a video/documentary produced by Charlotte Nagy, a student at nearby Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, that shows the damage in the area, especially in Sea Bright:
I have witnessed firsthand the rebuilding efforts over the past few months and I want to report on what I saw on Memorial Day…
If there was ever a testimonial that summed up the unique spirit of the American solider, Save Jerseyans, it’s this letter (see below) famously featured in Ken Burns’s epic The Civil War documentary series. I can’t think of a better meditation for Memorial Day.
Our young men and women don’t find for plunder, titles, regents, religion or provincial loyalties. They fight for a set of principles…
Get your tissues ready:
Full text of Sullivan Ballou’s letter is below the fold:
Save Jersey salutes each and every U.S. soldier who has courageously served their country and the cause of human freedom since the American Revolution and, in a very special way, the sons and daughters of New Jersey who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice:
For a list of U.S. military personnel who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty since 2001, click here.
N.J. Papers Celebrate Post-Sandy Shore
It’s been a less than ideal start to the summer season, Save Jerseyans, as unseasonable cold and rain dissuaded some beachgoers from travelling to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend (so much for that whole global warming thing).
But many more remained faithful to their family/friend traditions and, mercifully, air temperatures are pushing 70 degrees today at most Jersey Shore points; the wind is a little intense but it’s coming from the west so beaches with dunes/boardwalks should’ve experience many issues. I guess Mother Nature isn’t a total witch after all! I’m heading to the beach myself momentarily. For those of you who like to keep track of the historical record and remember our first big post-Sandy outing, here are some N.J. newspaper headlines from over the weekend:
Unseasonal Weather Not Keeping Tourists from Jersey’s Beaches
A rapidly sliming Governor Chris Christie braved the cold and dressed for the calendar and cameras. From the looks of the OceanCityPatch photos, there was no lack of warmth for Christie coming from the swarming crowd.
It took 45 minutes for Christie to move from the boardwalk ramp at Eighth Street three doors down to Manco & Manco Pizza through a mosh pit of well-wishers hoping to shake hands or rub elbows with the rising Republican star. Even outside the swarm of onlookers around Eighth Street, the boardwalk was jammed with visitors on the sunny but brisk first day of the holiday weekend.