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People Are Flocking to the Home of a North Texas Family to See This Amazing Handmade Steel Replica

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A family located in a North Texas community is attracting lots of visitors to their home, thanks to a beautifully well done recreation of the Iwo Jima Memorial that was handmade from steel.

The piece was created by Tim Hall, a man who owns a sign company, who came up with the re-create the memorial from 12-gauge steel from his company. The project was carried out by Hall, his son Clint, and several friends.

“I was like, alright, let’s do it,” Clint Hall said of his dad’s idea.

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Tim Hall has dubbed the piece “Tribute re-creation.” It was intended to help bring The Colony’s community members together, but it’s drawing people from miles away. The Colony is about 25 miles north of Dallas.

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People who were once strangers are quickly becoming friends at the memorial dedicated to military service members and first responders — past and present.

“It is important to remember what other people do for you,” Tim Hall, who never served in the military, said.

Many of the memorial’s visitors are moved to share stories about their service.

“Just hearing the stories” of the veterans who’ve stopped by to catch a glimpse of the statue has impacted Tim Hall.

This is a really awesome, cool tribute to the soldiers who fought and died for the liberty we enjoy on a daily basis. It serves as a much needed reminder that freedom isn’t free, that men and women have shed their blood in order for us to have the liberty we have and we owe it to them to preserve their memory and tell their story.

If you are looking for a great way to teach your kids about American history, the story of Iwo Jima — or anything from World War II really — is an amazing tale they won’t soon forget.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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Beto O’Rourke Drops Bombshell About Connection To Slavery

Where’s the liberal outrage?

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In a move that should, if the left were consistent, spell the end of his political aspirations, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke revealed that both he and his wife are descendants of slave owners. Yes, a consistent application of the beliefs of the modern-day progressive should see Beto dropping from the race and spending the rest of his life attempting to atone for the sins of his ancestors. Probably not going to actually happen though. You know, because hypocrisy or something. via The Daily Wire: The failed Texas Senate candidate, who is losing ground in the presidential race, made the revelation in a Medium post, saying that he was recently given documents that revealed his family’s past. “A paternal great-great-great grandfather of mine, Andrew Cowan Jasper, owned these two women in the 1850s,” O’Rourke wrote. “There are also records showing that a maternal great-great-great grandfather, Frederick Williams, most likely owned slaves in the 1860s (“most likely,” because we are not certain that the Frederick Williams who is my ancestor and the Frederick Williams who owned slaves are the same person, but there’s enough circumstantial data to lead me to conclude that it’s likely).” “Records also showed that Amy had an ancestor who owned slaves and another who was a member of the Confederate Army,” O’Rourke added. O’Rourke’s claim comes after the media last week tried to tie Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to reparations to the fact that his great-great-grandfathers owned slaves. When the media tried to push that narrative they were met with the fact that former President Barack Obama’s ancestors were slave owners. Sen. Kamala Harris’ ancestors also owned slaves. So where is all of the classic liberal outrage over these folks having this sort of bloodline? Surely they would have no problem striking at these kind…

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Trump Administration Set To Carry Out Major Crackdown On Asylum Abuse

This is going to make liberals absolutely furious.

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The Trump administration has announced some major changes in the country’s current asylum policies that will inevitably lead to a sizable reduction in the number of individuals that are eligible for asylum who are trying to enter the country at the southern border. If you listen closely, you can hear the left already throwing a total fit over this, ready to compare the president to a whole plethora of deplorable fascist world leaders throughout history. via Daily Wire: “The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey,” Fox News reported. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlighted three limited exceptions: (1) an alien who demonstrates that he or she applied for protection from persecution or torture in at least one of the countries through which the alien transited en route to the United States, and the alien received a final judgment denying the alien protection in such country; (2) an alien who demonstrates that he or she satisfies the definition of “victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons” provided in 8 C.F.R. § 214.11; or, (3) an alien who has transited en route to the United States through only a country or countries that were not parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol, or the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The statement went on to detail that a very small minority of these individuals actually receive asylum, however, a large number of requests burdens the system and undermines its humanitarian purposes. The statement also notes the large number of requests…

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