Is Barry a person? Is Barry an event in History that made ordinary people to extraordinary Heroes and Legends?
“We are at War to a bio weapon that adjust to our response. Many of us answered to the call and became soldiers and heroes without knowing it. And the War will just get worse. We need more soldiers willing to sacrifice themselves for everyone’s America and it’s people.”
Is Barry a forgotten Fort that used to protect our Defenders from Foreign Invaders? Or is Barry a Soldier who gave up his life for others during a time when being selfless is considered an expression of genuine love and loyalty for country?
Was it worth for Barry to die and leave his wife and children for other people who don’t even appreciate nor remember?
Was it worth for Barry to set aside a bright future, leave mom and dad behind for what the heart strongly feels was the right thing to do?
Was Barry’s self sacrifice worth it?
Barry will never know. Barry is dead, and more than a million of Barries of America throughout History. Their orphans, widow and widower however knows it so well because they relive the loss and trauma in their lifetime while those that our Barries died for are enjoying “I only” Freedom carelessly without accountability and remorse.
“All the Stars should be aligned and the Flag mighty and powerful across the sky. But the Stars are fighting. The Stars are divided. The Flag has been desecrated and violated for personal interest and gain. The only way for it to rise and soar again is for all its Stars to unify and align themselves for each other. Only then can it be strong and great again.”
Remember how people used to volunteer because it is an honor and an act of bravery to serve during the Civil War, World War I and II, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War after the 9/11 terrorism attack in New York that shook America and the World?
“The willingness to die for what America stands for and it’s constitution is what makes a person a True American.”
How are we honoring and respecting the memory of those who perished so we all can enjoy, even abuse our Freedom, Happiness and Democracy?
Are we doing the honorable? Are we doing the respectful?
These are the messages of the forgotten who died and sacrificed at a time Patriotism is about people willing to die for country and others.
“Missiles were made by men. It was not natural. Then men created a bio weapon, still not natural. Everyone is scared that one country will get trigger happy. But many are not scared that the lethal bio weapon is already in their homes and communities.”
These are the stories of the dead, known and unknown at Fort Barry and all the places blood and life had been sacrificed for all Americans.
Do we hear them? Do we honor them? Our actions today are too far out from our answers.
Remember how Men and Women are willing to subject themselves to the horrors of war, die or leave families to fight Freedom for all and Democracy for all?
That was the time of Authentic Patriotism. That was the time people inspire each other through concrete actions of selfless sacrifice for one another.
That was the time we were willing to die for our neighbors we don’t know but because they are Americans in one United America, we do it for them.
Recent events shows Authentic Patriotism is dead to many. In its place, Politics rose inflicting evil, hate, division, sickness and death.
More proof? Check our T.V., newspaper and smartphone news. All the evidence of the truth we keep pretending is not happening is all there. So transparent and clear. So blaring and blinding that it hurts.
If we still refuse to see it despite of facts and events, then hope is dead too.
Today, we throw or burn the life saving mask and shout “Our Freedom!” The word ours is plural for I, me and mine. Selfish is not Patriotism. It’s self benefit and preservation. It’s narcissistic. It’s super pride.
Today, we refuse a vaccine despite of 9 months of proof and evidence that it worked and shout, “For our Freedom. For our America.”
Again, the use of the word “ours” in a sense of exclusivity.
Ours excludes anyone that doesn’t share our beliefs, our cause or does not look like the Americans we envision to be a part of the Great United States of America.
Patriotism has been infiltrated with Supremacy and Racism.
Wasn’t this what we witnessed during the planned, organized terrorist attack at the Capitol this year with the intent to kill and destroy?
What else could it be? How else do we redefine it so it doesn’t sound savage and brutal?
The True Patriots…
The real Patriotic here are the ones who stepped up and got the emergency vaccine despite of possible side effects and adverse reactions because they are responding to an emergency call of duty.
It did not matter to the Patriotic Vaccinated if the vaccine was not FDA approved. It did not matter if there were risks and possible complications. What mattered to them was to keep everyone safe.
It was important for the new brave heroes that “we” and “all” have a chance to end the War to a seemingly unstoppable enemy.
True Patriots goes above and beyond.
True Patriots rise above hard challenges.
True Patriotic Americans don’t complain and cause harmful disturbances.
Genuine Patriotic Americans are the solution, not the problem. They jump to the fire without hesitation to rescue a stranger, NOT push the stranger to the fire.
“There’s beauty, there’s madness. There’s peace, there’s war. There’s hope, there’s death. There’s hate, there’s love. Everything begins with a choice and choices have consequences we have to face and answer to. If not to people, it’s our conscience. Few are lucky, they don’t feel anything when they commit something dreadful and senseless. We are not those few…unfortunately.”
Real Heroes of the Global Pandemic…
The vaccinated didn’t have to be soldiers to decide and make a heroic sacrifice. They didn’t think only of themselves but thought about their neighbors, their community, their Nation.
They didn’t shout and brag, “I got vaccinated because I’m Patriotic!” They received the vaccine quietly and proved their Heroism and Patriotism without a fuss, without chaos and drama.
Real Heroes don’t go around announcing and shouting, “I’m a Hero!” Real Heroes keep doing the good, the kind and the helpful as unnoticeable as possible. They don’t like drawing attention to themselves. They dislike attention because it only delays what is essential, “make a difference in the lives of others.”
The Young and the Innocent Heroes…
Children with their parent’s consent chose to be experimental Guinea Pigs for others and the World so everyone gets to survive and thrive while many adults keep disrupting hope and turning off the light at the end of the tunnel.
Shameful, embarrassing when adults are the irresponsible and the hesitant but the young innocent are the fearless and the responsible.
Who is Patriotic in this pandemic scenario? Who answered the call during a National and Worldwide Emergency?
Bad Role Models…
What kind of role models are we to the our children and their generation?
We are badly messing up their minds and killing their hopes. Looks like we want them to be as miserable and prejudice as we are.
We should do everything we can so the sins and devastation of our history will not repeat in theirs.
“We left them alone the moment we didn’t prepare them for what is real and true. The generation I grow up did not give trophies and praise for failures. I was taught to work harder and persevere. I was taught to suck it up and try better. I was taught education was my only ticket for my impossible dreams. No freebies, no easy money schemes. I was taught to be kind and help others without expectations.
What’s the point of working so hard for our children’s future if it’s already doomed.
Our children has to live in a world of people where diversity and differences are normal. I don’t think it’s our intention for them to survive life on their own. Their world will be tougher, harder, meaner because their parents and society made it that way.
What Legacy are we leaving behind?
“His Mom tries to hide the evils of the World, Life Circumstances and People. She wants him to see it as perfect, flawless, easy, no worries, nice, kind. I say the opposite and try to tell him for what it is. I don’t want him to make the same mistakes and go through similar difficulties and heart breaks because I was too naive, trusting, innocent, over optimistic. I want him to be smarter, wiser no books can teach. A parent needs to prepare his or her children for the worst and teach them how to handle the best.”
Who will be remembered in the history of America and the World for being selfless, patriotic and heroic?
Who will be remembered as the selfish and the cowards who allowed more people to die unnecessarily?
Enough babying and tolerating the selfish and the narcissists.
Enough allowing people to abuse the word Patriotism to kill, cause damage and division.
Enough bandaid, coverups, excuses and lethal misinformations.
We already allowed the unimaginable attack on Democracy and America we dearly love last January 6, 2021.
Why are we still allowing the same perpetrators to keep spreading lies and hate?
The same people are influencing others to fuel our 4th, 5th and future Pandemic Surges.
The same people are telling us to run towards disaster instead of heading towards safety.
“There are more dangers than walking at the edge. There are people that will lead us to suffering and death. It wasn’t just their fault. It was ours. We believed them. We followed them. We had our choices. It wasn’t forced. We’d been walking on edge. We’d been very edgy that one little trigger, we snap.”
Are we that fanatically blind? Are we that scared? Are we that heartless? Or are we that unpatriotic?
Unacceptable and senseless. Even our Dead Barries knows, but can’t do anything because they are dead.
Unless of course a Zombie Apocalypse happens because of a Walking Dead COVID mutation Variant. Only then can our dead Barries decide if they will seek revenge to the undeserving.
“The memories of our soldiers should be respected, honored and appreciated, but we do the opposite.”
“They circled around the beckon from Earth to Space. At night, shadows comes from beneath and from above. Those whose conscience are dark, they freeze to death before morning from fear of their own doing. People have been warned not to stay passed sundown but some can’t resist self destruction.”
Stop shouting, “I’m Patriotic,” if you only meant to shout it for yourself or a supreme group who thinks this Land is just theirs. Not cool. Not very American.
Stop, because it is only widening disunity and anger. Stop because it only prolongs the war against sickness, death, unemployment, economic loss.
So, for the living who can still make a difference in the World, stop listening to those who can’t save you and start listening to those who already died for you or willing to die for you.
Make Barry’s life meant something. Make Barry’s living Family and Friends see that their beloved Barry’s death was worth it. That you are worth it.
“Pride is evil. Don’t let it consume you. It will devour you without you knowing it. Pride becomes you. Evil becomes you. It’s everywhere. It’s everyone. They don’t hide in the shadows. They are at podiums and social media creating as much havoc as they can. And we are willing lambs to be slaughtered.”
Then…we destroyed in revenge a country and killed men, women and children when Terrorists hit the Twin Towers, killing 2,977 of our fellow Americans.
Now…we become willing host and super spreaders of a highly evolving biological terrorism weapon meant to harm all Americans.
Our best revenge is to do our best to end the terrorism caused by a highly intelligent engineered virus. We don’t have to destroy more lives. We don’t have to literally kill more people. We don’t have to destroy and harm each other.
One country under God, united and made whole as one people against one war to one common enemy…COVID.
Translation: Our fellow Americans are NOT our enemies.
Who is Barry again? Barry is our love one who will not be retuning home.
Barry is our Patriotic Hero who fought for what he truly believes, preserving Democracy.
Barry is that soldier who died too young so everyone can grow old enjoying unlimited Freedom and Happiness.
“I choose to create a Summer where I made a difference. I choose to create a Summer where everyone remembers with fondness. It’s not impossible. I already did most of them before school reopens.”
Justice for all the Barries.
Prayers and Support for every Barry still fighting for what’s good, decent and worth saving in this country.
Inspiration and encouragement to our young future Barries to pursue their dreams of honor, bravery and heroism.
“I had to see for myself the remnants of history to appreciate all the more the blessings I’m enjoying in the present. Everyone I think needs to go back and reflect on what they are complaining about. Why doing the right thing is so difficult. I don’t want to hear another excuse because it’s all that I hear, see and read. They become blah-blah-blah, a nuisance. It’s not the sound of music for sure.”
“I look around me and most that I see are distant, cold people with faces of distrust, frustration, anger, apathy and impatience. The enemy has won, but doesn’t mean the war is over. Maybe Hope is not dead yet. Maybe Patriotism is not dead yet either. But that’s not up to me, but it’s up to all of us. That’s we.”
Someone made our Freedom and Happiness possible. They didn’t have to know who we are. They just knew we needed it. That was enough for them to give up their lives. That was enough to sacrifice everything whether we deserve it or not.
They are what real Heroes are made of. They don’t think of themselves first. They save us first, then save themselves last.
It’s not impossible nor hard to be that Hero.
If we are in Barry’s shoes, will we choose bravery, sacrifice and love for country and fellow Americans? Are we willing to walk in the footsteps of every Barry with humility, dignity and honor?
Or are we going to whine, be mean and take everyone’s chances again?
“Have we been terrorized by COVID, a living organism? Have we been terrorized because of COVID related Government mandates, restrictions that took away our jobs (or threaten our jobs) and freedom? Have we been terrorized by people because of COVID? If our answer is yes, then COVID is a bioterrorism weapon and we are at War. COVID is the ultimate weapon to destroy powerful countries because people don’t know it’s a weapon and people are voluntarily helping the enemy win. I saw this last year, just didn’t want to believe it’s true. But here we are, our lives, freedom and happiness once again being taken away.”
“The light at the end of the tunnel remains a myth. We are fooling ourselves if we actually believe it’s there when it’s not. I don’t see it at all. The Delta COVID mutation has proven indestructible. My worst fear, a mutation where the vaccines will no longer work. It’s probable this will happen in 2022. Over optimism has proven catastrophic. Let’s celebrate victory when we actually won and deserve a trophy.”
“The number of lives taken by all American Wars from 1861 to now, COVID will match in about 2 years or so. The country we keep shouting we love so much has been screaming for us to make that sacrifice, to do what’s right, to stop thinking of what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country and our countrymen. It’s been screaming for help but our noise drowned it’s screams. Our hearts, ice cold dead.”
Our hiking experience took us to a time of honor and bravery. I wasn’t expecting to hear our soldier’s stories but my heart was, so I listened. Memorial and Reflections, Fort Barry, Fort Cronkhite, Fort Baker, 8/5/21, 8/8/21.