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2LT George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.CPT Richard Winters: We’re Paratroopers, Lieutenant. We’re supposed to be surrounded.- Band of Brothers (Episode 5, Crossroads)


Ladies and gentlemen, to all people of the United States of America, our living veterans of the Second World War of 1939-1945 and of all conflicts past and present and their families, to all the immediate families, relatives, children and grandchildren of the deceased veterans and fallen of our military and civil uniformed services, to all our workers, farmers and intellectuals, to our youth and all our athletes, to all our workers of culture and the arts and to all our people of the free world:


I send my greetings to all of you on the glorious 72nd year anniversary of beginning of the Battle of the Bulge – one of the greatest Allied victories of the Second World War in the European Theater of Operations.


We celebrate today the 72nd year anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge in these very difficult times for the world as seen in the events that followed what happened this year in Europe and the United States itself, which have seen the resurgence in increasing intensity of what our forefathers – the combined forces of American, British, Canadian, French and Polish soldiers – saw and fought against on the snowy forests of the Ardennes 72 years ago – the forces of fascism that the Allies faced in this part of the world. Just as the Allies faced Nazi soldiers in southeastern Belgium 72 years ago, and also just as the US led United Nations military forces fought the Korean People’s Army 56 years ago and like our veterans of Vietnam War, we must be ready at all times to fight for our freedom and independence not just from outside but from the inside, at all costs. Given all that has happened and the recent revelations that are now public it is all clear that the incoming US President and his cabinet have not just the traits of fascism and corporatism and hatred of the Jewish people and of the working people, but also of Russian involvement in many ways, just like how the former USSR assisted in arming North Korea and Vietnam when the US fought in these countries and in setting up pro-Communist governments during the Cold War, as well as of dictatorship and totalitarian and oppressive governance as shown in many countries in the world in the past.


Remember how much the United States, having been born in war, would respond to the call to defend the freedoms of all of the free world in it’s more than 240 years of independence, with the help of her people and the armed forces? Now that the republic facing a constitutional crisis of national and global importance, the American people, one by one, are slowing building their anger and discontent due to recent revelations of Russian participation in the Republican Party’s presidential and congressional campaigns combined with admission of Russian assistance to anti-freedom movements in Europe – which would translate to the US being a modern besieged Bastogne and its people, together with the people of the free world and the armed forces and its veterans, preparing to lift the blocking problems that face the nation and ready to shame the people who are making it possible, bringing a total defeat to their plans of authoritarian government in any way possible. We are just like Easy Company of the Second Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division getting ready for an offensive while deflecting attacks from the enemies of the republic and of our liberty, at a high cost of losing lives and limbs, just like some of them who fought in the battle 72 years ago. Inspired therefore by the legacy of the hundreds of thousands who fought off the German Army and Air Force in the snowy Ardennes 72 years ago, let us be determined as one united people regardless of race, language and religion to fight off the coming threats and move as one in the building of a stronger nation in the years to come and to honor their memory of struggling against a fascist government that ruined the lives of so many in Europe. For at the cost of hundreds of Allied military dead the final German push into France was stopped and the road was cleared for the liberation of western parts of Germany and the Low Countries from Nazi oppression.


Indeed the eyes of the world are in upon the United States in the coming days. In these changing times for the American people may I ask you all now at this moment that before the critical December 19 meeting of the Electoral College the American people and the people of the world must, in honor of the hundreds of thousands of American men and women and the millions of people of the world who died fighting against and fell victim to fascism, communism and totalitarianism show the government, legislature and armed forces of the American nation that Russia indeed cannot be trusted and the candidate that it has backed and also by most of the Republicans must not just denied the office of the presidency but also together with members of his upcoming cabinet and allies in Congress be prosecuted for crimes against the republic and her people.


As we today reflect upon the great battle fought by the Allies in the snowy Ardennes in the cold of winter that opened the way towards the road to the victory won in the spring of May 1945 in the European continent against the forces of fascism, and therefore honor the memory of all the heroes, fallen and Allied veterans who fought even in the cold during this battle 72 years ago, while at the same time recalling the memory of the hundreds to died in the battles against communism, socialism and dictatorship all over the world let us charge forward in the battle for the defense of our freedoms against the evil ideologies that have threatened the future of all humanity and work together towards the achievement of the brighter tomorrow for all of humanity and the eternal preservation of our freedoms and human rights. As we commemorate their courage and bravely under enemy fire and cannonshots, even in such extreme cold, to avenge the hundreds of thousands who died in the prisons and camps in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy and in the resistance movements within Axis-occupied areas of Europe, and thus built upon a legacy of freedom and independence for us the generations of today, and for a future that is worth defending we pledge and promise therefore, in honor of their sacrifice, to sustain forever the freedoms we cherish today and to never let history be repeated not only today but also in the years to come!


Under the banner of independence and freedom and towards the complete and final defeat of our democracy against fascism, communism, socialism and dictatorship all over the world, let us march forwards a better tomorrow and for a world that is truly worth defending and fighting for, and together with our Army Team and the Armed Forces will stand ready at the cost of our lives to defend the true American values that must live forever!


As the men of Easy Company will say: WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER!


And I’ll leave you with the very word that General McAuliffe sent to Army Group B via a letter: NUTS!


ETERNAL GLORY TO THE FALLEN, HEROES AND VETERANS OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE!


LONG LIVE THE LEGENDARY 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION, THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASTOGNE, AND THE OTHER VICTORIOUS ALLIED UNITS THAT ENDURED THE SNOW, ICE, AND THE COLD TO ACHIEVE VICTORY OVER THE AXIS POWERS!


LONG LIVE THE 72ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF THE BULGE!


And most of all:

LONG LIVE EASY COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION, 506TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, 4TH BRIGADE COMPANY TEAM AND NOW 3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION (AIR ASSAULT), 18TH AIRBORNE CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY!!


May God forever bless this great country the United States of America!


CURRAHEE! AIR ASSAULT! ARMY STRONG! HOOAH!


1700h, December 16, 2016, the 240th year of the United States of America, the 241th year of the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps, the 122th of the International Olympic Committee, the 120th of the Olympic Games, the 75th since the beginning of the Second World War in the Eastern Front and in the Pacific Theater, the 71st since the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and the victories in Europe and the Pacific, the 4th since the attacks on Benghazi, the 11th of Operation Red Wings, and the 69th of the United States Armed Forces.


Semper Fortis

John Emmanuel Ramos

Makati City, Philippines

Grandson of Philippine Navy veteran PO2 Paterno Cueno, PN (Ret.)

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