“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” -Elmer Davis

November 11, 2012 by  
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“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of theVeterans Day Image brave.” -Elmer Davis

America Rocks – Madison Rising’s Sells One Million Copies of Star Spangled Banner

September 29, 2012 by  
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At a time when it’s popular to be critical of our country, Madison’ Rising is taking a very different approach – including the Star Spangled Banner on their current album along with other patriotic songs with a hard rock twist. It’s certainly not the traditional sound but it’s sure to resonate with a younger, patriotic audience. The Star Spangled Banner single has now sold one million copies. Who said patriotism was dead.

According  to their website, “Madison Rising brings great rock music back to the forefront of popular culture. With songs ranging from the guitar heavy opening track “Right To Bear,” to the hauntingly epic sounds of “Honk If You Want Peace,” to the beautiful violins of “Hallowed Ground,” it is clear that this band is on a mission to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well.” http://www.madisonrising.com/

With an original goal to sell 1 million copies of the Star Spangled Banner they’re onto their goal of 5 Million. Let’s help them out.. Rock on America!!!


Riverton Man’s Quest For Birdies- Finds Greater Reward In Service

August 17, 2012 by  
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Special Olympics
Americans Believe  in the Special Olympics

It’s been said that the key to happiness is doing what you love while helping others. For one Riverton man, this appears to be the case. Meet Brad Armstrong, by day he is a full-time marketing manager along with father and husband. He is actively involved in the community and serves in leadership positions in his local LDS ward. If this wasn’t enough to keep one man busy, Brad takes it one step further.

For the better part of the last ten years Brad has voluntarily acted as a golf coach for the University of Utah chapter of the Special Olympics. Every fall, seven to ten special needs athletes find themselves privy to a smiling face and the quirky humor of Brad, who gives personalized attention to every student. Though far better than the average golfer, Brad has never played competitive golf. The majority of his rounds are played with family, including his father Marv and his 90-year-old grandfather Glen (who hit his 8th hole in one last year). For the Armstrong “boys” these rounds mean far more than any great trophy. Trophies or not, in the eyes of his students he might as well be Phil Mickelson.

Attend just one practice and the appreciation of his students is quickly apparent from the laughter and smiles that accompany his words of wisdom found in his metaphorical teachings.

“Now when we putt, we want to be like the elephant. What does an elephant’s trunk do? It’s long and just hangs down, moving side to side. We want to be relaxed like that elephant and just move the putter side to side.” There is immediate laughter when the team is asked to mimic the elephant’s trunk, with long arms and putter in hand.

When asked why he involves himself in the Special Olympics, Brad answers,”It’s just so rewarding. It’s a great opportunity to serve some really great people.”

There is something interesting about service. You don’t need any special skills, credentials or diplomas — just a desire to serve. Brad combines this desire with a passion to improve the lives of those around him. After every session Brad ends practice by asking the team one question, “What’s the most important rule of golf?”

For the well taught pupils the answer is unanimous, “Have fun!” Isn’t that what the American dream is all about? Working hard, improving life and having fun? Well done coach!

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High School Runner Crawls to Finish Line – (Video)

August 12, 2012 by  
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Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

This is an inspirational video of one high school student that refused to be beaten. Physically exhausted, his body would not move any further. He could have quit, but chose not to. In the moment this young man defines who he is, crawling to the finish line he finished his course before being lifted by the paramedics to receive medical attention.

It seems it is at crucial moments such as this that define us as people. In the most challenging of circumstances, we reach deep down to find out who we are. There are those that when exhausted, tired and down, they stay down refusing to move along any further. Then there are those that continue on, limping and even crawling to finally achieve their goal.

What are you working for today-when you say it might be time to quit? Never, ever give up.

When Your Greatest Weakness, Becomes Your Strength-Oscar Pistorius (Video)

August 8, 2012 by  
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We are all faced with weakness. There are those of us who run from those weaknesses and those who face them head on. Weakness can define us either positively or negatively, it’s all determined by our attitude and willingness to work hard.

Oscar Pistorius was faced with adversity early in life. There were those who told him he would never be anything great, then there were those who believed in him- namely himself. Today he competes in the Olympic Games. He’s not American, but he embodies everything we believe. Opportunities abound, but it is up to each of us to grab ahold.

Leading up to the Olympics I have heard or read countless comments, from how Oscar didn’t deserve to be in the olympics until today where some claim he has an advantage. Interesting how the tables of have turned… for Oscar Pistorius his greatest weakness, has certainly become his greatest strength.

Work hard-Dream Big.

Travis Mathew Golf- Jake Olson Sight Impaired High School Golfer to Team (Video)

July 14, 2012 by  
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After losing his eyesight to cancer, Jake refused to give up his passion for golf. Today, he is a part of team Travis Matthew (clothing designer) and playing high school golf.

Check out more posts about Jake here… http://www.americansbelieve.com/?p=338


Boy Scouts of America

October 26, 2009 by  
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I believe the great land of America is founded on the ideals of Boy Scouts. While the world changes around us, the values taught by the Boy Scouts of America. I stand in awe of the power this program has to educate, teach and mold the future leaders of tomorrow.

Scout Oath or Promise

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

If more people lived by this code, how much better would the world be?  The Boy Scouts of America are one of many things right in America today!

Patriotic Tribute to our Military

October 20, 2009 by  
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It’s been said freedom isn’t Free.  This is a great tribute to our troops and all of those who serve this great country.