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(53,661 posts)
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 02:55 PM Aug 2015

Tomorrow Morning the US Flag Will Be Raised In Havana *BOG Post*

Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Havana

U.S. Department of State

Published on Aug 12, 2015

A New Chapter for the United States and Cuba

On January 4, 1961, U.S. Marines Jim Tracy, F.W. "Mike" East, and Larry C. Morris assigned to U.S. Embassy Havana lowered the American flag outside the embassy for the last time. For 54 years, the soldiers’ warm affection for the Cuban people never wavered. And neither did their belief that, one day, they would reunite to raise the flag again.

On August 14, 2015, these three U.S. Marines reunite and join Secretary of State John Kerry to re-open the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Watch this video as they reflect on the past and look towards the future.

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President Barack Obama and SoS John Kerry are changing lives and history one day at a time. Thanks, Obama!

*This is the BOG (Barack Obama Group), a safe haven for supporters of the 44th POTUS and his policies. Please do not disrupt this group. TIA.*

Tomorrow Morning the US Flag Will Be Raised In Havana *BOG Post* (Original Post) freshwest Aug 2015 OP
Without one bullet or missile being fired! shenmue Aug 2015 #1
John Kerry and Rodríguez Parrilla Conference (Todo en Español) freshwest Aug 2015 #2
I am.... quickesst Aug 2015 #3
That is a fact.... sheshe2 Aug 2015 #4
...changing lives and history... brer cat Aug 2015 #5
I live in the Florida Keys. tavernier Aug 2015 #6
Do you support PBO? If not, you are in the wrong place. This is the BOG, not GD. n/t freshwest Aug 2015 #7
It sounded to me like an affirmation of support. Aristus Aug 2015 #11
Well, I'm not coming back for more. n/t freshwest Aug 2015 #12
tavernier, sheshe2 Aug 2015 #9
Yes, I do know. tavernier Aug 2015 #10
Wow! Our President. DeepModem Mom Aug 2015 #8


(53,661 posts)
2. John Kerry and Rodríguez Parrilla Conference (Todo en Español)
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 03:08 PM
Aug 2015

Clicking the link on the page gives a pdf in Spanish.


(6,276 posts)
3. I am....
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 03:10 PM
Aug 2015

...... watching a new television series called Cuban Chrome. It is amazing what the car enthusiast there have been able to do without any imports. The episode last night featured the characters watching President Obama announcing the resumption of diplomatic ties to Cuba and his efforts to lift the embargo. The look on those families faces was priceless.


(81,498 posts)
4. That is a fact....
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 05:00 PM
Aug 2015
President Barack Obama and SoS John Kerry are changing lives and history one day at a time. Thanks, Obama!

Such good news, freshwest.


(11,988 posts)
6. I live in the Florida Keys.
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 05:35 PM
Aug 2015

I understand why some of the Cuban people want to keep hating. No, don't tell me I don't, because I am first generation from Latvia, and my family suffered under communism. My grandparents lost their home, their son. I was born in a DP camp in Germany because the communists threw my family out of the country and took our homes and property. I KNOW!!!

But times come when you need to try another way.

If you think life was hell for my family (and it was) attempting to live on shit wages to survive, without the language, imagine what it would be for people of darker skin.


(11,988 posts)
10. Yes, I do know.
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 07:24 PM
Aug 2015

I am saying that I understand both sides of this difficult decision, because I've been there.

I completely agree with Obama's stand. Apparently I misstated my point. It is time now to get over past grievances and try to heal the wounds of the past.

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