10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Unfortunately, we don't.

Five years ago, our lives were changed forever. 3,000 fellow Americans were murdered in the span of a few hours. While it was an absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful day weather-wise; it was to become one of the gloomiest and darkest days of our Nation's history.

For a while, this country had resolve, backbone and purpose. Unfortunately, for a lot of us that determination has withered away to become replaced by uncertainty and unwillingness.

The road to defeat this enemy is long, hard and uncertain. But be aware of one thing, we must see this to the end and be victorious. There is no room for compromise, no room for appeasement, no room for negotiation in a situation where the enemy wants us dead simply because of who we are and the way we live our lives and enjoy our freedom.

As President Bush spoke so strongly that night, we must not waiver, we must not fail, we must have the courage to see this to the end. This is not an issue that is umpteen shades of gray, it is an issue that is black and white - whether you want to admit it or not; we are at war and we must win. This is the only way to honor those heros who have fallen.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Ned, W8VFM said...

Larry: I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. While we debate and second guess our leadership; the ememy continues to plan the distruction of the Free Worlds way of life. The road to victory in this type of warfare; terrorism, will be long and difficult and will call upon the strong nations of the Free World to unite in determination and resolve to stamp out the terrorists will to continue.
Wake up American!