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RIP our Brother, David P. Beauregard
CLINTON – David P. Beauregard, 66, of 656 High Street, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare Center, University Campus, Worcester, following an illness.
He leaves his wife of 43 years, Patricia R. (Slattery) Beauregard; a daughter, Rebecca A. Beauregard of Hudson; a brother, Richard Beauregard of Stratham, NH; two sisters: Gail Defreitas of Darien, CT and June Behrmann of Newmarket, NH; two grandchildren: Ashley Wall and Jonathan Beauregard, both of Hudson; several nieces and nephews.
David was born in Lowell, son of the late Wilfred and Marie (Poiré) Beauregard, and raised in Hudson. He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1966.
For many years, David worked in shipping & receiving at Honeywell Corporation in Northboro and later at Candela Corporation in Wayland.
David was a Veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and also a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Firebase 116 in Leominster. He enjoyed classic cars, watching various sporting events, vacationing in Maine, and visiting a casino on occasion. Above all, David most enjoyed spending time with his family.
David’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling hour at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association , 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750 or at www.heart.org , or to the Vietnam Vets of America, VVA Chapter #116, P.O. Box 294, Leominster, MA 01453-0294 or visit www.vva.org. – See more at:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=david-beauregard&pid=170227984&fhid=8667#sthash.fU6jVAdi.dpuf
Bill of Rights the Unapologetic American Version
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These limitations serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. They guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public.
For those out there in America who like to burn flags, spit on our Veterans and preach your basic hate and discontent, the collective we, the soldiers, sailors, marines, coasties, air men and guard are the same group of women and men that signed their names and took a oath just SO YOU COULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO TREAT US AND AMERICA LIKE SHITE! By your sheepdogs at www.unapologeticallyamerican.com this ain’t Nam dude brought to you by your sheepdawgs at firebase116.org
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It wore you out. It aged you. It made you witness a lifetime of human events within a short period of time.
How do you go home and explain that experience to the unknowing? You can’t. Words can’t describe all those highs and lows that you experienced during that period.
It wasn’t a self-gratifying European backpacking trip. You weren’t some idol suburbanite trying to find himself on a road trip. Your trip overseas was business–rough, violent, and dangerous business.
You don’t owe an explanation to anyone. The only people you have to answer to are the people you shared that time with and yourself. Your time is done.
Deployment… You’ve been there, you’ve done that.
American Declaration of Independence
On July 4th, 1776, a small group of men had the foresight to openly break from, at that time, the largest empire on earth. The document they all signed has come to be commonly known as the American Declaration of Independence.
But let us not forget that this document was a declaration of war. Thousands of young Americans would have to fight and sacrifice for this independence… and in every subsequent conflict where American liberty and interests were at stake.
The freedom of press, the right to assemble, and to free speech are wonderful things protected in the Bill of Rights, but they’re nothing without the brave men and women who are willing to give all to defend it. That is what our society has struggled to understand in recent years. The disconnect between those in military service and the civilian population is staggering. People increasingly enjoy a blanket of freedom provided by those in a sacrificial lifestyle.
Charles M. Province said it best:
It is the Soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
That is what we must remember: That the things we enjoy on a daily basis are paid for in blood, not chatter.