Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

A single shell, a determined man, and 36 allied airmen never to be forgotten

May 10, 2015
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A single shell, a determined man, and 36 allied airmen never to be forgotten

The skies above Giessenlanden, Holland, are peaceful now, but during World War II, they were the battleground for flying beasts locked in duels to the death the likes which will never be seen again. Thousands of B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-24 Liberators, and British Lancaster and Halifax bombers on their way to targets inside Nazi...

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The high price of history forgotten

September 3, 2014
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The high price of history forgotten

It was a gift from God morning. The smell of fresh rain was filtering through the screens on the porch and the feathered diners at the all you can eat sunflower seed buffet were playing a literal symphony for the ears. Even the usually grouchy, “outta my way I’m King here” Mr. Bluejay was...

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Happy New Year thanks to the American soldier

January 1, 2014
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Happy New Year thanks to the American soldier

The week between Christmas and the first day of the New Year is but a week of boredom for political junkies. Congress is scattered to among their district winds, the President is scheduled away from prying eyes, and the regular media anchors are all grabbing some down time while they can.  While news from...

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Pearl Harbor at 72, a point for all to remember

December 4, 2013
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Pearl Harbor at 72, a point for all to remember

Latitude 21.3679 degrees N, Longitude 157.9771 degrees W, identifies a single point on this planet of billions, but it is a point of profound importance on the timeline of American history. We can count on one hand our defining moments:  Boston Harbor, Yorktown, Gettysburg, Ground Zero and yes, Latitude 21.3679 degrees N, Longitude 157.9771...

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USS Forrestal: A lesson for the future

October 30, 2013
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USS Forrestal: A lesson for the future

She was just shy of her 60th birthday. Born during the beginnings of the Cold War, she epitomized America’s emergence as the greatest sea power the world has ever known. In August 1954, Popular Science magazine described her this way: “… the worlds’ greatest single investment in seaborne striking power … sixteen thousand engineers,...

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Obama Debt is Official: More Than Any President In History

March 20, 2012
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Obama Debt is Official: More Than Any President In History

It’s now official. The national debt has increased more under Obama than under any President in American history. Mark Knoller has posted at CBSNews.com that while the national debt rose $4.899 trillion under 8 years of Bush, it has grown $4.939 trillion during just the first 3 years and 2 months of the Obama...

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