Posts Tagged ‘ Memorial Day ’

USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

May 24, 2020
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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

On this date in the spring of 1942 the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown was still three days away from completing her eighteen day voyage from her station in the Battle of Coral Sea to the dry dock awaiting her at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While the Coral Sea engagement was a strategic victory for the...

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A list too long

May 27, 2018
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The unit designation on the cross is 407 BOMB SQ 92 BOMB GR. The home state and date of death reads, Missouri, July 28, 1943. The name is one Jerre M. Algeo. Regular readers of this column will recall Jerre as the Golden City man who in the summer of 1942 received his draft...

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They died for US

May 28, 2017
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They died for US

Their number today stands at but forty-four. Yet in all the thousands of years of human history, these few, these forty-four are newcomers to the fold. Modern day footnotes one a timeline that carries such names as Leonidas,Alexander, Caesar and dozens upon dozens more. There are good ones, bad ones, a bulge of mediocre...

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Memorial Day not about politics and parties

May 31, 2015
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Memorial Day not about politics and parties

Call it corny, call it old-fashioned, call it whatever you will, but I do not use the phrase “Happy Memorial Day.” To me, there’s nothing happy about it. Grateful, yes. Thankful, yes. Reflective, yes. But happy? Never. I use, “Have a safe weekend,” instead and leave it at that. And it was in that...

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Democrats pimp Obamagear on graves of America’s fallen

May 24, 2015
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Democrats pimp Obamagear on graves of America’s fallen

They were farmers and merchants, tradesmen and apprentices, young to old and all ages in between. Land owners, shop keepers, dock workers. Lawyers, preachers, physicians. Writers, publisher’s, poets. Rich and poor, aristocrat and peasants among peasants. And they were all, each and every one, the first of their kind. The first in a long...

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Memorial Day, the most important day

May 27, 2013
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There are 365 days in a year. This one, this last Monday in May is the most important. Without the men and women whom we remember today, all the other days are but a generation away from folding into one oppressive year after another. For it is the nature of some to prefer power...

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