Posts Tagged ‘ veterans ’

Worth fighting for…..The Fallen

August 5, 2018
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Insomnia is not always a curse. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning an all too often episode of workload sleeplessness led to a once in a lifetime moment. Beaming into my bedroom from Osan Air Base at Pyeongtaek, South Korea were the images of 55 boxes draped in the United Nations flag guarded...

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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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From Valley Forge forward, your vote is their legacy

November 6, 2016
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From Valley Forge forward, your vote is their legacy

Anyone venturing up the stairs into my inner sanctum (part man cave, part library, part office and all Americana) is greeted by William Trego’s 1883  “March to Valley Forge” painting depicting George Washington on horseback reviewing his tired and battered troops as they pass to Valley Forge and Arnold Friberg’s bicentennial tribute “Prayer at...

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Our Flag deserves more protection

June 12, 2016
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Our Flag deserves more protection

As a certified American history nerd the first week in May to the first week in July is a most special time. It opens with VE Day on May 8th when good at last conquered Nazi evil.  The solemnity of Memorial Day reminds me just how high freedom’s price and just how much is...

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Memorial Day 2016: We owe them one, We owe them all

May 29, 2016
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Memorial Day 2016: We owe them one, We owe them all

When you wake up in the morning; they are there. When you’re at work, in school, or tending the garden in retirement; they are there. They’re at your dinner table each night, by your side as you tuck the little ones in tight. They are with you every minute of every hour of every...

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VE Day: They forged our future years ago

May 8, 2016
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VE Day:  They forged our future years ago

Three and a half years earlier, Thanksgiving dinner was still two weeks away.  A month later America was at war and they had no idea if this day would even come.  Some had been in for the entirety, signing up the day after Pearl Harbor, others came along a few weeks later as they...

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