Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

Christmas peaces comes with high cost

December 25, 2016
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Christmas peaces comes with high cost

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, “Just tell us you love us, and never forget” from “A Soldier’s Christmas by Michael Marks. From the first musket shots at Lexington and Concord in April of 1775, the American Dream of each generation, each time, each era has been dependent upon a select…

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A Bill of Rights amidst dangerous times

December 18, 2016
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A Bill of Rights amidst dangerous times

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature” – James Madison. The quote is taken from Madison’s Federalist #51, published in 1788, where he discusses the importance of the separation of government powers to protect the rights of the individual and of the federal principles underpinning it. So strong was…

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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

December 4, 2016
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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

The keel of BB-39 was laid down in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 16, 1914, four months before the beginning of what we now refer to as World War I and more than three years before the United States would at last enter that “Great War” on April 6, 1917. Ironic by today’s conditions,…

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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 Valley…

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“Doc” B-29 soars to flight while society crashes

July 24, 2016
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“Doc” B-29 soars to flight while society crashes

It was a Sunday summer morn as perfect as I remembered them. A fire orange sun rising above the low ground haze on its way to join the cloud dotted blue sky that only Kansas in July can produce. I was driving north on I 35 towards Wichita, “the air capital of the world”, Kansas…

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Two men forever bound by one “Longest Day” : D -Day June 6,1944

June 5, 2016
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Two men forever bound by one “Longest Day” : D -Day June 6,1944

Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah and Omaha. Five code words for beaches far away in a time fast becoming long ago. For many Americans their meaning no more than a couple of cities, a state, a precious metal and a medieval weapon. Yet to those of us who still believe that for a future to have…

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