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PICK A BETTER COUNTRY

I stole this title from Ken Hamblin’s very fine book because I couldn’t come up with a better title that would fit this post. I thought of calling it “I’m Sick And Tired Of A Bunch Of Overpaid Millionaire Testosterone-Driven Malcontents Who Wear A Uniform And Throw Around A Football For A Living Showing Disrespect […]

SACRIFICE IS NOT FACELESS

I wrote the following article in 2010 as a tribute to my Goddaughter, Jeannine, and to honor her husband, Jeremy, who was at that time in Afghanistan waiting patiently to return to the States to spend the Christmas holidays with his wife and two beautiful children.  Well, Christmas 2010 came and went.  Jeremy returned to […]

Memorial Day – 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.  For the past couple of years, I’ve thought of writing something new for Christmas but I haven’t come up with anything more important at this time of year than to acknowledge and recognize the sacrifice that […]

Memorial Day – May 25, 2015

A very big thank you to our brave men and women who serve in the military and keep us safe.  My prayers for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  May God bless them and their families.

Happy Birthday to the United States Navy!

Last year, the Wall Street Journal published “A Sailor’s Prayer” written by Joseph Anthony Welteroth to his wife in Pennsylvania while he was serving in the Pacific in 1945.  I thought it was appropriate to post it here on October 13th, the birthday of the United States Navy.  God bless all who serve. We will […]

“TAPS” OR JUST TAPPED OUT

In a recent column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he suggested, as a way to cut government spending, that we eliminate military funerals for all veterans except for those who died in combat.  He states that buglers who play “Taps” make $24.50 per service and, although, not excessive, the government is just […]

I Thought It Was a Joke

You may know that a U.S. drone is now in the possession of Iran. I read lots of articles all day long.  Yesterday, when I read that President Obama asked Iran for the drone back, I really thought it was a joke.  I had a hundred other things to do, so I didn’t think about […]

Up in Smoke

Don’t our men and women in the military have enough problems fighting our enemies without having to worry about the safety of the equipment they’re using.  You’d think so.  But, according to a recent report by Rob Wolchek in Detroit,the military should be concerned. Tower Defense & Aerospace in Detroit touts an alcohol and drug-free […]

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today, September 16, 2011, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  May we never forget those who sacrificed so much for all of us. There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department’s POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009. The number of United States personnel accounted for […]