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The dog tag sculpture honoring military killed in Vietnam finds new Chicago home

The homeless “Above and Beyond Memorial,” a sculpture featuring 58,000 replica dog tags honoring the 58,000 military service men and women killed in the Vietnam War, has at last found a home–for now. For years, it had been displayed at Chicago’s National Veterans Art Museum  but it had to be carefully disassembled because the museum was moving... Read more »

We're flying to New York City on 9/11--II

We made it. Not a thing untoward or amiss. Security at O’Hare Airport seemed attentive although not excessive. Barb and I got put into a special line and received special attention (body scan, pat down) because we didn’t have round-trip tickets. (We’re flying back from Boston.) Or else we just looked suspicious. A nice round... Read more »

Eulogy to my mother, Rita Byrne

In loving memory of my mother, Rita Byrne, my eulogy given at her memorial service in St. Norbert’s Church, Northbrook, on Feb. 12, 2011 Today, we pray:  “Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. May she rest in peace.” ….. As if heaven was a never-ending nap. See, that’s not our mother, Rita. Resting she’s... Read more »
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