Posts in category "National Militay Appreciation Month"

Carry The Load and Restore The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Carry The Load National Relay is out to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day. One step at a time, one mile at a time over a course of 2,000 miles in 26 days. There will be stops in 25 towns between West Point, NY and Dallas, TX. The event is the brainchild of Clint... Read more »

The Continuing Service of Viet Nam Veterans

The Continuing Service of Viet Nam Veterans
There are few things more heartwarming than seeing a young veteran reaching back to thank a vet from previous wars. It is as beautiful as watching the older generation welcome home our newest vets, particularly when they are veterans of Viet Nam who did not exactly get welcomed home themselves. This video is the essence... Read more »

"Happy" Memorial Day

I’ve noticed a lot of controversy this year surrounding Memorial Day. In the past, just getting people to recognize it is not National Mattress Sale Day or National BBQ Day was a big deal. Of course, those efforts still continue and intentional misuses of the holiday still offend military and veteran families, none more so... Read more »

Bin Laden is Dead

“Buddy, I know you knew before I did, they got OBL.  I wish I could raise one for you right now, but I will as soon as I get home”. The above message was posted on May 2nd, 2011 by a friend of my son’s, one of the guys that was there the day my... Read more »

Help for May Day Protestors

A crowd of about 1,000 gathered in Union Park to begin a march into downtown to the Federal Plaza today. Their primary focus seems to be immigration reform, though they are tailoring their message to align with that of traditional May Day protests by chanting “We are all workers”. So, in the interest of helping... Read more »
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