Tag: Memorial Day

Honoring the Rangers who died storming Normandy's Pointe du Hoc

During the Normandy Invasion 75 years ago, two American Ranger battalions landed at Pointe du Hoc, a heavily fortified German promontory whose sheer 100-foot-high cliff had to be scaled in the face of Nazi artillery, machine guns and mortars. The Battle of Point du Hoc is celebrated because of the astonishing bravery and perseverance of the men and... Read more »

Uh oh, Memorial Day might have originated in the Confederacy

Perhaps that will trouble the hard left fanatics who want to scrub the nation clean of anything that recalls the Confederacy. And who labels anyone who doesn’t agree with the militants a racist and someone who longs for the return of the good old days of slavery. President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in their infinite... Read more »

A soldier's pledge

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Special Memorial Day thanks to military draftees killed in action

On this Memorial Day, here is a special recognition of men who were conscripted into the military and who were killed in action. Volunteering for hazardous military duty and paying for it with your life deserves the highest praise. But what about those men who were drafted, who had no choice and who were killed?... Read more »

Memorial Day remembrance

Post Memorial Day remembrance

We shouldn’t remember our fallen soldiers, sailors and Marines just on Memorial Day. Here’s one remembrance we should visit often, reminding us of the sacrifice that they and their families have made. God bless them all. See information on the dog tag exhibit honoring Vietnam War veterans that’s looking for a home in one of... Read more »
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Memorial Day history lesson: 100s of black men victims of institutional racism in the military

This Memorial Day, author James Campbell reminded me that even the Greatest Generation had its dark shadows. In his new book, “The Color of War: How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America,” Campbell lays out in stunning detail one of that generation’s most nightmarish events: the racism that caused the deaths of hundreds of African-Americans in... Read more »