Category Archives: Patriotism

Happy Independence Day 2015!

Wishing you a happy, beautiful, and safe celebration in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave! And…because this is a history blog, here’s some celebration advice from one of America’s Founding Fathers: “It ought to be commemorated, … Continue reading

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“The Missing Man” (A Poem For Memorial Day)

The missing man formation from the VE Day commemoration¬†made me cry. It was haunting. It was beautiful. It stabbed into those hidden emotions. Later that day – May 8, 2015 – I was working, but I couldn’t forget that plane … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Jackson’s Values

Recently, I heard someone talking about “values”…but I was frustrated because he did not define what his values were. He was speaking in broad, generalized terms which may be interpreted as one chooses. It is true that each person has … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget – Christmas 1944

Friday after Christmas. Yawn. What shall we discuss? I suppose we could be self-centered and list what we got for Christmas, but I think not. You see, when we’re self-focused we forget to serve others. Serving others. Honor. Duty. Country. … Continue reading

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Crossing the Delaware

It t’was the night of Christmas…and General George Washington was crossing the Delaware with his Continental Army ready to give the¬†Hessian soldiers (mercenaries of the British) a belated Christmas surprise. Welcome to Part 3 of Historical Happenings on Christmas Day. … Continue reading

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Remember. Honor. Teach.

Last Saturday (December 13, 2014) I helped place fresh evergreen wreaths on the graves of veterans and fallen soldiers in Miramar National Cemetery. It was a thought-provoking event. At a certain moment thousands of people in that cemetery (and in … Continue reading

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