10 Days

Is America exceptional? This seems to be the defining question of the day. One political party and the people who associate with it find nothing but flaws in the land that we call home. They see the country from a jaded point of view that reflects the imperfection rather than the exceptionalism. It helps advance […]

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April 20, 2020 #FreePennsylvania

Today (April 20th, 2020) is Freedom day in Pennsylvania. Seems funny after all these years that we would have to talk about freedom, but a number of people are starting to think that our government is being a bit overbearing. Its obvious that a national crisis has brought about many changes but it is beginning […]

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A Gathering of the Saints

This is the first post I have done in about a week. Summertime seems to be a tough time to write posts and looking back over the last eight years, July has always been the lowest response month for the blog. As someone who fills in for vacationing preachers in the summer, I am fully […]

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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home This is a clipping from a ship’s newspaper (USS Von Steuben) that was dated June 23rd, 1919. The clipping described some of the details of the AEF being shipped home. This year is also the 100 year anniversary of the American Legion founding and both events are tied together. Over a […]

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A day to remember

I am old enough to remember when Memorial Day was held on the 30th of May. When I was a kid, the ceremonies were large and very well attended. There was always a competition between communities to see who would have the lager parade or the more elaborate service. There were always men in uniforms […]

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Surrender “in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.” USS Ethan Allen SSBN 608

Surrender “in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.” There are very few heroes from America’s early history that have as much color as Ethan Allen. Growing up, I remember reading stories about his exploits in the public school that I attended, but frankly, his actual story is so much more interesting […]

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