A Rock and a Hard Place

A rock and a hard place. I remember the first time I took the oath of enlistment. I was seventeen and very wet behind the ears. I knew about service because of my Dad and both grandfather’s experience in the World Wars. But as we repeated the words (inserting our own names at the appropriate […]

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A date that should also live in infamy (but we somehow want to ignore)

1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom_022608 All of us who were alive on September 11, 2001 will remember the tragic scenes of planes exploding into buildings and the heroic […]

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