Warning: If you are easily triggered, this may not be a good article for you to read. Why do you need an AR 15? In the wake of the latest horrific shooting, the topic for many people seems to focus on why someone would need an AR 15. Depending on the political and philosophical background […]Read More Why do you need an AR 15?
As most avid history buffs know, this coming week will mark the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This major battle was fought from July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The Southern Army had invaded the north in an […]Read More Where is the line? Destroying History Has a Hidden Threat to the Future
Memorial Day has been a special event in my family’s life ever since Great Grandfather Mac donned his Grand Army of the Republic Uniform and marched in his first parade. The men who returned from the War Between the States felt it was their duty and honor to remember the sacrifices of so many men […]Read More Rights come with Responsibilities – Or Do They?
It was never easy On the day I retired from the Navy, my crew presented me with a shadow box. That box sits on my desk and I look at it from time to time when I am not typing stories or checking out the latest on the Internet. It’s a nice box with beveled […]Read More It was never easy
From the very beginning of submarines, the vessels have been compared to a steel coffin or a sewer pipe closed on both ends. But to the men who have sailed on them and especially to the men (and now women) who built them and then drove them below the waves into a sea of uncertainty, […]Read More Denizens of the Deep – the bond between submarines and their crews
On April 16, 1945, Harry S. Truman, newly appointed President of the United States gave an address to a Joint session of Congress and to the American people via a radio address at 1PM. The speech was designed to let the people of this country and the world know that the legacy of leadership that evolved […]Read More America as a leader – Truman’s April 16 1945 Address to the Nation
How we remember our fallen says a lot about us. The same can be said about how we never forget those left behind. No matter where you are this Memorial Day, at 3:00 PM, stop what you are doing and pray for those who never made it home. Then pray for peace for the families […]Read More Remembering the Missing … Until they all come home
The joy of giving birth to a brand new life has been described as one of the most significant moments in a woman’s life. For the following months and years, she feeds and clothes and nurtures that child until one day comes and the child becomes a man or a woman and goes off […]Read More Remembering those who waited at home – Gold Star Mothers
Like many others, I spend a lot of personal time and resources preparing for the Memorial Day observance in my home town. It is not a celebration since the day was designed to decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers and sailors of the Civil War. It is not a party because the honorees made […]Read More Sometimes I weep for my country… then I vow to fight on
Too often, the press focuses on sports stars and entertainers for their contributions. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good touchdown just as much as any man (assuming its my team and not the other guy’s team) and I am glad certain entertainers have made enough money to adopt underprivileged kids from third world […]Read More Armed Forces Day 2014 Honoring America’s Real Heroes