Sunday morning, after attending an early church service, I decided to take a quick trip to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to see if the Memorial Day flags had already been placed. The "quick" trip turned into a 45-minute journey through the cemetery grounds and down a small road along the back of the post … Continue reading Memorial Day 2022
Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
As a small child I lived on Clark AFB, Philippine Islands. Outside the base there was a large field with rows and rows of small white crosses. World War II was still very much on my parents' minds and I remember my Mother very awkwardly trying to explain to me what the crosses represented. Many … Continue reading Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
We Will Never Forget
As part of a high school history project I discussed the Pearl Harbor bombing with my parents and reported their memories of the day. Never, ever did I think that I would live through those exact same feelings that they shared with me, But, on the morning of September 11, 2001 I stood in a … Continue reading We Will Never Forget
Independence Day 2020
Yesterday at lunch I kicked off the Independence Day weekend with an All-American lunch of a fried bologna (AKA baloney) sandwich with cold watermelon. The sweet tea didn't make it into the picture, but it was part of the meal. I prefer my bologna sandwiches on white toasted bread with French's mustard and a … Continue reading Independence Day 2020
Happy Flag Day 2020!
I'm proud to be an American and I'm proud to stand up and salute our flag whenever called upon to do so! I love seeing it displayed on houses, businesses, and flying high above a tall building - let it wave!
Happy Memorial Day 2019!
On this Memorial Day let us remember those who gave their lives defending this flag and all that it represents. Let us remember that as the living we also have a duty to defend our freedom and the Constitution that governs us. We must vigilant, proud, and strong in our support of our great country. … Continue reading Happy Memorial Day 2019!
Upon the approval of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 the document was rushed to the Philadephia print shop of John Dunlap. He quickly set the type and printed about 200"broadsides" (a page about the size of a full sheet of newsprint). In December 2002 I was fortunate to get to see one … Continue reading Independence