How to Say Thank You

As America pauses to honor veterans of all the wars from Lexington to the present day, I conclude that the best way I can say thank you to the men and women who have given or were willing to give all they have for me, is to be ever watchful of that wonderful thing called […]

A Turning Point

A Turning Point

  Dignity in defeat and graciousness in victory, and a turning point in American history. I’ve often wished, if I could go back in time, that I might have been present that day, April 9, 1865, in the parlor of Wilmer McLean of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. I would like to have seen General Robert […]

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

  In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May, 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, […]

A Day of Remembrance

A Day of Remembrance

  It was exactly one hundred years ago. My mother recalled the day well. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at eleven o’clock, in 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies and the Great War ended. Millions of people had died but now, the world could begin to recover and, perhaps […]

How Do I Say Thank You for Sacrifice?

How Do I Say Thank You for Sacrifice?

As I think about our country and our defenders of freedom, I think about those far-seeing, wise men who wrote our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution and I know they were directed by a higher Power. They were directed by God and our country has been blessed by God. By the way, America was […]

Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month, Eleventh Hour, Armistice

Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month, Eleventh Hour, Armistice

It has been a long time since the Armistice was signed in 1918. My mother, Susie Latty Day, was a little girl at the time but she remembered it vividly, always, and what a time of rejoicing it was. This was The Great War, the War to End All Wars, the world would be at […]

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