Category Archives: Patriotism

Living With the Past?

On this date fifty years ago, David Charles Marshall Jackson took his last breath. He was one of thirteen men who lost their lives on that nasty February night.1 For most of the country, they are a handful of names … Continue reading

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Battle Scars

I finished a 1,200-word essay with this title two days ago. I fully intended to publish it this morning, but it did not seem right today. Instead, I offer this short introduction to something I shared last year. It is … Continue reading

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At the Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or as it is more commonly known, The Wall, is something one must see to appreciate. Approaching it, or looking at it from a distance does not do the memorial justice, and finding the name you … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

It was my intention to write a piece for Veteran’s Day that would be a follow-up for Run Silent Run Deep from last year. That did not happen for a number of reasons, but I was able to read and … Continue reading

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Faded Glory … Faded Vision?

Old Glory has flown proudly over the United States, in one form or another, since thirteen colonies joined together to form a republic. From that point forward, it has been the symbol of freedom and courage for much of the … Continue reading

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Something Left Behind

The United States designates two major holidays to honor and remember those who served in our armed forces. Veterans Day is to honor and remember all who served. Memorial Day is for honoring those who gave their lives in the … Continue reading

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Run Silent, Run Deep

Baby Boomers and their parents may recognize the title of this piece. It was a classic war film from 1958 starring two of the country’s hottest male stars. The title comes from submarine tactics during World War II. To avoid … Continue reading

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