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Tagged With: Memorial Day

Memorial Day ’17 Musings: GROUND CLUTTER

The first time I sat down at an Air Force surveillance radar console I thought I was seeing things. I was.  I saw a lot of things, none of which remotely resembled anything I recognized.  It looked to me like someone had laid a flatscreen TV on its back and spilled something on it, every three seconds.  The … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/28/16: I WOULD’VE IF I COULD’VE

How are the people who didn’t serve supposed to feel on days like Memorial Day? Here are what seem to be gazillions of men and women who’ve stepped up and served in the United States military.  Independence Day.  Veterans Day.  Armed Forces Day.  And here’s Memorial Day.  And these people walk around with pieces of … Continue reading »

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WHAT DOES THIS DAY MEAN, GRAMPS?

President Ronald Reagan delivered a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery on May 26, 1986 — almost 30 years ago to the day.  I’ve stood erect and silent in Arlington as a caisson trundles past, the only other sound the muffled thumping of horses’ hooves, the slow, measured cadence of a drum and the solemn, rigid strike of the … Continue reading »

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