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Tagged With: veterans

A Granger Encounter, 11/4/17: THE RITES OF WRITING RIGHT

“Your regular?”  Rizzo’s voice always seemed to smile.  She topped off his coffee as she waited to take his order.  Granger hesitated, then told her what he wanted to eat.   “Seriously?  You want—”  Nodding, he repeated his order.  Shaking her head, she repeated it back: “Six eggs, basted over hard, shredded cheddar on them after … Continue reading »

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TODAY IS FLAG DAY

There was a time I’d have been shocked to hear an adult American ask why there’s a Flag Day.  Now I’m sickened by it.  The Internet overflows with every kind of information imaginable.  If you don’t know, take the time to find out. As a little boy watching parades, I remember standing in awe as … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/6/16: WHO WERE THOSE MEN?

A few months ago they were high school kids hunting a summer job.  Today they were men hunting enemies intent on destroying our way of life. Today we remember an unforgettable army of between 130,000 and 156,000 young men.  They averaged only a year or two older than my grandson, wearing U.S., Canadian, British and Free … 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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QTMs for 11/9/15: AND NOW, THIS. . .

I want to take a moment out of the normal posts to reiterate a very important point regarding our nation’s first responders… Many of them are military veterans who’ve come back home and are doing their best to integrate back into the American social scene.  With their specialized training and experience, it’s not difficult to understand … Continue reading »

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