Category Archives: Patriotism

Thunder in the Sky

The sky was grey. The air was chill. The streets were wet from persistent drizzle. But there was no mistaking the sound of jet engines. Just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday — Thursday, December 6 — there was thunder in the sky. … Continue reading

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D-Day — so long ago, but not forgotten . . .

On an off-season trip to France in early February, my husband and I were mesmerized by the Normandy beaches. Their windswept expanses and blustery beauty are inescapable, of course, and in many of the small-town historic locations not another tourist … Continue reading

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Take a moment . . .

Take a moment on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives for this country. ‘ Continue reading

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July 4, 2017

I can’t help but wonder sometimes just who has highjacked my country. And, more importantly, why? On this Independence Day, I would like to celebrate the freedoms that we have, enjoy my friends and bask in small-town pleasures like back-yard-barbecues, … Continue reading

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A grateful nation . . .

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in a rail car in France. 1918. Nearly 100 years since the end of the war to end all wars and we’re still fighting. … Continue reading

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What to tell the children . . .

What to tell the children? I may be old-fashioned, and my answer may be simplistic. But why is there any question about what to tell the children? I would tell them that yesterday, our country elected a new president. Some … Continue reading

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One for the history books . . .

I voted. I believe in the symbolism – and the power — of casting my ballot on a specific day in a specific place – the day of voting defined by law as the “first Tuesday next after the first … Continue reading

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A moment in time crashes into the now. . .

9-11-2014: A scheduled trip brought us to the airport just at the time a memorial service began — what an experience it was. Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day. They are, in a sense, the three-legged stool that anchors our union, much in the same way the three branches of government anchor its day-to-day operation. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed … Continue reading

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