Category Archives: Patriotism

Adams, Jefferson and the Fourth of July

When we think of the Fourth of July, our minds invoke the image of George Washington, sitting on his white horse, as he led the undermanned continental Army against the professional forces of the British Empire. However, our story starts in Philadelphia, in 1776, with John Adams.

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When Johnny Comes Home Again From The Great War

When Johnny Comes Home Again From The Great War

I sat on an ancient stool at the bar and ordered a dark ale. A gas pipe hung low over the bar. As I looked up at it I was mesmerized by the long row of chicken wishbones draped on it with strands of dust that were so long that it could have been Spanish moss if this was bayou country. My curiosity got the better of me as I pointed up to the sight and asked the bartender what this was.

“Don’t touch it.” She said firmly to me.

“No ma’am” I assured her, “but could you tell me what this is?”

“It belongs to the lads. Don’t touch it.” Again I assured her that I wouldn’t touch anything but tell me, please, the story of the lads.

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Remembering 911

11 They are advancing against me, now they are closing in, watching for the chance to hurl me to the ground,

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COWARDS!!!

COWARDS!!!

Red, White and Blue for Independence Day? HELL NO!

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When Johnny Comes Home Again

God bless all of the fallen. Remember, what you have, you owe to them.

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My 911 Story

The planes flew low over the city as they wended their deadly course toward the towers. One friend from the Manhattan office was so disturbed by the catastrophe that he was convinced that one of the planes flew by his window and he could see the panicked faces of the passengers as they were hurtling toward their deaths.

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