Category Archives: Military

From Whence We Came

I borrowed this photo from G.P. Cox’s “Pacific Paratrooper” blog because I could not just pass it by.  It just said too much.  We can focus on the “why” if we must.  But I instead would prefer to focus on … Continue reading

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1861

Dust rises from the rutted road. Cannon laden caissons rumble slowly forward. A red sun competes with the campfires glow. Weary troops break camp, joining the ranks of colleagues on the move. An enemy, unseen, lays before them, waiting to … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Heroes

I repost this every year in remembrance of Memorial Day as a thank you to all the men and women of the military that so unselfishly give of themselves to guarantee our freedom and safety. I salute you. “Excuse me” … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

I originally wrote and posted this in 2014. I offer it again today in celebration of Armed Forces Day, honoring those who have served and sacrificed that I may be free. ………………. She sits alone before the massive windows of … Continue reading

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Angel Flight

This was sent to me this morning and I knew I had to share it.  God bless our men and women in uniform.

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Irony

 Irony:  A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. While reading the paper the other day, I came across an article announcing that the next in … Continue reading

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Marching Through Life

Thinking back on my youth, I believe that one of the best things that I did was join the military. I was like any other recent high school grad. What I had learned up to then, paled by comparison to … Continue reading

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Seeking Bethlehem

The conductor stopped by my seat and advised me that we would soon be entering the Philadelphia rail yards where the baggage car would be added to another train. He would advise the engineer to have it opened so I … Continue reading

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The Wall

Richard B. Fitzgibbon of North Weymouth, Mass is there.  So is his son, Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III.  One of three fathers and sons who were killed in the Vietnam war. Richard senior, was lost on June 8, 1956 … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

She sits alone before the massive windows of the terminal, staring absently at the tarmac.  Silently she waits, radiating an air of calm introspection.  It is not until one draws closer that they can see past the ramrod straight back … Continue reading

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