Category Archives: War

What Price Freedom

I have long been a student of the Civil War.  A time when, not unlike today, our nation stood divided.  Strongly held beliefs forcing the population into a state of denial that we could continue to exist as a nation … Continue reading

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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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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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The Cannon’s Roar

The Cannon’s Roar The cannons roar, hatred inflame Destruction, chaos, without shame A nations fabric torn apart Pride and conviction rule the heart Life as before we can’t reclaim Atrocities in freedoms name Negotiations soon became Words meant to stop, … 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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The Colors Of Freedom

We face each other The distance shorter with each day Each cloaked in the stench of death Cannon, silent but alert, line the hills Their voice kills my brothers Who like me, struggle to survive another day Each believing God … Continue reading

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2050

Rubble of a vanquished race People recoil from the truth Peace on earth goodwill to men We did not know how Hate became a way of life Vitriol running rampant Strike down the opposition Crucify the man Destruction by our … Continue reading

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