Entries Categorized as 'military'
September 11, 2011
Has it really been 10 years?
I’m still emotionally raw by the events of that horrible day and I suppose my life, like countless others, has forever been changed by those events ten years ago today. As I watched the 9/11 Memorial dedications and specials this weekend, I was comforted to see and hear President Bush [...]
July 10, 2011
Our fabulous US Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, by a group of minutemen in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And yes, today’s Marine still likes a good tavern when they see one!
The first Marines were originally recruited as sharpshooters to fight from the tops of men-of-war during the Revolutionary War. And in [...]
July 9, 2011
Embracing the Suck: mil-speak for ‘The situation is bad, but deal with it’ – is something the Marines are exceptionally good at. From Iwo Jima to Fallujah and Anbar Province to the Helmand River Valley in Afghanistan, the Marines have always been America’s 911 Force and the “First to Fight” for us.
We’ve entered the second [...]
July 4, 2011
You’ve heard of Project Valour IT right? It’s a program through Soldiers Angels that provides laptops with voice activated software to our wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen recovering at military medical centers all across America. Generally these young men and women spend up to two years healing and undergoing physical therapy. Their courage and [...]
May 30, 2011
MEMORIAL DAY 2011
solemn. poignant. somehow fitting.
the irish brigade memorial at gettysburg
an excerpt from the Gettysburg Address:
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they [...]
January 8, 2011
There are so many like them. This particular photoblog breaks my heart.
December 18, 2010
At this writing DADT or, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, has cleared the filibuster in the Senate by a wide margin of 63-33. The vote advances the Pentagon’s ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military to a floor vote where by all accounts it will pass. The result would be [...]
November 11, 2010
Today, we honor America’s veterans, young and old, who enable us to experience life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness as our founders intended. We remember acts of uncommon bravery and selflessness. We remember families who waited for them to come back home. Find a veteran today, and thank them.
Best. ‘Thank You Vets!’. [...]
November 10, 2010
A big Semper Fi and “Happy 235th Birthday” to the United States Marine Corps, America’s 911 Force and the “first to fight!” It’s been a fun 2 weeks of competition for Project Valour-IT’s Marine Team to raise funds for special laptops and other IT equipment for wounded warriors. The competition ends tomorrow, Veterans [...]
November 8, 2010
Our fabulous US Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, by a group of minutemen in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today’s Marine still likes a good tavern when they see one!
The first Marines were originally recruited as sharpshooters to fight from the tops of men-of-war during the Revolutionary War. And [...]