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 [...]
February 19, 2010
it’s unbelievable that we are just now hearing about this, but reportedly 5 muslim soldiers dubbed ‘the fort jackson 5′ are being investigated by the us army for trying to poison the food supply at fort jackson in south carolina. they are apparently connected to the arabic language translator program called ‘09 lima’ on [...]
December 21, 2009
always beautiful, especially at christmas.
arlington national cemetery
November 12, 2009
apparently, the obama administration is continuing to leak and dither on afghanistan, all in the name of ‘clarity’.
a ’senior administration official’ (rahmbo? axelrod?) leaked that the feckless obama, in an attempt to seek clarity, is rejecting all the afghanistan war options presented by his national security team. it’s also been [...]
September 1, 2009
some are guaranteed to energize you.
now that’s my kind of ride. unbelievable!
July 20, 2009
from the family of pfc bowe bergdahl of hailey, idaho.
“We hope and pray for our son’s safe return to his comrades and then to our family, and we appreciate all the support and expressions of sympathy shown to us by our family members, our friends and others across the nation. Thank you, and please continue [...]
June 30, 2009
today is ‘national sovereignty day’ in iraq. the US has pulled back from baghdad and other urban areas, leaving iraq’s elected government and its own security forces to maintain order and keep the peace.
MOSUL, IRAQ - The commanding general in charge of US forces in the north says American combat troops pulling out of [...]
June 6, 2009
‘these are the men who took the cliffs. these are the champions who helped free a continent. these are the heroes who helped end a war.’ ronald reagan, 40th anniversary of d-day, june 6, 1984
as a lifelong learner and lover of history, the d-day operations are one of my favorite ‘great and mighty’ stories [...]
June 3, 2009
private william long was only 23 years old when he was killed on june 1st. he was standing outside an army recruiting station in north little rock, arkansas with private quentin ezeagwula, age 18; himself seriously wounded.
here is an interview with private long’s dad, done locally by a TV station. [...]
June 2, 2009
with The One planning a 2nd european apology tour to coincide with the 65th anniversary of D-Day, i’ll be blogging about several aspects of his overseas trip in the next week or so - mostly because i am a huge history lover and he, apparently, is not.
so let me start by saying whenever the leader [...]