Veterans Day

Posted by Liz on November 2, 2014 in Holiday, Interest, November, World |

Veterans Day In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because […]

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The Soldier

Posted by Liz on November 2, 2014 in Interest, Thoughts, Words |

The Soldier If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body […]

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What is a Salute?

Posted by Liz on November 10, 2013 in Thoughts, Words, World |

sa·lute noun: salute; plural noun: salutes * a gesture of respect, homage, or polite recognition or acknowledgment, esp. one made to or by a person when arriving or departing.”he raises his arms in a triumphant salute” * a prescribed or specified movement, typically a raising of a hand to the head, made by a member […]

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In Flanders fields

Posted by Liz on November 5, 2013 in Collected Works, Regional, Thoughts, Words, World |

In Flanders Field     In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, […]

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A Salute to POWs

Posted by Liz on November 1, 2013 in History, Interest |

From the 40 year anniversary of their release, held at the Richard M. Nixon library. There might be some things mentioned you didn’t know about.

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Putting Up The Flag

Posted by Liz on June 29, 2013 in Collected Works, Thoughts, Words |

Will you put up your flag this Independence Day? http://puttinguptheflag.com

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Memorial Day

Posted by Liz on May 25, 2013 in Collected Works, Faith, History, Holiday, Interest, National, Thoughts, Words |

MEMORIAL DAY . . . It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus […]

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