Time and Tradition
Martin John Coughlan. Courtney Wainsworth Walcott. Jeffery Peter Mladenik. LTG Timothy J. Maude. These are just four of the nearly three thousand victims of terror that befell our nation on September 11, 2001. They are names few know outside their family. But they should be honored and remembered. Wednesday, the nation did stop and remember these and the other souls who met their deaths when | Read More »
Pearl Harbor Survivor, Sen. Daniel Inouye Passes At 88
He may have been on the opposite side of the aisle, but he also served honorably in our Armed Forces, and for that, I salute him and mourn his passing. The Hill reports: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the most senior member of the upper chamber, died Monday at the age of 88. According to his office, the senator’s final word was “Aloha.” Inouye was hospitalized | Read More »
At posts entombed
Though they did not yet know they were at war, An armada crested upon their shore. Thousands of Sailors, Airmen and Marines In the sights of foes who were yet unseen. From the air and the sea the Rising Sun Let loose heady bombs and fired wrathful guns On the men who slept in their quiet peace Until the sirens’, their slumber released. On the | Read More »
“A Day That Will Live In Infamy”
It was 69 years ago today that the Empire of Japan launched what President Franklin Roosevelt called that “unprovoked and dastardly attack” upon the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to bring the country militarily into World War II. FDR had it right; it was dastardly, and by all accounts, unprovoked. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t unexpected; after all, the U.S. and Japan had been | Read More »
Go down swinging, Rod Blagojevich.
For great justice. CHICAGO — Illinois’ embattled but defiant governor, so fond of reciting poetry as he defends himself against federal corruption allegations, has turned instead to the history books to describe the emotional strain his arrest put on him and his family. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared his early morning December arrest by FBI agents to Japan’s | Read More »
Gramps hooks up with Rosie the Riveter
Veterans Day…Memorial Day…it’s all the Same to me…. I never got a chance to say thank you to my Gramps…so….thanks Gramps……(he’s in the middle)….USS Lexington 1944, Japan Theater.