Category Archives: Patriotic Traditions

Remembering June 6th, 1944

As I wrote this this morning I looked at my watch and thought that, at this time on June 6th, 1944, the Allied airborne forces, U.S. 82nd, 101st, and British 6th Airborne Divisions had been fighting all night long to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – 2020

In May 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group known as the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a decree that May 30 should become a nationwide day of commemoration for the more than 620,000 … Continue reading

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National Day of the Deployed

All citizens of this country should appreciate those servicemen and women that have deployed to a theater of operations in defense of freedom. All veterans have served. Those that have deployed have had to take that extra step and put … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Poem

    A SOLDIER DIED TODAY He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past.   Of a war that he once fought in And the … Continue reading

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Remember Pearl Harbor – A Day That Shall Live in Infamy

  September 11, 2001 was our December 7, 1941. Our country was caught off guard. Let us never forget either date.

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A Soldier’s Night Before Christmas

The Soldier’s Night Before Christmas T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone. I had come down the chimney with presents to give And to see just who in … Continue reading

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425th Regimental Reunion Dinner

425th Regimental Reunion Dinner Friday, October 23, 2015 Bruce VFW Post 28404 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Regimental Reunion Dinner. This is a great opportunity to renew past friendships and make … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Christmas

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, my daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a … Continue reading

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425th Regimental Association Newsletter – Summer 2014

425th Regimental Association E-Newsletter Summer, 2014   NOTE: If you are using an Army Knowledge Online email address or an email address from your employer, we recommend that you use a personal email account. This is so we can stay … Continue reading

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The Path of a Warrior – Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, as Decoration Day, when … Continue reading

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