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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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67th Anniversary of D-Day

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.  While many brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen died on that day, let us remember those brave men of the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions.  It was on this day that many … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day – 2010

“At countless funerals and memorial services for those who lost their lives in the service of our country, I hear the question, ‘Why is such a good young person taken from us in the prime of life?’ Plato, the Greek … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – 2009

Today my family and I attended the Memorial Day Parade in DeWitt, MI.  The parade in DeWitt is true “small town Americana,” with the VFW and the American Legion, some fire trucks and the high school marching band.  Although we … Continue reading

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