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100th 11.11.11

1918 … at “the eleventh hour on the 11th day of the 11th month,” an eerie stillness fell across the battlefields of Europe. Armistice Day, officially recognized by President Wilson in 1919, is still observed throughout the world with many … Continue reading

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To Not Blame Those Sent for Being Sent

via We Veterans Thank You Two score and four years ago, my uncle returned from the Vietnam War to being ‘cursed, ridiculed’ and possibly assaulted because we blamed the soldiers for our government’s execution of foreign policy.  And I do … Continue reading

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To Serve Quietly (or Not) Against the Dying of the Light

This morning I woke early, as I nearly always do, but with a melancholic mood fogging my mind.  Two Hallmark movies and a cup of hot tea later and I still could not shake the malaise.  I turned off the … Continue reading

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11.11.16 ~ Honoring All Who Served

Thank you to all the Veterans who have served with honor and courage. God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for … Continue reading

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Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial in KC this Weekend

https://theworldwar.org/memorialday2015 Free to the public.  Opens this Friday at 2:30 pm staying through Memorial Day. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Movie Review: The Railway Man (2013) 3.5 Stars

The Railway Man (2013) Watched via Netflix BluRay February 2015 3.5 out of 5 stars Plot Synopsis (via Wikipedia): During World War II, Eric Lomax (Firth) is a British officer who is captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent … Continue reading

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Big Read Wrap-Up

The Lansing Community Library completed a successful Big Read of O’Brien’s The Things They Carried with a writing memoir workshop led by the same professor who moderated the panel discussion back in December.  I took copious notes, but sadly no … Continue reading

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