Expression of Patriotic intent

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."            This is something most of us know and can recite without...

And so it began this week in 1774.

           While the colonies all had separate and similar grievances with the Crown that had been building over the years, it wasn't until the British closed the port of Boston after the Boston Tea Party that the idea for an intercolonial...

Deja Vu, all over again!

It has been said that "he, who refuses to learn from history, is doomed to repeat it!   History 1920:  Department of Defense; A recently created bureau was headed by an acquaintance of the president had attention focused on it due to a suicide...

Sunday Soothing: Pensive Longing

Ashokan Farewell The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan. The pines and the willows know soon we will part. There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken, And a love that will always remain in my heart. My thoughts will...

America's Layered Defenders

This Armed Forces day it would be well to consider those that stand between us and that which would go bump in the night! First line: Army   Navy Marine Corps Air Force Second line: Coast Guard Border Patrol National...

Strength in independence!

          One of the things that many countries have marveled at was the American military's ability to go from positions of unpreparedness and weakness to devastating effectiveness in relatively short order.  During my time in the military it seemed...

An Unlikely Pair - Tadeusz and Agrippa

Most people say that Tadeusz Kosciuszko was Polish, but actually he was of Lithuanian-Ruthenian heritage.  At that time Lithuania was part of a Commonwealth under the Polish King.  As the youngest son of landed gentry, he recieved a well rounded...