Category Archives: Patriotism

Remembering the Fallen and Walking on Hallowed Ground

(Originally posted on Memorial Day 2012) And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake For many of us–and, I’m ashamed to admit, myself … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen and Walking on Hallowed Ground at Arlington National Cemetery

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake For many of us–and, I’m ashamed to admit, myself included–Memorial Day has come to represent … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Man Who Used to Be

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” William Wordsworth On a gray, blustery morning a few days back, I whispered … Continue reading

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The Day ‘Those People’ Came to My Town

On June 8, 2011, my small community lost one of its young soldiers, Private First Class Matthew England, when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device in An Najaf Province, Iraq. I did not know this young man; … Continue reading

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