Monthly Archives: May 2023

U.S. Army Values

[May 31, 2023]   By discussing U.S. Army values, selecting an organization that clearly articulates its values is easy. The U.S. Army has seven values that follow the acronym LDRSHIP.  They are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Integrity, and Personal Courage.  There is the expectation that every Soldier, regardless of rank, memorizes and lives by those values. The… Read More »

Memorial Day Speech

[May 29, 2023]  Memorial Day is a time of recognizing those military men and women who have given their lives for our nation. It is also a time of parades, speeches, cookouts, and the unofficial beginning of summer.  Below is the Memorial Day speech that I gave nine years ago, at my retirement from 40 years in the… Read More »

Duty, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | May 25, 2023

[May 25, 2023]  Duty is the essence of humanness.  No words written are more pointed to why modern men and women are so unhappy … unhappy because they fail to realize that not doing one’s “duty” is denying our obligation to act responsibly.  For several weeks, I have watched President Biden’s trainwreck of an administration as it continues… Read More »

Do We Disrespect Memorial Day?

[May 24, 2023]   Last year, during my township’s 4th of July parade, I saw a small child stand and salute our Veterans as they passed.  These Vets were holding our American and service flags.  Some folks came out to hug them, a few sang patriotic songs, and many thanked them for their service.  This brought great comfort to… Read More »