Category Archives: Respect

D-Day and a WW2 Medic Memorial

[June 6, 2021]  Today is, of course, the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 when allied forces stormed ashore at Normandy and began the long march to defeat Nazi Germany during WW2.  One of those men was Sergeant and medic Bernie Friedenberg.  I wrote about him in an earlier article.1 Yesterday, several veterans and a retired FBI special… Read More »

The Michael Christian Story

[June 2, 2021]  I’ve known about the Michael Christian story for many years.  Recently, a buddy of mine sent me a speech that addressed the actions this brave man and said that I might want to share it with my readers.  I wholeheartedly agree. The following is condensed from a speech by Colonel Leo K. Thorsness, USAF (Retired)… Read More »

A Few Words for Memorial Day

[May 31, 2021]  Memorial Day is not about honoring our living Veterans; it is honoring those who lost their lives.  Veterans like me had the good fortune of coming home.  For us, that’s a reminder that we still have a responsibility to serve when we come home.  It’s this continuation of service that honors our country and those… Read More »

He Did His Duty: Prince Philip

By | April 13, 2021

[April 13, 2021]  To do your duty is an admirable trait.  It helps hold us together as humans and creates social bonds that allow trust to develop.  To highlight this fact may seem a bit obscure in the age of “evolving values,” but it is necessary to understand the significance of Prince Philip, a man who epitomized “duty… Read More »

The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation

By | March 23, 2021

[March 23, 2021]  A couple of days ago, I wrote about WWII hero Hershel “Woody” Williams.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Iwo Jima.  Woody told me of the importance of education in developing today’s youth.  And, fortunately, Woody’s mission is similar to that of the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF). Occasionally, I… Read More »