Category Archives: Respect

Hero: Louis Zamperini

By | July 5, 2014

[July 05, 2014] Sad word comes to us that two days ago World War II hero Louis Zamperini passed way at the age of 97. Some of us may have first heard of Zamperini when the book “Unbroken” came out in 2010. I read this book as soon as it hit the shelves and was amazed at the… Read More »

Independence Day Message: July 4th

By | July 4, 2014

[July 04, 2014] “Freedom is not free.” And it is not easy to protect and defend. Our armed forces have done this admirably since the beginning of the United States’ founding. Seeing other nations today in their struggles for independence, helps us appreciate how precious freedom is and how our nation earned, defended, and preserved it. The 13… Read More »

Civil Rights Act of 1964

By | July 3, 2014

[July 03, 2014] Yesterday, I missed a very important date. Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.1 While the entire Act is important, Title VII Equal Employment Opportunity is the part most commonly cited and the core of the Act. The signing of the Act was conducted with much fanfare… Read More »

Courage: Amelia Earhart

By | July 2, 2014

[July 02, 2014] The world was shocked to hear that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing in the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1937. Earhart completed a number of aviation firsts, winning fame and money along the way in the 1920s and 30s. She was well liked and personally driven to audacity. Sadly,… Read More »

Juneteenth Celebration

By | June 19, 2014

[June 19, 2014] On this date in 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Orders No. 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas. Such began an annual celebration from that day forward; this date commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Juneteenth celebration memorializes what is considered the most important legal action in the… Read More »

Flag Day 2014

By | June 14, 2014

[June 14, 2014] Flag Day 2014. If a person ever had a split second to do something great, it would be a moment we certainly would never forget. That was the case in 1976 during a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rick Monday, the Cubs’ center fielder, rescued the American flag seconds… Read More »

Vet Voice Foundation

By | June 13, 2014

[June 13, 2014] Whenever I see an exceptional example of leadership, I’m willing to point it out. Yesterday I was contacted by a retired, military flag officer who asked me to look at Vet Voice Foundation (VVF).  This is a legitimate organization doing good things for our military veterans. The Vet Voice Foundation is both non-profit and non-partisan. Their… Read More »