Category Archives: Respect

Battle of Monte Cassino: May 18, 1944

By | May 18, 2014

[May 18, 2014] Seventy years ago today, the final battle for Monte Cassion (Italy) was won by the Allies, by driving German and Italian defenders out of this critical junction and opening the door to Rome and attacking the “underbelly” of Hitler’s empire. The strategic value of the Italian campaign leading to this important series of battles is… Read More »

Happy Mother’s Day

By | May 11, 2014

[May 11, 2013] Happy Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is about the celebration honoring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers on our society. The first officially recognized Mother’s Day began when Anna Jarvis had a memorial for her mother. She began what would successfully become a federally recognized day when in 1914 President Wilson signed a… Read More »

The Joining of a Nation

By | May 10, 2014

[May 10, 2014] On this date in 1869, the nation was joined symbolically and literally by connecting the first Transcontinental Railroad across the United States. A ceremonial “golden spike” was driven to join the rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. The vision of financier David Hewes1 is credited for the idea. The “joining of a nation” is an… Read More »

South Korean Ferry Disaster

By | April 24, 2014

[April 24, 2014] When the Captain of a ferry failed in his leadership responsibilities, nearly 300 died – the death toll standing at 156 and another 150 are missing and presumed dead. The majority of the deaths are from a single high school near Seoul. Three-quarters of this high school student body are dead or missing. It is… Read More »

Happy Easter

By | April 20, 2014

[April 20, 2013] Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all on a traditional Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as described in the Bible as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at the Calvary. SPECIAL NOTE: Thanks to all the fans of this blog for making it successful in… Read More »