Category Archives: Respect

Pearl Harbor

By | December 7, 2014

[December 07, 2014] Today is a day to pay our respect to U.S. service members and civilians who were killed or wounded on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I have been fortunate to have spoken to several military survivors of the attack and hear their amazing… Read More »

Hero: Captain Noel Chavasse

By | November 30, 2014

[November 30, 2014] As a continuing tribute to those involved in World War I, we are recognizing Captain Noel Chavasse of Great Britain. He was part of the Scottish Liverpool Regiment that saw active combat across France, being awarded two Victoria Crosses for action in 1916 – being the highest decorated British soldier in the war.1 Noel Chavasse… Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving to Our Readers

By | November 27, 2014

[November 27, 2014] Happy Thanksgiving!! Do people in the United States (and most of the world) have good reason to give thanks for the good things we have? Yes! Unequivocally, this is true. If anyone from our past were to be transported to our world today, they would be amazed at the level of peace and prosperity. Yet… Read More »

Rivers of Recovery

By | November 20, 2014

[November 20, 2014] Regular readers of know that when I see an example of leadership, I’ll let them know about it. Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet some great people in a group called Rivers of Recovery. It’s a non-profit organization that relies on ordinary folks like you and me to help arrange medically-proven outdoor recreational… Read More »

Hero: General “Chesty” Puller, USMC

By | November 17, 2014

[November 17, 2014] Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller, United States Marine Corps, was one of the most decorated members in the U.S. military. Both his leadership and exceptional bravery stand without question, having been awarded five Navy Crosses – only two people hold that distinction. He saw combat in Haiti, World War II (Pacific Theater), and Korea. If there… Read More »

Happy Veterans Day … We Remember!

By | November 11, 2014

[November 11, 2014] Our U.S. military veterans have struggled over many obstacles yet they have been vigorous champions of America and successfully established their place in our history. In particular our Vietnam veterans were treated with profound disrespect upon their return from that war. Fortunately our citizens now hold the United States military and its veterans in the… Read More »

Hero: Charles Whittlesey

By | October 2, 2014

[October 02, 2014] During World War I, on October 02, 1918, a true American hero gallantly led his men in the Argonne Forest offensive. Attorney by trade before the war, Major Charles Whittlesey was the uncompromising commander of what became known as the “Lost Battalion.” Major Whittlesey’s battalion was so named because shortly after his unit crossed into… Read More »

Remembering 9-11

By | September 11, 2014

[September 11, 2014] Wherever you live, whatever you do, regardless of your needs and wants, you have been affected by what happened on September 11, 2001. There is not a person in the world that has not been impacted by that day. Today we remember those killed, the unknown heroes, and the families of the victims … just… Read More »

Hero: Alvin York

By | September 2, 2014

[September 02, 2014] Fifty years ago today, in the Nashville Tennessee Veterans Hospital, Alvin York passed away and American lost a true hero. Nearly everyone has heard of him, often know also by his rank … Sergeant York, he was one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for… Read More »

Happy Labor Day

By | September 1, 2014

[September 01, 2014] It’s here … the last, long weekend to spend with friends this summer and the last weekend before school starts. Labor Day has arrived. There are parades, picnics, and parties … time to relax and remember family and friends. Yet, Labor Day’s activities are the result of long-fought battles over legislation to protect the American… Read More »