Category Archives: Respect

Hero: Jeremiah Denton

By | March 30, 2014

[March 30, 2014]  There are many events from the Vietnam War that we all remember; most about heroes, some about leadership, and a few so unique and inspiring that we can never forget them.  In 1966, one involved a captured U.S. serviceman who was on international television answering North Vietnamese interviewer’s propaganda questions.  Jeremiah Denton did so while… Read More »

Vietnam War: March 08, 1965

By | March 8, 2014

[March 08, 2014]  On this date began the official escalation of the Vietnam War and the beginning of a war that directly took on Communism.  3,500 Marines landed to defend the American base at Da Nang. They joined 23,000 military advisors that were already in Vietnam.  Over 26 years later, on December 26, 1991 the USSR was officially… Read More »

U.S. Hockey Team Win over Russia

By | February 15, 2014

[February 15, 2014]  Everyone likes a winner.  Touted as the biggest win since the 1980 U.S. Hockey team was victorious over the USSR team in the 1980 Olympics, the U.S. team beat the Russian team today.  While the hockey contests still continue, this was a more important psychological victory.  Leadership in action!  Our respect goes out to the… Read More »

Valentine’s Day

By | February 14, 2014

[February 14, 2014]  Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers. Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day and the Feast of Saint Valentine, was first associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.  In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each… Read More »

Seattle Seahawks Win Super Bowl XLVIII

By | February 3, 2014

[February 03, 2014]  Leadership comes in many forms and how it affects organizations is unpredictable in so many ways.  Last night the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII with a score 43 to 8; an unexpected and convincing win that demonstrates the changeable nature of leadership and how its impact can transform people. Interestingly, the Denver Broncos were… Read More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By | January 20, 2014

[January 20, 2014]  Today we recognize and give our respect to Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK), whose leadership helped move the U.S. toward the ideal of eliminating racial discrimination.  MLK was the leader and chief spokesperson for the civil rights movement – protesting racial discrimination in federal and state law. MLK was largely responsible for the nonviolent protest… Read More »

Photographs of Battle

By | January 18, 2014

[January 18, 2014]  War extracts a toll on the lives of humans.  Only in the past 150 years have we been able to document by photography the battles that have shaped human history but also our families. In respect for our military, I have included here some photographs from World War II. There are many websites dedicated to… Read More »

Merry Christmas

By | December 25, 2013

[December 25, 2013]  Best wishes to all on a traditional Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary as a fulfillment of the Old Testament’s Messianic prophecy.  In Luke 2:7 it states Mary “wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was… Read More »

Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

By | December 7, 2013

[December 07, 2103]  The attack on was a surprise military strike on the U.S. Naval base, Hawaii that began at 7:48 am, a clear Sunday morning 72 years ago today.  The intent of the attack was to prevent the U.S. Pacific fleet from interfering with the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.  The attack came as a… Read More »