Category Archives: Inspirational

One Small Step – July 20, 1969

. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Today marks the anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. Those of us who are old enough to remember seeing it live can still recall the awe … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America! (2014)

. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to … Continue reading

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Happy Flag Day!

.. What better way to celebrate this day than with a song specifically about the United States flag? Written by George M. Cohan in 1906 – and the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944: The Beginning of the End

Truly, a day that turned the tide of the war in Europe: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes … Continue reading

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“How Do You Cope?” – Learning to Count My Blessings

. . (June is National Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month; this post originally appeared in 2011) . I found this in my e-mail this morning – it’s from a member of a discussion board that I’m on: How do you cope? … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “I’ll Fly Away”

Willie Nelson does a neat version of this old-time classic: . Have a great day!

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The Thanks of a Grateful Nation

. . General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters. I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of … Continue reading

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Those They Leave Behind

. It is the one and only photo that makes me cry each time I see it. What brings the tears to my eyes is not just the bereaved young woman, but the Marine who stands behind her. In an … Continue reading

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Sacred Watch

No matter what, these men remain ever watchful at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington D.C.: . . My dedication to this sacred duty is total and whole-hearted. In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter. And … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

This is one of those songs that truly stands the test of time. Audiences first heard this beautiful song on Broadway in 1945 – and it became an instant classic. Many performers have made this song part of their repertoire, … Continue reading

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