Category Archives: Holidays

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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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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Happy Mother’s Day!

I got brave a few years ago, and made a photo book online for my Mom; thought I’d post it again this year, as it’s gotten to be a tradition with me…. (Click on the picture to take you to … Continue reading

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Softly Call The Muster….

. On April 21, 2009, I answered “Here” for my sister, Beverly Suzanne Hamilton ’84. Tonight, Paul and I will answer “Here” for our beloved daughter, Michelle Elise Koch ’13. One day our children will answer “Here” for both Paul … Continue reading

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He.Is.Risen.

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Good Friday – “Were You There?”

. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown … Continue reading

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