Category Archives: Inspirational

Happy Birthday, America!

. “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

. On this day seventy-six years ago, Allied Forces crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of France in order to bring about the end of Adolf Hitler’s madness. Thousands of brave young men lost their lives that day … 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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For Jonathan – “To Where You Are”

.. On April 28, 2001, my best friend Becky got the phone call that no parent ever wants to get – her oldest son, Jonathan, had been killed in a car wreck. The pain has eased somewhat, but it will … Continue reading

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Softly Call The Muster….

. On April 21, 2009, I answered “Here” for my sister, Beverly Suzanne Hamilton ’84. In 2018, Paul and I answered “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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It’s World Down Syndrome Day (03/21/2018)!

I’m not usually big on “Awareness” Days, but I make an exception for this one, because it celebrates some very special people. The date that was picked (3/21) is no accident – on this date, we celebrate those wonderful people … Continue reading

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