This quote from an ancient Greek historian is never more apt than when you read the stories of real American heroes. (And I’m not talking about GI Joe). Check out the Center of Military History and look through their archive of Medal of Honor winners. Read the citations, such as those of Cpl Jason … Continue reading
In the US, the last Monday in May is reserved for Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the military members who have served their country faithfully and especially for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Most of us tend to mark the day as the unofficial start to the summer season–opening pools, hosting BBQs, … Continue reading
This is a cross post from my other blog here. Come visit! Just for fun, here are five things you might not have known about Memorial Day, to be celebrated this year on Monday, May 28th. 1.) The first Memorial Day was in 1865 and honored those who died in the Civil War. It was originally called Decoration Day, because people decorated soldiers’ grave … Continue reading
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am a military wife, so perhaps I’m a little more biased than some–but I have to say, I LOVED this book. A quick read, as it was a series of short stories told from the various viewpoints: the … Continue reading
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