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Memorial Day 2012

This Memorial Day is a little different for me than Memorial Days in the past. On past Memorial Days, I would think of my friends who gave their lives in service of this great nation. There were many of them, … Continue reading

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The Passing of Frank Buckles

Frank Buckles has passed. He finished his work in this life last Sunday. He was 110 years old. In 1901, he was born in a Missouri farmhouse on the first day of February. He lied to recruiters to get into … Continue reading

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The Last Doughboy

Sometimes a story reaches out, grabs you by the neck, and demands the telling. This is such a story. Frank Woodruff Buckles will turn 110 years old today, February 1, 2011. That alone is cause for celebration; what is of … Continue reading

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The Eve of Christmas Eve

We are beginning such a wonderful period. By now, most of us are in the process of forgetting our jobs, ignoring negative world events, focusing on family, and maybe thinking about the meaning of Christmas. I would hope we are … Continue reading

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