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Barbara Bush

“Why should we hear about body bags and deaths, and how many, what day it’s gonna happen, and how many this or that or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it’s not relevant. So, why should I waste my … Continue reading

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Twenty-Two HUMAN BEINGS

September is Suicide Prevention Month. According to the government, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. It’s probably a lot higher. Twenty-two is just a number, a statistic but there are names and faces devastated families, friends and communities They say … Continue reading

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The ‘war on terror’ gets new life for its 13th birthday…

The “War on Terror” turns 13 years old today!!! There are American kids in Afghanistan right now who were just entering kindergarten when it all started. Now we’re ‘starting’ up the Iraq war again. Not that it ever stopped. I … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014

    Enjoy your burgers and beer today, but remember that we’re still adding more and more tiny American flags to small town and big city American cemeteries by the day. Kids fighting in Afghanistan today were in kindergarten when … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2011

The anniversary of Armistice Day was set aside to commemorate the armistice on November 11th 1918, the end of fighting in World War One, with ‘thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2010, Oahu, HI

This Memorial Day, I think back to a time when war wasn’t in our thoughts, a time when rifles were only made of sticks and used as backyard playthings on hot summer afternoons where imagination was the only thing that … Continue reading

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The Cries

Memorial Day 2013 The cries of birth-defected babies from splintered hospital cribs fall on deaf ears The soldier lights a cigarette and uses her tattooed forearm to wipe blood and sweat from her tired face The veiled mother weeps at … Continue reading

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