One Man’s Response to Pearl Harbor

The following is a quote of my dad’s own words as he explained his personal response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: “The dramatic part of my life began, as that of so many members of the armed forces did, on one of the most infamous days in U. S. history —Continue reading “One Man’s Response to Pearl Harbor”

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

The following is a quote of my dad’s own words as he explained his personal response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941:  “The dramatic part of my life began, as that of so many members of the armed forces did, on one of the most infamous days in U. S. history —Continue reading “Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941”

A Real-Life Veterans’ Celebration

IN CELEBRATION OF VETERANS’ DAY IN THE U. S. For those who lived that never-to-be-forgotten moment of learning we had won the war, and the world really did have a future —- and for those who never had to experience it but are truly thankful to the men and women who made it possible —-Continue reading “A Real-Life Veterans’ Celebration”

The Patriot Minute 11/10/13 — 60 seconds of meditating, re-evaluating, & re-affirming

If the United States would be a world leader for peace, then we must be a leader for righteousness first. So say many of our great leaders, who learned first-hand that righteousness begets peace, and peace then produces more righteousness. But they did not discover this truth on their own. God Himself made it clearContinue reading “The Patriot Minute 11/10/13 — 60 seconds of meditating, re-evaluating, & re-affirming”

Learning From History

In the midst of the enormous political upheaval of the past months and the growing evidence that we are face to face with a governmental machine that can no longer be trusted to keep freedom secure, I have been giving myself to re-reading and absorbing the great guiding thoughts and principles of some of the mostContinue reading “Learning From History”

Thankful Hearts: A Gift From Our Heritage

  A LESSON IN THANKSGIVING Pilgrims reached the blessed shore, But bitter winters were in store. Death and anguish played their part. Still, ’twas with a thankful heart That they gathered to expound Upon the God whose gifts abound. We, who in their footsteps trod, Though they lie beneath the sod, Now do take theContinue reading “Thankful Hearts: A Gift From Our Heritage”

America’s Fail-Safe Document

Each year, during the month of September – although very few actually celebrate the fact anymore – citizens of this nation are at least reminded that they are living in a land of freedom that owes its security and continuation of government to one incomparable document: the “Constitution of the United States of America.” WhileContinue reading “America’s Fail-Safe Document”

The END of the War — August 14, 1945

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces– August 14, 1945 — marking the actual, physical end of WWII. (The treaty was signed just 19 days later, on September 2).  For those who lived that never-to-be-forgotten moment of learning we had won the war,  and the world really did have aContinue reading “The END of the War — August 14, 1945”