Veterans, Patriots and Eagles

Veteran football players will be asking us to watch them compete in the Super Bowl soon. The NFL denied a veteran organization the ad space to ask people to stand during the National Anthem. All Veterans are Patriots who soar with Eagles in my book. Looking for information for this article I ran across a…

Haiti Lets Get it Right

Let’s set the fact straight on Haiti. Haiti is a small nation south of the United States. A former French Colony used for growing sugar. The Haitian Revolution was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. Wikipedia Dates: Aug 21, 1791 – Jan…

Cold, So Cold

We Knoxvillians experience so much cold this past week, as we entered into the newyear. I happened at this same time to be an attendee of a wedding on New Year’s Eve in Neenah, Wisconsin. The highs for the day were averaging 1 degree down to the negative teens at night with wind chills down…

Spooks

There is a song performed by Johnny Cash that I always enjoyed in younger days called Riders on the Storm. I never associated it with a battlefield until a listener called in to tell me his story as a backender (electronic Spook) for the USA. After the end of World War Two there was a…

DR. Seuss Goes to War

The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and Green Eggs and Ham. You have probably read them all! Did you know, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a World War II editorial cartoonist in 1941 and 1942? His cartoons have been restored from decades of being hidden in forgotten files in a book by: Richard…