Memorial Day – The Dash in the Middle

Memorial Day will be observed this year on May 29, 2023. Memorial Day has always been special to me as a veteran of 22 years in the U.S. Navy. I live in Northern Virginia about 20 miles west of Arlington National Cemetery. Each year over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I visit Arlington toContinue reading “Memorial Day – The Dash in the Middle”

Sons of the Founding Fathers

Do you remember career day in elementary school? Do you recall how you admired the fireman telling his exhilarating stories of extinguishing ravenous fires while saving lives? Perhaps you recall your pride in sharing with friends what your parents did for a living?   Let your mind now wander back to late 1700s America for aContinue reading “Sons of the Founding Fathers”

Family Aviators – Separated by 160 Years

Sometimes history surprises us. It’s even said that history repeats itself. Events of the past can become events of the present. The concept of history repeating itself is also known as historic recurrence.  “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.” -Kurt Vonnegut Jr., American Author and EssayistContinue reading “Family Aviators – Separated by 160 Years”