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Oct 2017

Lynchburg's Veterans Day Parade

Monday, October 02, 2017

For the first time in 79 years, the city of Lynchburg will hold a Veterans Day parade on November 11, 2017. A parade is a time-honored way of recognizing the heroes among us and celebrating the sacrifice of our service members and veterans. Liberty University’s campus has been chosen as

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Sep 2017

Patriot Day

Friday, September 01, 2017

Patriot Day is a day that is set aside to honor the memory of nearly 3,000 people who died during one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in our nation’s history.  Do you remember what you were doing on September 11, 2001?    This day will be forever etched in

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Jul 2017

The Purple Heart

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Purple Heart is an award that few people earn, no one wants, and everyone respects.  As a child, “Army Men” and “War” was often the go-to game for my friends and me to play, and with every mission, there was sure to be at least one of us who

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Jun 2017

The Meaning of Independence Day

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Although America’s quest for independence began in April 1775, there were few in the colonies... ...who really wanted to break away from England. However, as British rule appeared tyrannical and writings such as Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” spread throughout the land, independence became more than just a concept. After a

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Jun 2017

Lessons Learned from my Military Dad

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The year I graduated from college was the same year my dad retired from a 26 year career in the United States Air Force. Growing up as a military kid certainly had its perks, but for all the blessings there were also trials – moments of fear, uncertainty, challenges and

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