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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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Apr 2017

Month of the Military Child

Monday, April 03, 2017

It is an understatement to say that a parent is a crucial element in the life of a child. How then must that child act, think, feel, or cope when the center of their universe – their parent – is pulled away and called to service in times of war,

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Feb 2017

Welcome Home

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

December of 2006 my plane landed at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. I and two of my battle-tested buddies, dressed in desert cammies, were finally home after spending the last 400 days fighting in Iraq. The moment was surreal, and I can vividly remember experiencing the life that

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Jan 2017

Honoring the Sacrifice of Four Chaplains

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Four Chaplains Day, recognized annually on February 3, remembers four chaplains for their remarkable act of bravery: LT John P. Washington was a Catholic priest who served in Kearny, New Jersey. LT Alexander D. Goode served as a Jewish rabbi in York, Pennsylvania. LT Clark V. Poling lived in Schenectady,

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