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Thank you

| November 24, 2022 | 17 Comments
Thank you

  Thanksgiving is a good day to give thanks. Here’s a few things I am thankful for…. Family – we didn’t intend to found a dynasty…we were just a coupla enlisted kids who liked each other a lot. Three kids, six grandkids,  and a dozen degrees later (we’re big on education) including a daughter getting […]

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The Wall at 40

| November 11, 2022 | 13 Comments
The Wall at 40

The Wall. When you go to Washington, no need to say anything else.  Technically it is the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, and it is unlike any other war memorial I have ever seen in any country. Designed by 21 year old Maya Lin, many were skeptical when it was first unveiled: but it has become hallowed […]

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Veteran’s Day

| November 11, 2022 | 12 Comments
Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 making it an annual observance, and it became a national holiday in 1938. Sixteen years later, then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name to Veterans Day to […]

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2022 Veterans Day Deals and Discounts

| November 3, 2022 | 25 Comments
2022 Veterans Day Deals and Discounts

Mick sends us the gouge on Veterans Day appreciation discounts and sundry good deals. The sentiment is certainly appreciated, but unfortunately the law of unintended consequences cannot be denied. 2022 Veterans Day Free Meals and Restaurant Deals and Discounts By Heather Sweeney The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts at restaurants for 2022. […]

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Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme and New “TEACH the Next Generation” Curriculum

| January 18, 2022 | 17 Comments
Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme and New “TEACH the Next Generation” Curriculum

  “Find a Way to Serve”   National Nonprofit Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme and Planned Curriculum to TEACH the Next Generation in 2022 and Beyond   COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Jan. 17, 2022 — Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH […]

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Thursdays Are For Cooking

| December 23, 2021 | 17 Comments
Thursdays Are For Cooking

Well, since it’s getting around that time of year, the idea that we should watch calories when we can burn them off throwing snowballs at each other from behind the walls of our snow fortress just doesn’t go over too well, especially with kids. So I’m reposting the buttermilk pancakes recipe – the old-fashioned thing […]

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Senate Unanimously Passes Collins, King Resolution Recognizing December 18, 2021, as “Wreaths Across America Day”

| December 10, 2021 | 15 Comments
Senate Unanimously Passes Collins, King Resolution Recognizing December 18, 2021, as “Wreaths Across America Day”

Sean Sullivan from Wreaths Across America sends us the following:   Senate Unanimously Passes Collins, King Resolution Recognizing December 18, 2021, as “Wreaths Across America Day” This powerful movement to remember fallen U.S. troops originated in the State of Maine   Washington, D.C., December 10, 2021 – The Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators […]

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Happy Birthday, America….

| July 4, 2021 | 12 Comments
Happy Birthday, America….

It’s July 4th and we usually celebrate that date, and will continue to do so, despite the concerted efforts of wankers who don’t like the only country on the planet where they have real freedom. Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. Freedom ain’t worth nothin’, but it’s free. The links below are […]

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