History

Take a walk through historical events, get introduced to people who changed lives, and other important things to learn through the generations past…

The Ramp Ceremony never to be forgotten

It’s hard to write articles for Memorial Day, no matter how long you have been doing the job.  How do you put into words the respect and honor you want to convey to readers? Well, years ago, I wrote this poem after witnessing a ramp ceremony. For those that do not know what a ramp …

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Crazy Bety, a Tribute to Military Working Dogs lost

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and reflection of service members lost. This Memorial weekend, we would like to pay a special tribute to lost military working dogs. One dog comes to mind in particular- Bety. As some of you know, Bety was recently on American Grit Live with Project K-9 Hero. Unfortunately soon …

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day traditions: a solemn reflection

Memorial Day is typically a day of reflection and traditions. Many reach out to old comrades in arms to reminisce over those lost. Reunions typically consist of raised glasses to toast the memory of the honored dead. However, this year will be vastly different. This year we must dig deeper to find the resolve to …

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Red Cross

The Legacy of Clara Barton: American Red Cross Founder

According to redcross.org, the American Red Cross responds to over 60,000 disasters a year.  Last year, the organization says it served more than 8.4 million snacks and meals.  The American Red Cross is an organization many, including the military, rely on in desperate and disastrous times. While the American Red Cross has its own legacy; …

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Farewell Coogan’s- a Marine’s Tavern

This past week, a landmark of New York City- Coogan’s restaurant and bar, announced that it was permanently closing its doors after 35 years. Considered to be an icon of the city, Coogan’s almost closed its doors 2 years ago due to high lease issues.  Immense support from it’s patrons succeeded in convincing the powers-that-be to keep Coogan’s lease at an appropriate amount. …

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Jack Lucas: The MOH recipient who jumped on two grenades, and lived

There are many unbelievable, but true, stories from our nation’s heroes. One such story is that of Jacklyn Harrell “Jack” Lucas. He was born in Plymouth, North Carolina in 1928. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed Jack’s life forever. He wanted to serve his country, but at the time he was too young. Being only …

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“Just a bunch of girlies” – The Night Witches

All you heard was a “whoosh” as they closed in.  They were so stealthy that radars, infrared, nor radio locators could pick them up.  Flying biplanes stripped of almost everything, the “Night Witches” were the Nazis ultimate nightmare. In a time when women were barred from combat, even in the Soviet Union, these women stepped …

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