Remembrance

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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Coogan's

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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