Holiday

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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The Dream Lives On: A tribute to MLK

On August 28, 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed his speech to 250,000 people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds.  This legend of a man shook the nation with four words in his speech, “I have a DREAM.”  January 20 is a day of unification, otherwise …

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I’m not a Grinch I swear!

Ahhh Christmas and the holiday season has arrived. Well, it’s more than arrived, it’s here!  All around me everyone is in a hurry! Hustling and bustling to buy presents, get to parties, more presents, hang lights, put up trees and then some. For a couple of weeks now everyone around me has been talking about …

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Respecting those who went before us

This last weekend, I had the opportunity to stop by Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America.  I knew quite a few people participating, and if you remember, we even did a live show about it.  For me, it has always been about respecting those before me. Sadly, I could not be on …

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The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

“…I suddenly noticed that I could hear water dripping off a bush next to me.  Our guns stopped—and no shells were coming on us.  It seemed mysterious, queer, unbelievable.  All the men knew what the silence meant, but nobody shouted or threw his hat in the air…” – Brig. Gen. Stanhope Bayne-Jones, U.S. Army medical officer …

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Halloween Thoughts…

Look, people generally fall into three categories when it comes to Halloween. They either love it, hate it, or are completely indifferent about it. If you’re something other than that, then like don’t read this because it doesn’t apply to you. But here is some friendly advice from us here at American Grit regarding Halloween. …

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At The Gym

We are two weeks into the new year and we’re certain that many people are still enduring the massive crowds of people frequenting their gym/fitness center/athletic club. Among the crowd, there are people who have never once stepped foot in the gym. How do we know? We watch the videos on Facebook of people making …

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Have You Heard

Have you heard for real though? In case you were feeling like there was nothing for people to buy for you for Christmas, there is hope for you yet. Brownells in their infinite wisdom and we’re not being sarcastic, this was spot on perfectly done. In fact, before we say what it is that Brownells …

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