Thoughts on a Veteran's Day
A heartwarming story about a 3rd grade girl who wrote a letter to an unknown soldiers during the Vietnam War in 1970. Fifty years later, the now 59-year-old woman, sought out to find the soldier whose letter she had saved for 5 decades, only to learn that he had saved her letter too!
Giving back to those who served.
The United States of America is a treasure that merits the continued defense of Americanism and support of those who have served her.
4th of July celebration
We Need Patriotism in this Country
In 1966 I was a L/Cpl. and a crew member on a KC130 transport plane in Marine Squadron 152 at Da Nang, Vietnam. Our crew took part in our share of combat exercises, but what I consider my most successful mission was the time I had to serve day old black coffee to Lt. Gen. Lew Walt without spilling it on him during a bumpy flight on the way to his promotion ceremony in Da Nang. When he got off the plane, TV cameras and reporters from America were waiting for him. Fortunately for me, his trousers weren't coffee-stained.
Memorial Day "Field of Flags" reaches nearly 900 in small town W. Va. Cameron, W. Va. is the sight of a "Field of Flags" each Memorial Day. This event has grown progressively over the past four years. Citizens term it "amazing, beautiful, outstanding."
While going through a box of 1930's materials and folders, I found a black & white 8 x 10 photo of a man in his U. S. Army uniform. The photo individual showed an officer(Lt. Colonel) with insignia of a chaplain on his lapels. The photo also was signed in white/silver ink "In Fond Remembrance"- J M Lonergan.