The too perfect sound

No eyes are wandering as I look upon the faces of mourners, all eyes fixed on the soldier saluting the folded flag held over his partner’s heart. An older, higher ranked man squares his shoulders as the two soldiers step again in synch toward him. The folded flag is placed in his hands; the two salute the flag in one matched motion. The older man’s steps are more comforting, unperfected, and quiet. Around me more sniffle, someone discreetly sobs.

Answered Prayer

A door gunner recalls a mission in the Plain of Reed flying an experimental mission called Firefly in 1968.

My experience flying in the Secret War in Laos

The Ravens were a secret group of elite U. S. Air Force pilots who flew in civilian clothes and unmarked aircraft to help save the neutral country of Laos from being taken over by the North Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. They were highly trained fighter pilots who flew as Forward Air Controllers (FAC) in the single engine, prop driven, slow moving Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog to direct fighter-bombers onto heavy defended targets and provide bomb damage.

WWII Tokyo Raiders Deserve Congressional Gold Medal

In celebrating our blessings, we should include the service and sacrifice bestowed to us by our veterans. All too often, acknowledgment for their commitment and valor is long-delayed or even denied. Such is the case for the WWII Tokyo Raiders.

The Core Standards of Veterans Day

The importance of Veterans Day in the lives of children today as seen through the eyes of one educator.

Taps for Reb Walt

I was unable to attend the stone setting for my friend Walter Wolf this past Sunday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "Walt, please accept these words in place of my absence."

In Tribute to Veterans

“We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember...”

In Tribute to Veterans

“We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember...”

SBP/DIC Offset

Is Congress doing it to Vets again?

Honor Flight Cleveland Provides Free Trips for Veterans to See Memorials in Their Honor

Iwo Jima Survivor Finally Sees Memorials Honoring His Service Courtesy of Honor Flight Cleveland

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