Friday, June 12, 2015

Flag Day ,June 14, 2015

Also on June 14, we celebrate Flag Day , to honor the United States Flag and to commemorate the flag's adoption.

 To honor the flag for this year's Flag day, I'm posting the lyrics to:

You're a Grand Old Flag

by George M. Cohan

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

Happy 240th US Army birthday! on June 14, 2015

From the US Army website

Two hundred forty years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.
This year, we celebrate 240 years of selfless service to the nation. Selfless service is at the core of what it means to be a Soldier - putting the welfare of others ahead of oneself. The willingness of our Soldiers - to place themselves in harm's way and to protect our nation's freedoms - is what makes us the premier all-volunteer force. The Army has served proudly, faithfully, and selflessly for 240 years, and we remain steadfast in our commitment.


Happy Birthday US Army!

Monday, May 18, 2015

What Memorial Day Means

From Us Army STAND TO

Memorial Day is an opportunity for the American public to honor men and women who died while in military service.Memorial Day differs from Veterans Day even though both federal holidays acknowledge military members.
 Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to publicly recognize living military veterans while Memorial Day honors just our fallen Service members.
Memorial Day was formally known as Decoration Day and was first observed on May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Ceremony. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) -- the organization for Civil War Union veterans -- leaders wanted to honor fallen Civil War Service members by decorating their graves. It was widely believed that the GAR chose this date because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. Throughout the next century, Decoration Day continued to be observed on May 30. In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day as a national holiday that occurs on the last Monday of May.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Requesting Support for a Coworker's Village in Nepal

A Coworker lost her father in the recent Nepal earthquake, and her home village was devastated.

Valley Woman Loses Father in Nepal Quake-WHSV TV3

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to support their village

Help Support Barpak Village

Please support them with prayers, and donations as you feel led, and please pass the links along.
Thank you.

Thoughts and prayers are with their family and village, and for all those affected by this terrible tragedy.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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(Passing on this blog post from a fellow blogger)

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Thursday, February 19, 2015