Tag Archives: honor

When Words Aren’t Enough

This post is longer than most that I send, and it has even been abbreviated from the version I received from a friend. I believe it to be true but haven’t Snopesed it because I WANT it to be true, … Continue reading

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“The One I Didn’t Shoot Down!”

The New York Post tells the remarkable story of World War II American bomber pilot Charlie Brown and German Luftwaffe ace Franz Stigler, who instead of shooting down Brown’s crippled plane, flew alongside it and saluted. The story comes from … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Amazing Legacy

I recently read a post that one of you wrote or perhaps re-blogged that talked about one of the bravest people I’ve ever read about. As young woman, she risked death and torture daily to save about 2500 children and … Continue reading

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Amma’s Surprise

Several years ago I accepted a friend’s invitation to go see Mata Amritanandamayi who is far more commonly known as simply “Amma” (which if I recall correctly means “Mother” in her culture). I apologize to readers of that culture for … Continue reading

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Things Worth Believing In

One of my favorite movies is Secondhand Lions. Below is a quote from it that I love. It is a scene where an old man (portrayed by Robert Duvall) tells a young boy about things worth believing in: “Sometimes the … Continue reading

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LAST DANCE AT THE BUS BAR

My first gransdon is due in less than seven weeks and I can’t wait. I share the story below to honor all those who have been a parent or grandparent, or would someday like to be. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Life and Death, Duty and Loss

My wife and I started our day by meeting with several family members and friends at a charity breakfast to raise funds for the Gold Star Moms organization. Gold Star Moms have all lost a child who died in service … Continue reading

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