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Flag Day: Does that star-spangled banner yet wave?

SAN JOSE: In the past century American citizens have witnessed the public disrespect, disdain, desecration, and destruction of the Stars and Stripes, the flag of the United States of America. More recently football fans have been dismayed and enraged by the controversy over players insisting upon making their own controversial political statements by refusing to ...

Remembering America’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2018 — The United States will honor those who served and gave their life protecting this great nation on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 2018. Origins of Memorial Day observances Memorial Day originally known as Decoration Day, it was first celebrated in 1868 following the end of the Civil War, as ...

Recipe: Tex-Mex beef enchiladas

FORT WORTH, Texas: What’s your favorite ethnic food? Nation’s Restaurant News counts Italian, Mexican, and Chinese food as the top three in the United States. It’s not surprising. You’d be hard-pressed to not find at least one variety of restaurant representing them in virtually any town in the U.S. Recipes for each fill cookbooks brought home ...

Corrie ten Boom found healing by forgiving Nazis

FORT WORTH, Texas: Corrie ten Boom turned 126 years old on April 15. It was also the 36th anniversary of her death. Jewish tradition considers this a great blessing. It means that the person completed the task given by God on the day she was born. And she sure did. Survivor of the barbarism of ...

Corrie ten Boom: home to Holland

FORT WORTH, Texas: Free at last. No more fleas to be thankful for; no more beatings from the brutal Aufseherin (female) guards. A mere number no longer, Corrie recalled, “When they called out ‘Prisoner 66730,’ ten Boom, Cornelia,’ I did a double-take. I hadn’t been called by my name in so long.” At the administration ...

Corrie ten Boom: Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and fleas of hope

FORT WORTH, Texas: With dashed hopes the inmates boarded overcrowded trains that took them away from Vught Prison and the Allies who were coming to rescue them. Their next stop was the notorious Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Germany. Yet Corrie held onto hope, literally. Her sister Nollie managed to smuggle a small bible that hung from ...

Corrie ten Boom: The price of helping Jews during WWII

FORT WORTH, Texas. — The Gestapo arrested and dragged an old man out of his happy home February 1944. The officer in charge told him that if he behaved himself, he would be back home soon and able to die in his own bed. Hearing this, 84-year-old Casper ten Boom straightened up, looked the officer ...

Ireland’s St. Patrick: His long journey from Slave to Saint

St. Patrick, a teen of noble Roman birth, was taken to Ireland as a captive and enslaved by Irish slave traders around 400 AD. One day, after six years of slavery, he heard the voice of God telling him to go back to Rome. Later he returned to Ireland as a Bishop of the Church.