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Memorial Day, Solemnity,

The purpose behind Memorial Day. A lesson in solemnity for all

FLORIDA: This is Memorial Day weekend yet no one seems to remember what that day really symbolizes. Begun in the wake of the Civil War, when a few southern ladies decorated the graves of Union soldiers buried far away from their mothers, sisters, fathers, and brothers, it demonstrated our commonality rather than our differences. Sadly ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July: What does freedom mean?

San Diego,  June 30, 2020–As national holiday Fourth of July beckons us to celebrate COVID-style this year, as it ignites many to ponder the true meaning of freedom; and, how the meaning may have changed as restrictions have been made to restrict it. The first Fourth of July Historically, the wording for the Declaration of ...

America’s Founding Fathers; what price did they pay for freedom?

FORT WORTH: We celebrated Flag Day last week and Independence Day is just around the corner. Americans from one end of the country to the other will celebrate with parades, barbecues, and cook-outs filled with food, fun, and last but not least: fireworks. The pyrotechnic displays remind us of what our forebears went through to ...

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 ...