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A Day For Remembering

Posted by mcm0704 on May 28, 2018 |

On this Memorial Day when we acknowledge those who have fought and died in the cause of freedom, I want to thank all of the men and women in my family who have served in the military. While not all died in combat, there are many on my father’s side of the family who served […]

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Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 29, 2017 |

First things first: This is a day we typically celebrate with cookouts, visits to cemeteries to put flowers on the graves of our loved ones who died in battle somewhere, sometime, and build memories with family still living. Since I am far away from graves of military men in my family, I will not be […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 26, 2017 |

Despite the fact that it is a holiday weekend, it is the first one for me that is not packed full of activities. Friday and Saturday I will be at home. No concerts planned at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts. Sunday our writer’s group might meet if enough folks want to, and Monday I […]

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Happy Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 29, 2016 |

Some thoughts and facts about the holiday that we in the United States celebrate this weekend.   Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers of the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War. I remember it as Decoration Day from my childhood and knew it […]

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Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 25, 2015 |

On this Memorial Day when we acknowledge those who have fought and died in the cause of freedom, I want to thank all of the men and women in my family who have served in the military. While not all died in combat, there are many on my father’s side of the family who served […]

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Monday Morning Musings – Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 26, 2014 |

Here in the U.S. we are celebrating Memorial Day, a day that we honor those who died in service to our country. I thought it would be nice to meet veterans who are remembering their comrades who died in battle. We are quickly approaching the time when there will be no more WWII veterans, so […]

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Remembering Those Who Served

Posted by mcm0704 on May 27, 2013 |

Today, we in the United States pause to remember those soldiers who died in service to their country. Someone recently asked me if I had ever served in the military. We were talking about the legacy of military service in our families, and she was one of those who did serve. I have not, and […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 8, 2012 |

Shame on President Obama for doing the photo op at the Vietnam War Memorial on Memorial Day and double shame on him if it was his idea. I’m hoping it wasn’t. Even though I don’t always agree with him, I saw him as a man with more sensibilities and compassion. But maybe that was before […]

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Remembering on Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 31, 2010 |

I come from a long line of military men on my father’s side. In a little cemetery in Fairmont, West Virginia there are headstones for a number of Van Gilder men who served in the U.S. military, going back to the Revolutionary War. I had the opportunity to go that cemetery a few years ago […]

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Honoring Those Who Served

Posted by mcm0704 on November 11, 2009 |

This Veteran’s Day I want to take a moment to say thanks to the members of my family who have served in the military. In my immediate family I have a daughter who was in the Army and a son who was in the Marines. They spent many years debating which branch was the best, […]

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