Tag Archives: Honor

A Hero’s Legacy

Indelible character is a rarity.  George H. Bush was just such a man of noble character.  I didn’t always agree with him.  Do know that he lost my vote once.  But, never my belief that he is and was the … Continue reading

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Thunder Road

Robert Mitchum  wrote and starred in a movie way back in the 1950s that spoke to the ways of moonshiners and their dispute with the Revenue men.  It touched on many topics that each could be made their own poems. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Duty, Honor, Country, Service and Sacrifice Are the Hallmarks of Veterans

“My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world’s noblest figures; not only as one of the finest … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Debt of Gratitude Is Owed To All Veterans and Their Families, Especially Wives

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ … If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Veterans Day

From one Veteran and his lady to all other Veterans and active duty members and the wives who served and continue serve on the home-front,  we wish you each the very best of Veteran’s Days and thank you all for … Continue reading

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Shoreline Conditions

Part IV of the story of the fall of legendary Troy: Shoreline Conditions by Michael Romani All the terms and conditions In even the earliest renditions Speak of two lovers washed on a shoreline Hand in hand, impervious to their … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Honorable By Being Necessary For the Public Good

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale (1776)    

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Daily Prompt – Unfallen

Today’s challenge is yet another from a conversation with a friend.  I was explaining to Veri that years ago I had formed a guild in a fairly popular online game and called that guild The Unfallen.  The guild’s purpose was … Continue reading

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First Principles: Humanity, Justice and Humanity Demand We Fight and Keep Our Freedom

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtue of the People Is Our Best Security

“We may look up to armies for defense, but virtue is our best security. It is not possible that any state should long remain free, where virtue is not supremely honored.” – Samuel Adams, Letter to Joseph Warren, 1775   … Continue reading

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