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Rolling Thunder 2017

May 30, 2017

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Rolling Thunder 2017

I was talking to someone about “the war,” not long ago. I call it “the war” because I’ve only ever been in the one. And that someone advised me, “That was a long time ago. It’s time you got over that.” They were wise words, although a little easier said than done. But I, personally, […]

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Rolling Thunder 2013

May 27, 2013

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Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day, spontaneously began during the American Civil War – a war fought mostly by conscripts – as a day set aside to tend and decorate the graves of that war’s dead. By 1867 Memorial Day had its own poignant hymn, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping.” And, the next year […]

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The Mourning That Roars

May 27, 2012

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At least as early as 1867, the grieving survivors of the men and boys who died in the Civil War set aside a Sunday afternoon each Spring to clean and decorate their graves – to picnic, to remember and to tell stories. This “Decoration Day” spontaneously emerged in both the North and the South during […]

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Running To Washington

May 16, 2010

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These are the weeks the thunder rolls. The twenty-second annual Run For The Wall pulls out of the parking lot of the Victoria Gardens Mall in Rancho Cucamonga, California this Wednesday, May 19th. From there the riders follow one of two routes. What is called the central route stops in Williams, Arizona; Gallup and Angel […]

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Rolling Thunder 2009

May 23, 2009

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President Barack Obama almost snubbed Rolling Thunder Friday. Then at the last minute he changed his mind. Or, maybe his basketball game ended early. About 3:30 in the afternoon, “The president stopped by while members of Rolling Thunder were meeting with administration officials about veterans’ issues,” Nick Shapiro, a propagandist with the Ministry of Truth, […]

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