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The Mourning That Roars

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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The Mourning That Roars

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

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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Running To Washington

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

Saturday, May 23, 2009

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Rolling Thunder 2009

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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Newton Foust Heisley

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Newton Foust Heisley

Newt Heisley, the commercial artist who imagined and designed the black and white POW/MIA symbol, died last Thursday at his home in Colorado Springs. Heisley was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in November, 1920, orphaned before he was a year old and raised by his grandparents. He majored in art at Syracuse University, worked as a […]

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Vung Tau

Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Vung Tau

So, I run into the impossible traffic jam that the California Highway Patrol has created on the 405. Somebody or another has abandoned a Tercel in the south bound carpool lane. Probably they ran out of gas. Maybe they stole the car and then they ran out of gas. Maybe the thieves are walking to […]

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