Memories of My Father on the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Who remembers VJ Day? How many of the past few generations even know what V-J Day is all about? The Victory over Japan (VJ) is the day the Japanese officially accepted the surrender terms from the Allied Nations on August Read More …

My Most Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Spent in Washington DC

The year I spent Memorial Day in Washington DC was one of the most memorable weekends I have ever had in my life. My kids were part of the Elmwood-Murdock marching band and participated¬†in the annual Memorial Day parade. But, Read More …

Facts About Iwo Jima, One of the Most Famous Battles of World War II

Ever since my sons became Marines I have been interested in my family’s military history and wonder where my Dad would of been on significant dates like Iwo Jima. February 19, 1945 the landing at Iwo Jima and he was Read More …

Patriotic Video That Gets It Right

The Best Patriotic Video Across the internet are scores of videos with patriotic songs, words, and performers that inspire and lift the heart. My plan this Independence Day weekend was to post several of my favorite patriotic videos here, and I had Read More …

Memorial Day Patriotism

The Internet and Social Media Patriotism I’m so glad to see Memorial Day patriotism¬†spread all over the vast social media networks, including Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. People may criticize social media, call it a waste of time, snippets of fluff, Read More …

Carrie Underwood: Keep Us Safe

  Salute to Our Troops If you’re going to release a song dedicated to the military and American troops what better time to release a patriotic song than at the ACM Salute to our Troops show? Carrie Underwood did just Read More …

Placing Flags For Memorial Day

For many Memorial Day weekend starts with “Flaging In” when the cemeteries are decorated with American flags on the graves of veterans. It is often the VFW that coordinates this and this is true in a small Nebraska town of Elmwood, Nebraska. Read More …

Patriotic Video: America, I Love You

“America, I Love You” a new song and patriotic anthem for the United States, in this day of corrupt politics and depressing news it’s time now for a new sense of pride in the USA. Read More …