#WATWB: Thank You for Your Service!

May is National Military Appreciation Month in the U.S. “In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month. Both the Senate and House of Representatives adopted resolutions calling for Americans to recognize and honor U.S. Service Members during NMAM. These proclamations also urge the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe NMAM. “National Military Appreciation Month is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizensRead more

Where is Peace?

That is a great question. I wish there was a pat answer. I feel peace hiding, trembling, afraid to show its face of late. ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt, have the world’s humanity on edge – fearful, filled with anxiety, and witness to suffering. From NBCNews.com:  “SAINT-DENIS, France — A woman blew herself up early Wednesday (November 18) as an elite police unit raided an apartment while hunting theRead more

At Ease, Soldier

Dad served in World War II. He spent time in England and made it home safe, to hug his mom, marry his wife, have two children. Serving country in the military is monumental. It’s huge. Every spring, the county veteran’s office presents family with a flag. To mark the place of honor, the monument that sits in a Catholic cemetery, for someone who loved country and life. At ease, soldier…dad…you’ve earned eternal rest. I’ll bring flowers as soon as the thawingRead more