You Won't Believe How the US Ranks in Gender Equality

Ladies, we are in serious trouble here....more
#23?! This simply is not good enough for me.  What will it take?  Always befuddles me that posts ...more

Why I Remember (Lest We Forget)

It’s November 11th....more

My Unknown Soldier

Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day make me sad because my late husband, Richard, was not quite a veteran but his service to his country killed him.  ...more

Happy Veterans' Day!

"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."To my fellow veterans, thank you....more

Happy Veteran's Day! Sweethearts Reunited When WWII Letter Arrives 69 Years Later

In the days of high-speed Internet and fast-paced everything,it’s hard to understand what it must have been like to experience WWII — either as a service member or as those friends and family members left behind to wonder....more
katyinacorner It's so beautiful. What a great story! -Momomore

On This Veterans Day

In our current decade of war, we seem to have lost the sense of shared sacrifice seen in World War II especially. We sport ribbons to "Support the Troops", but do we do anything that actually supports them or the veterans they become after their service?Our post today is about the home front, the war effort, and Victory Gardens:  http://growingtables.blogspot.com/2013/11/on-this-veterans-day.html...more

The Man That Won The War

THE MAN THAT WON THE WAR First Question: What does a 'Chain' restaurant and an amphibious war craft have in common?Second question: How did lumber from Brazil and a war between China and Japan save American lives?Let's ask Andrew Higgins for the answers..."Thank you for meeting me here Mr. Higgins. It's a lovely restaurant."...more

Thank you, veterans!

Thank you, veterans! I'm in Portland for a job interview, feeling especially grateful for the privilege of travel and freedom of expression. Just a quick word of gratitude to all of the veterans, past and present, who have made those privileges possible. Thank you for your service! ...more

Every Day 22 Veterans and Active Military Commit Suicide

If you are a U.S. military veteran and suicidal, call 800-273-8255 and press 1 or follow the link to Veterans Crisis Line website. Thank a veteran for his or her service and ask if they are getting all of the services that they need. Ask if they are doing okay, ask if they need to talk, ask how they are managing their return home. Start a dialogue, it might save a life. ...more