Posts Tagged ‘Veterans Day’

What is a Hero?

It’s easy to let Veterans Day come and go without really stopping to think about the people we are honoring. The following is an essay about a veteran written by Megan McConaghy on September 22, 2002. It is especially meaningful to me because it was written about my father but it is not unlike the story of many of our nation’s veterans. It is simply entitled: “What is a Hero?” To me a hero is an honest hardworking person, wise, has accomplished a lot in life, has touched many lives, puts others first, and is humble. I consider the late… Read More

November 9th, 2010 at 9:26am

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Road Signs For Success

By Jim Whitt This week’s issue, originally published on May 28, 2008, is dedicated to all of our nation’s veterans in observance of Veterans Day. Thank you for your service to our country. As this was our first trip to France we suffered from a perpetual state of directional disability. And that is how we met Michel. We wandered through the gate of a small cemetery not a stone’s throw from Omaha Beach in Normandy.  Michel did not speak much English but fortunately, Suedy, a friend of ours from the U.S. spoke a little French. So, with much hand signaling,… Read More

November 12th, 2008 at 6:31pm

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