“Do this in memory of me…”

Lest we forget: while a lot of people consider these days to be the unofficial start of summer, they also serve to help us as a nation remember sacrifice, and loyalty, and pride.   Almost back-to-back, there’s Memorial Day, the anniversary of D-Day (today, 6 June) and then Flag Day (14 June) and, of course, [Read More...]

Afghan aid worker to be hanged for converting to Christianity

Shocking but true. Details: An Afghan physiotherapist will be executed within three days for converting to Christianity. Said Musa, 45, has been held for eight months in a Kabul prison were he claims he has been tortured and sexually abused by inmates and guards. Mr Musa, who lost his left leg in a landmine explosion [Read More...]

"I'm just glad I stepped on that IED…"

If this story doesn’t make you grateful to be alive — and awed by the selflessness and generosity of those who serve this country — nothing will. From the Billings (Montana) Gazette (with a h/t to The Anchoress): U.S. Army Sgt. J.D. Williams never really wanted a Purple Heart. Nobody does, he said. The 23-year-old [Read More...]