Gold Star Family Day

Gold Star

  It has taken far too long for the leaders of this nation to do the honorable thing but finally, a U.S. President has realized the error and is seeking to correct it. President Obama has issued a proclamation declaring today — this Sunday — Gold Star Family Day. Here’s part of what the proclamation [Read More...]

Facing the Haint of Death

Room with a view

“This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there’s this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity.”  Ann Voskamp When that soldier came to our little trailer house in 1966 with that Regret-to-Inform telegraph in hand the whole thing tore [Read More...]

An Invitation of Honor

Dad & us

Several of my friends are headed to the White House. They are having breakfast with President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The invitation to breakfast belongs to an inclusive group. This group even has it’s own signature pin of distinction. I’m wearing my Gold Star pin now. In order to belong to this fraternity, [Read More...]