THE FINAL INSPECTION by Joshua Helterbran The Soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. Step forward now, Soldier , How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?’… Continue reading The Final Inspection
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Follow the link to learn more, readers! https://youtu.be/ag8bSDw5t4Y Thoroughbred Therapy By Ken Olsen Aug 25, 2016 Rob Saavedra refused to acknowledge he had PTSD. The Air Force veteran and sheriff’s deputy worried that people around him, particularly co-workers, would consider him weak. And when he finally sought help from two different programs, he got no… Continue reading Therapeutic Equines
Click the link to learn more, readers: ‘Goodbye and good luck’ BY GRACE E.F. HOLMES, M.D. Sep 20, 2017 In 1934 and 1935, the Past Presidents’ Parley of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Dakota identified and interviewed the state’s 271 women who served during the Great War. Of that number, 225 were nurses.… Continue reading Memento Mori
Ride ‘Em, Cowboy!
“As long as one cowboy remembers it, it ain’t dead!” Thus spake Monte Walsh in the movie* of the same name, and he was quite correct. Matt Jesson proved it when he drove his cattle through this past March. Click the link, readers, and enjoy some American spirit! Udder chaos in Livingston: Local rancher moves… Continue reading Ride ‘Em, Cowboy!
Playing on Ice
Check it out, readers! Playing With a Golf Ball on a Frozen Lake BY ANNA MASON FEBRUARY 16, 2023 On Dec. 27, 2022, Jeff Self, 56, from Chesapeake, drove 10 miles from his home to Stumpy Lake Natural Area. As Self parked his jeep, he noticed an eagle flying close by. Seeing another photographer he knew, Self… Continue reading Playing on Ice
A Word from Davy Crockett
Worth the read and then some. Check it out! 200 Years Ago, Davy Crockett Perfectly Explained the Limits on Government Spending – Not Yours to Give BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR FEBRUARY 1, 2023 By Col. Davy Crockett Editor’s Note: This incredible story has long been a favorite among that segment of Americans who take the Constitution –… Continue reading A Word from Davy Crockett
The Female Soldier Who Fought in the War for Independence
I am not certain that I can call her the first female American soldier, readers. She is among the most famous, however. Only Molly Pitcher compares and “Molly Pitcher” was not her real name. Rather it was an affectionate name given to at least two different women who took part in the War for Independence,… Continue reading The Female Soldier Who Fought in the War for Independence
For Those Who Served….
Warning, this article may raise your blood pressure or cause depression – at least briefly – particularly if you are involved in any way with the armed forces. Please read it carefully. Any writers interested in the subject for character development should look at it with an eye to future projects as well. God bless… Continue reading For Those Who Served….
Running and Firing
Take a look at this, readers! Biography: Lewis Wetzel “The Death Wind" Lewis Wetzel (1763-1808) is considered the greatest of all frontiersmen, scouts, and Indian fighters of the Border Wars of the Upper Ohio Valley frontier. His grandparents were immigrants from Germany, and Lewis was raised on a farm on Wheeling Creek (now Marshall County, West… Continue reading Running and Firing
“I Pledge Allegiance…”
One of my favorite pieces of literature is Edward Everett Hale’s short story, The Man Without a Country. You can find and download it from Project Gutenberg here, and I highly recommend it. Caught up in Aaron Burr’s plot to take control of the United States, the protagonist – Philip Nolan – is tried as… Continue reading “I Pledge Allegiance…”