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The Best Military Reunions of Fathers and Children

03-07-13-POD

The best time you will spend tonight will be hugging your children.  The second best time you will spend is the impetus for you to hug your kids a little closer and tighter – this short, four minute video of the best military father/children reunions.  Prepare to have a … Continue reading…

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How Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Got Its Name

11-09-12-POD

On Sunday, we celebrate Veteran’s Day.  Be sure to thank a serviceperson every time you see one.  Today we’d like to honor one veteran – Butch O’Hare, a fighter pilot in World War II.  In January of 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Butch’s squadron received … Continue reading…

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Tomb of the Unknowns

05-28-12-POD

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a precious historical site in Arlington National Cemetery honoring those unidentified soldiers who gave their lives for our country.  The sentinels of the Tomb, who keep their uniforms and weapons in immaculate condition, are amazing.  These soldiers, who remain silent throughout, must memorize … Continue reading…

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The Definition of a Soldier

smiling soldier

It has been said that the definition of a soldier, sailor, marine or other service person is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check payable to the “People of the United States” for the sum of: “My Life.”  But it’s not just the service men … Continue reading…

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Veteran’s Day: Celebrating Men Like Daniel Luckett

Daniel Luckett

Today is Veteran’s Day and we celebrate soldiers like Daniel Luckett. When a bomb exploded under Luckett’s Army Humvee in Iraq two years ago — blowing off one of his legs and part of his foot — the first thing he thought was, “That’s it. You’re done. No more … Continue reading…

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