Category: War

Three Great Life Lessons From Alexander the Great

I am a big fan of history. I love reading and listening to books and documentaries of all kinds of history that ha spanned over the centuries. It is fascinating to see how past world leaders, inventors, athletes, armies, scientists, politicians, wars, etc. One…

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Showing Mercy in the Midst of War

How many of us have ever known someone that we really didn’t like? They were someone that we considered our rival, our opponent, our enemy. If we were given the chance, we would “take care of them”, hurt or destroy them. But how many…

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The American Flag: 13 Folds of Honor

Memorial Day is a day observed by millions of people in the United States of America in remembrance of men and women who sacrificed their time, careers, and lives for their country.  America is not the only country which honors their military…many countries around…

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The Flag That Doesn’t Fly

Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It’s a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB. Check out the dimensions of the flag……

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A Little Piece of Home

Have you ever thought about how precious and fortunate we are to live in the land that we do? After reading the following short story, I am sure that you will think of our land a little differently. This soldier in Iraq asked his…

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Soldiers Remembrances of D-Day

I recently read an article written by Kim Willsher on TheGuardian,com in which she told many stories of servicemen that participated in D-Day and World War 2. I thought that it would be a great share with all of you. I hope that you…

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Incredible Facts of D-Day

This year, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The site, http://www.army.mil/d-day explains D-Day in a short but descriptive way: “On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany…

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Your Life Is No Longer Your Own (Tissues Required)

Read an amazing account of incredible sacrifice during World War 2 involving simple towns people. Around this time each year, Memorial Day, I am reminded of a story that I once heard. Though the exactness of it I cannot confirm, I am assured its…

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Every Flag Tells a Story At Mobile’s Historic Magnolia & National Cemeteries

The one thing I enjoy is looking for inspiring and heartwarming stories of all kinds of occasions, experiences and places around the world. Recently, I came across the following article, which, to me, was an interesting and heartwarming story of a national cemetery in…

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Freedom Comes With A Price

Freedom. There is nothing that is more valued and treasured by an individual. It is that one word that has made millions and millions of people to decide to come to America to live…free to worship, speak, travel, salute the flag, and many, many…

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Dressing A Soldier For The Last Time

  This is a picture the military has never let anyone see until now. This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial. And that includes being properly dressed, all the…

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Where Does The Time Go?

It is truly amazing how fast time is going. My grandmother used to always say, “the older you get…”the days get longer and the years get shorter.” Isn’t THAT the truth!! The following pictures illustrate this point in a humorous way!!

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**WARNING!** They Walk Among Us!!!

This is a warning to EVERYONE in the world…”they” are here…the live and walk with us…and you never know when you may encounter one.  It truly is amazing how many of these creatures we experience…sometimes on a daily basis. I found this “evidence list”…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #35

Starlia Dawson, widow of Army Sgt. Ezra Dawson, 31, of Las Vegas, weeps during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.  Dawson, a member of 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Div., from Fort Hood,…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #32

The photograph was taken the day the emerging Wall was put up in August 1961 and the boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #29

The effects of the World Wart II have not only resulted to the death of millions, but also a long-standing disturbance on the lives of those who survived, particularly children. They were the ones who greatly suffered from the pain and trauma brought by…

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The 1914 Christmas Truce of World War One

The magic of Christmas sometimes has a wonderful and delightful effect on a variety of people. Sometimes we forget how important it is to treat our fellow human beings in a caring and giving way this time of year because of all the “hustle…

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Celebrating the Light: Christmas During the Darkness of War

I read the following story about a Christmas experience that I not only found fascinating but heartwarming as well. It was written by a survivor of World War II and was written in her own words…Helen Grace Lescheid The second World War raged in…

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The Smiling Face of an Angel’s Kindness

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
During World War II, in a Warsaw ghetto, Irena Sendler carried infants out to safety in the bottom of her tool box. She also carried in her truck a sack for larger children. She trained her dog to bark…

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Fascinating and Unbelievable Stories of American Soldiers

Veteran’s day has come and has past but that doesn’t mean that we should ever forget what our young men and women have fought, sacrificed, and gave parts of their lives for. Today, I came across this really interesting article on huffingtonpost.com that presented…

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