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Veterans Day, 2015

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” 47 more words


Ponderings on Veterans' Day

For most people Veterans’ Day is just another day where the banks are closed and the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t deliver mail. If you work for the government, a financial institution or a few other employers you probably get the day off and might get an early start on your holiday shopping or simply relax. 1,537 more words

Random Musings

today's birthday: George S. Patton, Jr. (1885)

George S. Patton, Jr. (1885)

Patton, nicknamed “Old Blood-and-Guts,” was probably the most admired and most controversial American World War II general. Though he had a brilliant war record—he led successful military operations in Morocco and Sicily and spearheaded the spectacular sweep of US forces across northern France into Germany—he was a rigid disciplinarian and nearly lost his career for slapping a hospitalized soldier he suspected of feigning illness. 12 more words

November 11 in history

1215 – The Fourth Lateran Council met, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ. 1,037 more words


“Never tell people
how to do things.
Tell them what to do
and they will surprise you
with their ingenuity.”
George S. Patton

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