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The Odyssey of Homer

Dad’s Great Ride

(The following is the full text written as a eulogy for my dad’s memorial service on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Durham, NC. 1,423 more words

Durham NC

A New Direction

I’ve been fascinated with writing stories in fantasy fiction and science fiction, but I recently fell into a new interest; nonfiction. I’m planning on putting together a few stories about myself, my grandfather, and my dad. 471 more words

175. Honor Them

Honor Them
by Jason Tomlinson

I’m so thankful we have this day of remembrance set apart
to honor those women and men with the bravest heart… 118 more words


National Museum of American History

You asked, “Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

What Is the Former Name of Memorial Day? | Dictionary.com Blog
“Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May and marks the solemn time when Americans honor the soldiers that died in military service.

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This Iwo Jima veteran's moving poetry will help you understand Memorial Day

WASHINGTON (CNN) — For more than half a century, Joe Bruni stayed silent about the “hellish day on the bloody sulfuric sands” that took his childhood friend at Iwo Jima. 794 more words


Conversation with a World War II Veteran and Remembering those who Died

I recently read the popular book, Unbroken, and I was again amazed by what Tom Brokaw rightly called my grandparents’ generation: the Greatest Generation… 1,242 more words


Remember the Warrior

With the wind blowing against their backs, as if to lend support, the six marines pushed against the standard and lifted the banner of freedom into the air that fateful day in Iwo Jima. 488 more words

Kevin Herrin