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Funeral March

Your shadow is a funeral march
on the glistening surface
of rain-kissed streets

Your body is a funeral march
each step the solemn drum-beat
of a fallen warrior… 194 more words

Napowrimo 2016

#AtoZChallenge - U is for Uniform

Our family loves men and women in uniform. There are too many of us to list in one post, but I found some pictures I hadn’t posted before. 45 more words

Military Life

April 25th: The Best Laid Plans: II

We climbed into the plane. Zak started to go through all the checks and I logged on the radar control and entered our coordinates so the flight controller could direct our interception. 611 more words

Daily Reflections

24th April 2016: The best laid plans

I looked at my watch, just 6.15 am. I rose drowsily from my bed. My brain was telling me I had some important things to do. 378 more words

Daily Reflections

Holy Day or Holiday?: On the Origins of Anzac Day in Queensland

Anzac Day observance in Australia did not begin as a government initiative, nor was it instigated by returned services associations. Indeed, in the lead up to 25 April 1916, the date of the first anniversary of the landing, acting Prime Minister… 1,251 more words

First World War

Retired general and wife on mission to prevent suicide

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — After losing one son to suicide and another to a roadside bomb in Iraq just eight months later, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mark Graham implored those gathered inside Central Connecticut State University’s Torp Theatre last week (April 11) to help banish the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness among veterans and military service members. 522 more words


A Commercial Worth Forwarding

Food City is a Southern grocery store chain with headquarters

in Bristol, Tennessee. This is their one-minute commercial

Not a word spoken and none is needed. 39 more words