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Beautifully Said: Our Country, Our Military

Having served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer for 4 years, I have a deep respect for all those men and women who have served, or do serve, our country, honorably.  339 more words

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The U.S. national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner performed by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians in 1942.

License: Public domain



O say can you shut the hell up: Sir Twittwaddle on The Gist!

A few weeks ago, a friend recommended I listen to Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist – one of the most American podcasts you could come across, but funny and opinionated and topical in a similar way to The Daily Show. 111 more words


Contemplatives Go Mainstream

A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the…

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In God We Trust by John Gabriel

In God We Trust

In God We Trust, derived from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott after witnessing the raising of the American flag at Fort McHenry to celebrate a key victory during the 1812 war with British forces. 201 more words

John Gabriel

Letter: National anthem gets little respect

On Sunday, we travelled to the Hippodrome Trois-Rivières for the Prix d’Été race. Just as the program started, they played the Star Spangled Banner, as U.S. 51 more words