Let Us Remember The Fallen

On this day, let us remember the fallen. Let us recognize the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. These are the Americans who deserve our respect and admiration. They gave their lives in support and defense of this country’s ideals. They fought in conflicts and wars of others’…
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The United States Owes A Debt To You…

To the many military members and veterans I know and to the many, many thousands I do not, I thank you for your commitment to the ideals of the United States and your service to our country.  Although you are many when viewed as a collective, you are few when scattered about the whole of…
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Start Singing When You’re Up To Your Neck In Mud…

I caught a great story worth sharing on Business Insider about U.S. Navy Admiral William H. McRaven and his recent return to his alma mater of University of Texas, Austin, to give the  commencement speech.  He shared with graduates 10 lessons from his years of experience as Navy Seal.  And in case the name does…
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Revel, If Only For A Moment, In This Recognition…

Today I would like to congratulate a group of students  who were honored by North Dakota State University’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach  with a Green and Gold Award for the Student Organization of the Year.  The organization, American Legion Post #400, has done a number of noteworthy things in its short tenure…
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Trudging Is The Least We Can Do.

Yesterday morning we walked from our hotel to Arlington National Cemetery.  I had an awful lot of bounce in my step as we started toward the cemetery.  But as we started to see the graves from just outside the cemetery my steps got heavier and heavier.  By the time we made our way to the…
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