What Are You Doing For Dinner Tonight?

I would like to encourage all area residents to come out to the Gilbert C Grafton American Legion Post #2 in Fargo (a.k.a. The Pickled Parrot – 505 3rd Ave N ) this evening between 5 and 9 PM for a benefit event being held in support of North Dakota National Guard soldier Luke Gaukler. Luke…
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Futures Lost And Futures Won…

Those who are currently serving or have served in the military, those who have a loved one who is serving or has served in the military, and those who have lost a loved one that served in the military tend to have a somber recognition of what Memorial Day seeks to honor.  I hesitate to…
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Freedom Is Not Free.

USA Today’s website has a powerful story and video about USMC Cpl. Ronny “Tony” Porta that I think should be mandatory reading and viewing for every American who wants to maintain citizenship in this country.  At the age of 20, Tony was in a Humvee in Iraq that was struck by an IED.  Tony lost his…
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Courage Defined.

Today I want to share with you something that was shared on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook Page. I re-posted it on Veteran Suicides – America’s Shame Facebook Page, but I thought I should share it with all of you as well.  I think we are too often divorced from the realities of…
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Breach Of Contract?

The latest victim of sequestration appears to be military tuition assistance.  This is the money for college that factored into many folks’ decisions to join the military.  Tuition assistance was promised by the government as part of the package – it was part of the contract. It appears to me that the government is prepared…
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