The State Of The Union For Veterans…

I was happy to hear that Senator Heidi Heitkamp invited veteran Eric Marts to attend the State of the Union address as her guest.  I was at the town hall meeting where Heidi first met Eric and heard his story.  Eric lost his sight due to his military service in the National Guard.  His sight…
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Gather Round To Hear Uncle Ron Tell The Story Of The Tuskegee Airmen…

This afternoon I attended a presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen and a reception honoring veterans at NDSU.  The event was sponsored by NDSU’s Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach,  NDSU’s Military and Veterans Services Office, NDSU American Legion Post 400 and a number of other sponsors.  As the mother of a disabled veteran who…
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They Are The Patriots…

This day, and every day, I bow my head in a silent prayer of thanks for veterans.  They are the ones who were willing to give everything they have to defend the ideals of this country.  They are the ones who have illustrated with their actions what service, sacrifice, honor, and commitment mean.  They are…
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Unfortunately, It Is Very Much The American Way.

I ran across an old news article from 2012 about the concussion lawsuit that over 300 former football players  brought against the NFL, the teams, and the helmet manufacturer Riddell in the Huffington Post the other day.  The article was focused on Tony Dorsett. In the article Dorsett was quoted as saying: “Yeah, I understand…
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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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