The First Memorial Day and Former Slaves

Read The Martyrs of the Race Course, an account of Memorial Day events from 1865 as reported in the Daily Courier

U.S. Damned If It Does – Damned If It Doesn’t

 The article quotes an unknown “former Haitian Defence Minister said: “We don’t need the soldiers in Haiti. There’s no war here.”” Something to think about – right! God knows Haiti’s had many Defense Ministers in its struggles throughout the years. Haiti’s also had help from the U.S. military during those years…Read More:

U.S. Damned If  It Does – Damned If It Doesn’t –


All American Face

by Leysa Lowery

What is the all-American face?
Some say it’s white —
Others argue it should be
The face of a Native American —
Others say it’s the faces of
Their children, sweet and innocent,
Or the svelte model
On the cover of the sports magazine —
Or maybe the smiling basketball star —
Or Norman Rockwell’s subject
In a Sunday-go-to-meeting suit.

I saw the all-American face today.
It was worn by a soldier
Dressed in desert camouflage.
He/she was white/black/brown
He/she was smiling
Waving at the camera
Telling his/her spouse/mother/child
“I love you!”
“I’m OK!”
It was a beautiful face
An all-American face.


First Female Buffalo Soldier – Cathay Williams

Cathay Williams (1842 –1892? ) was the first and only known female Buffalo Soldier.


She was born into slavery and worked for the Union army during the Civil War. She posed as a man and enlisted as Williams Cathay in the 38th infantry in 1866. She was given a medical discharge in 1868. Click link to read more:

TGIF ~ Remember the Military/Veterans

Regardless of your feelings about the military and/or war, the people in uniform deserve a prayer, positive thought, moment of silence and/or respect. They are in constant situations that can put them in harms way-even at home. Remember government civilians are in the same boat. There was a civilian killed at Ft. Hood along with those soldiers, just like at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Understand there are hateful people in America, and I’m not talking

about the shooter! I cannot repeat the garbage people wrote on Facebook and Twitter….BUT this is America and the people in uniform are fighting to preserve your right to be free and write garbage if you like!

Remember the families-children who don’t have a mother or  father during this coming holiday season. Remember their mental health. Don’t ignore problems. Be thankful it’s not you!

Homeless People on Twitter

Homeless People on Twitter  The invisible people are onhomeless street shelter Twitter! Not people from outer space or sci-fi, but people who survive right here on earth. Believe it! Hardlynormal is one such individual. His bio says, “Just a hardly normal guy trying to navigate through an abnormal world by helping others.” ABC News Detroit did a story on Hardlynormal’s mission – One Man’s Mission against Homelessness.

9-11 The Days After

This article focuses on civilian federal workers who showed up for work, and kept the government going the days after 9-11.  There were many civilian and military personnel killed that day as well. There were thousands of people age 3 to 71 killed in the attack in Washington, DC, New York City and Somerset, Pennsylvania. Our story begins September 12, 2001, and ends with the report of those killed at the Pentagon – civilians and military.

Health Care Reform – Why?   insurancecoverage

Remote Area Medical® is a publicly supported all-volunteer charitable organization founded in 1985. Doctors, nurses, pilots, veterinarians all volunteer and support workers partake in mission (at their own expense) in some of the world’s most exciting places. Donations of medical supplies, medicines, facilities and vehicles are made.

So what’s so remote about Inglewood, California?

Resorts Make Vacations More Affordable

pool1Armed and Uniformed Forces as well as Department of Defense(DoD) are eligible to use military resorts. Many civilians may be eligible for inclusion in some military resorts.

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