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Tag Archives: Veterans
Old traditions honor fallen soldiers
The military is a closely knit subculture with many long-standing traditions. When an active duty soldier, a member of the selective reserves or a former soldier who has completed at least one full term of enlistment dies, the military offers … Continue reading
Song reflects grief and anger at the loss of a soldier
“Billy Don’t Be a Hero,” an anti-war song, premiered in the United Kingdom, where it was performed by the group Paper Lace. In 1974, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods performed the song in the United States. It shot to the … Continue reading
An exploration of the history behind firing guns and cannons to honor service members, veterans and diplomats at military funerals
Even for those who have never personally attended a military funeral, most Americans are familiar with the traditional customs that are practiced during the ceremony. The image of booming shots echoing in the calm of a grave site after a … Continue reading
Yesterday San Francisco celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and today on Memorial Day, we honor our men and women who died serving the U.S.
Fireworks in iPhone were closer than they appear. Yesterday the Bay Area celebrated the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge with a most spectacular display of fireworks. Typically a foggy time of year, San Francisco was blessed with a … Continue reading
Honoring Veterans Day, 11/11/11
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” -G.K. Chesterton Tomorrow, America and many countries around the world will gather for parades and ceremonies and a somber … Continue reading