Monthly Archives: May 2014

Part 2: My Memorial Day in Pictures

Yesterday’s Memorial Day service had me driving my parents to the American Legion, where our American Legion Post 90 members hold their annual commemorative  ceremonies for the public. My father is a Korean War veteran, having served from 1950-51 in the U.S. Marine Corp, … Continue reading

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My Memorial Day in Marshall: Part 1, The History of Memorial Day

Yesterday, I honored those individuals in the military (past and present) at my hometown’s American Legion post for our Memorial Day services.  Today’s papers are full of articles and photos of others who also celebrated May 30th as I did. … Continue reading

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A Great Memorial Day Poem

I’ve been in my hometown  for almost a week now after trips to NYC and several church visits in South Carolina. Before those reports, I’ll add something which is appropriate for today, Memorial Day. I submitted this article to our local … Continue reading

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Labor Day Holidays: A Farewell to Chengdu Weekend

For 3 days, Chengdu night life has picked up as shoppers and restaurant patrons fill the evenings coming and going.  Nothing like a 3-day holiday to increase consumerism and lift everyone’s spirits. For myself, it’s been a farewell weekend. After … Continue reading

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