COMMENTARY: Don’t Brag, But Be Proud

Today, after winning a big game it’s common for athletes and fans to chant, “We’re number one,” in a classless display of self-praise that comes off as conceit and disrespectful taunting. I sometimes feel that way about materials praising America. Still, national pride is important. Reminders about the high principles on which this nation was based are essential to keep …

Memorial Day Thank You

Thank you for your dedication, your duty, your unwavering loyalty and most importantly your unbelievable sacrifice. Americans have the freedom to be Americans because of you. There are many ways to serve. None is more significant or worthy of appreciation than sacrificing personal comforts and gain to serve in the military. Remember, we have this long weekend not simply to …

WORTH SEEING: Amazing Vintage Patriotic Photos. Take a close look at these amazing photos of patriotic images consisting of nine to thirty thousands of soldiers taken in 1917 during WWI by Arthur Mole. Setting the photos up, dressing the men in the right colors and organizing them to stay put was incredible. But how did he get high enough to take the picture? There’s no Photoshop here.!

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OBSERVATION: A Note from Michael Josephson. It’s flag day!

A great time to think of the symbolism of the American flag and the rules and ritiuals (http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/flag-rules-and-rituals.aspx) that have developed around it. I wonder whether the new generation gets the same inner sense of awe and pride I still get when at the playing of the Star Spangled banner or the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. I didn’t …