Category: Patriotism

Jun 07

What does NaNoWriMo mean to me?

  This morning I received an email soliciting funds from NaNoWriMo.  NaNoWriMo was an annual writing challenge that took place every November. As it’s popularity has grown, it’s created NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo and other annual, Internet-based creative writing contests that takes place throughout the year. The challenge is to a novel (50,000 words is the minimum …

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Dec 06

USAF – Something to start off the Christmas Season

Aug 04

Happy 224th Anniversary, United States Coast Guard!

The United States Coast Guard was created as the “Revenue Marine” by an act of Congress on August 4, 1790 at the request of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.  Not only is this branch of the military the oldest seagoing service of the United States, but also the only branch that has a racing …

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Nov 19

The first Republican President’s speech: the Gettysburg Address

On this day, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address to a deeply divided country.  It wasn’t a long speech – 278 words, total – but it continues to be one of the most enduring. Not once does the President use “I” or a teleprompter.  He doesn’t come to divide the country based on the …

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Oct 01

Two very different ways of celebrating Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday

Today – October 1st, 2013 – Google is celebrating Yosemite National Park’s 123rd birthday with a Doodle. Also today Yosemite (and other national parks) are closed due to the government shutdown. The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Tuesday because of the continuing zany antics of the most hate-filled and divisive President and …

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Sep 08

Trail Life USA Video

Video from Trail Life USA. You can find out more about the group from their website HERE.

Jun 14

Happy 236th Birthday, American Flag!

Today is Flag Day! On this day in 1777 the United States of America adopted the American flag through the Flag Resolution at the Second Continental Congress: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing …

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