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Remembrance

A message from a friend today alerted me to a series of newspaper articles: “For Alex“. Alex was my friend. I can hardly think of him without tears. He was one of nine men who were killed in combat in Iraq with my unit. All of the Soldiers in that unit were like my family. Every loss was difficult, to say the least. Every time I remember their names and …

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Remembering

On this Memorial Day, I remember nine brave men who gave their all in Iraq in defense of our nation. Elias Elias Allen Jaynes Mike Balsley Alex Fuller Brian Botello Alex Funcheon Jay Martin Eric Snell Mike Miller Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service …

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Terri Schindler: a year’s agony

One year ago today, Terri Schindler (Schiavo) began the slow and agonizing path of starvation and dehydration, as the nutrition tube was removed from her body. Terri, as you hopefully recall, was brain-damaged and in hospice. Sadly, some of the very persons who should have sought to preserve her life actually fought to end it. Her husband (whose hopes to move on with his adulterous life were more important than …

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Columbia, South Carolina

Today, I made a leisurely excursion through parts of Columbia, South Carolina. I have found my trails to lead here several times over the past few years. There are many beautiful areas in the city, particularly the older downtown area. The history of the state shows in the old buildings and historical sites. On previous trips to Columbia, I visited the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Museum and the …

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The Ten Commandments and the Alabama National Guard

Yesterday, the Mobile Register reported that Alabama Governor Bob Riley claims that former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore asked Governor Riley to call out the Alabama National Guard in order to stop the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building in 2003. Chief Justice Moore had installed the monument in the courthouse and a federal court had ordered him to remove it; he refused and was …

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