Bitter Months

FLANDERS FIELD On November 11th we celebrate Veteran’s Day to honor those men and women who served in our armed forces.   Here I pay special tribute to those who answered their country’s call during a time of great travail. The first six months of 1942 were very difficult for the American nation.  In December 1941 […]

Veteran’s Day

  On this Veteran’s Day it would be well to remember some brave Americans. Almost 90,000 American airmen died in World War II, either in military action or by other cause (usually accident). Approximately 40,000 of these men went down in flames during the air war over Europe.  Thousands more were lost in the Pacific.  […]

In Flanders Fields

Every Memorial Day and every Veteran’s Day (November 11th) veterans stand outside certain commercial establishments selling poppies. Why the poppies?  As the years go by, fewer and fewer people understand the significance of poppies and November 11th. November 11th commemorates the anniversary of World War I’s armistice.  At eleven a.m. on the eleventh day of […]