The Bataan Death March

American sailors and soldiers have left their bones in lands and seas all over the globe.  One place that lives on in military lore is the peninsula of Bataan, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. United States forces had occupied the Philippines during the Spanish American War, and by terms of the treaty […]

Heroes and Medals

This past Sunday we celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I.  The following day was our Veterans Day holiday.  Let us take a brief moment to think of some of those heroes who served our nation so well. On December 10, 1941, Captain Colin Kelly, B-17 pilot, took off from Clark […]

Thank You, People of America

Some people are very critical of America.  Certainly, we are not perfect.  No nation is.  Nevertheless, we have done many good things in our relatively brief time in the sun.  Many people around the world look up to us.  Many would love to make their home here.  Using Biblical imagery, President Reagan referred to America […]

War and Madness

At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent, thus ending a terrible conflict that had ranged over much of the world, cost as many as twenty million lives, destroyed ancient kingdoms and empires, and ripped apart the social fabric of Europe.  It was called the Great War and the “War to end […]