How should we honor our vets on Memorial Day?

Summary: How should we honor the sacrifices made by our veterans, past and present.? After 150 years of frequent wars, as the last of our troops return from Afghanistan, as the military begins the long post-war downsizing, we need to up our game. Memorial Day is the day to begin.   Contents Who started Memorial … Continue reading How should we honor our vets on Memorial Day?

How can we better honor our vets on Memorial Day?

Summary: Some thoughts about Memorial Day about ways we can honor the sacrifices made by our veterans, past and present. After 150 years of frequent wars, perhaps we need to up our game as the total of dead increases. Origin of the Memorial Day holiday The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization … Continue reading How can we better honor our vets on Memorial Day?

About the US Army – an army near the breaking point

Here are some recent articles about the US army, under great stress from our current wars. "Task Force Takes Up Effort to Prevent Suicides", American Forces Press Service, 1 October 2009 "Army Releases September Suicide Data", DoD, 8 October 2009 "Pentagon, VA Team Up to Improve Mental Health Care", American Forces Press Service, 26 October … Continue reading About the US Army – an army near the breaking point

Support the USO – more help to our troops than a bumper sticker

There are many ways to support our troops, actions more effective than putting a sticker on your car's bumper.  For example, you can support the USO by donating money or your time.  Organizations like the USO are America in action. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, … Continue reading Support the USO – more help to our troops than a bumper sticker