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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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September 11, 2014

Follow Remembering Nine-Eleven Do Not Forget   Colonel Donna J. Neary, USMCR (Ret) Liberty Rising – “God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to defend it . . .” ~ Daniel Webster, 1834 ~   Recently, I had someone ask me what my connection to...
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Christmas Village!

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December 12, 2012

Follow Village 1987 During my spring cleaning, I found this photograph, of the original Christmas Village.  You may remember that a couple of years ago, I posted a pictorial of what is undoubtedly my favorite part of the holiday season.  This year, the Village has many new features, which I plan...
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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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November 11, 2011

Follow Nine-Eleven Memorial Freeport, Maine   I do not know why it surprised me, but it did. At the end of a quick trip to Freeport, Maine, as we were leaving town, driving down Main Street, these two steel beams, caught my eye, and we decided to stop and take a...
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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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September 11, 2011

Follow Ten Years Later “Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.” ~President George W. Bush ~ September 11, 2001 Of late, the news is dominated by reminiscence’s and reflections of the Nine-Eleven attacks, just as it should be.  I have seen and heard...
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The Dialogue

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March 6, 2011

Follow “Bread and Water can so easily be Toast and Tea” ~Author Unknown~ Happy Birthday Mother! Recently, I showed my Mother some photographs my niece had posted on Facebook, and I tried to capture my Mother’s comments, about what she saw.  Afterwards, she left my desk area and headed toward her...
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Remembering

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January 27, 2011

Follow General Assembly designates International Holocaust Remembrance Day “1 November 2005 –In a resolution co-sponsored by 104 Member States, the General Assembly today designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day, drawing immediate praise from Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who said the United Nations would do its part to keep the memory alive...
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The Dialogue

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January 14, 2011

Follow “Bread and Water can so easily be Toast and Tea” ~Author Unknown~ Kate brought us back colds from Denver.  I am hoping Minneapolis will not be as generous.  It is our custom to share our morning coffee in the living room – to the chairs!  We sit, sip, and speak. ...
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The Gingerbread House

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December 12, 2010

Follow Gingerbread House Today, I made my first gingerbread house!   As Florida is Trader Joe’s deprived, I always make it a point, to stop at Trader Joe’s, when we trek around the country; on our most recent trip, among my other purchases, was a gingerbread house kit, from Germany.  I have...
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Christmas Village!

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December 6, 2010

Follow The Christmas Village! In 1987, Kate and I celebrated our first Christmas together.  We had very little to start our life with, and I remember taking the bus all over Long Beach, California, stopping at every second hand store I could find, to purchase Christmas decorations for our tree.  I...
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Action

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October 21, 2010
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Follow History Will Judge Us For Our Silence  Update On Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror, I spent seventeen months waiting in line outside the prison in Leningrad.      One day somebody in the crowd identified me.  Standing behind me was a woman, with lips blue...
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