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Poems to Freedom

FREEDOM: INDEPENDENCE WASN’T FREE IN THIS LAND OF LIBERTY. THERE’S BEEN A HEAVY COST; THOUSANDS OF LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST, PROTECTING AMERICANS COURAGEOUSLY, FOR FREEDOMS FROM SEA TO SEA. FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS FREEDOM’S BEEN PURCHASED WITH TEARS. TEARS OF PAIN, DISTRESS AND GRIEF, TEARS OF JOY, HOPE AND RELIEF. FREEDOM’S BEEN PURCHASED WITHContinue Reading “Poems to Freedom”

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Letter from Sullivan

There are a few things that make me cry every single time without fail. The Sullivan Ballou letter is one of them. When he gets to the “Oh, Sarah” part, I lose it. If, by chance, you haven’t heard it from the Ken Burns documentary, you have to listen to this. Sarah and Sullivan wereContinue Reading “Letter from Sullivan”

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Fun Care Package Ideas

Do you ever get stuck on what to send to your loved one that’s deployed? You realize the snacks and hygiene are necessary, but the desire is there to add a little something special, some pizazz. I felt that way during our son’s deployments. I realized he needed the practical, but I wanted him toContinue Reading “Fun Care Package Ideas”