Category Archives: Memorial Day

Why we have Memorial Day

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” … Continue reading

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I’ve always thought that Memorial Day was a somewhat conflicted holiday. We’re trying to memorialize all the soldiers who have died in action while at the same time heading for the beach, breaking out the barbecue and cracking open the … Continue reading

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‘Jocelyn for President!’

“When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” I can’t leave this alone. This is my granddaughter Jocelyn’s solution to the global pandemic, global recession, racial unrest and rioting and looting going on right now … Continue reading

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A soldier’s cross

Maybe you remember it when this story first came out almost 10 years ago — the photograph of a wooden cross strangely draped with a military dog tag and a purple vestment and crowned with an army helmet. It was … Continue reading

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They were young

    We were young We have died Remember us       Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia sustained 54 casualties in the Vietnam War, highest of any high school in the nation. Fifty-four out of a total of … Continue reading

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