Thingish Things

Pvt. Henry Gunther, RIP

All went quiet on the Western Front on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The day became known as Armistice Day in America, and later Veterans Day. With such exact times recorded, one naturally wonders what happened in the minutes before. Did the fighting continue?  Who was the […]

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A Veterans’ Day Tale

Three years ago I had the good fortune to bring my two eldest daughters to Washington, DC for a long weekend. They were the perfect ages for an inaugural trip to the nation’s capital, 10 and 12, and they were hopped up and wide-eyed from grammar school civics classes. We went at the exact right […]

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