Oliver North, US Troops Speech

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This video tribute on the front lines is the story of true patriots, told by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North at the NRA Annual Meetings in 2009. It’s a stirring profile of the spirited, courageous guardians of our precious freedoms. America’s best …

Operation Woodstock: 1969

Peace in America

With the 45th anniversary of #Woodstock approaching, (August 15-17) I’ll be posting on the events surrounding the weekend both in Bethel New York and around the world.

(1) The Vietnam War–which had already taken its toll on America–was in full swing in 1969; patriotism can be seen in its subtlety through these images of that fateful event 45 years ago. Enjoy! Read more

An Emperor’s Son

Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (August 31, 161 to December 31, 192) was the son of the last of the “5 good emperors,” Marcus Aurelius, but Commodus wasn’t so good. Assassination ended his frightening reign.

Commodus was one of the excessive emperors who ate, drank, and spent too much. His sexual proclivities offended the Romans. He ordered many people killed and tortured. He fought in possibly as many as 1000 (probably not, though) gladiatorial contests where his opponents wielded blunted weapons. He also killed wild beasts in the amphitheater. Towards the end of his reign, he renamed the months for aspects of himself, which was fitting since he considered himself to be a god. When he was killed, his body was hooked and dragged into the Tiber — a way to disgrace him posthumously, but his successor had him buried properly. The Senate erased the public inscriptions for Commodus (damnatio memoriae). Read more

11 General Orders for the Sentry

US Navy Sailors

The General Orders for Sentries are quite similar between the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, the main differences being the titles of positions referenced in the orders. The Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NJROTC), Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) also use the following General Orders to the Sentry.

The General Orders for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines are as follows: Read more

The Girl Who Would be Queen

Here are some interesting facts about the Queen Mother, Elizabeth. Although not American she has been influential as well as instrumental in world history.

Long live the Queen!

f290abf0f0115b3171f2a88cb2bbc3d2I’m going to be working on a post today that takes a little more research than usual, hence the “filler” post here. Keep an eye out for my 2nd half of the history of superstitions that are embedded in our Navy–and have been since we took to the water ways–it’s an all day project, I tell ya! Enjoy!