Banished US veterans lean on each other south of border

banished veterans

This is news to me…


TIJUANA, Mexico –  They served the United States on battlefields from Korea to Iraq, but now they live in the shadow of the nation they once served, deported to Mexico for offenses as minor as getting caught with marijuana.

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The Golden Gate Bridge: Opening Day


I just love this picture…

The bridge-opening celebration for the Golden began on May 27, 1937 and lasted for one week. The day before vehicle traffic was allowed, 200,000 people crossed either on foot or on roller skates.

A Young America and a “handful” of her citizens stop for a picture before walking across the newly constructed bridge that would become a world wide icon of the Northwest United States.

Why do I like it?

Well, because it’s just awesome! But mostly because of what waves quietly, perfectly positioned in center stage. Old Glory-In all her glory. (click image to zoom).

Have a wonderful afternoon!

My Thanks to all of you…

Free download, catechism of constitution

Let every American learn, from his earliest
years, to love, cherish and obey the  Constitu-
tion. Without this he can neither be a great nor a
good citizen; without this his name will never be
engraved with honor in the pages of our history,
nor transmitted, like that of Washington, with
praises and blessings to a late posterity.

As a way of saying thanks to everyone who takes time to visit Maiden on the Midway I’d like to offer you a free downloadable PDF of The Pocket Catechism on the Constitution, originally published in 1828! I’ve been reading it and it explains how and why our constitution works that’s easy to understand. Click here to download your copy now.

Image of the Day: 31 January 2016


Colonel Robin Olds joined the military through The U.S. military academy at West Point, an all-star linebacker for the football team who was anxious to get into the fight raging in World War II Europe. His legacy was larger than life. He was a triple ace fighter pilot with 16 kills in WWII and married Hollywood actress Ella Raines. He stayed in the Air Force when it became independent from the U.S. Army and then commanded a fighter wing during the Vietnam War. He is remembered by the Air Force today during “Mustache March,” for the distinctive mustache he wore in Vietnam, sported as a way to boost morale among his men and thumb his nose at the media.

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