KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 30, 2010) —A humvee of the Afghan National Army traverses a solitary road through the Tagab Valley. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark O’Donald/Released)

Old Blue- What does Veteran’s Day mean to me?

  I feel tremendously privileged to be a veteran.  By that, I mean that I’ve been privileged to have the opportunity to serve, and to serve in the capacities that I have.  I’m not special.  There are millions like me.  There are millions of others who have never had the opportunity to serve.  Those who […]

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Standards held and the system worked

According to The Havok Journal, the standards have been upheld and integrity prevails. This has been the main concern of every soldier and veteran I know that has an opinion about this. Now, we are told, the female candidates have been completely dropped from the course, bringing an end to the Army’s first experiment with […]

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Origination of Memorial Day

I had always thought it was Union General John Logan who started the idea of “honoring our fallen”, but according to this new article it appears that concept originated from a different group of people in a far-away land. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/22/who-held-the-first-memorial-day-celebration   On 1 May, “in cooperation with white missionaries and teachers”, 3,000 black children bearing […]