In Remembrance: Memorial Day 2014

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Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem

America – Walt Whitman

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear’d, grown, ungrown, young or old,
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love,
A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,
Chair’d in the adamant of Time.

My favorite presidential quotes:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe
~Abraham Lincoln

We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers, some of us let dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days…to the sunshine and light which always come
~Woodrow Wilson

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

May we continue to live lives worthy of those who have sacrificed on our behalf. Amen.

1) Very special Thank You to Colonel David W. Sutherland @DSutherland_TSP for what he does at @DixonCenterVets supporting 2M+ Vets 

2) Two favorite war movies: The Hurt Locker (reviewed by Time) and most recently The Railway Man (and article on Eric Lomax)

3) The Five Debates We Need in 2016 by Nigel Cameron (@nigelcameron)

4) I Fought For You (written & produced by our @joshpies)

5) Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

6) Treasure Trove of Bill Moyers & Abraham Lincoln

7) What Eisenhower Taught Me About Decision-Making

8) List of book-based war films of 21st Century

9) A story of reconciliation: The Porcelain Unicorn

10) The Stockdale Paradox: How Optimism Creates Resilience via The Big Think @BigThink

Nobody says it better than . . .
Lee Greenwood – God Bless the USA

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Blue Angels in New York right outside Fast Company Magazine office

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