Movie vets help the rest of us appreciate

Like most Americans, I have never experienced the honor of wearing the uniform of one of our brave military branches in service to my country. I have heard it from many who are my same age. We turned 18 years of age in the late 1970's and early 1980's.There was no war raging at that … Continue reading Movie vets help the rest of us appreciate

From the Halls of Montezuma

The United States Marine Corps today celebrates the 234th birthday for the American fighting force that has spearheaded victories in battles from Mexico's 'Halls of Montezuma' to Africa's 'shores of Tripoli' and thousands of locales in between. Whether in the Middle East today, or in the pre-Vietnam War days when my father, Matthew Veasey, served … Continue reading From the Halls of Montezuma

9/11: Not the first attack on America, won’t be the last

"The British are Coming!" "Remember the Alamo!" "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy" "9/11" All of these phrases are now burned by history into the collective American consciousness, automatically bringing us back to times when our nation was under attack right here on our own soil. However, the first three are actually a bit … Continue reading 9/11: Not the first attack on America, won’t be the last