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Op-ed: Truly memorializing Memorial Day

...across a poster someone had forwarded. It showed a Marine at a military funeral, handing the traditional folded Stars and Stripes to a little boy who had lost a parent in combat. The boy was crying. The wrenching picture was surrounded by the...
Op-ed: Stuck in the USA care; they've given up in disgust on our calcified system of government. Yes, they salute the flag (the Stars and Stripes, not the Stars and Bars), and they pause during their picnics and ballgames on patriotic holidays, but they don't...

...of 76" that explained each flag that had flown over the United States of America including the predecessor to the Stars and Stripes that Thomas Jefferson is said to have pledged allegiance to. Honor students were then presented by their teachers...

...visible than ever. Diplomats will take part in parades and some embassies will fly the rainbow flag along with the Stars and Stripes.The United States sent five openly gay ambassadors abroad last year, with a sixth nominee, to Vietnam, now awaiting...
Traditionally speaking ...

...a raft in the middle of the lake. The cannon would boom the last big hurrah and we'd all march home humming "Stars and Stripes Forever."Of course I haven't seen Fourth of July fireworks for years. The Christmas displays remind me less...
What's Happening

...Berezin will auction the baton for an audience member to conduct the orchestra in John Phillip Sousa's March, The Stars and Stripes Forever. Tickets are available at the door for $10 general admission and $5 for young people. For more information...
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Poet's Corner

...perseverance, and vigilance A star for each state, a stripe for each colony. The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes In the year of 1777 It's still flying high today in 2011 At first we had thirteen stars And now we have fifty The...
Pearl Harbor Day 2011

...of infamy." More importantly, today, it should be remembered as an event which united all Americans under the Stars and Stripes of our flag and the principles enumerated in the "Declaration of Independence" along with the freedoms and liberties...
Peninsula Reflections

...together. It was time to retire the homemade flagpole of two pipes bolted together, so today we are happy to fly the stars and stripes on a new and sturdier flagpole," said Postmaster MaryAnn Dyke. This column was provided by Joyce Snow. (Joyce...
Welcome to Homecoming II

...raised the "Grand Old Flag" on Iwo Jima to declare our defeat of Japanese imperialism, or those who placed the "Stars and Stripes" over the site of the World Trade Buildings or the Pentagon after 9/11. For those of our community who "died...


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