Independence Day Fireworks courtesy of Patrick Henry

Independence Day fireworks are a staple of our 4th of July celebrations. The real *fireworks* started with the founders of our country, the ‘radicals’ of the 1770s American

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Memorial Day 2021 – Please Remember & Honor

Happy Memorial Day 2021. A reminder – Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our military. Veteran’s Day honors all veterans. Armed Forces Day honors those

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Happy New Year 2021! Great to put 2020 in hindsight!

 Happy New Year 2021, everyone!The expression "we all have 2020 hindsight" is a favorite since childhood.  Now it's great to say "we all have 2020 in hindsight."To paraphrase

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Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020 Dear Friends, It’s December, and the end of the year cannot come soon enough. 2020 definitely has been a year that we won’t forget. The

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – expressing our gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving 2020…tough times to gather together, and to go about the holidays as usual.  Yet we shouldn’t let tough times stop us from expressing our gratitude and

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Happy Veterans Day!

For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!” Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on  Memorial Day, because that’s not what the day

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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020

Here’s how Labor Day Weekend 2020 came to be: Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American

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1776 – A Revolutionary Year, A Good Book

Thanks to many in 1776, Happy Independence Day! We wouldn’t be in a position to extend “Happy Independence Day” wishes without the revolutionary efforts of many in 1776. 

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Memorial Day 2020

This Memorial Day 2020 weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, will be different than we’re used to. Whatever your tradition is, it’s likely impacted somehow by the COVID19

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