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Visitors arrive in Washington expecting to see the president walking down Pennsylvania Ave. in open warfare with Congress. Instead, you probably won’t see a politician. Washington is a city of surprises. I’m a native, maybe the only one you’ll know … Continue reading
Battle of Iwo Jima Seventy years have passed since five Marines and a Navy corpsman lifted a flag into the volcanic ash to inspire Americans into one last push to defeat the Japanese and end World War II. And … Continue reading
On a recent tour past the Vietnam Women’s (Nurses) Memorial, I noticed the dying man’s hand filled with money. What is that about? I’ve passed this memorial near the Vietnam Wall many times and never seen money much less overflowing … Continue reading
You’ve seen them wearing uniforms of so long ago. Sometimes patriots, sometimes opponents. After watching the First Virginia Regiment as part of the Fourth of July festivities at Mount Vernon on a brutally hot afternoon, I wondered how and why … Continue reading