“I AM A VETERAN” – November 11, 2015

I would like to repost this, as I have the past two years. It is as heartfelt now, as it was when it was written for Veteran’s Day, 2004. Not one word has been changed. For my Veteran Brothers, of All Branches, Everywhere, and Everywhen!! . I AM A VETERAN I am that pimply faced kid down the street, stumbling over my own feet on the smooth sidewalk. I am the kid in the backfield on the High School football team. I am the file clerk, working in the back room, in the mail room, on the phone trying to … Continue reading

Veterans’ Day 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL who have put on our nation’s military uniforms in service to the country. To those who served, are serving, and especially those who paid the ultimate price to protect, and defend us. We owe you and your families an enormous debt, that can probably never be repaid.   THANK  YOU. THANK YOU. THANK  YOU. THANK  YOU. THANK  YOU. Hang in there, guys and gals. We ARE trying to get you ADULT, COMPETENT leadership. ~ Clyde  

A Pittance of Time

“Eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month” The often quoted phrase denotes the time recognized as the end of World War I. Based on President Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points,” the armistice to end that war specified it would take effect six hours after signing. German negotiators reluctantly signed the document at 5:00 AM on November 11, 1918. Although combat raged on for another month between Turkey and Austria-Hungary, the armistice signed between Germany and the Allies marked cessation of most hostilities at 11:00 AM that day. Thus began the ending of the Great War, as it was … Continue reading