heroes don’t wear capes…

IMG_5476
WWII Monument, Kansas State University

Heroes don’t wear capes…

they wear dog tags!

Two thin tags of metal that many cannot bare the weight to wear.

Two mere dollars-worth tokens –  more valuable than gold.

Image 7-10-17 at 10.50 AM

Two tiny tin-punched pieces of information which contain only a scratch of data,

on lives valiantly lived.

So much more than the eye can see

is their meaning to those who pray for the ones they hang upon,

and all those they serve.

Continue reading “heroes don’t wear capes…”

Remember them.

IMG_1459

Remember the Sacrifice…

Spc. Isiah L. Booker January 7, 2017

Army Spc. John P. Rodrigues January 12, 2017

Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens January 29, 2017

Pfc. Brian P. Odiorne February 20, 2017

Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface March 19, 2017

Continue reading “Remember them.”

The Unbroken Song

image-12-21-16-at-1-38-am
Photo from Pinterest

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was filled with sorrow at the tragic death of his wife in a fire in 1861. The Civil War broke out the same year, and it seemed this was an additional punishment. Two years later, Longfellow was again saddened to learn that his own son had been seriously wounded in the Army of the Potomac.

Continue reading “The Unbroken Song”