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Friday A great day. I used to go to Mr Chow constantly, but then I stopped because it was too loud. I didn’t go for years. Then I happened to be slouching by on Thursday and went into the bar…

Friday A great day. I used to go to Mr Chow constantly, but then I stopped because it was too loud. I didn’t go for years. Then I happened to be slouching by on Thursday and went into the bar…

Washington Last weekend I heard, while visiting the New Jersey shore, an astonishing number of vacationing Americans — all well-intentioned, to be sure — greet their fellow vacationers with a cheerful: “Have a Happy Memorial Day.” That cannot be right….

Kind people often ask me what I think of what’s going on out there in the big wide world. Some ask what my father — Herbert Stein, certified genius — would think about it all. I really don’t know what…

Any veteran of World War II can tell you some interesting stories. But for Frank E. Bryer, his story — one he could never forget — was a terrible one. It began the moment his ship, the Rohna, was sunk….

“Thank you for providing documentation in support of your claim of having received a Purple Heart Medal,” the Veterans Administration informed an ailing William Manchester three years prior to the prolific author’s death that provided the sad coda to 2004’s…

So, it’s Memorial Day and I keep thinking, “What must it have been like to fight in the Belleau Wood, charging into German machine gun fire, getting hit by a large caliber shell, spinning around, and lying in the dirt with…

Back during Memorial Day 2014, I wrote a piece on five brothers who served in World War II. I was blown-away impressed by the Bailey boys, from my neck of the woods in Western Pennsylvania, and still am. Imagine my…

Just got back from putting the flag out. My relentlessly gentrified neighborhood is home to many who have benefited greatly from the many blessings of American life, and therefore from the sacrifices so many have made in the name of…

Going into Memorial Day weekend, it’s heartening to know that some soldiers who, in times past, would have died or lived a life in a wheelchair, now live and and even go back and fight. Grateful for the doctors and…

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