Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam War’

United States National CemetaryToday, May 29, 2017, is Memorial Day in the United States. Designated a national holiday in 1971, most Americans probably don’t see Memorial Day as much more than the beginning of summer and don’t know the roots of how this annual day of commemorating those who’ve died in military service to this country originated. (more…)

Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a PresidentLady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President by Betty Caroli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was way too young to know anything about Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson when they were in the White House and much of the scant knowledge I had of Lyndon Johnson – which left me with a negative impression of him both as a person and as someone in a leadership position – before reading this book has been acquired through my extensive study of the long history of war, beginning with the French in the 1950’s, in Vietnam. (more…)

“We cut ’em in half with a machine gun and give ’em a Band-Aid.”
Captain Willard – Apocalypse Now

A colleague of a friend of mine has had worsening hip pain over the past year. She regularly went to her doctor about it. He said it was arthritis and told her to treat it with over-the-counter arthritis relief medication.

A few weeks ago, this lady’s hip pain had gotten so bad that she couldn’t stand to work – she is a nurse – and she again went to the doctor. Her doctor finally referred her to a specialist.