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postheadericon Veterans Day 2013

Less than 15% of the U.S. population has served in our nation’s military.  Those numbers serve to highlight the fact that so many owe a debt of gratitude to so few. The call to serve the cause of freedom first rang out over 230 years ago.  Since then countless men and women have donned this […]

postheadericon Never forget!

“But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can […]

postheadericon Merry Christmas from Tony’s Rants

As 2011 comes to a close we are thankful for the great gift God bestowed upon mankind in his son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.  While it has been a rough year to say the least for us, we are consoled by the fact that he has blessed us and continues to keep watch over us. […]

postheadericon Saying goodbye to an old friend

Many friends come and go in our lives and saying goodbye to those closest to you is never easy. Today I bid farewell to one of my nearest and dearest friends who has seen me at my best and my worst and never once questioned me. Those closest to me know I am not normally prone […]

postheadericon Veterans Day 2011

November 11th is one of two holidays in the United States that we have set aside to ensure that those that have served and sacrificed for this nation are never forgotten.  We are asked to take the time to say a simple ‘thank you’ to these men and women while not always fully comprehending their […]

postheadericon A different Memorial Day

Many years I write a special message on Memorial Day and Veterans Day – two holidays that I hold near and dear to me.  It is the brave men and women that these days pay tribute to that I devote a great deal of my time to honoring.  This year however Memorial Day will have […]

postheadericon Veterans Day 2009

We set aside Veterans Day to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they have made for us and our great nation.  Sometimes though, we forget exactly what veterans have done to deserve these thanks.  Veterans have served in God-forsaken hellholes from one end of the earth to the […]

postheadericon Armed Forces Day – May 16, 2009

Today, May 16, 2009 is Armed Forces Day – The one day of the year set aside to honor those brave men and women serving currently in the armed forces.  Tony’s Rants would like to take this time to ask everyone to take a moment today and contemplate the sacrifices our servicemen and women make […]

postheadericon Memorial Day 2008

Dear Friends and Family, Of all the patriotic related messages I write, the ones I write for Memorial Day are always the hardest.  It is the one and only holiday celebrated in our country that is specifically set aside to honor the dead.  It honors the men and women who have not only made the […]

postheadericon Veterans Day 2007

Please click the Read More link to read my annual Veterans Day message.

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