Retreat to Victory

  While that sounds like something illogical, it actually happened on November 20, 1776. General George Washington, having learned of the invasion of New Jersey by British and Hessian forces, ordered a hasty retreat from Fort Lee (formerly Fort Constitution) avoiding certain capture and/or death, and potentially the death of the revolution. Last Saturday Revolutionary War […]

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In Memory

As the bbq’s get underway, pools are opened, and lazy Fridays and weekend agendas booked from now ’til September, in many towns, villages, and cities, this weekend finishes with a small tribute to those who have been killed in service to our country. There is some question as to where the very first “Memorial Day” […]

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Memorial Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In […]

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