Mixed Martial Artist Saves Clerk From Beating

It pays to be able to defend yourself and your community from danger. Mayura Dissanyake, an unsuspecting gas station clerk was tending to the store when he heard a commotion coming from the parking lot outside the station. Upon leaving his post and investigating further, he found his fellow store clerk being beaten and robbed […]

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30 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Flags

To those who fly them, flags have deep meaning and represent a vast array of things. Each flag has a story behind it, and I’m going to fill you in on some fun facts about a few of them. Did you know… 1. According to the Flag Code, the American flag should never be used for […]

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I have my Red, White and Blue. Now what?

…Fly her! If you’ve never considered all the hows & whens to fly your flag, I urge you to read on.   First of all, there is a federal code that you must follow when displaying your flag for any occasion. Don’t worry, it’s only a “code” – not a law – and I promise if […]

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“It took a lot of punishment.”

Captain Bill Cooper was an American World War II fighter.  He flew 70 missions, including during D-Day, Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Holland. One of his planes was the P-47 Thunderbolt, of which he said, “It took a lot of punishment.” Shot down three times, he always managed to get back to […]

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Blow the Bridge or Die!

On Easter Sunday morning 1972, Marine Corps Captain John Ripley was in a South Vietnamese village. He was there to help train 600 South Vietnamese Marines. But no one was thinking about that now. An enemy armored division had appeared on the other side of the river. Two hundred tanks and 20,000 men were assembling […]

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Courage

Men need cool and aggressive leadership when under fire. Captain Roger Donlon displayed just that on July 5, 1964. At 2:26 AM a barrage of mortar shells rained on his Special Forces Detachment camp. He had just written to his wife, “All hell is going to break loose here before the night is over.” He […]

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Herman Falk, Korea POW comes home to Arlington

Korean War POW to be buried in Robert E Lee’s Arlington Cemetery First Lt. Herman Falk, a 1950 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, went missing with 156 other soldiers from Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, on Feb. 12, 1951, during operations against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces near Changboing-ni, […]

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