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Memorial Day Blog

Hamilton, Alabama, has the state’s lone historical marker to General Sherman’s honor guard. The land in this corner of Alabama didn’t support plantation farming; the people were Jacksonian Democrats who wanted no part of the oligarchy’s war. But the state … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Since the founding of the United States some 1,200,000 Americans have died in furtherance of freedom — or, at least, what the commander-in-chief called freedom. We remember that sacrifice today with speeches, cookouts, and televisual retrospectives. We mostly pretend to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Blog

Believe it or not, I was very nearly a statistic in the War on Terror. Except that there was no ‘War on Terror’ at the time. In 1997, I was deploying to Kuwait with more than 300 other soldiers on … Continue reading

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