By Ray Cavanaugh Tracing the origins of Memorial Day can become rather convoluted. After all, about two-dozen U.S. communities claim to have held the first such commemoration. On a less contested level, Gen. John A. Logan was the man who established an official day to honor military persons who made the ultimate sacrifice. Born onRead more..
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“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln (quote on the home page of Rolling Thunder’s website) The Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” will ride through D.C. one last time on Sunday, May 26. After 31Read more..
The eighth annual Wounded Warriors Weekend in Breezy Point, NY. Eight years ago, Rockaway Beach resident Flip Mullen, who served 18 years with the FDNY, his wife, Rita, and a group of former firemen called The Grey-beards, galvanized the support of local families in the Rockaway area and organized the first visit of wounded soldiersRead more..
Bronx boy, bard, and beef baron J.P. Donleavy converses with John Froude. ℘℘℘ James Patrick Donleavy, known to his friends as Mike, is standing in the lobby of the New York Athletic Club. He observes. He notes with approval the liveried attendant silently holding up a placard before a new barbarian. On which is writtenRead more..