Tag: military

Memorial Day and the importance of remembering

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American Revolution – 25,000
War of 1812 – 15,000
Civil War – 364,511
World War I – 116,516
World War II – 405,399
Korean War – 36,516
Vietnam – 58,209
Afghanistan and Iraq – 6,713

To the hundreds of thousands of men and women who gave their lives in the service and defense of America, thank you.

Pete Davidson’s apology and society’s struggle with forgiveness


Last week, Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson told a joke about congressional candidate-elect Dan Crenshaw. Crenshaw is a decorated Navy SEAL who lost his right eye fighting in Afghanistan in the War on Terror.

Naturally, many were unhappy that Davidson made a joke about the appearance of a war hero.

This weekend, Crenshaw appeared on Saturday Night Live. And after giving a couple of comedic jabs back to Davidson (Crenshaw had some pretty good timing on his jokes), he forgave Davidson.

Hostiles: not a place to learn history but a good parable of friendship

“Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.”
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