September 11th

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
On days like September 11th, it’s easy to just call our enemies terrorists. But that would do a disservice to the victims of their actions. The hard truth is, you can’t defeat terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic, one that is underpinned by an ideology. You cannot win a war against terrorism. You win a war against the group that uses terrorism as a mea...
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The View from Old Rag

July 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This was taken from the summit of Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. We started the 9 mile loop at 2:00 a.m. And climbed thousands of feet up, over boulders and through crevices, to reach the top by dawn. We watched the sunrise from the edge of the cliff as it slowly creeped over the Piedmont and touched the Blue Ridge Mountains. The hik...
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Civil War Remembrance-Arlington

July 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Today is the final day in my Civil War remembrance exercise. For 7 days I have posted one photo of a haunting beautiful Civil War symbol that does not represent a morally divisive legacy, but instead one of healing – a symbol where Americans of all breeds fought and died to decide the future of a country and are now remembered for their sacrifice....
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Civil War Remembrance-Gettysburg

June 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Day 6: Gettysburg, PA; Battle of Gettysburg - 76,286 souls, largest battle in the Western Hemisphere. Previous: Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls. Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history. Manassas, VA; First and Sec...
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Civil War Remembrance-Chancellorsville

June 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Day 5: Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls. Previous: Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history. Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls. Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls...
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