“In our youths, our hearts were touched with fire”

Most people know Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. as a distinguished Supreme Court Justice. But as a young man he served in the Union Army in our Civil War, with one distinguishing act being his quite possibly saving the live of the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, raised up to peer out during a…

For Memorial Day: The Highest and Purest Democracy

A submission for Memorial Day weekend: The Highest and Purest Democracy: Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy to his Fallen Comrades Roland Gittelsohn was a Marine Corps chaplain in World War II, and he was on Iwo Jima just after the battle. One of the other chaplains, who was organizing the cemetery there for fallen…

Trump wishes Japanese military a happy Memorial Day

And a very merry Christmas to all our Saudi friends! x Here is the video of Trump wishing the Japanese military on a Japanese military ship: happy Memorial Day. pic.twitter.com/OdCLe78ud9 — ALT-immigration 🛂 RIP #sweetsophia (@ALT_uscis) May 28, 2019 Also, happy Fourth of July to the Queen!  Is Kushner on this trip? Because the last…