Donald R. McClarey

Why Do We Honor Veterans?

  When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today  Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima   Sometimes simple questions can help illuminate great

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Donald R. McClarey

Theodore Roosevelt: Remember Them

The men who have died of pneumonia or fever in the hospitals, the men who have been killed in accidents on the airplane training fields are as much heroes as those who were killed at the front, and their shining

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Donald R. McClarey

Thanks

When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today. Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima    

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Donald R. McClarey

Every Day Is Veterans Day

Something for the weekend.  Eternal Father.  Today I have the honor of delivering the Veterans Day speech in my village of Dwight.  The speech was written by  my son, Donald John McClarey, who was sworn in as an attorney on

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CS Lewis Explains Veterans Day For Us

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today  Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima We have made men proud of most vices, but

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Thank You

(I originally ran this post back on Veteran’s Day 2010.  I have updated it and am running it again since the passage of time renders it more urgent.) Time is doing what the Nazis and the Imperial Japanese could not

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The True Meaning of Veterans’ Day

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Infantry Division at Kohima. When I was a boy there was a

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Making Mock of Uniforms

      A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless

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A Thought for Veteran’s Day

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.  Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima. When I was a boy in grade school we used

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Veteran’s Day: Why We Remember

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Infantry Division at Kohima. World War I was a ghastly conflict with

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Veterans Day: John 15:13

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today” Epitaph on the Memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima War is a curious part of the human condition. 

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CS Lewis Explains Why We Honor Veterans

  When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.  Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima. We have made men proud of most vices,

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Veterans Day 2008

Lord Jesus, Mighty Warrior and Prince of Peace, through the intercession of St. Michael and Our Lady of Victory, we pray for the protection of our loved ones called to serve in time of war. By Your grace, o Lord,

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Lest We Forget

TO THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR by G.K.Chesterton You whom the kings saluted; who refused not The one great pleasure of ignoble days, Fame without name and glory without gossip, Whom no biographer befouls with praise. Who said of you “Defeated”? In

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