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The American Flag is an incredible symbol of freedom and hope.  It represents the spirit of our nation and the sacrifice it took to build this perfect union. Frank Abagnale Sr.: You know why the Yankees always win, Frank? Frank Abagnale Jr.: ‘Cause they have Mickey Mantle? Frank Abagnale Sr.: No, it’s ’cause the other...

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by dave childress

‘Tis The Season The joyful holidays are upon us! Time to get gluttonous! Food, drink, TV, sports, family time and shopping fills our respective to-do lists. Personally, I would eat an entire batch of green bean casserole in one sitting if my stomach and stretchy pants could keep up with my yearning for cheesy, fried...

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by dave childress

The eleventh day, eleventh month, and eleventh hour hold great meaning The first Armistice Day in 1919 commemorated the end of the World War I and honored those who gave their lives in ‘the war to end all wars.’ IN 1954, Congress and  President Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day and issued the following proclamation:...

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by dave childress

It’s impossible to describe the moment when you learn that your daughter is fighting for her life. Think about that for a moment. The first time I met Marian was via text. Eli sent her photo. She looked really similar to my daughter. At least, in that moment, she did. It was a moment where...

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by dave childress

An Unlikely Couple An avid cyclist, fitness guru (a drug-free Team Universe contestant to be more precise) living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sean is a beast A two-year-old California girl from a Los Angeles suburb battling a degenerative disease that always ends in death. Marian is gentle, innocent and full of hope. A Persona Flip...

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