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The Flag, The Family, The Light

John “Paul” McNeil, passed on July 4, 2013.  Among the cherished memories, is something he would often say, “God first, family second, job third.”  Not idle words, for he lived his life by them. The flag he served was our … Continue reading

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Semper Fi

My 93 year old father is in Hospice.  He has been there about a week, longer than the family expected.  But as I said to my brother Mark tonight, not surprising, really.  For he is a fighter, still.  Never defeated … Continue reading

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Distant Heart, Memorial Day

Distant Heart II Note: I posted this a month ago, and am reposting for Memorial Day.  I also just found this sweet picture of my Mom and Dad from 1942, on his graduation from UMd.  They had just married.  He was commissioned a 2nd … Continue reading

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Distant Heart

Note: I posted this a month ago, and am reposting for Memorial Day.  I also just found this sweet picture of my Mom and Dad from 1942, on his graduation from UMd.  They had just married.  He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in … Continue reading

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