Old Glory on Memorial Day Morning

May 30, 2015 1 comment

May 25, 2015

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South Bass Island in Lake Erie

May 28, 2015 Leave a comment
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List of Presidents who were Veterans

May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Give Me Liberty:

This is from the Veterans Health Administration.

20150216_Presidents-Day-George-Washington George Washington set an important precedent by entering the Presidency as a civilian –

A majority of America’s presidents came to office as Veterans.

Twenty-six of our 44 Presidents served in the military. Presidential Veterans often coincided with America’s military engagements. Until World War II, a majority of our presidents had served in the Army. Since then, most have served in the Navy.

Our ninth President, William Henry Harrison, embarked on his military career at age 18, enlisting 80 men off the streets of Philadelphia to serve in the Northwest Territory.

Civil War Veteran Ulysses S. Grant also gained national acclaim for his military service. Grant was a West Point graduate who fought in the Mexican War, but it was his calm, steely command of Union troops during the Civil War that earned Lincoln’s confidence. The Civil War produced seven Veteran presidents…

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Clear and Present Dangers…for Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 Leave a comment

“It is my earnest hope – indeed the hope of all mankind – that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice.”

~General Douglas Macarthur

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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere Flag

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Police Officers Monument, Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia

May 21, 2015 Leave a comment
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Image of the Day….Lenticular Clouds Look Like UFOs….

May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Take off with Natarajan:

View larger. | Lenticular clouds over Sangre de Cristos mountains, New Mexico, by EarthSky Facebook friend Geraint Smith.View larger. | Lenticular clouds over Sangre de Cristos mountains, New Mexico – in January, 2015 – byEarthSky Facebook friend Geraint Smith.

Lenticular clouds look like UFOs

These lens-shaped clouds are often mistaken for UFOs. Here’s how they form,

Enjoy these photos  of beautiful lenticular clouds taken in places around the world, and shared with us by EarthSky friends on Facebook and Google+.

These lens-shaped clouds typically form where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains. When this happens, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the mountain’s downwind side. If the temperature at the crest of the wave drops to the dew point, moisture in the air may condense to form lenticular clouds. As the moist air moves back down into the trough of the wave, the cloud may evaporate back into vapor. So lenticular can appear and disappear relatively…

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