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Hallee on the Issues: The War on Terror

Posted by Hallee on Nov 8, 2011 in Life

In 2002, you would have been hard pressed to find a more patriotic American than me. I was a newlywed, the wife of a Special Forces soldier who was fighting the War on Terror on the front lines, and I was a huge advocate for our presence in Iraq. The partisan political buzz didn’t dissuade my opinions (and in hindsight, I don’t believe I was wrong) about aggressively battling terrorists on their home turfs.

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A Volunteer Force

Posted by Hallee on Sep 11, 2011 in Family, Life

Think about this for a moment: Every single person in today’s military is a volunteer. And every single person there has either joined or extended their contract during war time. We are coming up on the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9-11, and we have been at war for almost ten years.

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What Veterans’ Day Means to Me

Posted by Hallee on Nov 11, 2010 in Life

The valor and sacrifice of all Veterans can never be honored enough. I am so very proud of every one of you, and I pray daily for those of you currently serving. I hope you will accept my humble thanks.

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Traditional Southern New Year Menu

Posted by Hallee on Jan 1, 2010 in Hallee's Galley, Holiday fare, menus & menu planning

Our family always enjoys a traditional New Year’s Day menu. That is: Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens, and Cornbread.

I’ve never really researched the tradition, just accepted it as what “people do”. So, last week while I planned on writing this post, I discovered this fascinating information on Wikipedia:

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Remember December – Pearl Harbor Day

Posted by Gregg on Dec 7, 2009 in homeschooling

The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant. — US Navy History and Heritage Command

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What Veterans’ Day Means to Me

Posted by Hallee on Nov 11, 2009 in Life

Wordless Wednesday Pictorial: What Veterans’ Day Means to Me

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Veterans’ Day

Posted by Hallee on Nov 11, 2009 in Life

Veterans’ Day. World War I ended with the implementation of an armistice between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918.

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