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  1. We know how good their food is, we know they are a rebel establishment that upholds their own principles in the face of social challenges, and now we know their feet are firmly planted in their support of our military. This picture taken at a Chick-fil-A at Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, AL. The missing man table.
  2. Very touching, and dramatic to see the context, just imagining if those boots were filled, and they were standing side by side, the space they would take up. 7,500 Boots Are On Display At Fort Bragg To Honor Fallen Service Members - Task & Purpose TASKANDPURPOSE.COM More than 7,500 boots on display at Fort Bragg this month served as a temporary memorial to service members from all...
  3. I'm always glad to see recognition of veterans. https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/first-east-idaho-memorial-dedicated-to-female-veterans-unveiled-in/article_373f0345-46ff-5087-8f6f-601341d0787d.html hat
  4. Hi Everyone I was asked to create a special keepsake chest for a couple in memory of their first child. The chest is made from Peruvian Walnut and measures 28 x 16 x 10. The Memorial Plaque is made from Holly and laser engraved. Although I had to learn a few new techniques in the construction of this project I can’t say this was a fun project.
  5. Well folks, we have made it through the week and we're staring at the first holiday weekend of the summer of 2018. Memorial Day always conjures up memories for me. I have a picture around here of me when I was about 8 years marching in my Cub Scout uniform toward the cemetery on Memorial Day. We always made the tour of the cemeteries to place flowers on the graves of our relatives and Dorothy and I still do. Back then the Indy 500 was run on Memorial Day, not the Sunday before and I would sit on the front porch listening on a static laced AM radio imagining the action in my mind. Those dreams did come true and I have attended the race many times and have only missed it 3 times since 1964. Twice when I was serving for my favorite uncle (Sam) and last year when my seatmate and son had emergency gall bladder surgery 3 days before the race. This year's race is forecast to be a hot one with the high coming in around 90. Couple that with the track temperature of about 130 degrees, it will be toasty in row EE of turn #3. The picture below is close to where we sit so here's our view. So Patriot Woodworkers, what's on your agenda this Memorial Day weekend? Woodworking, picnic, nothing?
  6. Memorial Day, a day of remembrance and honoring those who have put it all on the line and who paid the ultimate price while serving under the flag of The United States of America. I have mixed emotions about this day. As we roll through the daily grind of holding down a day job, we all love to have that "Monday" off and spend it with our families, and with hobbies such as woodworking, boating and camping and many other activities we Americans enjoy during this extended weekend. It's the official kick off to summer as well. But as I walked through the front doors of a major home center this morning looking for some supplies to complete some long standing "Honey-Do" list that I have been trying to knock down for years but just never seems to end, I spot a big colorful sign at the entrance of our local home center and the sign states in big bold happy letters, "HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!". Happy? There is nothing "Happy" about this most solemn of days contained in our annual calender of holidays. What is "Happy" about this day? This one day we are supposed to take time and reflect upon those who gave their life defending our country, and protecting us from the very bad people of this world, happy? What is "Happy" about men and women losing their life before their life even began, many in their teens, and some cases even under aged, yet they wanted to serve our country so bad, they lied about their age to get into the service. What is happy about a day that we are supposed to memorialize dead Americans, most who died for a righteous cause, and many who may not have. There is nothing happy about this day my friends. Sure, my family and I will enjoy our "Monday Off" because we will be with each other, but we will also be attending a function in honor of our dead Americans where the event is sure to be solemn. For my wife and I, we will carry a heavy heart throughout the day, and our children will be encouraged to keep those same sentiments in their hearts as well. Do not think that for one instance if our military was not standing post with rifle in hand, that our enemies would just sit by and do nothing. The only reason we are able to live our lives day in and day out, without worries, able to go about our day to day tasks of visiting a Starbucks before work, seeing a movie with our family, or the simple task of having a restful sleep during the night, all of those simple things we take for granted, are completely owed to those who protect us every day. Lets enjoy the day off, lets enjoy being in company of the ones we love, but the whole while, lets not let the feeling of solemness, and remembrance leave our hearts. We owe those who are no longer with us, that. Just one day is all they are asking. Memorial Day, May 25th 2015. May God always bless the men and women who serve our country, and may He keep in a very special place those who died in service and long after, for they are the ones who gave of themselves selflessly, and they will be "Forever Young". And we'd like to ask each and every one to pray at your barbecue for our troops both past and present, and set out an empty setting over an empty chair at your dinner table, in memory, and in hope that our men and women serving today will all come home very soon.
  7. Patriot Woodworker Paul Corona shared this on our Facebook timeline, and it move me, woodworkers never cease to amaze me with their kindness. We are a pretty good bunch of folks aint we? In Cokato, MN a man bought a crib at a garage sale and then learned it was supposed to be for a baby that had been stillborn. He turned it into a memorial bench and brought it back to the mom.
  8. While watching the Sunday morning shows this morning, particularly Good Morning America, I came across a short newsflash regarding a privately funded memorial to honor our disabled veterans. It still baffles me why these memorials must be privately funded, and not funded by Uncle Sam, the same folks who put our men and women in harms way, but that is another discussion. I only wanted to bring attention to our members and guests what is going on in Washington, a spectacular project that honors our disabled men and women who put it all on the line for us. I was very touched by the film short on the project, and I am so happy our disabled veterans are getting the recognition they deserve in the national spotlight. You can click on American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial to be taken to the home page of the project, the opening day ceremony is less then a week away, it is almost complete. Below are some of the bronze sculptors that are a part of the memorial. I could not believe the symbolism behind the items placed in the memorial all the way down to the type of trees planted around the grounds. The Ginkgo Biloba trees that inhabit the grounds were chosen for their near extinction and survival during the ice age, yet they came back, a true symbol of our disabled veterans who are damaged, near death at times, yet they come back. Incredible symbolism I thought. This is a project that is long overdue in my opinion, and I am personally grateful for the volunteers and philanthropists who made it all happen.
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