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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day in a Small Town

Drums and guns. Veterans. Firemen and their trucks. The mayor. Kids on bikes. A band. A color guard. People lining the streets, waving flags to remember those lost, those returned, and those who fought so we can porch sit on a sunny Monday morning appreciating a small-town parade. Life here in America isn't perfect, but is still -- all things considered -- pretty darn good. Thank you soldiers, wherever you are.

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Newspaper columnist; blogger; author of Delta Dead; author of 101 Tip$ From My Depression-Era Parents; author of Australian Fly; editor: ...And I Breathed (author, Jason Garner, former CEO of Global Music at Live Nation), "A History of the Lawrence S. Donaldson Residence"; "The Port Washington Yacht Club: A Centennial Perspective"; "The Northeastern Society of Periodontists: The First Fifty Years"; editor: NESP Bulletin; editor: PWYC Mainsail; past editorial director: The International Journal of Fertility & Women's Medicine; past editor of: Long Island Power & Sail, Respiratory Review; Medical Travelers' Advisory; School Nurse News; Clear Images; Periodontal Clinical Investigations; Community Nurse Forum