Tag Archives: Army

99-year-old raises $16M by doing laps

99-year old British Army Vet

As of April 16, 2020, a British Army veteran raised more than £13 million ($16.2 million) without ever leaving home. He did this for his country’s National Health Service “heroes,” who are fighting the Coronavirus. UPDATE April 18, 2020: Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore passes £23m in NHS fundraising. The now famous 99-year-old British war veteran has …

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God Bless America

Waving American Flag

American Music History… when Irving Berlin’s famous, patriotic song, “God Bless America,” was first introduced and sung by Kate Smith — Author Unknown Frank Sinatra, the most famous Crooner in history, considered Kate Smith to be the best singer of her time. He said when he and a million other …

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Wounded Vets take train to the Army-Navy Game

A TRUE Story... and one of the best Christmas stories you'll ever hear. 
It's an amazing story of a wealthy Philadelphia couple which organized a train composed of privately-owned railroad cars to carry wounded vets from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.

-- By Ronnie Polaneczky
For The Philadelphia Daily News,  published December 22, 2005

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I Pray The Lord My Soul To Keep

-- By Kathy Anne Harris

It was blistering hot even though the sun had set two hours earlier.

Prone on the ground, Seth crawled through dry grass and dusty earth. Soil and weeds clung to his clothing. Gnats and mosquitos clamored on skin that the dirt and leaves left exposed.

In his eyes was reflected the hot glare from exploding mortar shells--and the haunting glow of flares as they blossomed in the canopy of night. Heat from the fires singed his lungs and fanned crisply on his flesh.

Yet there was another fire that blazed bright. And even his fellow soldiers couldn't see that deeply into his mind and heart--to the flame of fear.

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