The Doolittle Raiders–The Essence of a Heroic Volunteer Force

Armed Service, Flight, Freedom, Military Affairs, Value of Life, Veterans
I take no credit for the following story or its composition.  Just felt compared to share it to remind a few of us how great our legacy is as Americans.  I hope I would have volunteered as did this man and his compatriots.  For them, Patriotism was not a theoretical discussion.  As we sit around whining about our first world problems, take a moment or two to read this excellent firsthand account by the pilot of aircraft #13 on the Doolittle Raid off the Hornet in 1942. My  name is  Edgar McElroy. My friends call me "Mac". I was  born and  raised in Ennis , Texas the youngest of  five children, son of Harry and  Jennie McElroy.  Folks say that…
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Sources of Violence and Despair

Hope, Rule of Law, Value of Life
  The 50 cities listed above are in some of the most beautiful areas of the world.  Most of them are rich in some if not many natural resources.  They are surrounded by some of the most amazing views and environments in the world.  In their own way, they are also populated by many wonderful people.  What, then, would make them so violent?  Why would these areas be so much worse than so many other areas? I am not here to debate the facts or consider exactly what went into these rankings.  Change some of the criteria, and some of these cities will go up, down, or completely off these rankings.  What I am sure of, however, is that these…
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