A Poppy in Memory of our War Dead
Have you ever wondered why the Poppy flower is so popular around Memorial Day? It is worn to commemorate our war dead. The origin is from a poem written during World War I, expressing grief over a fallen friend. This touching story can be read here.
Black Hornet Drone Nano-copter
The Black Hornet is a pocket size surveillance mini drone being utilized by the British Infantry in Afghanistan. It has been proven to save soldiers' lives. The U.S. Army has ordered two of these for testing.
Days of Remembrance
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
First Woman Military Test Pilot
Military test pilot, French Resistance fighter, survivor of a disfiguring airplane crash and the subsequent operations, repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest flyers in the world -- Jacqueline Marie-Thérèse Suzanne Douet Auriol laid the ground-work for women military veterans to proudly follow.
First Woman to Fly a Bomber
Lettice Curtis was the first of twelve women chosen to attain Class 5. As such, she is the first woman to fly a bomber. She flew the Avro Lancaster bomber. Asked why she didn't press to fly in battle: "There was no question of it, and it was not a question you asked. It just never came up."
Loose Lips Sink Ships
Does freedom of speech mean we have no need of censorship? Does it mean we have no responsibility for the consequences of what we say and write - or post on-line? How do you feel about freedom of speech, censorship, and WikiLeaks?
Special Forces Top Ten Worldwide
Almost every country, in the world, is proud of their Elite Special Forces. Their acts of bravery and heroism are legendary and shrouded in mystery. Here is the list of the 'Top Ten' in the world. They are 'the Elite of the Elite.'
It sounds like something JRR Tolkien might have penned as a day of destiny, the end of a quest, an hour set aside for magical powers and the alignment of planets foretelling the future or – as it does – immortalizing the past.
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