Memorial Day Remembrance

Today, on this 47th Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in the fight for freedom. So I thought it was fitting to take a break from us and reflect on those that served our country in the military and, in so doing, sacrificed their lives for the greater good. President Nixon designated Memorial Day as a federal holiday in 1971. But it was originally known as Decoration Day, established in 1868 by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic. He wanted to honor the 750,000 brave souls who gave their lives during the Civil War. Since that time our country lost over 116,500 fighting in World War I, over 405,000 in World War II, 36,000 in the Korean W

How Far It Is Possible To Go

British poet T.S. Eliot once said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” This has always been Bob’s approach to recovery, and we found out just how far it is possible for him to go when we decided to visit the Chateau de Versailles during a recent family visit to France. The overseas trip alone was a big deal for us, but we had a good idea of what to expect in the airports, having traveled cross-country a few times since Bob’s stroke. It’s not easy to travel, but nothing in Bob’s life is anymore, so if it’s do-able we go for it. This particular trip was long in the making, mostly in terms of getting up the courage to give overseas t

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