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A WWII Christmas Miracle

A WWII Christmas Miracle

Seventy-two years ago this week, the German army launched an offensive near the Ardennes Forest that completely took the Allies by surprise. Half a million Americans fought in the Battle of the Bulge, many of them young, inexperienced troops that were quickly moved to... » Read More
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

Who doesn’t have a wee bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day?  Give him a green beer, Celtic tunes, a little corned beef and cabbage, and even my Czech/Polish husband is speaking with a brogue! Some fun facts about St. Patrick and his special day:... » Read More
Remembering Christmas 1944

Remembering Christmas 1944

We are reposting a blog written last year by Col. Robert O. Wray, USAF (ret.), a decorated veteran and father of Blue Star CEO Rob Wray. The message is timeless and we use this space to honor those far from home in defense of our country. The Christmas season has... » Read More
Pearl Harbor:  Day of Infamy

Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy

My 93-year-old friend, John, was a 19-year-old sailor aboard the USS Wilson on December 7, 1941.  Across the world from Pearl Harbor, the Wilson had a port call in Bermuda, where John and his buddies were onboard playing cards and “yakking away” the early afternoon. ... » Read More

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