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    Fri, 14 Sep 2018
    ArticleMurray Sams, Jr Recalls Birmingham Church Bombing

    Mr. Murray Sams, Jr. is an Army Veteran with six years of service. He joined in 1964 and was stationed in Munich, Germany where he was with the Fifth Battalion, 32nd Armory as a gunner and tank commander. But before his heroic service, the 74 year old was working as an orderly at Hillman Hospital in Alabama on a Sunday morning 55 years... more...

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    Thu, 30 Aug 2018
    One Man’s Terrorist

    On the power of words - "What we need to do is move away from the fear the word evokes and offer solutions for the consequences our policies create."

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  • Blog
    Tue, 17 Jul 2018
    ArticleMy Feets

    Remembering Birmingham...My Feets

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    Tue, 17 Jul 2018
    ArticleRemembering that Fiery Letter Written in a...

    “In the words of Faulkner, ‘the past is never dead, it is not even past.’

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    Mon, 2 Jul 2018
    ArticleIndependence Day: The Struggle with "Thank You...

    Independence Day is a day to say Thank You! However, showing awareness of the nuances and complexities of military service might be more appreciated than all the Thank Yous in the world.

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  • Blog
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018
    ArticleDeeply Held Religious Cake

    When a person begins to unravel the various meanings in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision, recently rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), it becomes quickly obvious that what this ruling means in legal terms and what it means in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ American citizens is incredibly different.

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  • Blog
    Tue, 12 Jun 2018
    ArticleD-Day

    We recently celebrated our war veterans on Memorial Day and last week marked the 74th anniversary of the historic D-Day invasion. During World War II (1939-1945), the three month Battle of Normandy, (June - August 1944), resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Operation Overlord, as the battle was codenamed, began June 6, 1944, when 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of the Normandy region of France.

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  • Blog
    Tue, 5 Jun 2018
    ArticleKeep it Simple

    I believe God empowers each of us to look at the most complicated problems with Divine simplicity. That is the beauty of the dissent written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Justice Ginsburg lays it out clearly and simply. In eleven short paragraphs, she makes it plain. Justice Ginsburg also gets it right.

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  • Blog
    Mon, 21 May 2018
    ArticleTips for Staying Sane When You're the Only Parent...

    As a military family, you know all-too-well that there are times when you or your spouse will be called away for duty, often without much – or any – warning. As a service member, you might get called into the field. However, when you are the parent left at home, whether you've had plenty of warning or given a day's notice of the deployment, there are a few ways you can help make life easier. Don't stress! Parenting is hard enough on its own. Accept the help of others and look for resources to make your daily life easier. 

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