Jul
9
2015

We have just completed our annual remembrance of America’s founding, a weekend set aside to contemplate our freedoms and what a great country we have had for so many years. Hot dogs, apple pie, baseball, military ceremony and fireworks are all a major part of our annual celebration of independence from the British Empire. But […]

Jun
3
2015

On our recent mission trip to Ukraine as members of The Singing Men of Texas, we met this delightful lady at the city of Zhytomyr, in western Ukraine. She was raised in Zhytomyr, one of the oldest cities of Ukraine, established in 884 A.D. It has been a very important city and lies on a […]

Mar
5
2015

Willie (Will) Taft Smith graduated high school in 1945 from Ogden High School in the small community of Liddieville, which is close to Monroe, Louisiana. He was seventeen years old and knew that he would be immediately drafted into the military in November when he would turn eighteen. Because of the war the military was […]

Feb
27
2015

Ruth Cates was my wife’s aunt and lived in Bellflower, California. She submitted this article for the Fine Arts Department of her Women’s Club of Bellflower and it was entered in the Fine Arts Festival in 1992, in competition with nineteen other clubs. She won first place with this wonderful World War II love story. […]

Jan
20
2015

After serving in World War II as a Merchant Marine seaman, it was difficult for Charles Smith and his family to accept his being drafted into the Army four years later, at age twenty-five, to serve in the Korean War. He had established a very successful paint and wallpaper business and now he had to […]