Extra Points: What Are You Afraid Of?

For the better part of the last year, there seems to be a lot of fear and trepidation in this country. All you have to do is spend a few minutes on Facebook to get your fill of colorful responses to it. The building of a wall on the Mexican border dominated the...

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

December 7, 1941… President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation that this would be “a day that will live in infamy” subsequent to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. My father left high school one day after his 17th birthday 2 months after...

50 years later…

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination. I was 13 months away from being born so obviously have no recollection. 50 years is significant. As I was growing up, the event was not that far away in the memories of all the adults I knew. Now...

Our Day of Infamy

As a History buff that studied all American history dating back to the Revolutionary War period, I was always fascinated by our times of conflict. Although I grew up during the Cold War era and was a young adult during Desert Storm, I really had never felt personally...