Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
Hostilities had already ended seven months earlier with an armistice agreement between the Allied nations and Germany. It went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day - is generally regarded as the end of the war to end all wars.
By now you know that Jill and I spent a couple of weeks in France. Besides being the first two week vacation we've enjoyed in fourteen years it was also a pilgrimage of sorts - most of which I'll save to share another day.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic - General John Logan.
Today is Memorial Day. The solemn occasion of remembrance for those who have died in military service.
Last Friday I was leaving the assisted living center for the first time through the front door.
A montage honoring America's veterans from WWI to the present day. Vocals performed by Lee Greenwood...
...thank a veteran for their service. It is Veterans Day after all.