The Monday Memo: Thoughts on Veterans Day

As a veteran, it has always been pretty interesting to me to watch and read what people say and do on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Armed Forces Day.

I was amused watching the events surrounding Veterans Day this year. Here are some of my thoughts.

This past week leading up to Veterans Day we are inundated with Veterans Day sales. It seems mattresses are all the rage this year. For some reason, I don’t think I would spend Veterans Day shopping for a mattress, but that’s just me.

Of course, as a veteran, we can get a “great deal” on the car this week! Can’t we always get a “great deal” on a car, somewhere?

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The Sunday Message

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.John 15:13 (NIV)

Please take a moment this weekend to say a prayer for those who died while serving in the military. Pray for their family and friends, too. We owe them so much.

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. – Pete Hegseth

Have a great week!

 

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Caught My Eye…

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Fagg vs Rosendale, Montana Roots, 2020 Census, Thomas McInerney, Stamp Out Hunger, and One More Thing!

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Terrific News Tuesday

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Memorial Day
  • Montana Ag Summit 2017
  • On the Road
  • CMR Softball
  • Spring Fling Hoop Thing

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The Sunday Message

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 (NIV)

Please take a moment this weekend to say a prayer for those who died while serving in the military. Pray for their family and friends, too. We owe them so much.

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. – Pete Hegseth

 

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Thursday Numbers

When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered. – Christopher Dodd

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include healthcare, Memorial Day, unemployment, dirty money, veterans in Congress, President’s job approval, Greg Gianforte, House of Cards, Top Gun, and much more!

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