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March 2020

Sacrificing Self for the Good of Others

2020-03-06T14:12:40+00:00

Acts of self-sacrifice deeply touch the human heart in a way nothing else does.  The movie Act of Valor gave us a vivid representation of the ultimate sacrifice. As three soldiers enter a building near the Mexican border, a grenade is thrown into a room among them. Seeing no time to get out of the [...]

Sacrificing Self for the Good of Others2020-03-06T14:12:40+00:00

February 2020

That Others May Live: What The Last Full Measure can teach us

2020-02-19T16:58:36+00:00

War films have a habit of breaking through our moral apathy and cynicism by bringing us face to face with the darkest parts of history that people have lived through, and how good men answer the evil they confront. The recent Vietnam war film The Last Full Measure is no exception. It tells the true [...]

That Others May Live: What The Last Full Measure can teach us2020-02-19T16:58:36+00:00

November 2019

A Good Neighbor We Just Can’t Forget

2019-11-21T18:26:59+00:00

A long time ago, I attended a lecture about legacy from a gentleman at a planned giving function. The speaker asked everyone in the room to stand up. Then he said, “Remain standing if you remember the first middle and last names of both of your parents.” No one sat down. He continued, “Now, remain [...]

A Good Neighbor We Just Can’t Forget2019-11-21T18:26:59+00:00