• 4 Dec

    The Exceptional Service Award and a Sticky Situation

    On this day, 55 years ago, on a chilly afternoon in the White House Rose Garden, US Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon presented my father with the Exceptional Service Award in the presence of President Johnson, Treasury and…

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  • 22 Nov

    In Memory of JFK


    It is difficult to believe that it has been fifty-five years since that fateful day in Dallas, Texas, when President John F Kennedy was assassinated On this Thanksgiving Day, I reflect on this great man





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  • 11 Nov

    Happy Veteran’s Day

    My nephew was unaware that Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day—in reference to the day fighting stopped in World War I,  “The Great War” This ceasefire occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the…

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