We've Moved!

OldGoatGuide is being put out to pasture; for new content please consider my other blog:

There's still good stuff lurking around in here, but any new posts will be made at the other site.

Thank you for your readership, and I hope you'll catch me "over there".


June 6, 1944 Remembered

June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day, which launched a massive allied campaign to take back continental Europe from the German war machine.

The first half hour or so of the 1998 movie "Saving Private Ryan" is hopefully the closest the rest of us will ever get to the terror, carnage and heroism that prevailed on that day 74 years ago - and of course that is just a shadow of what those young people actually went through.
More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops. 


Not Much, How About You?

Yeah, been a bit sluggish on the blogging front of late - sorry about that.

I do this for fun, and right now it's not. No particular reason that I can pin down, just not feeling it at the moment.

This too shall pass - so check back!


Memorial Day Weekend - Not Just The Start of Summer

In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of a Union soldiers veteran organization, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, established the first Decoration Day, which was to serve as a commemoration of the sacrifices of those who died in battle. 

This year, at the sesquicentennial of this event - officially known as Memorial Day since 1967 - we still continue to recognize American service men and women for their ultimate commitment to our country.

While Veteran's Day celebrates all service veterans, both living and dead, Memorial Day is truly a reminder of those who made the final sacrifice in order to try to maintain the freedom and well-being of the rest of us.

In the midst of the festivities, please take a moment to honor those who served and died on our behalf.