Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Honour

National day of mourning

December 5th, 2018 has been declared a national day of mourning to honour the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush.  The federal government and the stock exchange will be closed among other things.   Continue reading

John McCain

John McCain’s father and grandfather were both four-star admirals which is one of the highest ranks in the U.S. Navy.  He was born into a military family.  Although he attended the Naval Academy, his heart was in history and literature.  He loved Ernest Hemingway.  After graduating fifth from the bottom of his class as a rebellious student, he didn’t really take his military career seriously until after he survived a solo plane crash and a horrific fire on the USS Forrestal aircraft carrier that killed over 130 sailors.  Then he was shot down over Vietnam and captured.  He was a prisoner of war for five and a half years.  He was sick, starved and tortured.  At one point, he was offered early freedom because of his family’s military standing.  But he refused unless all those captured before him were also released.  Because of his decision, he was tortured even more. Continue reading

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