Posts Tagged ‘honor

18
Jun
19

Celebrants have moved on…

“Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.” Lewis Mumford  

25
Nov
14

alone…privacy…slow down…reflect…own it

“Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.” Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

(or perhaps on a remote island too?)

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30
Oct
13

John Louis Hagan II (R.I.P. Good Man)

John L. HaganThe funeral home was packed today, in honor of a humble, solid as a rock man named John Louis Hagan II, who passed last Friday. It was an honor to know John (JL). He was a gentleman, steady, thoughtful…an unassuming warrior that happened to own a fly shop…Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters in Portland, Oregon.

Family and close friend stood and extolled John’s virtues. It was evident he was, as I would have thought, a giving, loyal man, who asked little for himself, but was always willing to give of self for others.

I believe the one line from his eulogy that most resonated was this one: “John had a need to be where fish are caught.”  Can the line be any more simple yet loaded with so many layers of fulfillment for so many of us.

Thank you John for you kindness, God bless you and your family.

26
May
13

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Remembrances

Flags WillNatlSB

“Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.” (more)

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Nov
12




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