200 years ago, Francis Scott Key watched the all-night bombardment of Baltimore from the deck of a British ship. The American capital and Presidential Mansion were still smoldering as the British troops advanced north on their path of destruction. Inspired by the sight of the American flag flying the morning after the battle, he penned a poem […]
Today, we remember one of the most tragic days in American history. It’s hard to believe that 9/11 was already 13 years ago. I can remember that day so vividly. Please take time today to honor those lost, both on 9/11 and defending our country in the wars since then.
Friday, I headed up to Baltimore to meet my parentals. If flying were half as wonderful as Amtrak, it would be halfway decent. We checked in and headed down to the Inner Harbor. We decided to walk around to Fort McHenry which is a much further walk than it seems. It was really cool to […]
Happy birthday, America!!! I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July. My parents and I are off to Baltimore for the today then Annapolis tomorrow. Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my adventures! Here’s a sneak peak!
70 years ago today, the greatest naval invasion in the history of the world occurred as the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy. A memorial: each outline represents a KIA. The sheer number of paratroopers, soldiers, sailors, and support that were involved is mind-boggling. Having lived at Fort Bragg (home of the 82nd) and having […]
As you’re celebrating the unofficial start to summer, please take the time to think on the true meaning behind Memorial Day. This day is to honor those who laid down their lives for the United States of America. Remember those who died in defense of our country and those who have committed their lives to […]
Growing up, I loved watching the Olympics (hell, I still do). I remember watching the track and field events from the ’92 games in Barcelona. But every two years, the Olympics provided me with inspiration to try new sports. I’m sure my parents were thrilled. First, it was ice skating. I had a huge poster […]
Today marks a sad anniversary in the United States. Twelve years ago, the greatest terrorist attack stunned our nation in to grief and unity. During the morning and afternoon back in 8th grade, fellow classmates were constantly called to the office and taken home. I remember sitting in my cultures class, daydreaming about my upcoming […]
Happy Independence Day, America! As we’re celebrating today, let’s take some time to remember those who gave everything to see our country founded and those who have served since then to keep us free. This commercial makes me so proud to be American. We’re cooking out at home then going to see the fireworks tonight […]
Good morning! I shall not provide any politcal commentary, just the plea to go vote! It’s an amazing thing that we as Americans peacefully choose our nation’s leadership every year, so please partake in this right and civic duty. Full disclosure: I voted early last Thursday. North Carolina has a great early voting system.