United States of America

Safety pins?

Safety pins?

What began with the Brexit in the UK last June has spilled over to America in the wake of the nation electing Donald Trump as president.  People are wearing safety pins to make a silent statement that the groups of people who feel threatened by the supposed hate and fear mongering of Trump and his […]

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Guest Opinion There is a sizeable faction in this country that is disgusted with the choices we have going into the 2016 General Election. While the choices are far from the quality a great nation like the United States deserves, they are what they are. No amount of complaining, abdication of responsibility or indignation will […]

9/11: Fifteen years ago time stood still

9/11:  Fifteen years ago time stood still

9/11.  It is the one day in the history of our lifetime when no matter whom you ask, everyone knows exactly where they were and what they were doing at the moment they heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and what probably would have been the United States Capitol or […]

Pain, suffering still lingers 15 years after 9/11

Pain, suffering still lingers 15 years after 9/11

None of us can ever forget where we were on that fateful day, the indelible images burned in our minds. Sept. 11, 2016 is the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the most cataclysmic terrorist attack on American soil, resulting in the loss of 2,996 lives, and injuring more than 6,000 others. Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell […]

Happy 195th Florida

Happy 195th Florida

Florida turned 195 years old Sunday, July 17, the date that the territory extending from the Mississippi River to the Keys transferred from Spanish control to the United States. Historian John Appleyard described Pensacola’s critical role in the history of the state during a celebratory luncheon Sunday at Jackson’s Steakhouse just yards from the site […]

The raising of America

The raising of America

The United States of America has been in precarious positions before, but it seems lately things are not turning as they should.  Something is out of balance, or as we would say in the south, out of whack.  The list of what is out of whack is long and disturbing.  To name a few, a […]

Gov. Scott orders flags at half-staff for Texas police officers

Gov. Scott orders flags at half-staff for Texas police officers

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, I hereby direct the flags of the United States of America and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State […]

Stand tall against the wolves at our door

Stand tall against the wolves at our door

While we were sleeping, the wolf was at our door in the early morning hours Sunday.  It is being ranked as the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.  An act of terrorism, an act of hate, or maybe both.  The shooting in Orlando at a gay nightclub has left the state of Florida and […]

Students’ essays on freedom win VFW awards

Students’ essays on freedom win VFW awards

What Freedom Means To Me By Genna Hoitt A tall, worn flag stands proud against the nearby men, fighting for their country, their freedom, and their lives. Freedom is not just found in the agonized hearts of America’s soldiers as they pray to come home alive; honoring our country with the ultimate gift, but is […]