This Memorial Day, Teach Your Children Well

General Health
Today is Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day, which was first observed on May 30, 1868, on the orders of General John Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery to remember those who fell during the bloody battles of our brutal Civil War.  The holiday's significance has been extended to honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our nation.  These thoughts from my friend, Gary Bauer, seem appropriate for our time: Of all the dangers facing our country, perhaps the greatest is the one that doesn't make many headlines -- our collective national amnesia.   Our history textbooks are sanitized to be politically correct and give our children little…
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Monday Memo – A Remembrance of Patriots on Memorial Day

General Health
Today marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. The first Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  Initially meant as a time to remember those who fell during the bloody battles of our brutal Civil War, the holiday's significance has been extended to honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our nation. As they have done every year since 1948, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment will place flags at more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They will remain at Arlington National Cemetery throughout the holiday weekend making sure that the flags remain upright. Gary Bauer's comment on Memorial Day is, to me, particularly poignant, and…
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A Memorial Day Remembrance to My Dad and My Hero: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

General Health
Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have lost their lives in battle to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. (more…)
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“Walk for Life” Update

General Health
Barb and I are SO grateful to each of you who have already made an online donation to support us as we "Walk for Life" on Saturday, June 6. As a result, we've upped our goal from $10K to $14K. If you've not yet donated, it's easy to do here. If you have donated already, please4 let your friends, family, and faith community know so that they can support this walk also! Donate Today As you might expect, this year's Walk will look a little different. On Saturday, June 6th, Life Network will be hosting its first-ever VIRTUAL Walk for Life! Given our current public health guidance, Barb and I will celebrate the value of human life along with walkers city-wide -- all walking in our own neighborhoods. There will…
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Monthly Family Update – May 2020

General Health
Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: First Endorsement for “The Best Medicine”2020 Walk for LifeToday’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” columnWant to Read “Best Medicine” before everyone else?Answers to last month’s prayersPrayer requests for this monthPast Issues 1) My Very First Endorsement for “The Best Medicine” I’ve told you in past letters about my next book, coming this October. I write about my early family medicine practice days in Kissimmee, Florida. It’s called “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor.” Preorder Here I’ve received my very first endorsement, and I’m so excited to share it with you: I was raised a small-town girl . . . a small-town girl who moved from the low country of coastal Georgia to the "big city" in Central…
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