Thursday, May 19, 2005
Seniors start new journey
High school days roll by quickly for many and slowly for others, but we all experience the same events in those four years, along with the successes, the failures, the new friends and the old, the good days and the bad.
Tuesday morning our baby granddaughter gave me Schoolhouse Rock lessons all the way to school.
Life is hard when youre your own worst critic
Recently I had the pleasure of touring one of Englands stately cathedrals.
Letters to the Editor
Well, I thought this might happen. What am I talking about?...the states funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP).
Guard/Reserve serving with honor in war on terror
By Con. Roger F. Wicker
With more than 175,000 National Guard and Reserve troops currently on active duty around the world, it is clear that the nations citizen-soldiers are playing a critical role in defending our country and fighting the war on terrorism. Nowhere is that commitment of Reserve components felt more strongly than in Mississippi.
Since the first days of full-scale military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, National Guard and Reserve personnel from our state have answered the call. The citizen-soldier tradition is strong in Mississippi, with sons and daughters proudly filling duty rosters today just as their fathers and grandfathers did before them. As this is being written, more than 4,000 Mississippi soldiers and airmen are on active duty. Since 9-11-2001, more than 8,000 Mississippians have been mobilized. These men and women are our friends, neighbors, and relatives who have made tremendous sacrifices to leave jobs and loved ones to serve the cause of freedom.
support in Mississippi
Support groups have been organized to help families of servicemembers in need. Countless church, civic, and student organizations have come together to purchase and ship supplies to our troops. One veterans group compiled a book of letters written to military members from elementary school students and is using book proceeds in support the troops activities.
I have had the honor of attending a number of send-off ceremonies for units in Mississippis First Congressional District, and I have also participated in celebrations for units who served tours of duty and came back to a heroes welcome.
These emotional events demonstrate the strength of that link as I have witnessed the commitment to duty in the eyes of soldiers and loved ones alike. These citizen-soldiers would rather not march off to war, but their patriotism remains strong and they understand the need to confront an enemy who seeks to destroy our country.
wounded and killed
The backing our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have throughout the heartland is unwavering. I am proud that our commitment from Washington to provide equipment, training, and family support to meet this challenge also remains strong.
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