Tag Archives: Patriotism

WASHED FROM OUR MINDS

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel,Lay the sons and daughters of that day,In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal,We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God and pray. Freedom … Continue reading

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THE FRONTIER ARTIST

The man in the picture is my husband, Paul.  You’ve seen much of his art on my site,, along with my poetry.  Not only is he an accomplished artist and sculptor, he’s a teacher, a naturalist, a business man, an … Continue reading

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DO YOU REMEMBER?

This photograph, reminiscent of the iconic flag raising at Iwo Jima, depicts a story of courage under fire like we’ve never seen before. On 09/11/2001 our nation was ravaged by a group of those intent on destroying our existence. Twenty … Continue reading

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I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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YES, THE BANNER STILL WAVES!

An American flag had seen better days, It had become battered and worn by the weather for over almost two years. It was our own personal flag. Like our nation it faced a time of isolation for a long time. … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE FREE

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Majestic eagle spreads his wings, a span of eight feet wide, The pinions on those glorious wings with heaven soon collide, His feathers made for reaching God, they also serve to save, Protection for those learning how to take off … Continue reading

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BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE . . .

Memorial Day is almost here and with it thoughts of summer, vacations, picnics and fun. In the same breath this day was intended as a celebration of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. The National … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM THE PAST

My generation tends to forget that our lives weren’t perfect.  I think we paint a picture of perfection of the past – Norman Rockwell’s view of American life as it should be.  We try to hide the bad stuff and look only … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

DEAR, HOLY, GOD: The first week of the new year has come and gone and with it, the tears from last year have spilled over the edge and into this one. You are completely aware of all the sadness that … Continue reading

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HOW SOON WE FORGET

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER I wrote the following poem six years ago, but the memory of that day seems melted from history as did the steel on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. Another attack … Continue reading

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AMERICA – MORE THAN A NATION

We have come through another year of birthday celebrations for our nation.  This one was not the usual party.  Our nation has been in the midst of more growing pains as the corona virus struck all of us, giving us … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Freedom is a word being catapulted about like a ball of fire lately.  This being a day celebrating our independence from England will lack fireworks, but the celebration of our nation will not die.  For almost 250 years, this fledgling … Continue reading

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WHY HONOR OUR VETS?

This beautiful flag, crafted by students, was made of construction paper rings and draped over the railing of the upper level of the gymnasium.  It extended down to the gym floor.The size alone is impressive.  The time to create it … Continue reading

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HAVE WE LOST OUR INDEPENDENCE?

Independence is a word which describes our ability to be self sustaining, self sufficient and self supporting.  It has long been a part of who we are as Americans.  It doesn’t mean that we are no longer accountable to someone, … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN?

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.  James 1:19 I am proud to be an American, not because of the ugly events in our history, but for the people … Continue reading

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THE PRIDE OF OUR NATION

The theater of battle was filled with trucks, tanks, warships and frightened men who weren’t sure of ever returning home.  As they faced what seemed to be an unbeatable force, the fear of death had to be at the forefront … Continue reading

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REMEMBER

  It may have begun somewhere in the late 1960s or early 1970s.  We were winding down a seemingly endless war in Viet Nam.  Women fought for equal rights.  Segregation was still an issue.  We had a national scandal which caused a … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS THOSE WHO SERVE

What is at the heart of a hero?  What does one do to become one?  Jesus talked about the greatest gift we can give to our fellow man.  That means we’re willing to help, protect and serve others without thinking … Continue reading

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A CITY IN ASHES

Our granddaughter was not yet born.  The grandsons were little boys, now young men, unaware of the tragedy that struck.  I remember pouring a cup of coffee and preparing to sit down and watch the news when it happened.  In the … Continue reading

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