The Epic Spirit

We need to define what we mean by epopee and the epic spirit well. Epopee is the marvelous, not only the aesthetic marvelous but the marvelous placed in battle array and exposed to risk, even imminent risk. Epopee is the … Continue reading

True Glory Can Only Be Born of Pain

From every side of the parade grounds, with habitual and quite natural enthusiasm, a huge crowd watches a trooping of the Queen’s Royal Grenadiers in their ceremonial uniforms. New military tactics forced uniforms like these into obsolescence long ago. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Through the Valley of Death

Once in a while a story of heroism comes along which leaves us speechless. This is the case when one hears the deeds of Marine Sergeant Jeremiah Workman. On December 23, 2004, he was a squad leader clearing houses in … Continue reading

Number 21 Is KIA

September 4, 1967, Quong Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam. A routine, pre-dawn, sweeping operation by a Marine company was turning into a major battle with a large force of the North Vietnamese Army. Three additional companies of Marines were committed. … Continue reading

A Call to Chivalry in the Emerald Isle

You may also like Saint Michael the Archangel, Model of the Perfect Knight How Our Lady Granted Victory at Lepanto Reflections on a Trip to Remember a Great Man 7,515 Rosary Rallies Worldwide on October 15 Reflections on Women in … Continue reading

Ideals To Aspire To

You may also like Semper Fidelis: Inspiring New Book on Catholic War Hero, Col. John W. Ripley A Case for Moral Courage: How Colonel John Ripley Exemplified the Trait – and What We Can All Learn from Him Farewell to … Continue reading

Innocence Saluting Heroism

Innocence Saluting Heroism   Innocence Saluting Heroism A young boy waits on the sidewalk for the passing of Canadian troops. The video speaks for itself. In his innocence, he waits for more than just Canadian soldiers marching in formation with … Continue reading

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