Donald "Clay" Clay, an Air Force veteran, was enjoying his stogie while chit chatting with friends, watching boats slipping by. On every weekday afternoon when the weather is fine, he and half dozen of his perennial friends such as Robert "Bleu" Jones and Kimo Tavares gather at the Slip Inn to chill, booze up and snack on the crowd-favorite George wings. No one knows for sure … [Read more...] about The Skies are Blue
When I returned home late after studying for my Entrepreneurship and Innovation class finals with my industrious GWU classmates, I was shocked beyond comprehension. I flicked on the news to see jubilant university students and a throng of mostly young people celebrating in front of the White House. They popped champagne corks, climbed trees and swung from lampposts. Whoa, … [Read more...] about Westward Ho!
It has been 20 long years since terrorists-hijacked airplanes brought down the twin towers and struck the Pentagon. It’s a tragedy that’s seared into the souls of most Americans especially those who were directly affected. But with each passing year, there’s less commemoration as if our nation’s wounds have now been healed and the day becomes a distant memory. In fact the … [Read more...] about 9/11 – 20 Years Later
The Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo in DC are closing this weekend due to the pandemic. In the past, these museums were open on Thanksgiving Day. Now they will remain shuttered until the spring at least. So what will happen during the closure? Updating old displays and adding new ones, of course. One exhibition that is direly in need of updating is the 20-year … [Read more...] about Smithsonians Shutter till 2021
Photos by Jason Morenz The United States Air Force Band, in partnership with MGM National Harbor, presented A Salute to Service: Honoring America’s Heroes, featuring Chris Janson and Kellie Pickler, along with guest emcee Malika Andrews, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force. “It was a huge honor to get to play with the Air Force Band … [Read more...] about A Salute to Service at the Harbor
DC has it's share of great man memorials. And 2020 has been a year of controversy with many monuments throughout the US toppled and many more proposed to be removed. Thus it seems fitting that after 20 years of feuding, the last great man memorial in our generation - the Eisenhower tribute is unveiled. It was supposed to open in May on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, but due … [Read more...] about The Last Great General Memorial