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Exploring Cultural Heritage

Last week I spent an afternoon enjoying Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. They had food, hula, and folks from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco ready to answer our artsy-side questions. Heck, they even had the Chinese Lion Dance by Champions Kung Fu of Concord. The … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Snow at Christmas, even in Western New York, was never guaranteed and each year we’d have the same worry. “Is it going to snow for Christmas?” we’d ask. “We don’t know,” Mom or Dad would say. “But if it doesn’t snow, how will Santa bring us our presents?” Although we didn’t understand at the time, … Continue reading

Pearl Harbor Day, 2014

I was given the honor of reading the Presidential Proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Prior to reading the Proclamation, I was offered a few minutes to speak. Present were Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio (Coast Guard District Eleven), Captain Michael Woolard (Commanding Officer, Base Alameda), and five Pearl Harbor survivors – … Continue reading

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