A D-Day Lesson for Today

We reflect today and honor those who participated in World War II’s D-Day, the largest combined military operation in history. The man who led the invasion and took full responsibility for the outcome, in success or failure, leaves us with an important reminder: the power and the importance of optimism.

Reflections on the Christmas Truce

As we near the end of the year, there is reason to reflect on other times of hardship and dislocation. We have reasons to seek perspective and to ponder, with gratitude, the many people today who are seeking to find the humanity in our unresolved problems.

Eisenhower and the Meaning of Victory

A month after the German surrender, Dwight Eisenhower visited London to express his thanks to the victorious armies, and his appreciation for the sacrifices made during the war. He brought with him a message of lasting unity.

A poignant story on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, join me in paying tribute to those who gave their lives for our country and for causes greater than themselves. I will remember one such person, who has brought considerable meaning to my own life: Pvt. Frank E. Mackey.