memorial day 2020

During the last (almost) two decades, I’ve had the privilege to talk about the traditions of Memorial Day and the importance of taking a moment to remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. Please join me this weekend, and especially this Monday, when I…

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memorial day - American flag spring flowers

As a child, I remember being fearful that my brother would be drafted into service when he grew up. Why? My memories are sandwiched between uncles who served in North Africa and the Pacific Theater in the early 1940s, and hippie-looking elementary school teachers who’d play anti-war songs on their guitars during music time. My…

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Native American Code Talkers

What you didn’t know about … Native American code talkers. Dear Ravers, Every Memorial Day, I have the privilege of going off our gaming topic and honoring those who served our country. Earlier this year, a submission for Raving’s Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards from Lucie Roberts, Human Resources Director, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, caught…

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Fourth of July Parade

Last month my husband and I picked up a 1966 Apache Eagle Tent Trailer to tow behind our 1974 VW Thing. We’ll be using it for weekend camping, as well as taking it to “vintage” trailer shows. At these events, you “stage” your campsite and your trailer with all period pieces. For us, that would…

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Thank You To Veterans

Doing more than just a discount off the buffet How three gaming organizations are giving back to our veterans Earlier in the year, I wrote a special newsletter around Memorial Day, and asked our readers to tell me about their connections with a soldier. I was surprised by the several emails that I received from…

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I’ll never forget your smile Honor for the fallen and compassion for our returning veterans Dear Ravers, It’s 1983, and a group of us teenagers are piled into the back of a small pickup truck. It’s night and we’re keyed up after teepeeing a few homes. I’m scared about getting caught and feeling guilty; this…

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Veterans Day - American Flag

As we kick off the summer with our casino crowds and barbeques this Memorial Day … let’s give some thought to our soldiers who are not at home to put the flag up. Dear Ravers, Last year for Memorial Day, I wanted to reach beyond our typical gaming topics and honor our soldiers who have…

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Memorial Day

For all of you, I ask that the next time you see a service member or veteran, thank them. Know that they stand tall for you. Know that they are the face of America in many regions, and it’s a pretty damn good face.” — Colonel Jordan S. Chroman, OBE, US Army Dear Ravers, Every holiday…

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As I write this, two C-130 military planes lumber loudly over our offices in Reno. It’s not that the pens on my desk roll away or my coffee sloshes out of the mug, but you can’t help to identify the military veterans of the sky as they fly over. Being in the airport’s flightpath, from…

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SEQUIM, WA, February 21, 2019—With the completion of its newest dining venue, The House of Seven Brothers, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe can focus on its next venture, the 7 Cedars Hotel, the first phase of the 7 Cedars Resort masterplan. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will break ground February 28th, on its five story, 100 room…

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