HE QUALIFIED US

Neal Pollard When I was a student at Faulkner University, Schick Corporation sponsored a three-on-three intramural basketball competition known as Super Hoops. The school’s student activity director organized the tournament, and the winning team won a paid trip to the national tournament to compete for the national title. My senior year, four of us decided … Continue reading HE QUALIFIED US

In Their Steps (Poem)

Neal Pollard They fought a fight of sacrifice On land, by air, and sea Privation, starvation, an awful price To guard our liberty Some were cut down in prime of life Others came home with scars They faced great fears and perilous strife For country, for stars and bars We owe a debt of gratitude … Continue reading In Their Steps (Poem)

THE LITTLE GRAVES THAT HAVE NO NAME

Neal Pollard Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, a 26-year-old Irish soldier, was one of 10 million people killed in World War I.He died July 31, 1917, in Belgium. He was a poet, and he wrote the following before the war: And now I'm drinking wine in France, the helpless child of circumstance. Tomorrow will be loud … Continue reading THE LITTLE GRAVES THAT HAVE NO NAME

WAITING EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS FOR A MEDAL

Neal Pollard Ernest Pusey was the third-oldest person in the world the day he died at age 111 on November 19, 2006. Nine days before, the man who had worked 32 years for General Motors and drawn retirement for 48 years entertained a visit from Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Bush was delivering something a bit … Continue reading WAITING EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS FOR A MEDAL