Tag Archive: Black Watch

May 29

Memorial Day 2017

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas. I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly independent …

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Nov 11

Remembering our Veterans

I’m not sure how Veterans Day turned into a day to sell stuff, but then, most every holiday has turned into a day for stores to run “sales”.  Possibly, the original intent was to give our veterans a break but it has sure morphed away from that. Veterans Day is supposed to be a day …

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May 30

Memorial Day 2016

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas.   I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly …

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Apr 06

Tartan Day: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Scotland – ABC News

I have my Black Watch tartan ready to go to wear at the parade in New York this weekend…     Don’t be surprised if you see people decked out in tartan this weekend. Today, April 6, the United States is celebrating National Tartan Day. The day is intended to recognize the contributions of Scottish …

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Dec 03

Tartan History

Seems like I still have Scotland on the brain since we went last summer and we have plans to go again the summer of 2016.  Several of the gifts I’m giving this Christmas are Scottish-based so…   According to A History of Tartan: Chaotic yet orderly, clashingly exuberant, tartan’s history jumble fact with outrageous fiction. …

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Nov 11

Veteran’s Day

  I’m not sure how Veterans Day turned into a day to sell stuff, but then, most every holiday has turned into a day for stores to run “sales”. Veterans Day is supposed to be a day to thank those who have served. From the Constitution: Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation …

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May 25

Memorial Day

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas.   I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly …

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