#HappyVeteransDay to my friend Steve “Bronco” Broniarczyk

#HappyVeteransDay to my friend Steve “Bronco” Broniarczyk

When Fred Rogers famously told scared children to “always look for the helpers,” he was talking about people like my friend Steve “Bronco” Broniarczyk. I knew Bronco was a helper the day I met him, in journalism class at Marquette University more than 30 years ago. He read my articles, offered friendly feedback and gave [...]

Want to know what Veteran’s Day is all about? Watch a soldier salute

Want to know what Veteran’s Day is all about? Watch a soldier salute

If you want to know what Veteran’s Day means, watch a soldier salute. Witness the arm. Crisp snap upward, precise elbow bend, right hand over right eyebrow. Watch the hand. It won’t falter, no matter how wrinkled the skin, nor pronounced the veins. It will maintain a proud, perfect angle. See the face. Chin up, [...]

Happy Veteran’s Day, NFL Style

The lone highlight of yesterday's Packer game occurred during halftime when four members of the All Veteran Parachute Team floated into Lambeau Field, trailing patriotic smoke and skillfully avoiding camera wires. Though they appeared to be aiming way too far east of the stadium when they jumped from the plane, all four landed squarely on [...]