Dan Gallagher http://mtpr.org en Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint-5 <p>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</p><p>There’s a lot to talk about in the veterans’ world these days.&nbsp; For example, on May 30th&nbsp;VA Secretary Shinseki resigned that position--but I find neither pleasure nor optimism in that action, mostly because of the way it came to be.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:40:27 +0000 Dan Gallagher 20704 at http://mtpr.org Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint-4 <p>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</p><p></p><p>In many ways, this is a hard commentary for me to do, and frankly, I worry that my words may not be sufficient to make the points I think important with the amount of feeling the subject merits.</p><p></p><p>The subject of my discussion today, and in my next Veteran’s Viewpoint, is this:&nbsp; Do soldiers ever die in vain?</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:35:55 +0000 Dan Gallagher 14688 at http://mtpr.org Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint-3 <p><strong>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</strong></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:40:20 +0000 Dan Gallagher 12165 at http://mtpr.org Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint-2 <p>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</p><p>Next Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.&nbsp; Let me tell you about a couple of the things planned for that day.</p><p>First of all, the annual ceremony at the Doughboy Statue on the Missoula County Courthouse lawn will begin at 11:00 a.m., and last for a little more than an hour--but more about that in a minute.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:40:10 +0000 Dan Gallagher 10931 at http://mtpr.org Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint-1 <p></p><p>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran&rsquo;s Viewpoint.&nbsp;</p><p>First of all, let me remind you that Veterans Day is coming up--Monday November 11th.&nbsp; And again this year, American Legion Post #101will sponsor the Missoula Veterans Day ceremony on the county courthouse lawn, and, again, I will be organizing this event.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:13:18 +0000 Dan Gallagher 9602 at http://mtpr.org Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint-0 <p> This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</p><p>Let’s begin with this premise:&nbsp; The reason that veterans were initially called to military service was to defend our nation’s liberties from an enemy--or enemies--whose goal was to destroy those freedoms; and to defend, sustain, or advance our nation’s principles and interests.</p><p>Now, I’m not claiming veteran status qualifies us as foreign affairs experts, nor can it be used as evidence that our knowledge of military matters surpasses our non-veteran peers.&nbsp; Ultimate wisdom is not necessarily a bonus that war gives us.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:31:33 +0000 Dan Gallagher 8185 at http://mtpr.org Veteran's Viewpoint http://mtpr.org/post/veterans-viewpoint <p>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</p><p></p><p></p><p>“To be or not to be…,” Hamlet asked rhetorically.&nbsp; “Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?”</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:32:21 +0000 Dan Gallagher 5703 at http://mtpr.org