In October 1944, as the American army pushed eastward toward the Rhine, they approached the French city of Metz. This strategically-vital city, close to the German border, was surrounded by a network of fortifications that dated back several centuries and was key terrain in the earlier wars of 1870 and WWI. Hitler declared it a Festung (fortress) city to be defended at all costs. Among others, the men of the 95th Infantry Division were tasked with retaking the city and the forts, which they did after heavy fighting. The German commanding general, Lt.-Gen. Heinrich Kittel, who was captured by men of the Division’s 377th Infantry Regiment, said the men who took the city must have been made of Iron, resulting in its nickname, ‘the Iron Men of Metz.’Read More
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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” - Winston S. Churchill
It’s true. For many of us, just being in the presence of these huge, gentle animals brings our blood pressure down, makes our stresses recede and makes us feel a bit more grounded and calm. This was apparent to Army infantry veteran Steven Baldwin; back in 2014, he took his two horses and founded Front Range Ranch and Rescue on 33 leased acres south of Fort Collins, Colorado.Read More
11/13/2017 3:40 PM
For over a decade, thousands of people have been participating in Challenge Walk MS. This unique experience offers participants the chance to embrace a personal challenge of spirit and strength, while making an important difference in the lives of people with MS. Challenge Walk MS takes place in Savannah, GA; Cambridge, MD; St. Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Green Lake, WI; and Cape Cod, MA, and most events are 50 miles over three days. This endurance walk is dedicated to fundraising for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, with a minimum fundraising level for each walk.Read More
7/24/2017 11:21 AM
For over 100 years, Phi Beta Sigma has been integral to the African-American community and its New Orleans chapter, Theta Beta Sigma, has a rich history of community engagement and service in New Orleans.
On June 17, Theta Beta Sigma conducted a brunch aimed at raising funds for scholarships and recognizing graduating male seniors with the fraternity’s Salute to the 100 Outstanding Minority Male Youth Program.Read More
7/7/2017 11:28 AM
At Carrot-Top, one of the things we’re proudest of is being able to help communities with their town parks and memorials. Recently, we were able to do just that with Tyler Park in Dunn, NC.
Dunn is a town of about 10,000 people in the central part of the state; Tyler Park became the town’s first community park when it was constructed in the late 1950s. Tyler Park now boasts three new athletic fields, tennis and shuffleboard courts, a splash pad water play area and a “miracle” sports field designed specifically for special needs children.
Over the years, Tyler Park has been renovated and improved on, and today a Veteran’s Memorial Garden is the park’s proud centerpiece.Read More