David E. Steiner

Retired USAF, Teacher, Dad, Grandfather, Curmudgeon

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C-119

C-130

C-141

EC-47

The Fairchild C-119 Flying BoxCar

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

The Douglas Electric Goon

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SOME THOUGHTS ON THE MEANING OF "MERIT"

On February 3rd, 1883 there was an auction of art works and writing to support the building of a pedestal on Liberty Island. Among the donations was a manuscript of a Petrarchan 14 line sonnet, The New Colossus, by a thirty-four year old Jewish writer, poet and translator, Emma Lazarus. In the first seven lines she named the statue “The Mother of Exiles.” After the statue was in place the poem was published in Pulitzer’s New York World and The New York Times, resulting in the plaque on the interior wall of the pedestal.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS MEETINGS

Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1071 meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland St, Lakewood, CO at 10 AM. On that Saturday the Elks serve an excellent breakfast starting at 8:00 AM, $6. Our mission: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

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