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Remembering the Fallen

Take a moment to reflect on what the lives of fallen soldiers have done for you. Take a break from the negative rhetoric about today's current status and issues -and stay reverent to those who died on the fields to allow you to live in a free country.


We all appreciate those that are currently serving - but today is about the fallen. They get their own day today. Take a few minutes between your grilling and cold ones to say thank you in your heart.

Jim's Legacy

In life, we run across many people.  Some greet us and move on.  Some spend some time with us through a bit of thick and thin.  Then, there are others who truly take the time to not only see what and why we tick but to offer a bit of wisdom.  And by doing this, they help shape us.  These are the ones who are the most impactful.  These are the mentors, the educators, and the heartfelt friends who leave a lasting impression upon our past, present, and future.

Professor Jim Wilcox was someone who fits this description completely.  He made everyone feel as if they were worth the time he invested in them.  Always patient, he took his time to not only communicate but to listen.  His students never felt like a bother or an afterthought.  They always felt like family.  For this, he will always have a special place in all of our hearts.

Prof. Wilcox's funeral was today.  And, as I sat in on the hard pews, I felt his spirit encompass through the room, as a few students got up to share some…