Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in May of 1868 by General John Logan, national Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and was first observed that year on May 30 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971 Congress declared Memorial Day a national
With everything going on in the world right now it is easy to forget about history. But it is imperative that we always remember. Seventy-five years ago today Hitler died. A week later Germany officially surrendered and the war in Europe was finally over. Here is an excerpt from my book American Horse: A week
Highways, Dirt roads, Train Tracks and Bars I guess it started when I was born I had that ramblin outlaw Running through my blood I’d say I tried to be good But that would be a lie I was getting into trouble By the time that I was five I’ve slept under the stars In
I wrote this piece about the unimaginable tragedy that has happened in Australia. Koala I used to sleep High up in the trees Basked in the fresh air And sunlight The songs of the birds Such a sweet melody Flying so free above my homeland Close by my brothers and sisters When nightfall would come
Bill has just completed his fourth novel, American Horse, an epic story about a young man who returns home from World War II to start a family, only to later have his own son fight in Vietnam. Go here, to learn more about the plot of American Horse.