charles-allen

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My reflections on the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg | Charles D. Allen  

BY: - July 4, 2023

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in. 

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A snapping turtle crossing a highway.

What an encounter with a snapping turtle taught me about my own family | Charles D. Allen

BY: - April 5, 2023

We must stay vigilant, work with others, and provide help when necessary. Sometimes that is all we can do.

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Black History Month 2023: How far Black soldiers have come — and the road ahead | Charles D. Allen

BY: - February 8, 2023

The true story of three officers who persevered as patriots in service to the nation. Remember them.

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Martin Luther King Selma March

Dr. King’s ‘Road Ahead’ — and what it means to one Pa. community | Charles D. Allen

BY: - January 16, 2023

Our commemoration committee invites you to be part of this celebration as we seek to unite our Carlisle Community in truth and love.

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What will the next generation of military leaders learn from our years of upheaval? | Opinion

BY: - June 15, 2022

From the pandemic to Jan. 6 and the Ukraine War, there has been no shortage of lessons.

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This Black History Month, let’s put the focus on Black health and wellness | Charles D. Allen

BY: - February 17, 2022

Black Americans are twice as likely as whites to not see a doctor for thinking and memory problems. We need to change that.

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What MLK meant by justice. And how one central Pa. community is commemorating it | Opinion

BY: - January 13, 2022

As we begin a new year, our Carlisle community continues America’s quest to embrace Dr. King’s commitment to social, economic, and political justice.

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9/11 20th Anniversary: How will you honor their memory? | Charles D. Allen

BY: - September 8, 2021

On Saturday, consider how you will be a “patriot” and, through your service to others, enact the values upon which our nation was founded.

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A new class at U.S. Army War College must meet the challenges of a changing world | Opinion

BY: - August 9, 2021

Prepare yourself for the uncertain future. Our nations are counting on you.

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For these U.S. Army War College students, a graduation like no other | Charles D. Allen

BY: - June 8, 2021

I hope that our student cohorts will appreciate their demonstrated agility and resiliency after completing a unique year.

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Maj. Gen. Charles C. Rogers: A legacy of Black history | Charles D. Allen

BY: - February 2, 2021

Rogers was one of three African-American officer students in the U.S. Army War College Class of 1971.

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In 2021: We have to keep working toward ending what MLK called ‘The Other America’ | Charles D. Allen

BY: - January 5, 2021

As we begin a new year, my hometown of Carlisle, Pa., continues America's quest to embrace Dr. King's commitment to social, economic, and political justice.