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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

5/01/2008

Beijing Bound

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Congratulations to Dana Sensenig, a former student of mine, who will be taking part in the Olympics in Beijing this August.

This past Sunday, Dana, along with her now-Olympic-bound U.S.A. field hockey team, won the pre-Olympic international field hockey tournament in Kazan, Russia.

The U.S. went 5-0 in the tournament and never trailed in any game, while routing three of their five opponents in shutout victories. The U.S. outscored their opponents by a total of 27-4.

A recent graduate of Old Dominion University (VA), Dana will be spending the next few weeks with her folks here in Lancaster County before heading to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California for a month of intense training. She will then head to Germany and Holland for a few test games, and then on to China in early August.

Congratulations on a job well done, Dana! Your eight years of intense training, sacrifice and dedication will serve you and your teammates well this summer as you proudly represent America in Beijing!

(There's gold in them there hills). :)

~ joanie

11 comments:

daveburkett said...

Way to go, Dana!

Brad Zimmerman said...

The U.S. went 5-0 in the tournament and never trailed in any game, while routing three of their five opponents in shutout victories. The U.S. outscored their opponents by a total of 27-4.

Very impressive.

Good luck to Dana and the team this summer!

robmaroni said...

Even though many of us are disgusted that the Olympics are being held in Beijing, we can't help but be proud of our athletes and wish them well.

Good luck Dana and the American field hockey team!

Anonymous said...

It looks like the U.S. already has one gold sewed up. :>)

John Cooper said...

Joanie, you must be SO proud!

lori_gmeiner said...

Awesome! Go Dana!

PatriciaEnglert said...

Your eight years of intense training, sacrifice and dedication....

That second photo says it all.

Go Dana and teammates!

marcus aurelius said...

It's good to hear when young people accomplish such feats. Congratulations to Dana and good luck to her team in Beijing!

kathymlynczak said...

Great news! I wish all the girls well. Please keep us posted on their progress, Joanie.

Anonymous said...

Tough girls, huh?

john galt said...

That's terrific, Joanie, that you know someone who's going to Beijing. Please wish her luck from those of us who are athletically-challenged. ;)