US Army on the set of The Avengers

Military in Pop Culture

Many popular blockbuster films depict the armed forces in varying degrees, with varying motivations. Marvel’s Avengers series of movies showcase a federal agency with military resources and equipment, S.H.E.I.L.D. We see agents, police, and soldiers alongside beloved comic-book and larger than life heroes. How do they stack up? What is the impact this pop culture has on […]

The true cost of Memorial Day

The Forgotten Holiday

Nowadays I overhear a lot of people talking about what they’re going to do this weekend. They’re overjoyed over not having to work for three days, for their barbecue, and for the bad decisions they plan on making since they have all of Monday to recover. That’s nice and all, but it just feels to […]