Tag Archives: The Salvation Army

Ernie Payton: The Music Will Never Die

You didn’t have to spend much time with Debbie’s Dad, Lt. Col Ernest Payton (The Salvation Army), to know that his life revolved around music. Whether it was following, along with Joan, the riffs of a Big Band song on … Continue reading

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Andy Miller, the happy Salvation Army warrior, dies at 87

Commissioner Andy Miller, a close friend of my wife Debbie’s and the entire Payton family, and beloved throughout The Salvation Army world, died this morning after a long decline, in suburban Atlanta.  A former U.S. National Commander of the Army, … Continue reading

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In D.C., put more in the Salvation Army kettle (and spend less at Giant)

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, put a few more dollars in The Salvation Army kettle this year. Their giving is down significantly because Giant foodstores have cut back the time the Army can ring bells outside their … Continue reading

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