Monday, February 22, 2016

System of a Dawn

* Guantanamo, Cuba.  2002

* Operation Red Dawn, Iraq. Dec. 13, 2003.  Led to capture of Saddam Hussein.

* Operation Al-Fajr (the "dawn"), Iraq. aka The second battle of Fallujah.  Nov./Dec. 2004

* Operation New Dawn, Afghanistan. Summer 2010

* Odyssey Dawn, Libya.  March 19-31, 2011

* Latin American flags

* Aurora, Colorado

* Freemasonry

As the sun rises in the East to open and rule the day, so the Master rises in the East to open and guide the Lodge, in its labor.


As the sun rises in the East to open and govern the day, so rises the Worshipful Master in the East [WM rises.], to open and govern his Lodge, set the craft at work, and give them proper instruction.

* An aubade is a morning love song (as opposed to a serenade, which is in the evening), or a song or poem about lovers separating at dawn.  John Donne, metaphysical poet wrote a famous aubade called "The Sunne Rises" sometime prior to 1633.

* "Sun in the rock" myth, of a heroic warrior deity splitting a rock where the Sun or Dawn was imprisoned.

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