HAWK MacKINNEY Author - Public Speaker
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Hawk’s Hat

Badges and Pins

“The Hat,” the one I wear in the photo on my website, has achieved a notoriety of its own. At speaking events and book signings as well as my national and international Internet book tours, one question has been asked repeatedly:  “What’s with the hat?” I have traveled throughout the world, in connection with the military, as a professor teaching in foreign countries, and simply for pleasure. Along the way I have acquired many interesting pins, all of which have a place of honor on The Hat. Some of the more interesting:  Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen From cruises aboard the paddle wheel riverboats on the Mississippi, Ohio and Kanawha Rivers U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy SEALs Marks the many selfless & often unheralded services/rescues of some of the finest volunteers who protect our way of life PINK breast cancer ribbon pin A ‘thank U’ ribbon pin given for a book signing with proceeds donated to breast cancer research Second Confederate Navy Ensign Historical flags of Confederate naval vessels 911 FDNY and NYPD Commemorative badges from Am Track and other kiosks in Chicago, Washington DC, St. Louis Railroading  Via Rail Canadian – Toronto to Vancouver Am Track and private trains- Washington DC, Chicago, LA, Seattle, New Orleans, St. Louis The transcontinental sleepers…California Zephyr, Dixie Limited Rocky Mountain champagne powder skiing From the champagne powder ski areas of Colorado, Montana & Wyoming…ski towns of Steamboat Springs & Dillon Valley, CO; Buttermilk run in Aspen…Big Sky, Montana; Jackson Hole, WY