Half a Century Past

Category: Poetry

Poetry*Vietnam*In My Own Words

Morning Comes Breaking

Category: Music

A soldier, torn by the love for his beautiful sweetheart and a calling to protect our precious freedom.

This Vietnam Combat Medic Deserves Our Respect

Category: Film / Documentary

This is Richard “Doc” Parker. He was a combat medic with 4/12 Cav in Vietnam 1969-70. He received a Bronze Star for his gallant actions, but few know his courageous story and no one will ever hear these accounts uttered from his own lips. I wanted to honor Richard with this video. It is told through the eyes of my son Sam, Richard’s grandson. Richard had no idea he was being filmed. The significance and emotion of that day are very real.

Local Doberman Honored as Lyons VA Hospital’s Therapy Dog of the Year

Category: Personal Experiences

Doberman has had more than 3750 VA patient contacts @ Lyons VA Hospital in NJ

Memorial Day

Category: Poetry

Giving something back - In their honor

Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Vietnam

Category: Personal Experiences

Preserving the history of a typical Marine Infantry Company during the Vietnam War. Delta has 134 names on The Wall including two MIA's.

Memorial Day

Category: Poetry

A poem in their honor

The Warrior's Shield

Category: Poetry

Introduction: Today we gather to honor the memory of the brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who sacrificed their all in defense of this nation, our way of life, and the freedoms we hold dear. And we also gather to honor the husbands and wives who grew old without their spouses; the children who grew up without a parent; and the parents who never saw their dreams for their children come to fruition. It is a sacred and profound honor for us, the living, who have been blessed by their sacrifice, to recognize these brave heroes who unselfishly gave their all for us! In their honor and to recognize their sacrifice, I wrote this poem, "The Warrior's Shield."

On Creating a Military Family Memorial

Category: Personal Experiences

As far as we know,there are only a couple of memorials related to military family members throughout the country; that's what makes unique the one recently installed in Santa Fe by the Museum of the American Military Family. It represents the mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, and spouses of all military services throughout our nation's history.

Blue Star Flag Found

Category: Personal Experiences

In 2012, Bill Holmes, volunteer at The Terwilliger Hall Museum in Waterloo, NY, found the original Service flag from the First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo on EBay. He knew it was the original flag because the sale also included the original program from 1920. Bill purchased the flag and the program.

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