Air Force & Memorial Day

An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed annually on the last Monday of May (May 28 in 2012). 5.0/5

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Have great and safe Memorial Day, keeping all families and soldiers in our hearts, my son in Air Force so proud
This coming Memorial Day we thank the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, National Guard and all who served the US dearly!
I never saw a battlefield or dodged bullets. My father was *** bent in his way that girls should never see war. I know my daughter will. Daddy would talk about what he saw and, as I have many times listened to the stories of soldiers; Marines, Army, Air Force, and Navy, my reverence and respect doesn't end on Memorial Day or Veteran's Day. Posted by a dear friend of mine: The grave stone you see in the front row is for Chief Warrant Officer Bruce Price. He was in the first Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. He was a Green Beret. I was at his memorial at Fort Bragg and I remember when they pinned his Bronze Star and Purple Heart on the chests of his children. That is how we did it in the early days of the war. Mostly, I remember when they told stories about him. Shortly before he was killed he was talking with his teammates and stated that. He could not put his wife and kids through the trauma and stress of deployments anymore. Upon returning from deployment he would be requesting a desk job until re ...
It has been 2 days since Memorial Day and I have been watching the history channel Three day mini series The World Wars, I also watched all the shows televised on memorial day the one that touched me the most was Restrepo; about a small Army outpost cut out of side of a ridge in what is called the "Valley of Death" in Afghanistan. The outpost received it's name after the death of the Platoon Medic PFC Restrepo, the first casualty the unit suffered. The story chronicles 1 year of Second Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army in the Korangal Valley. As I watch these dramatizations of the World Wars and the reality documentary of Outpost Restrepo I am touched by how young these men and women are, the courage they demonstrate, the resolve they have, and the fact that they stand there ground and honor their brothers in arms, their country, and their flag. Having served 26 years in the Air Force obviously, the military service of those bef ...
In this week's Archbold Buckeye, the Fulton County prosecutor office has filed papers opposing early release from prison for Bill Fricke, former owner of the former Archbold Elevator. Find out their reasons in this week's Buckeye. Also, Pettisville residents are concerned about the potential loss of 50 mature trees in their community to a sidewalk project; and read about the Memorial Day addresses of a former U. S. Army Sergeant and an Air Force fighter pilot. In sports, the Archbold boys won the Div. III District track title and there are 8 individual champs from Archbold and Pettisville.
In honor of Memorial Day, here is a photo of my father who served in the Air Force during Desert Storm. 🇺🇸
One year today my Dad passed away. He was also a Veteran of the Air Force. This posting is for you Dad. My boyfriend's sister whom I've adopted as my sister..called today to wish ME a nice Memorial Day because of my service in the Air Force and the WA Air National Guard. Thanks Renee Benson.
Memorial Day is a reminder of all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedoms and way of life. I believe it is also a day to say thank you to all of those who have served or are serving today. We know that the ultimate sacrifice is always a possibility. Thanks to all my shipmates and fellow brothers and sisters in arms in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Special thanks to my closest family and friends who have served including my Dad, Grandfathers' Schneider and Samel, Jim Samel, Greg Samel, Jim Schneider, Nicholas Dawson, Matt Dawson, Joseph Brown, Craig Menke, Brian Harpo, Thomas Smith, Greg Henderson, Doni Bolin, Ron Wisdom , Mike Jones, Mike Collins, David Kurt Kraus, Aaron Applewhite, Derek Petrovich, Don Brown, Millard Lee Jones , Kevin Quick and many many more friends that I'd love to mention. Thanks to you all!
Well, on this Memorial Day, I would like to salute my father, Lt. Robert Black!! He served our country very bravely in WWII as a bomber pilot, after volunteering at 17, and by the time he was 20 had seen half the world. From North Africa, to Corsica and Sardinia (the Italian campaign) and later Britain and France before and after D-Day, he piloted about 60 missions. He and his comrades never thought that they would survive the next day or come back home again alive. He is now, and always been, my hero!! Anyway, here are a couple of photos I would like to share. The first is the B-26B bomber he commanded during the war. The second is a picture of him (top row, second from right) and his fellow member pilots and crew members at a 320th Bomb Group reunion (being several wings of the 8th Air Force). As my mom said so well this morning (and having been to many of this reunions), "They fought hard together when they were young, but partied hard together when they were old" Love you Dad!!!
:: REMEMBERING SGT. JAMES A. AYUBE II :: As a former Air Force wife, I know firsthand the challenges, even hardships of military life, not only for our husbands, but for our children and even for ourselves. But nothing prepares us to ever think of, to remember, and even honor our spouse in terms of Memorial Day. I recently had the privilege of talking with Lauren Ayube, Salem’s Sgt. James Ayube’s wife about losing the man she dearly loved and how his death deeply affected his family. James grew up in Salem, graduated high school, enlisted in the U.S. Army and had graduated in the top percentile of his medical training class at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. “James was so intelligent, was interested in everything, researched everything, was so observant and never missed a trick,” Lauren Ayube told me. “In fact, he had plans to pursue a career in health care, possibly as a paramedic, or preferably as a physician’s assistant once he returned to civilian life.” In January, 2008 they mar ...
How's it going, Agents! Today's Featured Hero hits very close to home for many members here at MAAPU--and there's more than one of them. I'm talking of course about the men and women proudly serving the United States Military!! For those in other countries (or even our own) who may not know, today is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day we have chosen in which we honor our past and current members of the military, both living and fallen, for sacrifice of their lives in the name of freedom, honor, and liberty. This writer's family, for instance, has proudly served our country's Armed Forces since our country was still in its humble new stages--and we still do today. There have even been quite a few of the Marvel Heroes who have served their country, matter of fact. Here's a list for you of who they are and which branch they served: Captain America (Army) Agent Venom (Army) War Machine (Air Force) Ms Marvel (Air Force) Thing (Air Force) Mr. Fantastic (Air Force) Falcon (Army) Red Hulk (Army General) Union Ja ...
It's another Memorial Day. No, that's not remembering to cook out again, barely two weeks after Mother's Day, and it's not even the first day of "summer." That would be June 21; look it up. Growing up in middle Georgia in the '60s and '70s during the Vietnam War years, my friends and I were never too far from a war, even though Vietnam was over 9000 miles away. Robins Air Force Base cast a long shadow, a long shadow that was very hard to step out of. The base was a constant, if subliminal, reminder of our war effort on the other side of the planet. Many, if not most, of my friends had a parent (or both parents) that worked at the base or were already in Southeast Asia. Those would be civilian employees as well an those in the Air Force. The Revolutionary War and the Civil War, we heard about those several times through grade school and into high school. I was pretty good on those two. After that, it got a little iffy. My paternal grandfather had fought in World War I, but he didn't like to talk abou ...
Memorial Day is traditionally a day where we would honor those who gave their life in service to our country. Today I want to pay homage to two soldiers who have passed away, but were men who were deeply committed to our nation and were willing to risk everything to preserve the republic. Two men who answered the call to duty, sacrificed a large section of their youth, and who continued to serve well into their later years. The first was my father, Ernest Shipman, Sr., who served in WWII in the US Army, 8th Air Force as a mechanic in England for 2 years. My dad continued to serve after WWII by staying in the reserves until 1959. After leaving the service he stayed active in Veterans Affairs, serving a post commander of the American Legion for many years, and as a volunteer in many service organizations in the Atlanta area. Well in to retirement he continued to serve, quietly, behind the scenes. The second was Sal Martellucci, who served in the US Marine Corps, 4th Division. Sal was a veteran of the ...
Thinking about Memorial Day and remembered an interview I did five years ago with an American Hero living right here in Monticello. I thought I would share the story with those of you who may not have read about this Jolly Green Giant pilot. Bob Prince: An American Hero By Patty Wooten June 2009 Bob Prince always wanted to be a pilot. As a young boy growing up in Camden he built model airplanes and at the age of 15 he began working odd jobs to pay for flying lessons. He took his first solo flight on his sixteenth birthday. "It's all I ever wanted to do," said 79-year-old Prince during a recent interview at his Monticello home. That childhood dream led to a 21-year career in the Air Force that took Prince to 26 countries and saved the lives of seven men in Vietnam. One of those men, Marine pilot Pete Krueger called Prince recently to thank him "for adding 42 years to my life." Piloting a Jolly Green Giant helicopter over the South China Sea in March 1967, Prince rescued Krueger, whose jet had been hit by e ...
We want to take a moment to recognize our employees who had the courage and honor to serve in the military for Memorial Day. I am sure I have left someone off of this list, if I have, please comment with their service. If you have friends or loved ones who have, or are serving currently, please comment with their name and branch of service to join us in honoring all military personnel: Jimmy Waddey - US Army, served in Vietnam. We lost Mr. Waddey to a battle with cancer last year but we will never forget him. Mike Williams - Navy, '84-'05 "Go Blue" Ron Huff - Army, '78-'85 Jerry Joslin - Naval Reserves, 27 years Richard Yentzer - Coast Guard, '69-'73 Richard Mingle - 11 years service Denny Pippin - Marines, '67-'71, served in Vietnam Marion Lane - Army, '65-'72, served in Vietnam Leonard Brown - Army, '82-'98 Marc Stoken - Air Force, '73-'77 Richard Lightburn - Marines, '70-'74, served in Vietnam Jonathan Corley - Army, '90-'98 Vic Mustoe - Army, '66-'98, US Army Aviation, tours in Vietnam, Desert Storm . ...
Matthew Meacham, Mike Meacham ( Karen Meacham), Robert W. Jarrett, Uncle Eddie, Clark Etheridge, Uncle Lewis ( E.j. Etheridge), and Jubal Etheridge (my Pa) - though Memorial Day is truly just to remember our fallen military during battle, our family has a flag sponsored in the park with each of your names on it just to let you know we're proud you did your duty the way a man should! Pa survived WW2 and Uncle Eddie survived two tours as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Both of these men kept their wars with them every single day of their lives. My Uncle truly battled those memories and lived a torment we'll never understand. Be kind to our war Veterans because they may leave the war but the war doesn't leave them. We remember our family on Veteran's day for their service and Memorial day for the lives lost in battle but it can be said that decades later the war still claims the life of those we love. Matthew - Air Force, Mike - Navy, Pa- Army, Robert- Army, Uncle Eddie- Army AND Marines (he was the true defi ...
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Paying Respect at Robins Air Force Base for Memorial Day. (U.S. Air Force video by Paul Wenzel)
From the Sarge: Memorial Day weekend, some call it the unofficial kick-off of summer. Some look at it as a 3 day weekend with cookouts, maybe a getaway to the lake, festivals and sales. It's become all of those things, but it's also much, much more. Many miss the point of this day entirely. Odd, that our government gave us a day off to remember those that died, odder still that many do not. Memorial Day is a day that originated after the Civil War, to honor those that died on both sides of the conflict. Since then it has evolved and has become a day to honor, memorialize, the memory and sacrifices of our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, their life. You may have heard the phrase, "they wrote a blank check, payable to the United States of America". Many of those checks were cashed with the blood of our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Army Air Corps, (later) the Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. There are thousands of cemeteries with hundreds of thousands of marble headstones and bronze pl ...
Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, 10:00 AM, at the State Cemetery (909 Navasota at East 7th ST.), the Thankful Hubbard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) the Patrick Henry Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) sponsor the special Memorial Day Service which is held at this time every year. The service takes place in the SW section of the cemetery, known as “Republic Hill.” In case of rain, the service will be in the Gallery. Brigadier General Richard T. Drury will be the keynote speaker. He retired in February 2006 as the Inspector General of the Air Force. A native Texan, General Polk graduated and was commissioned from the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He also graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Engineering, and from the Naval War College with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is a command pilot with nearly 4,500 hours in over 30 different aircra . ...
MOSI is proud to announce that we will once again be participating in the Blue Star Museums program. Starting on Memorial Day, May 26, and running through Labor Day, Sept. 1, all Active Duty military families will get free admission to MOSI and more than 2,000 museums nationwide! This offer is good for all Active Duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. For more information visit the Blue Star Families website.
FROM THE NEWSROOM: The town of Putnam's Memorial Day observance is set to march of later this month. The parade will feature a lineup of marchers including town officials, a National Guard Unit, local veterans groups, VFW and American Legion poppy queens, several civic and fraternal organizations and youth groups, according to a recent press release. Putnam resident Robert Harris, who served as a Seabee aboard the USS Frank E. Evans and USS Harry E. Hubbard in the Pacific Theater in the 40th Naval Construction Battalion, will be this year’s parade Marshall; Harris was stationed in Pearl Harbor and Okinawa, and received numerous medals for his World War II service. Following the parade a speaking ceremony will take place in Rotary Park, with a key note address given by veteran Bernard Ducat, who served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam also earning several awards. Marchers and onlookers will gather at Rotary Park following the parade for the Memorial Day observance ceremony. The program will be . ...
Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets' On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m. , a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-1 6s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day. At 9 a. m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.. A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are profes ...
Now that a Easter has come and gone, now it's time to get in Memorial Day mode!!! We have USA MADE American Flags of different sizes, cemetery markers for 1941 World War 1945, Korean War, and Vietnam. We also have a small selection of cemetery flags, but we have more on order. USA MADE flags include: Deployment flags, Navy, Army, Marine, Air Force, POW, Other flags include: SeaBees, Airborne, 10th Mountain Division, Army First Calvary, a few 3x5 Gadsden Flags, and stick flags in the variety above. Stop in, take a look around. I should be here for most of the day!! Get out and enjoy yourselves :)
Day 14: The phrase "Freedom isn't free" gets a lot of airtime during Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veterans Day. But the families of those who made the greatest sacrifice for our freedom deal with the cost every day. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to the U. S. military's special operations community, which consist Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel. SOWF's mission includes two major aspects in support of special operations personnel: providing a full college education to the surviving children of those who lose their lives while serving in the U.S. military special operations community, and providing immediate financial assistance and support to ensure that severely wounded personnel are able to .. ...
With the passing of Memorial Day and upcoming 4th of July, this is very timely. Mary Kay is partnering with Soldiers' Angels, a volunteer-led nonprofit providing aid to the US Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, as well as veterans and their families. We are calling it "Operation Sunscreen". We are supporting the soldiers still overseas by providing Suncare packages to include a SPF 50 and a SPF lip protector for each soldier! They receive a lot of toiletries, but never enough sunblock, and we want to keep them protected out in the hot and sunny elements they work in daily for us. If you or any businesses with which you are affiliated would like to support a great cause by offering a 100% tax-deductible donation, this one is a good one! Just $20 supports a soldier! As a Mary Kay area unit, our goal is 500 suncare packages by June 30th. Please, no donation is too small, and of course, if you can support 25 soldiers for $500...WOW! What an amazing thing you would be doing for the men and women ...
We just returned from a couple of weeks away from Montgomery. It's great to be home but we had a wonderful time, and God Blessed us with a safe and enjoyable trip. We towed our camper and the good ole F150 did a great job. Of course we had no control over gas prices and they were high in the states that produce so much oil (Oklahoma and Kansas). Funny how a couple of days after Memorial Day the prices dropped by over 20 cents a gallon. We stayed in Bristlecone Lodge in Woodland Park, CO (alt 8500 feet). It was cool and refreshing. The highlight of the trip was being together with Todd and Leah, Tammy and Jeff, and Larry, Teresa, Jacob and Emily. Jacob graduated from high school on the 25th of May and is currently touring Europe with his friend Dillon and Aunt Tammy and Uncle Jeff. He plans to enlist in the Air Force Reserve this summer. Emily has grown up to be a beautiful young lady and the apple of Grandpa and Grandma's eye. Teresa is still fighting a strong fight against her cancer, she is ...
A few times a year growing up, I'd travel with my brothers and parents down to Southern Utah for Memorial Day, a vacation, a family reunion, a wedding or a funeral. It was always a time to visit with other family members and listen to old stories. It was also a time to listen to music. I have many musically talented relatives and the jam sessions would sometimes go late into the night. It was mostly Country or Bluegrass music. The one constant member of the musical cast all these years was my dad's brother Clee. Clee played the acoustic guitar, the electric guitar, the bass guitar, the fiddle, the bass fiddle, the banjo and the mandolin. Next week, I'll once again travel to Southern Utah to say farewell to Clee. He passed away early this morning from a long fight with cancer. Clee was an Air Force veteran. He spent most of the Vietnam War in Thailand tinkering on jet fighters to keep them in the air. He was stationed in Germany and Turkey as well in his 20 years of service. But the most importa ...
Since it's Memorial Day, there were several members of the Army, National Guard, Air Force, and Navy that held an enormous flag out on the field. My parents are veterans so I felt proud of them. Buzz Aldrin threw the first pitch of the game! ~MM~
A special Memorial Day shout out to my grandpa who retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force in…
Ah, Memorial Day. My thanks to you others who, like me, set aside whatever other plans you had for awhile to wake up to the soothing and comforting voice of the Drill Instructor, later to graduate to the care and concern of your LPO or Squad Leader who wanted nothing so much as to make sure you were happy and warm and well fed...and that you got enough mail. Who am I kidding? I was in the Navy, not the Air Force. (I'm sorry--sort of--if you can't take some inter-service ribbing. I know the Army's sensitive about that sort of thing, and I've tried to keep the words small so the Marines can follow along--although they're probably just excited to see "soothing" and "Drill Instructor" finally being used together.) Kidding aside--thanks for playing. Others sail the seas today in my stead, and maybe you've passed the patrol to the next platoon and another squad secures the skies, but however you served or still do--it's largely because you were willing to stand in the gap and take the fight to them that wars ar ...
On my mind this morning. When I served in Ohio, an Air Force pilot and Master Sergeant asked me if they could make a presentation to the congregation. Both men had just returned from Active Duty in Afghanistan. They came forward carrying an American Flag. "Pastor, our first mission was on a Sunday morning. We knew that while we were flying the mission, you were gathered for worship. At that moment, we realized that if we were not flying this mission, our church may not be able to gather for worship freely as it does now. So, we had our crew fly this flag on our plane during the mission in honor of this congregation." They presented the flag to the congregation amidst tears and applause. On this Memorial Day, we are asked to sit for a moment in silence, to remember, and to honor those who lost their lives in service to this nation. We ponder what may have been lost if these sacrifices had not been made. We are also called to pray. The prayer is in tension with the remembering, for the prayer yearns for a t ...
Tomorrow will be a priceless day with family & friends gathered for food & fellowship. Memorial Day is a day to remember those veterans who served their country with pride. Among those present: Carlton Barrett (my dad -Vietnam) 20 yr Navy; Dan Barrett - 21 yr Navy (my ugly brother). Not present but remembered: sisters - Patricia Barrett Sonntag (TX) - 23 yrs Air Force; Diane Elaine Joseph Poisson - 20 yrs Navy. Currently serving our country & stationed in England is Nick Sonntag with wife Donna Sonntag and newest Sonntag, Samantha - Air Force. Also having served: Mr JD Goff, Sr. - Army/air Force (my father-in-law); Craig Sonntag - Air Force (my brother-in-law); mr Poisson 20 yr Navy; Joe Smith - Navy (my grandfather); Richard Hopper (my uncle- Air Force) and several others. You bet I'm proud of each & everyone of them!! They have defined who we are as a family!
My weekend was really busy ! Last night I attended a class reunion with classmates from Jefferson. I attended Martin Institute from first grade through sixth grade. They are always so kind to invite me. We moved to Commerce after sixth grade so actually I graduated from Commerce High School. Today after church we had a luncheon for a member that is moving to Florida. We will miss Marj Ketcham and her great talents. At two o'clock today I attended the 101st Birthday Celebration for my amazing friend Eutelle Nix. With her quick wit and great stamina she is an inspiration to all who know her. After leaving the birthday party I attended the funeral of Walter Petering. Pete was a devoted father, husband, and grandfather. He was a man of many talents and a veteran of the US Air Force. As we left the chapel they played the Air Force Hymn. How fitting this was for Memorial Day. I am tired. Good night to my FB friends.
Memorial Day weekend is a great time to sit back and reflect on the service of the men and women in our military. Growing up I spent many hours listening to my father tell about life during the WWII era. He worked in a shirt factory for two years, during the Great Depression, so that he might be able to afford college. One of not many people in that era to hold a degree, he was a Captain in the Air Force. Fortunately for him, he was kept state-side during the entire war, commanding an Air Force band and organizing welcoming and sending off services at Gulfport Field, Mississipi. He met many of the famous people of the time, including Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth. Yet, I still remember his "guilt" that he was not overseas, as his little bro, my Uncle Bob, was a POW in a Nazi occupied country. My brother and I made horrible fun of my dad and teased him unmercifully about his "Battle of Gulfport Field, Mississppi." Today, I get it, and I am so glad that he influenced me to be so patriotic. So, this ...
I am thankful this Memorial Day weekend for those who have served to make my freedom possible. Between my husband's side of the family and mine, we have had members serve in the Marines, Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Police Department, and California Highway Patrol. Thanks to all for their service.
Remember the real reason for the 3 day weekend. US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard & Merchant Marines. Happy Memorial Day
Memorial Day; When we watch fast cars and barbecue, picnic and play, shop for cars or just laze. Oh, yeah, that Veteran thing. Thanks. Pass the mustard and relish. Today, we are accustomed to good people publicly thanking Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and even Air Force personnel, for their service to our country. Budweiser even made a stunning TV commercial of people in an airline terminal applauding returning soldiers. And we ought to cheer for and thank them. Even those who don't understand what is going on, usually continue being polite. I returned from the Far East in 1970, as the Viet Nam War was winding down. Being somewhat insulated we didn't know the reason we were told that, when we left Fort Lewis, Washington to wear civilian clothes. It became readily apparent when we saw how uniformed military were treated by their fellow countrymen. They were called 'baby killer' and 'murderer' and worse . and they were spat upon. Three types of people served then; Enlistees; who made the choic ...
Memorial Day weekend Air Force fun fact: The Air Force does not and has not ever performed a 21 gun salute. This form of Honors is reserved for the President, past Presidents and visiting foreign heads of state. This salute is performed by the Army and executed by firing howitzer cannons 21 separate times. Our tradition of firing "three volleys" can be traced back to the Civil War when opposing sides would mutually agree to cease fire to clear the dead from the battle field. Three distinct volleys would then be fired into the air (so not to be confused with the random shots that would be heard during the cease fire) to signify the field was clear of their wounded and dead. After the 3 volley exchange re-engagement of hostilities would commence. So anytime you see 7 members from any services Honor Guard firing an M-14 rifle three times for a fallen comrade, they are doing a "three round volley" not a 21 gun salute.
I sincerely hope you can come to the Memorial Day for Peace May 27, 2013, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Christopher Columbus Park 105 Atlantic Ave. Boston, Massachusetts Some of you I've invited are in the Philippines or Germany or Australia, and it'll be hard to get to Boston so be present in spirit or create your own Memorial Day for Peace where you are or attend a similar event locally and bring your most peaceful, loving, inquiring, truthful self. Just don't give up. There are people you can count on. Please join Veterans For Peace, Smedley Butler Brigade, Chapter 9 and Samantha Smith, Chapter 45, Military Families Speak Out, Mass Peace Action and United for Justice with Peace as we commemorate Memorial Day on Monday May 27, 2013 There will be no parade, no marching band, no military equipment, no guns and drums, no Air Force fly-overs. There will be veterans and supporters who have lost friends and loved ones. There will be veterans who know the horrors of war and the pain and anguish of loss. There will be frien ...
Calhoun County Texas - Police / Fire Scanner and News AREA MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS SCHEDULED Calhoun County Port Lavaca - The Port Lavaca American Legion Post 167, the Port Lavaca VFW and the Port Lavaca GI Forum will host a Memorial Day ceremony from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bayfront Peninsula Park. The names of 47 Calhoun County veterans killed in World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War will be read aloud, and a bell will sound. Devan Sanchez, a Calhoun High School junior, will sing the "Star Spangled Banner" and "America, the Beautiful." Boy Scout Troop 361 will sing the Native American "Ponca Flag Song." Port Lavaca City Manager Bob Turner is the guest speaker. Plans for a six-point, 60-foot wide concrete star with pavers, which will represent the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines, will also be unveiled. The group hopes to have the star complete by late May 2014. The event is free and open to the public. Concessions will be served ...
Police: Florida man wore fake Air Force, Coast Guard uniforms to boost his confidence New Port Richey, Fla. — Police Chief James Steffens vividly recalls how honored he felt to meet the decorated U.S. Coast Guard officer, who sat next to him during a military service on Memorial Day weekend. But the chatty man who introduced himself as a lieutenant commander was living out one of his many fantasies, according to New Port Richey police and Pasco deputies. Roy Antigua, 52, has been charged with four felony counts of impersonating a federal officer.
Flag Folding Ceremony The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days, like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies. Here is a typical sequence of the reading: (Begin reading as Honor Guard or Flag Detail is coming forward). The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform. In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run ...
Air Force veteran and Anaheim police officer Brennan Leininger was "saddened" last Memorial Day when he realized more than half the 150,000 graves at Riverside National Cemetery did not have flags. He raised more than $15,000 to purchase 21,600 flags to place on graves.
Left work yesterday to play 'hooky' during lunch with Maggie Murphy on her field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. Great to be able to spend family time with her and Jenni. (see pic below) Last weekend I was honored to attend the West Point Graduation Saturday with fellow Iraq Vet Beau Biden, and to see many of those I nominated graduate as 'Leaders of Character' for a lifetime of service. Pennsylvania's own Joe Biden gave the address, which was terrific. My favorite line, "Your generation, the 9/11 generation, has answered the call...may God go with you." Afterwards I had the chance to spend Memorial Day with my family, including my brother J.J.'s five beautiful daughters as he was away serving at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall AF Base. I'm proud of my family's service to our nation - but especially grateful to those who've given the ultimate sacrifice -the Murphys dedicated our nightly prayers for them, and especially for their families, who have given so much. I will never forget my ...
To all my fellow Air Force and Army veterans (and Active Duty airmen and soldiers)...I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. And "Semper Fi" cousin Christopher Mays!
FAIRBANKS — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says he will lift a hold on the promotion of Air Force lieutenant general if a report due out this week provides adequate information on a planned relocation of Eielson Air Force Base’s F-16 squadron. Begich, who talked about Eielson after speaking at Memorial Day...
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Home safe from Washington D.C., what a wonderful experience singing with 214 of my new best friends at Kennedy Center under the direction of the (beyond) awesome Dr. Craig Jessop and accompanied by the U.S. Army Symphony ! Truly one of the best experiences of my life. The festival Chorus also opened the National Memorial Day Parade yesterday, we are all sunburned and exhausted but wouldn't have traded a moment for the honor of performing for the assembled heroes. While singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic in the middle of Constitution Avenue in front of the reviewing stand, there was an Air Force Major singing right along, I got so chocked up I couldn't sing for a few measures. I would HIGHLY recommend a visit to the Capitol for the Memorial Day weekend celebrations!
Love the fact that Gregg Popovich is wearing an Air Force hat on Memorial Day
We spent a beautiful day celebrating Memorial Day together but missing our Marine, Lance Corporal Logan Steinle. Note the Memorial Day card below-- for all--hope you enjoy. Today, I am especially thinking of my Step-Dad Warren Geary (affectionately called Daddy WaWa)--he is one of the few veterans left from WWII..I am glad he is with us and I give him a big salute! As I honored our fallen soldiers today, I gave gratitude that my Dad, Uncle Pete, Uncle Pat and Uncle Noll made it home from WWII without injury. Now I have a handsome Marine Grandson-- one of the proud and few -- to keep close in my heart and prayers for safe keeping. I still have goosebumps from the C17 and the formation of the Air Force and Navy planes flying over our heads today.
Happy Memorial Day and thank all of you service men and women who are faithfully and courageously serving our country and it's faith and virtues. Today my family and I participated in a local Memorial Day service at a cemetery with about 1,500 neighbors. The Amy, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and other special forces were honored and remembered with bagpipes, rifle blasts, prayers, and a flyover of huge cargo planes. My kids and I walked up to old men, thanking them for their service in Viet Nam, Korea, Iraq, and Japan, and then gave them a gift from my grandfather, Frank Bausmith, who served as a Navy Corpman in WWII at Iwo Jima. It was a wooden cross he made in his garage at 87 years old. Many cried and expressed their thanks for remembering their sacrifice and the treasure of this nation they fought for. Today is a very important day. If you are free, thank a veteran.
there really isnt anything happy about Memorial Day, its a day to remember the daily sacrifices of the current service members, and especially each and every wounded and dead soldier in all American Wars. God Bless those Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and espesically the United States Marine Corps
It was really in bad taste yesterday to have the Dan Wheldon tribute car still going around the track when they played Taps to honor our fallen U.S. Soldiers and Sailors. It really fme off to tell you the truth. I don't care how nice of a guy he was... he was just a *** race car driver. Memorial Day is set aside for United States Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterens who lost their lives for our freedom. They should have had his car off the *** track before they started their Memorial Day proceedings. Sorry... I'll get off my soap box now.
U.S. Pacific Fleet Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (May 27, 2012) U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. (retired) Sterling R. Cale, a 90-year-old Pearl Harbor Survivor, takes a moment in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial to honor those who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. Cale, along with Active Duty military and civilian leaders, gathered for a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the memorial, which was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1962. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
Memorial Day means more to me this year than in the past. With Alaska having the highest number of retired military per capita, it is hard to not meet one of them daily it seems. My friend and personal fishing coach Jim Kelley, is one of them. As a retired Lt. Colonel from the Air Force, he has felt the pain of losing some of his guys while serving in recent years. All too often those of us who have never served, look upon Memorial Day as a 3 day weekend with more of an emphasis on where we are going to go...or what we are going to grill. So today as we all go about those activities, take a couple of minutes to reflect on the sacrifices of our country's military over the last 236 years in order for us to enjoy the freedoms that we all too often take for granted.
Ugh. very bad start to this Memorial Day. Here's hoping that it gets better as the day progress. In light of my mishaps, I'll like to thank my Father, The Quitugua Family, my cousin, my brother Brian Bush, Paul Olsen, James Lopez, and many others before who sacrificed so much then and so much now to make this country what it is today. No matter what branch you're in, Army, Navy, Marine Corp., Air Force, Army Reserves, National Guard, and however many else there are out there, just know that you're doing a real *** good job. AIM HIGH!
Memorial Day, 2012 -- Contemplating All the Tributes I See to the Military As a child, I grew up on military bases. By the time I was 21, I had lived on (or next to) military bases for...12 or 13 years. But I wasn't *in* the military. My *father* wasn't in the military. He worked for the American Red Cross, serving the military. So I grew up in the military environment, but not actually military, and not a military family. The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization. The military is not. I grew up as a Protestant Christian. In military setting, that meant I attended generic church services designed (so I've heard) not to offend any of the many Protestant denominations. The other choices for church services would have been Catholic or Jewish. I read the synoptic gospels and believed in loving my enemies and blessing those who cursed me. I knew an Air Force major who disappeared over North Vietnam in the 1960s. And a military doctor who made mysterious visits to Iran in the 1970s. I knew an alcoho ...
With tomorrow being Memorial Day, everyone take time at some point tomorrow and remember everyone who, throughout the years, has given their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor, etc., for the freedom that we so dearly enjoy today! (I, personally, am thankful for my grandfather (who passed away on April 29, 1996), he served 30 years in the Air Force, in World War 2, Korea, and Vietnam, all three! THANK you, Grandaddy, I can't wait to see you in Heaven!!!) And know that the ULTIMATE sacrifice for freedom was made 2,000 years ago, when God's Son, Jesus Christ, sacrificed His Life on the cross and rose again three days later, so that you and I may have life eternal!
My father, who was a son of immigrant parents, worked in the family owned bodega, a Jew, and very young fought In the US Air Force in World War 2. He missed being hit by a bullet by an inch while flying as part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy France. He never spoke or bragged of it. The only reason I know anything about it is because my mother told me of it and had me read an old browning newspaper article that appeared in the now defunked Newark Evening News many years ago. Here is to my dad on Memorial Day. Thank you, may you Rest In Peace, I love you and I miss you terribly.
After a day at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Airshow, I have got my initial sunburn. U.S. Navy Blue Angels did an excellent job once again, Missed seeing Fat Albert ( getting worked on ). Team Oracle did a great job again. U.S. Army Golden Knights nothing but perfection, always hit the marked target. GEICO Skytypers always do great. Can't forget all the local performers, good job to them too. And last but not least the U.S. Air Force F-22, it was awesome seeing how the plane handled, I think its my new favorites. Great kick-off to Memorial Day weekend.
Reference my last post, one of the really nice things about living in the Emerald Coast, is the reminder daily of the military and their contribution to our freedoms. Here we see Tyndall (as in Air Force Base), entries on The Squall Line (in the News Herald, the local paper), and even streets and avenue signs. All keep reminding us that Freedom is not Free! Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!
Memorial Day - I miss being in the service. The sense of purpose and the camaraderie. I remember coming back from Southeast Asia about 60 pounds lighter and a drinking problem (long since gone). Thanks to the Air Force I got to visit a large portion of the world - Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Greece, Japan, Thailand, Viet Nam, Phillipines, Guam, Taiwan, Libya, Turkey, Hawaii, Alaska, and many more states. I miss the friends killed in Viet Nam and all the friends I made in many years of service. It was good and I was proud to serve my country. To all my fellow veterans, dead and alive, and those on Active Duty I salute you. Thanks for your sacrifice.
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Reposting this for Memorial Day: Sergeant Erwin & the Blazing Bomb: A story of a night when the Congressional Medal of Honor seemed to be a modest award by: Corey Ford If I hadn't read Sarah Palin: America by Heart, I never would've known of this story. Please share this with anyone you wish. Men such as these need to be remembered. This is the true embodiment of Some gave all. God Bless all our Veterans; not just today, or Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, but everyday. Sometimes I'm asked which I like best of all the pieces I've written. I guess the answer is something I wrote one night back in 1945, on the island of Guam. It was never published; I didn't even sign it; but it was more rewarding than anything else I've ever done. Guam was our base in the Marianas from which the B-29's took off for their nightly incendiary raids on Japan. As an Air Force colonel, I had flown with them, and I knew what those missions were like. The seven endless hours over the Pacific to the hostile coastline. The wink of ack ...
Ok! We now move toward Memorial Day. That makes today Coast Guard Day. (tomorrow - Air Force, Saturday - Army, Sunday- Navy, Monday - Marines) If you know anyone who has served (or is serving) in the Coast Guard, give them our thanks today. Post their name if you would like, so we can thank them personally. Stand tall and let them know we appreciate their service to our great country!! So here's the Coast Guard battle song, We fight on land or sea. Through howling gale and shot and shell, To win our victory. "Semper Paratus" is our guide, Our pledge, our motto too. We're "Always Ready" do or die! Aye! Coast Guard we are for you! Now be seated!
Here it is coming up on a Holiday Weekend... Memorial Day. Did you know it started with the Confederacy of the Civil War? They started recognizing their fallen soldiers with Decoration Day. I am a retired USAF Master Sergeant, part of my career, included performing and training personnel for Military Honors. Far too many of our Air Force Active Duty who died, 1966-1968. This is always a time that we should remember their ultimate sacrifice.
North Texas heroes will be remembered for various services and ceremonies on Memorial Day, May 28, Veterans’ organizations, families and residents, who together served in the army of the country, the Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard in his honor.
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