Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?

Where were you when 9/11/01……


Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children?
Or working on some stage in LA?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor?
Or did you just sit down and cry?

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don’t know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?

Did you burst out with pride
For the red white and blue
And the heroes who died just doing what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters Read the rest of this entry »

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Lights on for 9/11–Never Forget

LIGHTS ON…..9/11

Please join us on 9/11. We have over two weeks to get the word out all across this great land we love and call the United States of America.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 everyone in the USA who
will be driving a motor vehicle is asked to drive with their headlights on during daylight hours. Though no explanation is needed as to why we are commemorating September 11, we hope more importantly to pay respect to the victims of that day, show our nation’s solidarity and show support for our men and women of the Armed Forces.

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Fight for Victory Tour” Pro-Troop Caravan

Fight for Victory Tour” Pro-Troop Caravan

Launches Monday, September 3, 2007

Supporters of Operation Iraqi Freedom will conduct a nationwide caravan that will include 27 pro-troop rallies across America calling for continued support of U.S. troops based in Iraq. The “Fight for Victory Tour” will take place at a critical time, in the days leading up to General David Petraeus’ September 15th report to Congress on the progress of “the surge” of U.S. troops in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

“VFW Heroes Next Door”

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and She called…
Blacks, Whites…wait
African Americans and Caucasians, Asians, excuse me.
Vietnamese, Philippines, Koreans and Jamaicans or
Haitians, waitin’, Hispanics, y’all.

Please be patient
Mexican, Puerto Ricans, Venezuelan, Cuban, v Dominican, Panamanian, Democrats
I beg your pardon, you partied with the late, great Reagan?
Republican, Independent, Christian, Catholic,
Methodist, Baptist, 7th Day Adventist, 5 Percenters,
Hindu, Sunni Muslim, Brothers and Sisters who never seen the New York city
skyline when the twin towers still existed.
But still She called.

From the bowels of Ground Zero she sent this 911 distress signal.
Because She was in desperate need of a hero,
and didn’t have time to decipher what to call ’em,
so she called ’em all Her children.
The children of the stars and bars who needed to know nothing more than the fact that she called.
The fact that someone attempted to harm us
this daughter who covered us all with her loving arms.
And now these arms are sprawled across New York City streets.
A smoke filled lung, a silt covered faced,
and a solitary tear poured out of her cheek.
Her singed garments carpets Pennsylvania Avenue and the Pentagon was under her feet.
As she began to talk, she began to cough up small particles of debris
and said, “I am America, and I’m calling on the land of the free.”
So they answered.

All personal differences set to the side
because right now there was no time to decide which state building the Confederate flag should fly over,
and which trimester the embryo is considered alive,
or on our monetary units, and which God we should confide.
You see, someone attempted to choke the voice
of the one who gave us the right for choice,
and now she was callin’.
And somebody had to answer.
Who was going to answer?

So they did.
Stern faces and chiseled chins.
Devoted women and disciplined men,
who rose from the ashes like a Phoenix
and said “don’t worry, we’ll stand in your defense.”
They tightened up their bootlaces
and said goodbye to loved ones, family and friends.
They tried to bombard them with the “hold on”, “wait-a-minute’s”, and “what-ifs”.
And “Daddy, where you goin’?”.
And, “Mommy, why you leavin’?”.
And they merely kissed them on their foreheads and said “Don’t worry, I have my reasons.
You see, to this country I pledged my allegiance
to defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic.
So as long as I’m breathin’, I’ll run though hell-fire,
meet the enemy on the front lines,
look him directly in his face,
stare directly in his eyes and scream,

And if by chance death is my fate,
pin my medals upon my chest,
and throw Old Glory on my grave.
But, don’t y’all cry for me.
You see, my Father’s prepared a place.
I’ll be a part of his Holy army standing a watch at the Pearly Gates.
Because freedom was never free.
POW’s, and fallen soldiers
all paid the ultimate sacrifice
along side veterans who put themselves in harms way.
Risking their lives and limbs just to hold up democracy’s weight,
but still standing on them broken appendages anytime the National Anthem was played.
You see, these were the brave warriors that gave me the right
to say that I’m Black. Or white.


African American or Caucasian,
I’m Asian, excuse me.
I’m Vietnamese, Philippine, Korean, or Jamaican.
I’m Haitian, Hispanic

Y’all, Please be patient.
I’m Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, Cuban,
Dominican, Panamanian, Democrat
I beg your pardon, you see I partied with the late, great Reagan.
I’m Republican, Independent, Christian, Catholic,
Methodist, Baptist, 7th Day Adventist, 5 Percenters,
Hindu, Sunni Muslim,

Brothers and Sisters We’re just Americans.
So with that I say
“Thank You” to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines,
for preserving my rights
to live and die for this life
and paying the ultimate price for me to be…FREE!

Seven Wonders of the World

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher

noted that one student had not finished her paper yet.

So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.”

The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help”.

The girl hesitated, then read:

I think the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ are:

Wonder 1. To See

1. To See…

Wonder 2. To Hear

2. To Hear…

Wonder 3. To Touch

3. To Touch…

Wonder 4. To Taste

4. To Taste…

Wonder 5. To Feel

5. To Feel…

Wonder 6. To Laugh

6. To Laugh…

Wonder 7. To Love

and 7. To Love.

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!

A gentle reminder :

That the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

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CPL. Paulo Marko U. Pacificador, 24, of Shirley, N.Y

We mourn the loss of another young man from our local community, CPL. Paulo Marko U. Pacificador. Our sincerest heartfelt condolences to his family. Our sincerest heartfelt pride and admiration for raising a son of courage, commitment, strength and dedication.



To sign the email/on-line Legacy book: http://www.legacy.com/GB/GuestBookView.aspx?PersonID=92784820

Donations to a scholarship fund in memory of Corporal Paulo Marko Pacificador can be made to:



c/o 12 Heston Road

Shirley, NY 11967




For George

I just came home from the funeral for my father in law today. He had served bravely in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He had served our country during a most difficult dark time. My mother in law went to work as did other moms/daughters to help feed their families and keep things afloat as the men went to serve and defend and liberate a people across the sea. We displayed all the items that he gave with pride and love to his grandson when he enlisted into the Navy–his dress blues with his blue jacket manual and “Welcome Home” banner and his picture in his uniform. As we gathered to celebrate his life, many shared how they had served-Marines, Airborne, Army, firemen… WWII, Korea and Viet Nam— like cloth-their service to our country wove them together in strength and pride. I will miss you George.

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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence


I’d like to thank you for the constant support during this deployment. Just received your latest box of goodies.
They say time passes faster as you get older, but a year is still a long time to be deployed!

Please accept our sincere thank you for the support, prayers, and love you sent our way during this deployment.

A grateful Soldier,

Cheryl R

LTC Cheryl M. R.
Commander, 257th Medical Company (Dental Service)
“The Only Airborne Dental Company in the Army”

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

—- Calvin Coolidge

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United States Marine’s Silent Drill

Thanks Lois:)

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