‘Who more than self their country loved’

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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Freedom Run 2nd annual PTSD in honor/memory of Pfc. Joseph Dwyer 5/15/10 “ARMED FORCE DAY”

May 15th, 2010
2nd annual P.T.S.D. Motorcycle and car rally
in memory/honor of Pfc. Joseph Dwyer

BALD HILL, FARMINVILLE, NY
Please send this email to everyone you know
Registration begins at 9 AM
First 100 registered get a free patch, rally events begin at 11:00AM
and the run kicks off by 11:30,
After the run there will be a BBQ by Applebees, Live music with Buttered Soul along with Bobby Rhondinelli, Freestyle bike stunt show Dunk tank, 50/50 raffles, auctions, classic car show
100% of all monies raised go to those veterans that need it most.
911Veterans has no salaries & no expenses every dollar goes where you intended it.
See you Saturday Morning!
if any club or vet organization would still like a booth area  just ask
Thank you for what you do,
Frank Bania
* Patriot Guard Riders, Region 9-NY, Senior Ride Captain
some links:
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Tomorrow is also the County’s annual armed forces day ceremonies
Thomas Ronayne, Director
Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099
631 853 VETS (8387)
631 853 8381
631 853 8390 fax
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May 15 ARMED FORCES DAY (subject to cancellation)
We will be attending this event at the Suffolk County H. Lee Dennision building parking lot 100 Veterans Highway Hauppauge NY. This event will be 11 AM to 1 PM. Our UH-34 helicopter will be landing in the parking lot at 7:30 AM. We will be on display for viewing in honor of our veterans. Please come and visit this piece of Vietnam History and say hello to the men and women who helped restored this beautiful aircraft. http://www.34restoration.org/EVENTS.htm

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May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life.

Thanks Michelle =)

“I have a maker, He knows my name” – Tommy Walker

Thanks Faith for singing that to Grandma.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXsiWoyjw60

VERSE 1:
D Em7 Em E   G
I have a Maker
D  Dsus D D2 A  Asus
He formed my heart
D   Em7 Em  E    Esus  G
Before even time began
   D        A      D  Dsus
My life was in his hands

CHORUS:
G  D        A  Asus  A
He knows my name
G  D        A     D
He knows my every thought
G  D         A         D
He sees each tear that falls
    G     D   A        D
and He hears me when I call

VERSE 2:
D Em7 Em E   G
I have a Father
D  Dsu   D  D2  A  Asus
He calls me His own
D     Em7   Em  E G
He'll never leave me
   D      A       D  Dsus
No matter where I go
©1996 Doulos Publishing
Words and Music by Tommy Walker

http://www.higherpraise.com/lyrics1/HeKnowsMyNameIHaveAMaker.htm

“WE WEREN’T BORN TO FOLLOW”

This one goes out to the man who mines for miracles
This one goes out to the ones in need
This one goes out to the sinner and the cynical
This ain’t about no apology

This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?

Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe

Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe

Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

This one’s about anyone who does it differently
This one’s about the one who cusses and spits
This ain’t about our livin’ in a fantasy
This ain’t about givin’ up or givin’ in

Yeah, yeah, yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe

Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe

Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

We weren’t born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe

Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren’t born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe

Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah
Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

We weren’t born to follow, oh yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah)
We weren’t born to follow, oh yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah)

© AGGRESSIVE MUSIC; BON JOVI PUBLISHING; SONY/ATV TUNES LLC; UNIVERSAL-POLYGRAM INT’L PUB INC;

http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/bon-jovi-lyrics/we-weren_t-born-to-follow-lyrics.html

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