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Arlington National Cemetery


Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell...


Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths — some 5,000 — are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.



Former Marine Lucian Weltzer never thought he'd set foot on Pearl Harbor, again. "He never wanted to go back," said colleague Jim Blane. Weltzer witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. (TaRhonda Thomas, 9News.com, Dec 7 2007)



Abrams JTAC

It was standing room only in the headquarters tent that night of the strike as Captain Carrigan and his team of JTACs worked alongside Army Soldiers. (July 7, 2007)






Bronze Medal Recipient Kyle Sharp
LOCAL AWARDED BRONZE STAR WITH VALOR
~UPDATED WITH TEXT OF CITATION~
A1C Kyle Sharp, a US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member assigned to the 9th Air Support Operations Group at Ft. Hood, Texas, was recently awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device for combat action in Fallujah, Iraq during the fall of 2004. (September 13, 2005 / June 28, 2005 / April 29, 2005)




"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt



WWII Washington Memorial
WORLD WAR II
WASHINGTON MEMORIAL

60 YEARS FROM D-DAY
Memorial Day 2004
The memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people to the common defense of the nation and to the broader causes of peace and freedom from tyranny throughout the world. It will inspire future generations of Americans, deepening their appreciation of what the World War II generation accomplished in securing freedom and democracy. Above all, the memorial stands as an important symbol of American national unity, a timeless reminder of the moral strength and awesome power that can flow when a free people are at once united and bonded together in a common and just cause.
WWII Washington Memorial

We can never say "Thank You" enough
It's too easy to forget the sacrifices, the years of life, the very lives, given for our freedom and security. Our friends and neighbors have worn and are wearing the uniform of the United States Military. Some lie silent, forever heroes, in our cemeteries in honored graves. Others walk among us, sometimes barely noticed.
This site is for all of you.






Charles Plumb


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