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|In honor of United States Army PFC, Leslie Denise Jackson, the youngest female to lose her life in Operation Iraqi Freedom, a scholarship fund was established at George Wythe High To say we lost a wonderful young woman is an understatement! The world lost a young lady who perhaps one day would have been a general. Leslie was the leader of her high school Jr. ROTC. She had from an early age wanted to be a soldier. Leslie to me represents what is the best in America. God bless, her family and friends..always, Patsy McCaw-Yager||
“The soldier’s mission is accomplished.”
I remember the day the draft birthday lotto numbers were picked to deterime the order in which one would be called up. September 14th, birthdays was the first date chosen. I cried when I read that date so dear to me, me and my twin brother‘s birthday. I being a woman, my brother thru an accident at our birth a man with challenges would not be drafted. I thought of a birth day as a special day my parents had always seen to that. Looking at that date featured on the front page of the “The Detroit News“, I was literally stunned. The Vietnam veteran has never been given the due he or she deserved. In fact for years portrayed in movies as drug addicts, or on the verge of a mental breakdown, or people who escaped from reality, and responsibilities. The first homeless person that I ever met was homeless, was a Vietnam vet. I have also witnessed in St.Augustine, Florida, a funeral for a young man killed in Iraq and a motorcycle motorcade standing guard against religous zealots picketing the funeral, yep, the motorcyclists are Vietnam vets. I want to start a movement to honor those who served us and never got their due instead were often labeled with dishonorable tags. I know of no veterans, not even civil war veterans who had to bear this from serving their country please forward this.
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I attended the funeral of a hero January 25,2010, Army Staff Sgt, Ronald J.Spino, his parents live in nearby Venice, Florida. Sgt, Spino, .who died while unloading medical supplies was the light of his family‘s life. Military officials say Staff Sgt. Ronald Jay Spino from Waterbury, Conn., died Dec. 29 in Bala Morghab, a village in Badghis province. Sgt, Spino, shot while unloading supplies to save other soldiers lives. I am honoring Staff Sgt, Ronald J.Spino today for he is a true hero. To the family of Ron, God bless you always. To his brother Jim, and all of your friends at Loveland, I ,want you to know you are in my prayers, and your hero brother is admired not only for his career in the Army but his love for the wonderful “Loveland” and the volunteering he did to help the wonderful people who attend the valuable programs and show them every adult can be honorable , even those who are challenged. Jim, your brother would have been so proud of you and the wonderful members of the Loveland family, the day of his service. You Jim, showed more honor and courage in the honoring of your wonderful brother than would be expected of someone saying goodbye to his brother. I am sure you know that your brother is proud of you. God bless, The Spino family,God bless, America. Please dear readers say a prayer today for the families of all fallen soldiers. Thankyou, James McCaw Sr. Marine, World War II who served the pacific and who taught me what is good and honorable by example and never stopped missing his friends who he served with in the war. Patsy McCaw-Yager, Dad I miss you always.
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I wanted to let everyone know that with Memorial Day tomorrow, what I feel the day is truly about. For some of you that have lost friends or family , I apologize to you personally and it is not for you who live Memorial day each and every day. Growing up I was taught both at home , school, and church about Memorial day and the respect it so richly deserves. I am worried when I am in a situation where young people no longer stand for the pledge of allegiance. Often, I talk to people who see the holiday as an excuse for a day off. On the side of the glass half full,we have young people who are going off to serve in a branch of the military. Chance Phelps, was a young man who was a Marine thru and thru. The first time I saw this film, I knew the film would win awards for excellence and awards for the superb performance of Kevin Bacon who portrays a Marine officer who asks to serve as the escort for the return home of the decorated war hero Marine Chance Phelps, who was three months short of twenty years old when he lost his life serving our country. Please watch or record the movie for a time when you and family can watch and discuss this together. Chance loved his life, the Marine Corps. and his family. God bless, those he left behind. He was what the best of what America is.Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps, USMC, is also the subject of an essay in the book ‘Faces of Freedom.’ Click the photo to learn more about the book. The young Marine was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he died, and that was on Good Friday.
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Today, I just want to add my voice to millions of voices around the world and say thankyou for again proving the American backbone and character are as strong as ever! I also want to say to the people who will undoubtedly state we should have brought him back, are you kidding me, the man has his wife become his human shield. The coward starts shooting right away, his goal to take out some more victims on his way out of this life. The fact that he is buried at sea, also shows that we have ethics where he had none. Several victims of the “O”, yes , I am not using his name, were of religions that had different codes for end of life when possible. I am talking for instance, about last rites for 911 first responders, and innocent adults and children going about their lives. So as they say in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ be gone now and let us never mention this “O” name again, he has been banished to his just reward! God bless President Obama, for never giving up the good fight! Like I said before, I love me some Navy Seals. and all those who in the public eye and those behind the scenes made this end to you know who come about . God bless the United States and as Carrie Underwood sang recently ’How Great Thou Art’! Glory be to God!
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Dear readers, I have to first of all -due to health challenges, tell you I now no longer drink Coke! They say after a while you no longer miss it. I wish that were true, but I do miss drinking a nice cold glass of Coca- Cola! I do however still enjoy watching others drink my beloved Coca-Cola. Yes, I know, that watching others partake of course is not “ The Real Thing“. Ok, enough with the puns. Coke has a cool program to turn coke bottlecaps that contain points in for prizes let you choose a charity to support. Coke gives you many options from which to choose a neat charity-organization. A few Christmas seasons ago, I turned in several thousands of reward points to the “Toy’s for Tots”, that the wonderful Marines run each year. The Marine Corps are very happy I am sure to have Cocoa Cola’s support with the no child without a Christmas program they organize yearly I still take part with the reward s by collecting the bottle caps from frienssas well as their unwanted cardboard container the multi packaged cans come in. Dear readers even if you don’t drink Coke, maybe you know someone who does, but isn’t interested in the reward program. Take a look today at the Coca-Cola site and see what charities you can donate to! If you are already donating Coke reward points to good causes, maybe you could spread the word to those who are not as savvy as you. God bless, and please let me know any other ways you donate to charities without money! Just starting looking for points on the inside of the caps and go to My Coke Rewards on your browser!
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Gardenartandforevermemories.com is a site that takes part of the profits from its concrete art to help worthy causes.The Marine plaque on the right helps to send packages to Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the project anyMarine.com. The paw prints on the bottom of page help save animals by supporting organizations,such as The Suncoast Humane Society, Coda’s Haven, Puffy Paws, Bit of Hope Ranch ,Old Friends are some of the organizations that are helped by the sale of the paw print memorials. So when you purchase from this site you can help so many great causes.!
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In our country there are homeless veterans that are women. Usually when one thinks of our homeless veterans we think of the men who wear camouflage on the streets and have the far off distant look in well-worn eyes. As our recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq we can now add thousands of female veterans to
the homeless rolls in our country! I am bringing this to my reader’s attention because not that I think it is ok that men who have proudly served this nation have no place to call home but there are women who also served and they need our nations help too! “The number of female veterans has doubled in the last decade,” says Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact, she says women in the military are two times more likely to become homeless than male veterans.
The numbers are estimated to be over 6,500 of women who served their country living in the streets or in their cars. What can you do to help the homeless veterans check out the resources below or contact your local V.F.W
Thankyou and God bless you for helping! God bless you Ms.Victorio Olmo -featured in the above blog picture!
How you can help! A jour time or ob a decent place to live are the goals of most people. If you can help a veteran to realize these goals by your time or money or both olease contact your local veterans affairs office. or see the following resources.
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