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ARMED FORCES DAY 5-18-19...  https://militarybenefits.info/armed-forces-day/
 

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On Sat 5-18-19 at 1100 hrs there will be a Planned Flyover of a Dozen Green Douglas DC-3 Aircraft over the Hudson River at an approximate altitude of 1,000 Ft.

 

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Thanks for this reminder, Chief.  I hope everyone will display the Colors today and say a prayer for those in uniform.
 

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PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION.....  https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-armed-forces-day-2019/
 

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FOR ANYBODY WHO DID NOT GET TO SEE IT ....HERE IS THE 2019 MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT..... This is the 30th Annual Concert held at the Whitehouse....i have watched them since the start in 1989 & they always are great...the Singing & the Bands & the Historical videos are great....from year to year some new stories of Veterans are brought forth....it is a greatly deserved Annual Tribute to our Veterans... something that should also be focused on are several messages thru the broadcast brought out by RET General Colin Powell & later a Veteran who lost both legs in Afganastan whose Twin Brother took his own Life related to "survivors guilt"....the Hosts Joe Mantegna & Mary McCormack reiterated more than once during the broadcast about looking out for others & pointing a Veteran in the right direction if you feel they are "getting lost" ....as rousing as the performances were in this broadcast ...looking out for another should be a "take away".....while this broadcast is basically geared to Military Veterans we in the FDNY thru the years have also had a number of sad issues regarding suicide....WATCH YOUR BROTHER OR SISTER...... if anyone missed the broadcast here it is....(it starts slowly about the 2:14 mark) ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMmp0ENoJUY
 

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https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/sacred-duty-soldiers-tour-arlington-national-cemetery/

Sacred Duty - A Soldier?s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery 
 

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SEMPER FI GUNNY......    http://guide.sportsmansguide.com/memoriam-gunnery-sergeant-carlos-hathcock-ii-white-feather/
 

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STATEN ISLAND DSC RECIPIENT....    https://www.silive.com/news/2019/06/army-sergeant-michael-ollis-receives-distinguished-service-cross-in-memoriam.html
 

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NEVER FORGET ! ....What some are out there doing daily....  https://news.usni.org/2019/06/10/remains-of-marines-lost-in-kc-130j-crash-off-japan-recovered
 

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PFC EMMANUEL MENSAH BX ST RENAMING.....  https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=2PIDXZD5L8TP5gL30K7wBg&q=EMMANUEL+MENSAH+ST+RENAMING&oq=EMMANUEL+MENSAH+ST+RENAMING&gs_l=psy-ab.3...1300.27100..29311...0.0..0.134.2449.27j4......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131j0j0i10j0i22i30j33i299j33i160.jSLqU3kx4_c
 

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STEPHEN SILLER FUND DOES IT AGAIN......  https://www.cnet.com/news/see-how-the-futuristic-home-of-a-wounded-warrior-has-life-changing-consequences/?ftag=CAD-03-10aaj8j
 

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FIRST LIVING IRAQ VETERAN TO BE A MOH RECIPIENT .... https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-medal-of-honor-presentation-ceremony-army-staff-sgt-david-bellavia-today-2019-06-25-live-updates/
 

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^^^^^^  https://www.c-span.org/video/?462085-1/army-staff-sergeant-david-bellavia-awarded-medal-honor
 

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Jack Eaton, 100, the oldest living sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salutes the Patriot Guard Riders as he walks off the airplane at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)
Jack Eaton, 100, the oldest living sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salutes the Patriot Guard Riders as he walks off the airplane at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)


24 Oct 2019

Detroit Free Press | By Omar Abdel-Baqui


A 100-year-old World War II veteran finally got to scratch a much-deserved, long-awaited bullet point from his bucket list.

Jack Eaton, the oldest living sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Wednesday afternoon after spending the morning in Arlington, Virginia, where he saw, for the first time, a recently erected plaque recognizing his guardianship of the monument from January 1938 to December 1939.


"I really like (knowing) that it's happened," Eaton said. "This is a thing I've been wanting."

The former U.S. Army sergeant and current Burton, Michigan, resident was met at American Airlines Gate D28 by dozens of cheering, clapping and saluting veterans, public servants and other supporters, all while "America the Beautiful" played.

"I appreciate everything you people are doing here," Eaton said. "I just can't believe that this is happening. I don't think I did that much -- I was just doing what I was supposed to do."

In 2017, Eaton toured the back barracks of the guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where plaques of every living soldier who guarded the tomb are displayed.

A plaque honoring Eaton was nowhere to be found, so he inquired.

Following an investigation, it was found that Eaton did in fact serve, and a plaque with Eaton's name and dates of guardianship was erected.

When he returned to Arlington in 2018 via the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, his plaque was displaced, leaving him disappointed a second time.

"He was very upset," said Eaton's stepdaughter, Brenda Warburton. "Someone described it as a five-year-old who was told their birthday party had been cancelled."

The president of Mid-Michigan Honor Flight contacted American Airlines last month and was able to secure flight arrangements to and from Washington, where Eaton ultimately received his due honor Wednesday.

"It was great to finally see his name there," Warburton said. "He even got a little choked up, and that's kind of unusual for Jack."

The spry 100-year-old received gifts from American Airlines and other organizations, and stood for seemingly every person that shook his hand.

Eaton marched with the Honor Guard and the Patriot Guard Riders across North Terminal as hundreds of travelers, some visibly emotional, erupted in cheers as he walked by.

Scott Hungerford of the Patriot Guard Riders said the event was special because of Eaton's status as a Tomb sentinel and a centennial.

Corinne Shields is part of the Willow Run Tribute Rosies, who dress up as Rosie the Riveter and greet veterans at events like this one. A few Rosies followed the procession through North Terminal.

Shields says she's glad Eaton "got a kick" out of the event.

"I'm very proud to do something, however tiny, for that amazing generation," Shields said.
 
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