Military

On Sunday June 14, our nation celebrates
Flag Day ,to honor the United States flag and to commemorate it’s adoption.

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To honor the flag for this year’s flag day, I’m posting the lyrics to:

You’re a Grand Old Flag
BY GEORGE M. COHAN
You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

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June 14th is the 240th US Army birthday. From the birthday website:

Two hundred forty years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.
This year, we celebrate 240 years of selfless service to the nation. Selfless service is at the core of what it means to be a Soldier – putting the welfare of others ahead of oneself. The willingness of our Soldiers – to place themselves in harm’s way and to protect our nation’s freedoms – is what makes us the premier all-volunteer force. The Army has served proudly, faithfully, and selflessly for 240 years, and we remain steadfast in our commitment.

To read more, visit the US Army Birthday website HERE
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Happy Birthday US Army!

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Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier of Augusta, Montana; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; Herbert V. Young Jr. of Clarkdale, Arizona and Tech Sgts. Charles L. Johnston of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hugh F. Moore of Elkton, Maryland and Staff Sgts. John E. Copeland of Dearing, Kansas; Charles J. Jones of Athens, Georgia; and Sgt. Charles A. Gardner of San Francisco, California, have been accounted for and buried with full military honors. Jones will be buried Feb. 28 in Athens, Georgia and Johnston will be buried March 2 in Arlington National Cemetery. On March 18, there will be a group burial service at Arlington National Cemetery honoring Poulsen, Copeland and the other crew members. Bernier was buried Sept. 19, 2014, in his hometown. Young was buried Oct. 15, 2014, in Prescott, Arizona Moore was buried on Nov. 11, 2014, in his hometown. Gardner was buried on Dec. 4, 2014 in Arlington National Cemetery.

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On Saturday Dec. 13, my husband and I were privileged to volunteer to help lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Wreaths Across America. It was an uplifting, inspiring, and humbling event to be a part of, honoring our nation’s fallen heroes. Their goal this year was to cover all the graves at the cemetery, and they achieved that goal, I believe around 227,000 wreaths. They had estimated 25,000 volunteers, I believe they exceeded that number.

There are really no adequate words to describe standing in the cemetery as the sections were filled up, and looking back up the hill to see the endless rows of wreaths on the headstones, it just took my breath away.

The link to the pictures we took is here, copy and paste https://www.flickr.com/photos/kasee102/sets/72157649363289488/

(I seem to be having trouble posting links lately, my apologies.)

Wreaths Across America website is http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ if you would like to learn more about this.

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Wednesday Hero will be on hiatus for awhile. I have some personal things to take care of and I won’t be able to do them. They should return in January. Music Monday will be posting, as they’ve already been written out.

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Cpt. Nathan J. Nylander
Cpt. Nathan J. Nylander
35 years old fromHockley, Texas
438th Expeditionary Wing
Jan. 23, 1976 – Apr. 27, 2011
U.S. Air Force
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Col. Frank Kurtz
Col. Frank Kurtz
85 years old from Los Angeles, California
September 9, 1911 – October 31, 1996
U.S. Air Force

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