Patriotism

Welcome Home LT Chuck Nadd

Super Bowl Sunday brings great football, but it also wins viewers anxious to see this year’s Super Bowl Commercials. Do you have a favorite? The VFW has! The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Florida VFW comrades worked with Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, and the Winter Park, Florida, community to honor one serviceman by giving him a rousing welcome home.

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POW/MIA Recognition Day

Friday, September 20, 2013, is POW/MIA Recognition Day. The Veterans of Foreign Wars salute the men and women who served and sacrificed to keep America free. We also recognize the families of the missing, those who continue to hope and pray that their loved ones will one day return home from their wars.

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We are “Whole Again”

The Super Bowl is now history, but one item stood out for the military. It was the Jeep “Whole Again” commercial. It is something to share with others, and we share it with you.

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Larry Eckhardt – “The Flagman”

One man can and does make a difference. It is Larry Eckhardt. He is known as the flagman. You’ll find him traveling hundreds of miles from his home in Illinois to place his flags along as much as eight miles of highway and rural roads to honor a soldier who died in service to his country. CBS says it best in its tribute to Larry.

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Do You Know My Friend Taylor Morris?

Stories that reach deep down and grab your heart are that way because the people in the story have experienced something powerful in life. A friendship or maybe a romantic relationship. The story of Taylor Morris, U.S. Navy, has both and it will touch you in a way you won’t expect.

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I’m Putting Up the Flag, Because I Can

Here is a video that says it all. It is I’m Putting Up the Flag. His thoughts are very reflective and the message is clear. He puts up his flag because he can.
So, here is a video to all who have served. You made what he does possible.

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Lost in Plain Sight

Just six weeks after he married Peggy, 1st Lieutenant Billy D Harris of Oklahoma, was shipped off to war. He was listed as missing in action in Normandy. Peggy spent the next 60+ years waiting to learn what really happened. She waited for her Billy. She reached out to many people, government entities and officials. No answer was found for the most important questions. How did he die? Was he found? And, if dead where are his remains? He was lost in plain sight.

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Richard’s Coffee Shop and More

What started out as a little shop named Pat’s Gourmet Coffee Shop, in Mooresville, NC. named in honor of his wife, became much more. It became a Living Military Museum, named in honor of the man who spent the last 14 years of his life honoring and supporting America’s Veterans.

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Greatest Play in Baseball

The greatest play in baseball was by Rick Monday in April 1976, but it did not involve a baseball. On April 25, 1976, at Dodger Stadium, Chicago Cubs’ Rick Monday grabbed an American flag from two individuals, as they were trying to burn our flag in the middle of the playing field. It was an outstanding act of American Patriotism.

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Eternal Rest With Shipmates

December 7th, 1941, the USS ARIZONA was sunk and many died. The USS ARIZONA is the final resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 who died that day interred. Others survived and continued to serve in the military. Some continued their careers in the Navy, some returned to civilian life. All eventually returned to civilian life and hometowns to live out their lives.

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