Showing posts with label memorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label memorial. Show all posts

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Friday, March 18, 2016

Black Hawk Memorial for 11 Marines

Families attend unveiling for BLACK HAWK MEMORIAL 
Gulf Breeze News 
March 17, 2016

Hawk Memorial weekend in Navarre was a huge success. Family representatives from all 11 military men lost in the crash over Navarre Sound one year ago were in town to take part in the memorial. Even though the memorial statue was not complete, it was finished enough to give a good representation of how it would look at the final unveiling on Memorial Day this year.
The stars were moved by the statue’s artist and presented to family members by members of the Leadership Santa Rosa Class #29. Then each family received a star mounted in a shadow box to honor their family member.
Family representatives arrived in Navarre March 9 and 10 to attend the first memorial event on Navarre Beach at the marine park the evening of Thursday, March 10 when a group of Marines began a Ruckers March across the Navarre Beach bridge at 8:21 p.m. – the exact time of the crash one year before. Then the following morning, March 11, the marchers joined the community and families of the lost in Navarre Park on Hwy. 98 for the formal Memorial Ceremony.
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Memorial for Harold "Cutter" Perry

Today was a sad day because on November 14, 2015 shortly after the Veterans Day Parade in Orlando, Cutter was on his motorcycle on the way home and was killed.  He had a day doing what he loved with people he called family.  
Nov 28, 2015
On November 14, 2015, shortly after the Veterans Day parade in Orlando, Cutter was killed while riding his motorcycle. Today was the day we celebrated his life and said goodbye.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thief Stole Fallen Soldier's Memorial Quilt

ABC 7 News
By Anthony Johnson
Friday, November 20, 2015

EDISON, N.J. (WABC) -- A family in New Jersey is heartbroken after someone stole an irreplaceable package from their front porch in Edison.

A heartless thief was seen on surveillance video calmly walking up to the door carrying a pillow and then stealing the memories of a beloved son.

This insensitive act has angered many because the culprit took memory quilts made by a mother to remember her son who died a year ago.

"I just want them back, that's all we have really are his memories and some of his things," said Karen Delmonaco, Robert Delmonaco's mother.

The quilts made of her son's t-shirts were supposed to be Christmas presents and were sent to a company to be stitched together.

Karen was happy and ready to receive the package, but is now upset that her son's lasting possessions have been taken.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Vietnam Veteran Dropping Sunflower Seeds?

A vet seeks to make 58,183 U.S. casualties more than a number 
The Register-Guard
By Jack Heffernan
APRIL 27, 2015
Bruce Hindrichs, a Vietnam War veteran, holds a map of the route of the Seed Walk that he has organized as a memorial for the U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam. He stands in front of the Lane County War Memorial in Skinner Butte Park in Eugene.
(Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard)
An 11-mile line of sunflower seeds will stretch from south Eugene to Coburg on Thursday.

The seeds — a total of 58,183, the number of U.S. military personnel who died in the Vietnam War — won’t be planted.

They’ll just be sprinkled near roadways, to be blown away by gusts from passing cars or eaten by birds and squirrels.

That’s just fine with Vietnam War veteran Bruce Hindrichs, the Eugene resident who came up with the novel way to commemorate the war.

Hindrichs, along with nine fellow veterans and two family members, plan to drop the seeds along 10 miles of the route on Wednesday.

The entire 11-mile route will begin at Spencers Crest Drive and Willamette Street in south Eugene, then snake north to cross the Ferry Street Bridge and travel along Coburg Road, all the way to the southern city limits of Coburg. The seeds will sit about 1 foot apart along the route.

Hindrichs is then inviting the public to join him to drop the final 5,300 or so seeds on Thursday, the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War’s end with the U.S. evacuation from Saigon.
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Nam Knights Memorial Service for Frenchie

There was a Pastor a while back talking to the mourners at a memorial service. Everyone seemed to be asking why the veteran died. He told them to shut their eyes for a second. Each of them had been given the power of life or death. Eyes popped open! He asked them how they would decide who lives and who dies. After all, it seemed to be the natural question given the fact so many were searching for why God let it happen. The Pastor let the thought of having that power sink in for a bit. Then he smiled. He told them they already had that power. When they forgot about someone, it was as if they were never here, thus, they died. Yet when they are remembered, when they leave a piece of them with us, they never die. 

Yesterday was one more of those days when people wanted to know why Frenchie left us. After all, he served in the Air Force and then the Army. He worked the rest of his life as you'll hear in the video below. He was a family man of many different families and Frenchie left a piece of him with everyone he came in contact with.

The thing I'll remember most about him, aside from the fact he was always there when anyone needed him, was the nickname he gave me of "chicken lady." I am a hugger. So was he. One day I was out at the Orlando Nam Knights Club house eating a chicken wing and he tried to hug me. I said "get away from my chicken" and we laughed so hard he turned red. Every time after that, he made sure I didn't have anything in my hands other than my camera.

Listen to the video and people talking about his life.

If yesterday was any indication, Frenchie will never really die for any of us. The Nam Knights Green Swamp Chapter reminded us how much of an impact he had on many lives.