Reflecting on 9/11 and my trip to New York City in October of 2001

Reflecting on 9/11 and my trip to New York City in October of 2001

Friends,

This Friday marks fourteen years since the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Like you, I will never forget that day.  Like you, I pray that our nation will never again face such an attack, but also realize that we must remain vigilant.

Below is an article I wrote on October 11, 2001, shortly after returning from a trip to New York City following the 9/11 attacks.  The article is entitled An Unimaginable Experience in New York City.  I hope you will take a few …

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Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day — a time set aside to remember the men and women who lost their lives serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.

As the author of USMemorialDay.org states, “Traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities …

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Video of President Reagan’s Speech Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day

68 Years Ago Today…

Today is the 68th Anniversary of D-Day.

As the U.S. Army’s D-Day website states:  “June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which ‘we will accept nothing less than full victory.’ More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy.”

Below are links …

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One of the Highlights of Last Week: Meeting Debbie Lee

Last week, one of the highlights of my week was the opportunity to meet Debbie Lee (pictured at right while speaking at the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Day Breakfast).  Debbie is the mother of Marc Alan Lee, who was the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq.

I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Debbie at three different events over the course of three days last week.  In the aftermath of her son’s death Debbie founded America’s Mighty Warriors.  The group’s mission statement …

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