Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This is a mess!

I guess this is what some of our young people have become. One 16yo trys to rob another of his motorcycle at gunpoint. The rider refuses and tries to ride away so he is shot in the back and killed! The bike was a present for his 16th Birthday.

I hope this man rots in hell for what he has done!

More Here

Sunday, July 29, 2007

God Speed Cpl Brandon Craig

Brandon Craig of Earleville MD died 19 Jul 07 in Husayniyah Iraq. He was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division(Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Cpl Craig gave his life in service to our great country and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Until we meet again on Fiddler's Green, God Speed, Rest Easy Brother.

Memorial Page

Patriot Guard Forum

Stryker News

TAPS
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
'Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Today's News Bites

A Florida Fire Dept Captain has been reprimanded for placing his county issued polo shirt at a memorial for the 9 fallen firefighters in Charleston SC. He wrote the words "God Bless you" on the shirt and left it at a memorial while he and others from his department were attending the services for the fallen brothers.

More Here

Canal Day in nearby Chesapeake City MD is too rowdy! We thought about going this year but we know the setup of the town is a little rough for the wheel chair.

Also, Michael Vick is an a$$hat! Check this blog out.

That's all for today, if you get a chance to watch "The Last King of Scotland", it is excellent! I have always liked Forest Whitaker, I hated his character's in ER & The Shield but he is a wonderful actor. He does a fantastic job as Idi Amin in this movie.

Article


This is an excellent article, Dean Barnett says it very well and gives some great examples of the caliber of the men that are fighting this war. -Chuck

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/904pffgs.asp

Summer Time

Once again it's time for the fairs etc of summer. This Sat we went to the Cecil County Fair in MD. A real bargin @ $5.00 to get in which includes all the shows and exhibits. All you have to pay for is the rides and food, which are both reasonable. We wandered around taking in the exhibits and looking at the livestock then we found a place to sit for the Antique tractor parade and got some dinner. After the parade came the tractor pulls. We know a couple of the pullers so it's fun to watch. Check out the video below.



Sunday found us doing yardwork, it wasn't as warm as it has been so it was a good time to get it done. We finished up around the pool and under the steps so things look pretty good now.




I hope to blog more and hopefully some of you are still reading this and haven't given up on my blog yet.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Message of the Day



"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from your safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain."


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

5 Years Later Rest Easy Brothers




It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since the tragic fire in Gloucester NJ. It was a difficult day for many fire fighters in our area. I awoke for a day of fun with my family, as was my habit I checked the overnight news on my fire pager. I went nuts when I saw that several members of a Camden County FD had been killed in an overnight job. I immediatly started calling my brothers cell until I got an answer he was OK, or as OK as he could be that 2 of his close friends had died in a fire. It was a tough day for him and for every other firefighter from Gloucester City & Mt Ephriam and the surrounding departments. The days that followed showed what true brotherhood was and amazed many in the small working class towns of suburban Camden NJ. Firefighters from all over made their way to Camden County to pay their respects. Fire departments from Delaware & Pennsylvania provided crews and apparatus to staff the stations at Mt Ephraim & Gloucester City for several days after the tragic fire to give the members of those departments time to mourn. The days of the services many more arrived to staff not only those stations but those of the surrounding departments so nobody would have to miss out on paying tribute to their brothers.

Chief James Sylvester & Deputy Chief John West of the Mt Ephriam Fire Dept and Firefighter Thomas Stewart gave the ultimate sacrafice that day trying to save 3 little girls trapped in the blaze. Collette, Alexandra, & Claudia slack also perished in that fire. One person made the statement that God needed 3 strong men to bring those little girls to heaven so he chose Jim, John & Tom to do that job.

You can read more about this tragedy at the following links

Courier Post Article

Photo Gallery

The Fireman's Prayer



REST EASY BROTHERS

July 4th 2007


Today we celebrate the 231st anniversary of our freedom. In May we celebrated the hero's who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Today we celebrate the freedoms that we have, we are free to criticize our government, our neighbors, or even our family with out fear of Government retribution. We are free to travel anywhere in the US on this wonderful day, we can gather with friends and family or we can spend the day alone. We are free to chose what we do and how we do it on this wonderful day because 231 years ago some very brave men decided they had, had enough of the dictatorial rule of England and signed a document which established the United States of America. If you look at it, there is huge meaning in that name, we are a group of States united to form one country, while the states, and the people retain their liberties we are united in our defense, in our governing, and in our helping each other out. It is really an awesome thing to consider just what we really have and what we have given for it. Today, take a moment to consider this and to consider that many miles away there are men and women on the front lines putting their lives on the line to bring this type of freedom to people who have never known it!

This morning we went back to my hometown for their local parade, it was fun to see old friends and to be back home again for a short bit. My parents met us there and it was a nice time to sit and watch the parade together. The local fire companies were out showing off their apparatus and there were floats from many organizations as well as antique cars, bands, and lots and lots of candy for the little ones. The parade was a sucess and fortunatly the clouds held back the rain and kept it a bit cooler than normal to make for a very nice day.







We would like to wish everyone a Happy July 4th.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fire Wacker!

You are a 86% wacker!!!!!!!!

You are a TRUE FIRE WACKER!!!!!!!!!!! You need to get out into the real world more often.Your auto mechanic wanted me to tell you that you are nearing the maximum load rating on your car's electrical sysyem from all of the flashing and revolving lights and radios.

Are you a "fire wacker"
Make Your Own Quiz



I guess I am mostly a retired wacker now! LOL! If you are confused on what a "Wacker" is check out the Urban Dictionary