Sunday, October 3, 2010

~ Beautiful Flower People ~

Enjoy this unique art form, they are real people!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

~ Bless You Pizen, Czech Republic ~

Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America's sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the Czech Republic. The town called Pilsen (Plzen)Every five years Plzen conducts the Liberation Celebration of the City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. May 6th, 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton's 3rd Army. Pilsen is the town that every American should visit. Because…..they love America and the American Soldier...even 65 years the thousandsthe citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you lining the streets of Pilsen for miles.

From large crowds … To quiet reflective moments…
Including this American family's private time to honor and remember their American hero.
This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded AmericanUSAAF pilot killed in Europe during WWII. It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on.At the time this 20 year old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14 year old Czech girl, Zdenka Sladkova, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory.For 65 straight years , Zdenka, now 79 years old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil'scrash site and memorial near her home. On May 4th she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenka's home town of Trhanova, Czech Republic, for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.[Image]
Another chapter in this important story.....the Czech people are teaching their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.

The Brian LaViolette Foundation will established The Scholarship of Honor in tribute to General George S. Patton and the American Soldier, past and present.
Each year, a different military hero will be honored in tribute to General Patton's memory and their mission to liberate Europe.This award will be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering the military or a form of community service such as fireman, policeman, teaching or nursing, a cause greater than self. The student will be from one of the five high schools in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The first award will be presented in May 2011 in honor of Lt. Virgil Kirkham, that young 20 year old P-47 pilot killed 65 years ago in the final days of WWII
Presenting Virgil's award will be someone who knows the true meaning of service and sacrifice... someone who looks a lot like Virgil…
Marion Kirkham, Virgil's brother, who himself served during WWII in the United States Army - Air Corps. !!! In closing... Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton's grandson. George Patton Waters (another Rock Star!) we're proud to say, serves on Brian's Foundation board.
And it's front page news.. not buried in the middle of the social section..
Brigadier General Miroslav Zizka - 1st Deputy Chief of Staff - Ministry of Defense - Czech Armed Forces.
Come visit Pilsen in the Czech Republic during the first part of May 2011, it may also be a life changing experience for you.~

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Friday, July 9, 2010

~ A Field of Flowers ... Veterans ~

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made
payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including My life.'

Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown byseed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB. Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

~ God Is Watching Over Us ... Happy 4th ~

The flag is said to have been hung between two cranes in the parking lot of Fry's grocery store in Yuma on September 2, 2001, the day after the Attack on America. According to the folks at the Yuma Elks Lodge the flag is 60 feet tall and 120 feet wide. The picture was taken by Janna Noe who snapped the photo with her digital camera and noticed the cross when she later looked at the pictures.

When light shines through translucent fabric, there is frequently a distribution of the light along the pattern of the weave of the fabric. This particular picture appears to have been taken when the sun was toward the upper portion of the blue section of the flag so the upper portion of the vertical line is shorter than the lower portion, resulting in a traditional looking cross. If the sun had been in the middle of the blue portion of the flag, the lines would have been more equal in each direction.

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HAPPY 4th ... may it be safe & enjoyable for you!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

~ Powerful ~


This should wake us up.

One day, a Man went to visit a church. He got there early, parked His car and got out. Another car pulled up nearby, the driver got out and said, " I always park there! You took my place!" The Visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down. A young lady from the church approached Him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!" The Visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing. After Sunday School, the Visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to Him and said, " That's where I always sit! You took my place!" The Visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still He said nothing. Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the Visitor stood up, and His appearance began to change. Horrible scars became visible on His hands and on His sandaled feet. Someone from the congregation noticed Him and called out, "What happened to You?" The Visitor replied, as His hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from His eye, "I took your place."

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