JOHN GLENN, A TRUE AMERICAN HERO HAS PASSED AWAY …
Astronaut, aviator, US Senator and American icon and hero, John Glenn has passed away at the age of 95. Glenn died at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by family including his wife Annie. What a remarkable life. As a Marine Corps pilot, Glenn broke the transcontinental flight speed record before being the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Then, 36 years later at age 77 in 1998, becoming the oldest man in space as a member of the seven-astronaut crew of the shuttle Discovery. In a time in which we all dreamed of growing up to be astronauts, John Glenn made that a possibility. He is a national treasure and will be missed. Farewell to an American hero … Godspeed, John Glenn.
His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn.
An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved wife of 73 years, who survives.
He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon-walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight.
“John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve,” said Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. “As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation.
The John Glenn Story
Sadly, with the passing of John Glenn, this means that all of the original 7 astronauts chosen to lead the fledgling US space program in 1959 are now dead. They were the last of a dying breed of space explorers who were larger than life. Maybe this will wake NASA up and they can get back to doing what NASA was intended to do.
- John Glenn
- Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
- Virgil I. ‘Gus’ Grissom
- Scott Carpenter
- L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.
- Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
- Donald K. ‘Deke’ Slayton.
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR … GOD BLESS THOSE THAT WERE LOST
We ask all to always remember and never forget … Today marks the 75th anniversary of the day the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the Empire of Japan and America would never be the same. So many brave lives lost at the hands of such a cowardly act. It was a time of innocence lost; however, Americans would strike back against their foreign aggressors and save the world from tyranny. Today, as always, we remember those brave men and women that died that fateful day. So many lives affected by that single heinous act; however, as history would record, Japan awoke a sleeping giant. That reprehensible, treacherous act unified a country and in fact awoke a sleeping giant that provided the resolve to win a war against the evil Axis. We remember those still living, sadly there are so few today.
God Bless the heroism of Our Greatest Generation!
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
Attack at Dawn
- It’s always hard to relive those events again. One thing for sure we must never forget those who lost their lives and those who tried to save lives.
A VIDEO that you Must See of September 11, 2001 … 15 Years Later (VIDEO) We All Need to Remember What Happened That Day
There are things that happen in life that we can never become complacent with. The terror attacks of 9-11 are just one of the moments in time. Don’t let people ever tell you that we should not have to see the visions, hear the sounds and feel the emotions of that day.
September 11, 2016 … 15 Years Have Passed Since the Islamic Terror Attacks on America … Have You Forgotten? Please Honor the Fallen & Please Don’t Ever Forget
15 years since September 11 …
It is just hard to believe that it has been 15 years since that beautiful, peaceful Fall September day when America was attacked by radical Islamic terrorists and the world would be changed forever. The horror and the tragedy that saw nearly 3000 people die as of both towers of the World Trade Center falling in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC under attack and hit by a plane and the heroes of flight 93 downing the plane in a filed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania saving countless many. Have you forgotten?
I ask you on this 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks to hot only remember the victims and heroes of 9-11, but to honor them as well. The reality is that those lost on that fateful day could have been any of us. And today, some 15 years later after America was attacked by radical Islam, we are still dealing with this menace. We can not only remember those that have fallen, the best way that we can honor all those who lost their lives that September day is rid the world once and for all of this vile evil. God Bless all who perished that day and a special prayer to the family, friends and loved ones of those lost that day.
We remember and honor those who perished on AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11, AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 77, UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 175, UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93, the World Trade Center in NYC and at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
North Tower Plane Impact on 9/11
The 2nd World Trade Center Attack
September 11, 2001 – As It Happened – The Initial Bulletins
We live in a world that is more dangerous than September 11, 2001 because of political correctness and cowardly leaders not willing to admit the truth and who and what we are frighting. Make no mistake, America never has declared war on Islam, however, radical Islam has declared war on the West and America.
Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten?
George W. Bush Bullhorn speech at Ground Zero