NOW SERVING A MUCH HIGHER POWER
||I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
||REST IN PEACE
I Am An American
I Am an American. I am free.
I Am an American. I am strong. Like our nation's foundation, built by our founding fathers over 200 years ago, I will not buckle. I will not be broken. I will endure.
I Am an American. I have faith. I have looked into the eyes of fear, but I am not afraid. I weep because I am human, not because I am weak. My beliefs cannot be taken from me. I will never give up hope.
I Am an American. I have a voice. I speak my feelings freely because I am free to do so. I will voice my anger because I am angry. I will shout my frustration because I am confused. I will say my piece. I cannot be silenced.
I Am an American. I am proud. The colors red, white and blue flow through my veins. Like the torch that welcomed my ancestors, my soul radiates freedom and liberty. The flag is my beacon. Brotherhood and love are what I believe in, truth and justice are what I stand for.
I Am an American. And I am everyone-never just one. I am everything. I am united. I am the businessman on Wall Street, the farmer in Nebraska, the movie star in Los Angeles. I am the rolling waves of Miami Beach, the blowing wind of Chicago, the snow-capped mountains of Boulder and the desert sun of Phoenix. I am not weakened by cowardly acts of malice; I am strengthened. I cannot be divided. I will not be conquered.
I Am an American. I will survive. I will stand up and I will fight and I will defend. I will not sit back and do nothing when I can do something. I will not back down. I will overcome. I will prevail.
I Am an American, and I am Free.
Written by Danielle M. Giordano
The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America
" Ich gelobe Treue auf die Fahne der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, auf die Republik, die eine Nation unter Gott ist, vereinigt durch Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit fur alle."
Wayne McIntyre 1974
Stanley L. Valentine 1983 *
Thomas Corrigan 1984
Stanley J. Silzewski 1984
William A. Matusewicz 1985
Michael J. Jimenez 1987
Floyd E. Chatterton (Chat) 1988 *
William W. McGloin 1988
Edward L. Quinn 1988 *
James A. Ritter 1990
Melvin L. Bryant 1991 *
Jeffery Steen 1993
Jospeh M. Sullivan 1995
Michael Klaina 1996
James R. Rushlow 1998
Curtis Haith 1999
Malachi Smith 1999
Willie Walker 2002
Jeffery Oskamp 2002
Donald Ray Connell 13 Nov 2004
Bishop Robert Kuhn 25 Feburary 2006
(* indicates Past Commanders)
SSG John E. Leach 11 January 1985
SGT Todd A. Zepheir 11 January 1985
PFC Darrly L. Shirley 11 January 1985
Roy Ray Tutor 05 Dezember 1993
Harri Schindler 27 May 2004 German
||REST IN PEACE
At a Veteran's Grave on Memorial Day
Though I didn't know this solider as I read his name,
I know what he gave, and that's why I came.
He lies at rest 'neath this carved granite stone.
Our Heavenly Father has called him Home. With his blood, he purchased my precious liberty;
With his life defended my right to be free.
He did not question his country's call;
He answered, and he gave his all. As I place these blossoms, fragile and sweet,
Let me always remember that a soldier's feet
Took him where duty led the way,
And I honor him with love and tears today. Thank you, brave warrior, for what you've done.
So much depended on so many--and this one.
Then, let our remembrance of you never cease.
Welcome home, brother...may you rest in peace.
Kathy L. Sheridan - Memorial Day, 2001
INDIVIDUALISM,COURAGE, and DIGNITY