Each year, since my father, Vincent E. Volowski, has passed on, Memorial Day become also for I, Father’s Day. My father had served in the Coast Guards during World War 2. It was a time when that branch of the military was on a military footing. I remember seeing an old picture or two of him in his formal Coast Guard uniform. Growing up I do not remember him talking about his time in the service. That does not come as a surprise because those who served during that war more often than that, kept their memories, often painful of the major battles, to themselves.
My father passed on in May of 1999, at the age of 76 from heart failure. After the war, he went on to work at Pratt And Whitney Aircraft and went on to marry my mother, Edna Charlout. I am the third and the last of his 3 children, with my older sister Diane and my late brother Ronald.
This Memorial Day 2013 had taken on a whole new meaning, not just because it has been over a month since the horrible terrorism bombing attacks up in Boston, MA, USA, during the tail end of the Boston Marathon, plus add-on, the recent murder in the United Kingdom of a British solder. The reality is that the generation of World War 2, its veterans are now fading into history, and not just the veterans, the generation that was first was called “the greatest generation“ which also includes my mother is making its way into history.
Last night I watched on PBS the yearly Memorial Day concert from the USA Capitol. There was a special tribute to the late actor Charles Derling who would come in each year, as a veteran of World War 2 himself, and great emotion, would do a reflection on the major battles of that war. Mr. Darling passed on early this year. To his credit, he gave a voice to the veterans of that period, including my father. To him I say many, many thank-you for your service to the United States of America.
To my dear father, your youngest daughter who in about during the course of these past 8 months has had her share of not just real hurt but real heartbreak, which now extends to the struggles of physical challenge; I want to say with love, FATHER, THANK-YOU for your service to the United States of America during World War 2.
To all the men and women of the United States of America who had given THEIR ALL, THEIR VERY LIVES for the freedom that the USA now has I also do say. THANK-YOU.
- Memorial Day honored across the Southland on Memorial Day (abclocal.go.com)
- Memory (whittierstrong.wordpress.com)
- What Memorial Day Means to Me (mrwyattghhs.wordpress.com)
- On Memorial Day: Some Memories. And a Thank-You (thewritesideof50.com)
- Oldest Veteran, 107, to Celebrate Memorial Day With Cigars and Whiskey (VIDEO) (thestir.cafemom.com)
- When Memorial Day Means More Than BBQ (threerights.wordpress.com)
- Memorial Day Story: The Long Walk Home (thomaspluck.com)
- Happy Memorial Day! (batjac.wordpress.com)
- What Memorial Day means to one soldier’s little girl (timesunion.com)
- Memorial Day “Let there be peace on earth…and let it begin with me.” (tapcopim.com)
With MANY THANKS To Both YouTube And WTNH TV. Watch Video Bellow.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been buried, according to Worcester police, ending a days-long saga that left the Boston Marathon terror mastermind’s corpse in limbo as multiple cities refused to accept it.
With MANY THANKS To Both The Boston Herald And To Laurel J. Sweet. Read More Here:Terrorist Number 1 Is Burried
- Tamerlan Tsarnaev Burial Now Involves Worcester Police Department, Chief Gary Gemme (huffingtonpost.com)
- Worcester PD: Get Tsarnaev’s body out (wwlp.com)
- Man Offers to Aid Bomber’s Family (huffingtonpost.com)
- Vermonter offers burial plot for Boston bomber Tsarnaev (vttoday.com)
- FBI searches Tsarnaev apartment as uncle arrives (bostonherald.com)
- Tamerlan Tsarnaev burial could take place tonight (bizjournals.com)
- Worcester police: Get Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body out of city (riehlworldview.com)
- Tamerlan Tsarnaev burial controversy (wwlp.com)
- Worcester police: Get suspect’s body out of city (cnsnews.com)
- Gomez, Markey: Don’t bury Tsarnaev here (wwlp.com)
In a tweet Wednesday morning, the police department says only that three more suspects are in custody and more details will follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI.
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line.
Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and lies in a hospital prison.”
With MANY THANKS To CBS12 News. Read More Here:3 More Arrests In Boston Bombings
- How Boston Police Won the Twitter Wars During Bomber Hunt (businessweek.com)
- Boston Police: No Arrests Have Been Made In Marathon Bombing (UPDATE) (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Authorities: ‘No arrest’ in the Boston Marathon bombing (pix11.com)
- Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrested By Police (hollywoodlife.com)
- 2nd Boston bombing suspect is alive and in custody: Boston police (pix11.com)
- Second Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Is In Custody (people.com)
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured: Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Arrested Following Manhunt (wakinguphumanity.wordpress.com)
- Boston police deny arrest in marathon bombings news briefing scheduled for 5 p.m. (12160.info)
- Boston Marathon suspect cornered in backyard boat (sacbee.com)
- Chicago Detectives Invited to Join Boston Manhunt for Marathon Bombing Suspect (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)
From time to time I see a bumper sicker going by this design, and using this one word called COEXIST. The reason this is brought up is that, the very ironic thing of what has been going on in Boston this week, with the recent horrible bombing attack towards the end of the 117th Boston Marathon and that it turned out the two suspects are from Chechnya and are Muslim as well. One of the sad things about what has taken place is that, one of the people killed, the little 8-year-old, attended a school which had up to people of up to 83 different backgrounds. Or another one of the victims killed came from of all places, China. Or that the third victim killed managed a restraunt in a city that had persons of all different backgrounds calling it home.
What is needed is not a bumper sicker by that one word, “coexist”, but the need to deal with the fact that each human heart can not only do great acts of evil, but also great acts of kindness. The answer is not doing a bumper with the word coexist, but to come to terms with the reality that we humans can very well do both.
- Ironic – Boston Marathon bombers hijack a car with an interesting bumper sticker (erickbrockway.com)
- J. Matt Barber: Religious freedom & ‘gay marriage’ cannot coexist (johnnyangeladvocacygroup.net)
- American Muslims mourn for Boston Marathon victims (syracuse.com)
- American Muslims condemn Boston Marathon bombings (bostonherald.com)
- Has Clash Of Civilizations Comes To America? (UPDATE) (annem040359.wordpress.com)
- Hate Crimes: Man Assaults Muslim Woman Following Reports of ‘Dark-Skinned’ Boston Bombing Suspects (bossip.com)
- Crowdfunding campaigns raise hundreds of thousands for Boston Marathon victims (banklesstimes.com)
- Muslim Woman Assaulted In Boston (theobamacrat.com)
- FBI releases Boston suspect photo, information number for victims (darientimes.com)
- ‘Please don’t be Muslim’: Fears of racial, ethnic profiling in the wake of Boston bombing (thegrio.com)
A few days ago, in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, what has been done each year, the major marathon road race of the Boston Marathon, the 117th, which honors physical strength in the area of running, was marred by the horrible event of two pressure cooker bombing attacks towards the finish line. The result was nothing but horrible, 3 people killed, one of them, an 8-year-old boy and close to 170 injured, many losing limbs in the process.
Today, a few days after the Boston Marathon bombings attacks, and the presentation of a video and pictures of the suspects, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, MA, and older brother, Tamerlane Tsarnaev, 26 who were the ones who planted the two bombs. This morning, during an intense man hunt, the older brother was shot and killed and the younger brother still on the run.
Could this very horrible incident in Boston this week be a possible sign of possible things to come; that the famous “clash of civilizations“, between the Islamic east vs. the Jewish-Christian west has very much and sadly so, has come to the shores of the United States of America?
Could we be seeing the start of a very violent and disturbing trend coming to the United States of America?
- Report: Suspects’ uncle ‘shocked’ (politico.com)
- Boston bombing suspects identified as Tsarnaev brothers from Russia, near Chechnya (rt.com)
- Everything We Know About the Alleged Boston Bombers (gawker.com)
- BOSTON BOMBER – Chechen Djohar Tsarnaev’s Facebook Page (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Boston bombing suspects ‘are brothers’ Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and Tamerlane Tzarnaev with links to Chechnya (thisismoney.co.uk)
- LIVE UPDATES: manhunt underway in Watertown, MA for Boston Marathon bombing suspect (voicerussia.com)
- Boston Marathon Bombings: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev On The Run (lezgetreal.com)
- Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Boston Bombing Suspects Identified, Latter Still on Loose (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Boston suspects identified as brothers (newsnet5.com)
- Suspects in Boston bombing described as brothers from Chechnya (fox6now.com)
“BREAKING NEWS: One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead, the other on the loose and large parts of the city are on virtual lockdown after a chaotic night of mayhem that included the murder of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer and a shootout with police, authorities said early Friday.”
Have tv on now also and there is a house surrounded.
With MANY THANKS To FoxNews.com. Read More Here:Special Breaking News.
- Boston suburbs on lockdown amid search (newsnet5.com)
- Breaking News………..1 Boston Bombing Marathon Suspect Dead, 1 “Armed And Dangerous,” Police Say (annem040359.wordpress.com)
- Boston in lockdown as 1 bombing suspect killed, 1 on run (cbc.ca)
- Boston on lockdown (newjerusalemcoming.wordpress.com)
- Boston Suburbs on Lockdown amid Terror Search (nation.time.com)
- Boston Marathon Suspect Killed by Police (theatlanticwire.com)
- Police hunt Boston bomb suspect after MIT University shooting (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Watertown on Lockdown As Police Hunt Bombing Suspect (businessinsider.com)
- Police chase Boston bomb suspect (bbc.co.uk)
- Boston suburbs on lockdown amid terror search (conservativeread.com)
“One suspect in this week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing was killed after a shootout while a second suspect is still at large and the subject of a massive overnight manhunt in Massachusetts, police said early this morning.
The man the FBI identified Thursday as Suspect 2 in photos related to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation is on the loose and is armed and dangerous, police said. He is the target of an “active search by tactical teams.”
With MANY THANKS To Both ABC Breaking News. Read More Here:
- Mike Mulugeta Photos – Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect (everyjoe.com)
- FBI releases images of two suspects wanted over Boston Marathon bombings (3aw.com.au)
- FBI Releases Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects (boston.cbslocal.com)
- 1 Boston Bombing Marathon Suspect Dead, 1 ‘Armed and Dangerous,’ Police Say (+video) (joemiller.us)
- FBI Releases Pictures and Video of Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings (wccbcharlotte.com)
- Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead After Gunfight With Police (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- One Boston Marathon Suspect Is Dead, One on the Run (embargozone.com)
“(Reuters) – Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing from security video and an official statement was expected later in the day, a law enforcement source said on Wednesday.
However, no arrest had been made, three separate government and law enforcement sources told Reuters.
Police may make an appeal to the public for more information at a news conference scheduled for later on Wednesday, a government source said.”
With MANY THANKS To Tim McLaughlin And Svea Herbst-Bayliss, With Reuters. Read More Here:Boston Bombing Suspect Identified
With MANY THANKS To Both Radiovice And YouTube. Watch Video Here:
- Boston bombing suspect is arrested, reports say (nj.com)
- Law enforcement official: Boston Marathon bomb suspect in custody (qctimes.com)
- Investigators in Boston bombing have a ‘face, not a name’ (tv.msnbc.com)
- Source: Boston Bomb Suspect Identified and Arrested (woldcnews.com)
“Fans of legendary Red Sox slugger Ted Williams are flocking to Boston’s Fenway Park for a preview of the first major auction of sports, military and personal memorabilia documenting Williams’ life. The auction will be held on Saturday. (April 25)”
More news coming from the “Red Sox Nation“ in the days since the 100th Birthday anniversary of the legendary Fenway Park.
- Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston (bostonherald.com)
- Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston (bangordailynews.com)
- Ted Williams Memorabilia To Be Auctioned At Fenway Park (boston.cbslocal.com)
- Fenway Auction Of Ted Williams Memorabilia (connecticut.cbslocal.com)
- Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston (news.yahoo.com)
- Red Sox Nation Song Of The Day (wzlx.radio.com)
- Red Sox ready for Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary- YOU DECIDE: What’s your favorite baseball stadium? (foxnews.com)
- Carlton Fisk’s Historic Blast, Ted Williams’ Final At-Bat Among Red Sox Fans Favorite Fenway Park Memories (Video) (nesn.com)
- Beloved At One Hundred (annem040359.wordpress.com)
- Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston (boston.com)
- D.C. Days Part of Williams Auction Too (sportscollectorsdaily.com)
- D.C. Days Part of Williams Auction Too (sportscollectorsdaily.com)
Today the Major League Team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox home stadium, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. Fenway Park, considered not only by Red Soxs Nation to be its most beloved home, but in the MLB, it is also as well.
While it does not have the added features that many of the newer MLB stadiums in other parts of the country. But what it does have is what baseball ought to be, a special relationship between the team and with the fans. While there has been a number of face-lifts of Fenway over the years, that character remains.
Also instead of very special features, what is even better is that there is a name that goes with the fans that support the Red Sox, called “Red Sox Nation”. A community of supportive fans is the BEST feature that the Red Sox could have.
While no doubt I am and will always be a University of Connecticut sports fan, and in a special way, in regards to both the women’s and men’s basketball teams and as well as the football team as well, first and foremost, I will be a Boston Red Sox fan, a member of the Red Soxs Nation, and a fan of Fenway Park.
Remembering not only the Major League Baseball World Series Championships of both 2004 and 2007, and also becoming a fan of the Red Sox since that special trip up to Fenway Park in 1975 at the age of 16, sealing the deal in making me a fan.
Today, Fenway Park, Happy 100th Birthday and many more years.
- Caple: 100 and still going strong (espn.go.com)
- Fenway Park: 5 new books about the beloved ballpark (csmonitor.com)
- Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Celebration: Happy Birthday, Fenway (boston.sbnation.com)
- Fenway Park’s most memorable moments (boston.com)
- Play Ball! Fenway Park turns 100 (flickr.net)
- Happy Birthday Fenway Park (chateauandbungalow.wordpress.com)
- Yankees Vs. Red Sox: Fenway Park Birthday Bash Begins Three-Game Series (newyork.sbnation.com)
- Fenway Park Is a Century Old (newser.com)
- Here’s Why Roger Clemens And Curt Schilling Blew Off The Big Fenway Park Celebration Today (businessinsider.com)
- Boston’s Fenway Park Celebrates 100 Years of Baseball Traditions (geardiary.com)
- Red Sox Plan Lavish Ceremony For Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary (boston.cbslocal.com)
- Valentine: Fenway Park is ‘baseball land of Oz’ (boston.com)
- Fenway Park turns 100. Go Orioles! (csmonitor.com)
- Fenway Park Turns 100 (blogs.jta.org)
- Pedro Martinez And Kevin Millar Delivered A Boozy, Awkward Toast To Fenway Before Today’s Game (deadspin.com)
- How Does A Building Get To It’s Hundredth Birthday? A Look at Fenway Park (treehugger.com)