This is an incredibly moving video. Gary Sinise is an incredible patriot. It’s only fitting that he narrate this video explaining the focus and programs included in the Travis Manion Foundation.
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
And what better way to remind us all of what others have sacrificed so much for than to share with you the story of one such hero, 1st Lt. Travis Manion USMC. Travis was killed by a sniper in Fallujah while trying to help his fellow Marines stop an enemy ambush. The Travis Manion Foundation was created in his honor, and was initially run by his mother Janet, who recently succumbed to her battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. Travis’ sister, Ryan, however picked up the mantle and continues to run the foundation. Chris Wallace interviewed her as this week’s Fox News Sunday “Power Player of the Week.”
I urge you to visit the Foundation website and read all the stories there, watch the videos, and contribute if you can. God bless our warriors who fight and are willing to die for us unconditionally.
March 19, 2012
From the Miami-Herald article about Hialeah Police Lt. Leo Thalassites:
As soon as he felt a gun barrel poke his ribs, the cop broke out his fists of fury to crack ribs, knock out teeth and fracture a thug’s skull.
Not bad for an officer well into his 80s.
“I love to fight guys who are bigger than I am,” said Hialeah Police Lt. Leo Thalassites, 86, as he recalled fending off a robber outside a Greek restaurant in Coral Gables in 2010.
He disarmed the 6-foot-2, 250-pound “punk” and then beat him unconscious. “For more than half a century, I have taught officers to always be ready.”
Three generations of police officials were indeed ready, two weeks ago, when they crowded into Hialeah City Hall to honor the hulking Thalassites for being America’s oldest active cop.
The International Police Association confirmed that Thalassites is indeed the oldest active law enforcement officer in the United States.
A cross between Clint Eastwood and Jackie Chan, the barrel-chested Thalassites is a mixed-martial arts dynamo who started his police career with what was then known as the Metro-Dade Police Department in 1956. He transferred to Hialeah Police in 1963, and state records show he has been active with the department ever since.
March 14, 2012
This video is not new (judging by the views), but I’ve never seen it before until my mother sent it to me yesterday.
What an uplifting story, and a wonderful tale of triumph! And Nick is right; God will not give up on you.
March 14, 2012
You may have seen this already, but if you have, you should watch it again or share it with someone. I believe this is from the Australian X-Factor.
I can honestly say after watching this, my problems are nothing. God bless Emmanuel Kelly and the mother who adopted himm and his brother from an Iraqi orphanage.