My wish and prayer for this time of year, is to bring our service members home for the holidays. Although I do not have that power, I can express what is in the hearts of so many. We appreciate you and your families sacrifice by remaining at your post, for our safety.
Lt. Thomas Norris
Recently, Lt. Thomas Norris, Medal of Honor recipient passed through Denver International Airport with his family. He was honored with well wishers including civilians, the military community, and the Patriot Guard Riders. The following information is from the Patriot Guard Riders website.
Project 22 Documentary on Suicide: The Holiday Season is in full swing across America. It can be the best of times. It can be the worst of times. The worst of times can develop into thoughts of taking one’s own life.
Suicide. It is an important issue that deserves recognition, especially in the mist of holiday music claiming, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Many face the thought of self destruction. Being part of the U.S. Armed Forces, both past and present, can add to the depression, especially this time of year. Suicide deaths in our military community, outnumber combat deaths. Some sources claim twenty-two military service members take their own lives per day, while other research insists the number is higher when homeless Veteran’s suicide is included. Regardless of the actual number, it is heart breaking.
While searching for information on Suicide Apps for mobile phones for our Veterans and Service Members, I discovered this important article that Rebecca Croomes wrote for, The News Courier, regarding, Project 22 documentary on suicide. If this documentary is successfully presented in Huntsville, Alabama, and other states, our support can bring it nationwide. It is one way to stand up for, and demonstrate concern for our military community. I am re-posting this article for this reason. Continue reading Project 22 Documentary on Suicide
December 4, 2015: On this beautiful Colorado day, RMHF holiday gathering luncheon was held to welcome and honor once again, all of the Veterans who journeyed to Washington, DC in 2015. Many new and old friends joined together for music, food, and conversation, including sharing the memories created on their scheduled trips. When attending a Rocky Mountain Honor Flight event, there is a community that is created between Veterans, family members, RMHF volunteers, and other’s who participate. It is a privilege to dialogue with the generation that molded a nation.
Mr. Sonny Coleman, a WWII Navy Veteran, grew up in Denver and attended South High School. When asked why he choose the Navy, he said his best friend, Dick Gomez was going into the Navy. Mr. Gomez joined when his brother was killed in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 aboard the USS Arizona. They joined together in hopes of maintaining their friendship while traveling overseas. Sonny Coleman said he thoroughly enjoyed his trip with RMHF, and was glad he was able to attend. Continue reading RMHF Holiday Gathering