Remember American Heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day in the year 2016 is coming in just a few days. It is a day in which we remember the heroes of America who gave their life for the protection of our country. It was known as Decoration day in the starting just after the American Civil War in the year 1868, and it was General John Logan who named it. This day is really significant in its own way as there are parades going on throughout the country to honor the heroes of the America.

On an Individual level on this day, the layman should also thank the Heroes of America. They should join Parade to show their support, and They should go to the Heroes who are protecting them right now and thank them. They should know their Heroes and should spread their stories among other people who are not so much aware of the heroic work that they have done for the country.


Memorial Day 2016 is going to be a time this year as I can see there are lots of NGO’s and Organizations that are working for this Memorial Day 2016 weekend. They are opening camps and teaching them the stories of heroes of America. Besides that, they are going in groups to the heroes, and they are thanking them and having food with them. They are going to provide charity to the ones who have suffered from injuries during the war.

During the same time, there are many events going around the country which recognizes their heroes and also providing discounts for food and other stuff to the Heroes of the country who are right now in the army forces of the country.

During this Memorial Day, there is a huge discount going on for patriotic books in The American Book Center they have done this in the light to spread awareness among the people about the heroes of the country. One should surely get their hands on one or two such kinds of books. There you will find books for children as well. Storybooks attract everyone. One should definitely grab one. Novel lovers can grab my novel or any other novel as you may like. But make sure to read its reviews first and grab the best one during this memorial day 2016 weekend.



Powhatan Beaty

Powhatan Beaty was a fighter who served amid the American Civil War in the Union Army’s fifth United States Colored Infantry Regiment amid the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign. Beaty was beautified with the most noteworthy military beautification, the Medal of Honor, for taking order of his organization at the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm after different officers were either injured or slaughtered.

Beaty was naturally introduced to servitude in 1837, in Richmond, Virginia. He later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849, where he got a training. He picked up his flexibility at some point around 1861, yet the precise date is obscure.


While in school, he built up an enthusiasm for expressions of the human experience and acting. He showed up in a school show. After school, he was apprenticed as a dark bureau creator and in the long run filled in as a turner. He took private acting lessons and kept working with a few phase mentors.

By June 1863, Ohio had not yet handled an African-American battle unit, but rather Ohio blacks were being enlisted for administration in the regiments of different states. Beaty enrolled from Cincinnati on June 7, 1863, for a three-year term of administration in the Union Army; he was among a gathering of men selected for a Massachusetts regiment. He joined as a private and was elevated to sergeant two days after the fact.

Amid the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm in 1864, Beaty rose to the rank of the principal sergeant in Company G. His regiment was among a gathering of dark troops relegated to assault the focal point of the Confederate barriers at New Market Heights. The assault was met with extreme Confederate fire and was, in the long run turned back.

In the 1860 evaluation, Beaty was recorded as living with Henry Boyd and his family. Boyd’s plant at Broadway and Eighth Street was blazed three times by whites; he modified twice with the assistance of the Quakers, however after the third fire in 1862, he was compelled to close down in light of the fact that he couldn’t get protection.

Powhatan Beaty was 23 years of age when the Civil War started.

Amid the retreat, Company G’s shading carrier was slaughtered; Beaty returned around 600 yards of foe flame to recover the banner and take it back to the organization lines. The regiment endured extreme setbacks in the fizzled charge. Of Company G’s eight officers and 83 enrolled men who entered the fight, just 16 enrolled men, including Beaty, survived the assault unwounded.

After the war, Beaty came back to Cincinnati to raise his family. He continued his life as a turner and performing artist. He regularly gave open talks and readings for beneficent causes, and turned into a surely understood elocutionist operating at a profit group.

For his activities, Beaty was lauded on the battlefield by General Benjamin Butler, and after seven months, on April 6, 1865, recompensed the Medal of Honor. There was a fabulous aggregate of 16 Medals of Honor recompensed for this one activity – 14 of which went to African American warriors.


Alexander Thomas Augusta

Alexander Thomas Augusta was the most astounding positioning dark officer in the Union Army amid the Civil War . He was likewise the primary African-American leader of a doctor’s facility (Freedmen’s Hospital) and the principal dark educator of pharmaceutical (Howard University).

Augusta was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1825 to free African American guardians. He moved to Baltimore as an adolescent to fill in as a hairdresser while pursuing a medicinal training. The University of Pennsylvania would not acknowledge him but rather an employee took enthusiasm for him and taught him secretly. In 1847 he married Mary O. Burgoin, a Native American. By 1850, Augusta and his significant other moved to Toronto where he was acknowledged by the Medical College at the University of Toronto where he got an M.B. in 1856. He was named head of the Toronto City Hospital and was likewise accountable for a modern school.

On April 14, 1863, Augusta was dispatched (the first out of eight other dark officers in the Civil War) as a noteworthy in the Union armed force and named head specialist in the seventh U.S. Shaded Infantry. His compensation of $7 a month, notwithstanding, was lower than that of white privates. He composed Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson who raised his compensation to the suitable level for charged officers.

Some whites disdained Augusta’s having such a high rank; while wearing his officer’s uniform, he was mobbed in Baltimore amid May 1863 (where three individuals were captured for attack) and in another occurrence in Washington. On October 2, 1863 he was approved as Regimental Surgeon of the Seventh U.S. Hued Troops. In March 1865, he was recompensed a brevet advancement to Lieutenant Colonel, and left the administration the next year at that rank

Augusta went to Washington, D.C., where he composed President Abraham Lincoln offering his administrations as a specialist. He was given a Presidential commission in the Union Army in October 1862. On April 4, 1863, he got a noteworthy’s bonus as a specialist for African-American troops. This made him the United States Army’s first African-American doctor (of a sum of eight) and its most astounding positioning African-American officer at the time. He was likewise designated to lead the Freedman’s Hospital in Washington, DC in 1863, turning into the main dark doctor’s facility chairman in U.S. history.

At the point when his white aides, additionally specialists, griped about being subordinate to a dark officer, President Lincoln put him responsible for the Freedman’s Hospital at Camp Barker close Washington, D.C. Augusta composed a letter to his directing general dissenting his isolation on trains when he exited Baltimore and asked for the assurance of the President for other dark troopers and families In 1865, Augusta was elevated to lieutenant colonel, at the time the most noteworthy positioning dark officer in the U.S. military. He was marshaled out of administration in 1866.

After the military, Augusta was accountable for the Lincoln Hospital in Savannah, Georgia until 1868 when he began his own practice in Washington, D.C. He then turned into the main dark restorative educator as one of the first employees of the recently shaped Medical College at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In spite of the monetary hardships of the youthful foundation, Augusta stayed there until 1877. He likewise served at the Smallpox Hospital and Freedman’s Hospital, both in D.C. Regardless of being denied acknowledgment as a doctor by the American Medical Association, Augusta empowered youthful dark restorative understudies to continue on and made Howard University an early achievement. Alexander T. Augusta kicked the bucket in Washington in 1890. He was the primary dark officer to be covered in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Aaron Anderson Or Sanderson

Another African-American Medal of Honor winner was Aaron Anderson. In the wake of joining the naval force in 1863 at 53 years old, Anderson turned into a blurb kid for the US Navy because of his brave actions.In 1865, Anderson was a rower on a little vessel outfitted with a howitzer to assault Confederate strengths in Mattox Creek, Virginia. Subsequent to discovering three relinquished foe delivers, the howitzer team were get ready to obliterate them when they experienced harsh criticism from 400 Confederate fighters on the shore. The blast of slugs was deadly to the point that it devastated a large portion of the paddles and the main black powder gun on board, and vigorously harmed the vessel. Anderson and the few remaining men with paddles figured out how to move to security under exceptional flame, guaranteeing that stand out man was harmed. For his madly overcome activities, Anderson got a spelling botch on his Medal of Honor, which was recompensed to “Aaron Sanderson.”

Aaron Anderson or Sanderson (1811 – January 9, 1886) a Union Navy mariner amid the American Civil War and a beneficiary of America’s most astounding military adornment, the Medal of Honor.


He was born North Carolina and later lived in Pennsylvania where he acted as a cook until he joined the Navy at age 52. He was doled out to the USS Wyandank where he partook in blocking Confederate powers from getting supplies along the Potomac River. In a matter of seconds before the war finished he took an interest in a mission to assault a gathering of Confederate troops endeavoring to get supplies. In the process they went under substantial shoot which crushed a hefty portion of their weapons and seriously harmed their water crafts yet Anderson kept discharging a howitzer until they had been able to wellbeing. For his activities he was given the Medal of Honor. A brief span later he exited toward the end of his selection and nothing else is thought about him after he cleared out the Navy.


On March 17, 1865, short of what one month before the end of the war, he took an interest in a mission to assault Confederate strengths in Mattox Creek, a tributary of the Potomac in Virginia. A vessel outfitted with a howitzer was propelled from another boat of the Potomac Flotilla, the USS Don, and a gathering of seventy men was sent to take after along the waterway bank by walking. Anderson and various other dark landsmen worked the paddles on the watercraft, while Boatswain’s Mate Patrick Mullen kept an eye on the howitzer and Ensign Summers went about as leader. As the pontoon and the going with infantrymen advanced up the stream’s correct fork, the troopers went under sporadic flame from sharpshooters. After discovering four little water crafts which had been surrendered by the Confederates, the troopers on the stream bank start obliterating them.


In the mean time, the men in the pontoon paddled down the stream and afterward up the left fork. Without a supporting area compel, the vessel was helpless against assault from Confederate fighters on the stream banks, and the more profound waters of the left fork implied that they may experience a bigger specialty than their own. After coming around a twist in the rivulet, they saw three apparently relinquished clippers moored on shore. As Mullen arranged to flame the howitzer at the three ships, the vessel experienced harsh criticism from around 400 Confederate warriors on shore. Summers requested Anderson and the other rowers to push towards the clippers, and, when sufficiently close, Mullen hurled an ignitable gadget onto each. With the clippers on fire, the pontoon started withdrawing downstream through substantial flame from the Confederates. Half of the watercraft’s paddles and Summers’ black powder gun were devastated by gunfire, and there were a few slug openings in the side of the pontoon. As Anderson and the other men who still had paddles kept on paddling downstream, whatever is left of the rowers safeguarded water while Mullen let go the howitzer at the officers on shore. They effectively got away from the Confederate power, and in spite of the fact that the pontoon was severely harmed, the main setback was one landsman somewhat wounded.


Summers singled out Anderson and Mullen for their activities amid the engagement, and both men were granted the Medal of Honor on June 22, 1865. Anderson’s recompense was issued under the name “Aaron Sanderson”, the incorrect spelling which had been gone into the Wyandank’s logs. Mullen earned a second Medal of Honor under two months after the Mattox Creek campaign, making him one of just nineteen two-time beneficiaries.

He died on January 9, 1886 of heart disease and was buried four days later at the former Lebanon Cemetery.

Robert Smalls

Naturally introduced to slavery, Robert Smalls filled in as a pilot in the harbor at Charleston. At the point when the Civil War broke out, Robert was allocated to control the CSS Planter, a furnished Confederate military transport. To start with, he stole the vessel while the Planter’s officers were shorewards resting. Camouflaging himself as the captain and giving the right mystery signals, he effectively cruised the Planter past five Confederate posts that watched the port. He then surrendered the boat, and additionally a codebook, to the Union vessels that were framing a barricade. The Union leader at Port Royal, appropriately inspired, sent Smalls to see President Lincoln, who he influenced to permit African-Americans into the Union Army. Smalls was additionally given charge of his old vessel, now in the Union’s administration, making him the primary dark maritime chief of the war. He deactivated mines that he had planted as a slave and helped with the demolition of railroad scaffolds. To finish it off, he later turned into a congressman.


Quickly taking after the war, Smalls came back to his local Beaufort, where he bought his previous expert’s home at 511 Prince St. His mom, Lydia, lived with him for the rest of her life. He permitted his previous expert’s significant other, the elderly Jane Bond McKee, to move into her previous home preceding her demise. Smalls burned through nine months figuring out how to peruse and compose. He obtained a two-story Beaumont working to be utilized as a school for African American children.


In 1874, Smalls was chosen to the United States House of Representatives, where he served from 1875 to 1879. From 1882 to 1883 he spoke to South Carolina’s fifth congressional locale in the House. The state council gerrymandered to change the limits, including Beaufort and other vigorously dark, beach front territories in South Carolina’s seventh congressional region, making the others with high white larger parts. Smalls was chosen from the seventh area and served from 1884 to 1887. He was an individual from the 44th, 45th, and 47th through 49th U.S. Congresses. Amid thought of a bill to decrease and rebuild the United States Army, Smalls presented a change that “In the future in the enrollment of men in the Army … no qualification at all might be made by virtue of race or shading.” However, the correction was not by any means considered by Congress. He was the last Republican to have been chosen from the fifth area until 2010, and was the second-longest serving African-American individual from Congress (behind his contemporary Joseph Rainey) until the mid-twentieth century.


After the Compromise of 1877, the U.S. government pulled back its remaining strengths from South Carolina and other Southern states. White Democrats had turned to savagery and race misrepresentation to recover control of the state lawmaking body. As a major aspect of far reaching white endeavors to diminish African-American political force, Smalls was charged and sentenced taking a fix five years prior regarding the recompensing of a printing contract. He was exonerated as a component of an assention by which charges were likewise dropped against Democrats blamed for decision fraud.[6]


Smalls was dynamic politically into the twentieth century. He was a representative to the 1895 South Carolina established tradition, and, together with five other dark lawmakers, emphatically restricted white Democrat endeavors to disfranchise dark nationals. They composed an article for the New York World to advertise the issues, yet the constitution was approved. It and comparative constitutions passed court difficulties of the time.


Smalls was designated U.S. Gatherer of Customs in Beaufort, serving from 1889 to 1911 with just a short break in administration. He lived as proprietor of the house in which he had been a slave.


Smalls died of malaria and diabetes in 1915 at the age of 75. He was buried in his family’s plot in the churchyard of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Beaufort.

Naval Air Station Sigonella sat in the shadow of an Active Volcano

I would like to share a news of 2011 which shows the courage of the heroes of America. In March 2011, Naval Air Station Sigonella sits in the shadow of an active volcano – Mount Vesuvius.  Every once in awhile it belches ash and smoke and makes the people of this small Italian island hope that Pompeii was a one-time thing.

Today, pairs of fighter jets take off and land with frequency in the shadow of the volcano as US F-16 warplanes speed south across the Mediterranean to continue to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.  But something else is rumbling:  calls for the president to lead this mission to a swift conclusion.  Pressure is mounting on Obama from republicans and democrats equally as the hastily assembled coalition of nations begins to break apart.  Yesterday Germany pulled out completely.  Turkey has voiced its unhappiness with the operation, and Russia’s president is getting downright nasty.

The truth is, the Obama administration went into the service here with less of a coalition that George W. Bush had for the invasion of Iraq.

Here in the Mediterranean, more bad news:  While coalition airstrikes have reduced Libya’s ability to launch attacks from the air, the no-fly zone is not stopping Ghadafi’s forces on the ground.  His troops are still besieging the town of Misrata, in what some observers are calling a “massacre.” And while the cost of this war to American Taxpayers has already reached the billions, nobody seems really sure about how this will end if Ghadaffi stays in power.

And while we were being assured there will not be American boots on the ground in Libya, the feeling I’m getting is that something is going to blow.

Medal of Honor – Michael Monsoor

On September 29, 2006, Navy Seal Michael Monsoor dove on a grenade. The act saved the lives of several men he called brothers – though it cost him his own.

Master at Arms Second Class Michael Monsoor was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on March 31, 2008, making him the fourth American hero to earn the nation’s highest award for valor in the Global War on Terror.

Monsoor’s story isn’t in the book. That’s because it was already at the printers by the time the award was made. But Michael Monsoor’s story deserves to be told.

Click here to watch a poignant video of an American Hero whose devotion to others culminated with his laying down his life for his friends.

Read his citation below.

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to


For service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Automatic Weapons Gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006.As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element, tasked with providing early warning and stand-off protection from a rooftop in an insurgent-held sector of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by his exceptional bravery in the face of grave danger. In the early morning, insurgents prepared to execute a coordinated attack by reconnoitering the area around the element’s position. Element snipers thwarted the enemy’s initial attempt by eliminating two insurgents. The enemy continued to assault the element, engaging them with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. As enemy activity increased, Petty Officer Monsoor took position with his machine gun between two teammates on an outcropping of the roof. While the SEALs vigilantly watched for enemy activity, an insurgent threw a hand grenade from an unseen location, which bounced off Petty Officer Monsoor’s chest and landed in front of him. Although only he could have escaped the blast, Petty Officer Monsoor chose instead to protect his teammates. Instantly and without regard for his own safety, he threw himself onto the grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.