BROOKHAVEN VETERANS ASSOCIATION (BVA)
May 25, 2012 Memorial Ceremony @
TAPS played by Thomas Butterfield
FSO US Coast Guard Auxiliary Band
Fort Salonga, NY
|"Building Arches of Honor for Fallen Firefighters and Soldiers", article from The Bulletin. Taps...|
Photos below are from the wreath laying at Calverton National Cemetery on
Dec 12, 2009. We had 50 volunteers including the Civil Air patrol who
presented the colors. The wreaths were laid in Section 3 which was opened in
the 1980ís. Approximately 1500 wreaths were distributed in about
40 minutes. Taps...
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FORT DRUM, NY -- A 10th Mountain Division
Soldier from Fort Drum died of injuries
sustained during a vehicle roll-over on Aug.
22 in Logar Province, Afghanistan.
|SSG Rodgers, Kristopher of the Forward Operating Army Recon Platoon in Afghanistan Recon, HHC, 1-26 IN, 3IBCT/1ID was Killed in Action Taps...|
Nine soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment
(Airborne) of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team were
ambushed on July 13, 2008. Adopt-a-Platoon had supported this
group and the ambush happened shortly before they were scheduled to come
1st Lt Jonathan Brostrom, age 24, Hawaii
|Officers of the BVA went to Calverton National Cemetery to pay their respects to the only Medal of Honor recipient buried at Calverton, Navy Seal "Lt Michael Murphy". Taps...|
Pictured here represents six we lost while we were supporting a platoon in their outfit. There is a connection between BNL and these six forever. Their sacrifice is the ultimate sacrifice. Your small sacrifice to support them with donations, food stuffs, and comforts of words from home cannot be understated. You shared a bond with these men that you never knew.
They may never have known you, but because you took a little time and money they did know that someone at home cared about them. Cared, that they were serving their country; Cared, that it meant enough for you to show them your support. It still means a lot to those that are there. Let this picture remind us that we must continue to sacrifice at home to support those of our countrymen who sacrifice everything to serve their country. Taps...
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