Happy 4th of July from the 59 Veterans Project!

JULY 4TH 2017

WELCOME TO JULY 4, 2017, INDEPENDENCE DAY, USA!

Happy July 4th and Good Morning to everyone!

And a special shout-out and Semper Fi to all our veterans and active duty men, women and canines serving in our esteemed U.S. Armed Forces!

It is our honor and profound pleasure here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT (http://59veterans.com/) to celebrate this important day in America. We trust you feel the same.

To honor, duty and courage. To God, country and family. And to all our U.S. Military past and present…WE SALUTE YOU!

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Happy Father’s Day from Friends of HSR!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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We wish a very happy Father’s Day to all our friends and followers and everyone who loves fast trains and high speed rail. From all of us here at FRIENDS OF HSR, have a great day, all you fathers out there!

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Memorial Day Grave

MEMORIAL DAY GRAVE

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This is dedicated to all my brothers and sisters who have worn the uniform, walked the wall, stood on hollowed ground, suffered the grief of loss, known the heat of battle, tasted defeat and victory, shared the company of comrades, broken bread with kindred souls, and donned the tags for flag and country! And especially to all those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.”

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MEMORIAL DAY GRAVE

In granite, marble and simple stone blocks
Dates and names are carved in endless number:
Cemeteries of brave devotion in rows and walks
Where the slain heroes of our nation slumber.
Oh, Maytime celebration and tradition
Evoke such remembrances and respect:
A brief tribute, a toast of recognition,
A day to honor the dead and reflect.
For flag and country these battles were fought
And these precious lives we sacrificed and gave.
With their blood, peace and liberty were wrought:

Once a year, freedom lives in a Memorial Day Grave.

Marching bands and smirking, festive parades pass by
And wreaths are strewn among frolicking picnic crowds.
Darkness exhumes these tombs of infinite earth and sky,
And patriotism decays beneath holiday shrines and shrouds!
But in some small contrite gestures of impious shame,
A lonely banner is left above each passive stone,
Until another desolate war and another forgotten name
Are added to the hallowed rows lying sullen and alone.
And though the flags fly wild, they are worn and old,
And the endless stretch of graves is covered with neglect.
Though the hours of tribute may be a thousandfold,

From life, there is no greater gratitude death can expect!

Yet here, with my own modest offering to place above
The sepulcher of one who sleeps loveless and forlorn,
I grope to ponder the essence of freedom and love
That I am sanctioned on holidays to honor and mourn!
For what is patriotism, but cemeteries of lost causes?
When none dare counts or remembers the losses?
Who in their comfortable havens of liberty and security
Can surrender these sacrosanct stones to holiday obscurity?
The flowers wilt and rage amidst the Maytime solitude
As last year’s old, tattered flag I stoop to claim and save.
The shameful dirge is silenced and darkness is renewed,

While freedom lies dead again in a Memorial Day Grave.

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The 59 Vets Project Knows What Memorial Day is. Do You?

THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY

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Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It is not a holiday. It is a day of remembrance, commemoration and observance. A day to remember our fallen heroes and all the military members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and all reserve/national guard units who fought and died and gave “the last full measure of devotion” to our country and so that all of us may live in freedom and liberty.

Memorial Day is to remember and honor all these valiant souls.

Thus, it is our sacred duty and greatest honor for all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT to observe, respect and devote tomorrow, Memorial Day, to all who have served and fought and died for the United States of America. So…

Bugler, commence TAPS!
Veterans and military personnel, PRESENT…ARMS!

All Americans, HAND SALUTE!

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Check out Three-Time Bestselling Book Meet…THE OddsMaker by Ted Hasson!

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As a military veteran himself, Ted Hasson and all of us here at Meet…THE OddsMaker feel honored to acknowledge Memorial Day and all our veterans–past and present. We salute all of you!

Meanwhile, Ted’s amazing true-life story has become a three-time bestseller on amazon.com. Check out this short log-line of MTOM:

“This is the real-life story of Ted Hasson, a man trying to make it in a world that has deserted him. The book is riddled with unsavory characters, greedy associates, treacherous attorneys and disloyal “friends.” But on the other side, he is blessed with a loving family, true friendships, unshakeable faith, exciting drama and a compelling desire to help others triumph over injustice and win at life!”

You deserve the experience of an incredible and unforgettable read. Check out Meet…THE OddsMaker and the many awesome reviews, and get your inexpensive copy of this masterpiece now! Here: http://tinyurl.com/k4m9b4p

 

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FRIENDS OF HSR WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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It is our pure pleasure here at FRIENDS OF HSR to wish all our fans, friends, followers, family and fellow train aficionados a HAPPY NEW YEAR, as we pray 2017 will bring you much success and prosperity…and high speed rail to America!
(Tell all your friends to visit us often here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastTrainsBook/?fref=ts for fun updates and great posts!)

A Photograph for You to Bring in 2017!

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Dear Song Mailing List & Friends:

I wish to take this time to wish all of you a Happy New Year and a fabulous 2017.

Of all the new songs I’ve run across the past year or so, there is one that is the ultimate.  If you missed it previously, here’s your chance to discover it now.  And let it enwhelm you in the passion, inspiration and hope that live in music.

Right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwXNdTYtKEY

Turn the speakers up.  Put everything else aside for four minutes and 29 seconds.  And immerse yourself in sonic beauty!

Patrick The Poet

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