Wednesday, May 24, 2006
See our MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE on Club Vivo Per Lei/I Live for Music, dedicated to Dr. John J. Alifano, a veteran of Vietnam.
A physician, accomplished pianist and composer, Dr. Alifano has practiced internal medicine for over 40 years and understands the healing benefits of music.
Read more about it on Club Vivo - - and please join. It's fr**. Sign up on the website and you'll receive a weekly ezine. Browse the site and enjoy yourself.
Our MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE includes images, photographs, videos and music to help you process the emotions.
In war there are no unwounded soldiers ... and there is no one who hasn't been to war. Veteran, active service-person, or the person in the cubby next to you at the office, everyone you meet has fought, or is fighting a hard battle. "Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something."
We celebrate the personal courage and committment of those who served, who gave their lives that others might live, and for those left behind, who grieve.
There is no song or music more consonant with grief than Dido's Lament, from Henry Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas. Click HERE to see video of Jessye Norman singing Dido's Lament.
For the parents who lost children, and the children who lost parents, those who lost sweethearts and spouses, and those who lost their moorings, and the many Vietnam veterans who live in homeless shelters, suffering still ...
GOD IS ON THE SIDE WITH THE BEST ARTILLERY.
Click HERE to hear The Caissons Go Rolling Along
IN MEMORIAM ... RAY GARRETT, JR., FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC), LT. COLONEL IN THE ARTILLERY, WORLD WAR II, WHO TOOK PART IN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY, AND DID NOT MEET HIS TWIN DAUGHTERS UNTIL THEY WERE 2 YEARS OLD ...
MY DAD (1919 - 1981), Artillery Officer, WWII
"The Guns, Thank God, The Guns. . .
- Rudyard Kipling
About the artillery ...
"Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl"- Frederick the Great, King of Germany, 1740 to 1786
"Ultima ratio regnum." (The final argument of kings) - Inscription on French cannons, by order of Louis XIV, King of France
"The artillery was my strongest tool. Often it was my only reserve .... I repeatedly said it was more a matter of the infantry supporting the artillery than the artillery supporting the infantry.... I wish I knew the countless times that positions were taken or held due solely to TOT's ...." Major General R. 0. BartonCommanding US 4th Infantry Division World War II (Reminiscing with his division artillery commander)
"The thanks of the infantry, in my opinion, must be treasured more by every artilleryman than all decorations and citations. " - Colonel Georg Bruchmuller, Imperial German Army Artillery Officer and Father of Modern Fire Support
"If you don't have enough artillery, quit."-General Richard Cavasos
"The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy." -Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to- be respected arguments of the rights of kings." -Frederick the Great
"Artillery conquers and infantry occupies." -J.F.C. Fuller
"Too much praise cannot be bestowed on those who managed my artillery" - General Andrew Jackson after the Battle of New Orleans, 1815
"The Guns, Thank God, The Guns. . .- Rudyard Kipling
In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor.Gen Douglas MacArthur
The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry, and in fact all the arms, lean on the gunners.Field Marshal Montgomery
"Nothing is more destructive than the charge of artillery on a crowd." -Napoleon Bonaparte
"The best generals are those who have served in the artillery." -Napoleon Bonaparte
"Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot. . ." -Napoleon Bonaparte
"I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did." -Gen George S. Patton
"Artillery is the god of war." -Stalin
Thanks to you all.
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