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Military Monument Unveiled in New Hampshire

The images of more than 60 members of the U.S. Army who served in World War 1, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan are engraved on the U. S. Army Monument which was unveiled  during a ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Ceremony on Memorial Day. The monument was unveiled by Gov. John Lynch and retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Curry following a dedication ceremony.

Lynch paid tribute the members of the Gold Star Mothers attending the ceremony saying they have sacrificed so much by the loss of their children. He also paid tribute to those men and women who have served or are still serving in the Army.

Jonathan Halle of Warrenstreet Architects in Concord, NH was approached to design the monument, and he agreed to donate his time.  When asked, Halle said, “My dad’s retired Army, and you just can’t say no.”  New Hampshire corporations whose contributions helped fund the monument included Laconia Savings Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, and Service Credit Union of Portsmouth. 

Click on the Military Monument video at the right to view a slide show of the construction and dedication of this moving tribute. 

Our thanks to DeeDee Rice, volunteer with the NH Army National Guard, for sharing the video!

(source – The Citizen of Laconia, May 31, 2011)

Military Mom Talk Radio Hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Honor Military Supporters on Memorial Day

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Featured on today’s show will be Betsy Beard, a surviving mom of SPC Bradley Beard, killed in action in Iraq, and is now the editor for the national quarterly TAPS Magazine, facilitates bereavement workshops, and has written a children’s book, Klinger, A Story of Honor and Hope. For more information, visit www.TAPS.org.

Tish Stropes joined Sandra and Robin to detail the Fisher House Foundation, a network of houses adjoining major military hospitals for families of loved ones who are ill or recovering. Families receive room and board, easy access to the hospital, a place for loved ones to leave the hospital for a short time to visit with family, and an environment with others experiencing similar situations. Please visit www.fisherhouse.org to learn more of their services and how you can help support their mission.

Melissa Seligman and Chris Piper visited Military Mom Talk Radio to talk about a children’s book they collaborated on titled A Heart Apart. The book offers military children a vehicle to express their feelings and emotions stemming from a family member being deployed. Melissa also authored a very hear-felt book titled The Day After He Left for Iraq. For details on both ladies, their mission, and their books, visit www.herwarhervoice.com. To order A Heart Apart, visit www.lifecaptured.com.

Andi Grant is the founder of Give2TheTroops®. Andi began the organization in 2002 when her husband, U.S Marine Sgt. Brian Grant was called for Operation Iraqi Freedom. The organization sends supplies to troops – anything from board games to golf clubs, exercise equipment or slushy machines. Discover how you can help support our troops by visiting www.give2thetroops.org.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and www.MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com .

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

 

Military Mom Talk Radio announces launch of GoArmyHomes Shaw AFB PCS Relocation Site

Go Army Homes Military Mom Talk Radio Sandra Beck

Go Army Homes Military Mom Talk Radio Sandra Beck

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

First in the real estate industry fully dedicated to supporting Army personnel and their families during stressful long distance moves, GoArmyHomes has launched another website designed exclusively to assist service men and women undertaking a PCS relocation, this time for Shaw AFB. (ShawAFB.goarmyhomes.com).

The newest addition to GoArmyHomes base specific sites, the PCS Relocation Site for Shaw AFB includes detailed information on homes available for sale or rent, neighborhood and area schools, and financing options. Featuring an outstanding relocation section, it also offers tools such as the Personal Property Organizer to save home searches, as well as the Home Readiness Program and the Relocation Coach Program, both of which were created to save critical time, money and effort.

For most Army families, no matter how experiences at moving, the thought of a PCS to a new post like Shaw AFB can be stressful, despite the many opportunities the Shaw AFB, VA area has to offer. Having the tools and resources gathered in a single location at ShawAFB.GoArmyHomes.com makes the process far more efficient when finding a home or neighborhood that really fits the military family’s special requirements.

GoArmyHome’s mission is to provide assurance to every Army service member and their families that their particular needs as active military personnel are understood and will be fully addressed. These base specific sites are created under the guidance of men and women who have completed many military PCS moves, who have the knowledge and experience as to the support requires to make a relocation go smoothly. Staff dedicated to specific needs can be found at each site.

For More information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

Military Mom Talk Radio and Motherhood Incorporated are proud to promote this fine service for our Army families. Check out MilitaryMomTalkRadio with Sandra Beck Mondays 2pm PST on Toginet.com or download the shows on Itunes.com. MilitaryMomTalkRadio is powered by MotherhoodIncorporated.com.

Moms! Get Your Teens involved in iHistory WW2 by Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

Ihistory Project WW2

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How would you like to help make history come alive? Create a mini-documentary of a World War II veteran and win a spot in a full-length documentary!

The iHistory Project is proud to announce a ground-breaking YouTube contest for students ages 12–18. Students are invited to create two films: a 30+ minute interview with a World War II veteran that will be archived at the Library of Congress, and a mini-documentary (3–5 minutes in length) from that interview. Your mini-documentary is your opportunity to tell the world how a specific soldier made their mark on American history.

With the passing of roughly 1,000 World War II veterans per day, the stories and experiences of these American heroes are rapidly being lost and forgotten forever. The iHistory Project is engaging America’s youth in an effort to preserve one of the most important events in American history.

The iHistory Project is proud to announce a video contest that will connect teenagers with WWII veterans, giving students the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of history. The students will film an interview with a WWII veteran that will be submitted to the Library of Congress, then they will use editing recourse provided on our website to make a mini-documentary which they will submit to the competition on YouTube.

The idea that became the iHistory Project began in 2009 through film maker Jeffrey Worthington’s vision of using media to mobilize youth to discover history from the people that made it. He and his team garnered support from organizations and individuals, developed the iHistory website, and pushed through obstacles in the pursuit of preserving our American history and connecting two distant generations.

The iHistory Project is working to bridge the generation gap and allow teens to engage and learn from a rapidly disappearing generation. The American heroes who served during the war had their lives changed forever by their experiences fighting for freedom.

Their stories must never be forgotten so check out http://ihistoryprojectww2.org/index.php and see how you can get involved! We will be accepting video submissions on our YouTube channel beginning February 7- 28, 2011.  Paperwork, along with your unedited interview, must be sent to the Library of Congress by February 28. Voting will take place March 7-14, 2011. The winning film will be announced April.

“Price of Peace” – A Moving Tribute to Soldiers and their Families

The “Price of Peace” was written in early summer of 2008 by Alyssa Gaddis after a discussion she had with her father, CW5 Jim Gaddis of the Illinois National Guard. The discussion revolved around the large number of Soldiers that were deployed overseas while their families were left behind. Alyssa realized that it was probably as hard on the families as it was on the deployed Soldiers. Her dad gave her a pad of paper and told her to write down how she felt and the lyrics of The Price of Peace were born.

The family knew that the lyrics had merit so they enlisted the co-writing assistance of a Nashville writer, Hart Steen. Hart added the music and recorded a basic track to the lyrics. After a few discussions with some members of the IL Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves about the song, State Farm agreed to sponsor the recording. State Farm provided funding for the recording and production of the song.

The song will be distributed via the internet both in digital and cd formats. Profits from the song will be donated to Family Readiness Groups and local VFWs for families in need.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com . Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio presents DeeDee Rice, Volunteer with NHANG – August 9

DeeDee Rice, NH Army National Guard, Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra BeckDeeDee Rice is Director of Membership and Marketing for the southeast region of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, covering all of New Hampshire and Vermont.  DeeDee is a military spouse, and in addition to her professional career, she voluteers an incredible amount of time to the NH Army National Guard’s Family Program, helping with family readiness, and directing them to family services.  DeeDee devotes a lot of time assuring that programs are available to the children of military families with specific programs such as Operation Military Kids.

One of the events DeeDee takes part in each year is the tradition to honor our soldiers who have been laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.  Here are links to a two-part slide show of the beautiful and moving tribute.
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Laying of the Wreaths

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio Presents Jeffrey Worthington – Producer/Director, June 28

Since graduating from Eastern New Mexico University, Producer/Director Jeffrey Worthington has dedicated the last four years to creating media that will help personalize World War II for high school students.   He developed a keen understanding of teenage audiences by writing and directing short productions for a high school drama team.  He and his team performed for youth audiences in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado.

Being an avid photographer and aspiring filmmaker, he has also written, directed, filmed, and edited a number of short film projects.  One of his short films about medical ethics was shown to the Congressional Ethics Committee in 2005. 

His documentary, “For the Love of Freedom,” currently in production, features WWII veterans and civilians from across the United States and Europe.  He is currently coordinating the “iHistory Project: WWII,” a national YouTube competition for high school students (www.iHistoryProjectWW2.org).

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.