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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day 2014 - Thank You For Your Service

For veterans like Peter Cochran and other members of the Brown and Lynch American legion Post #9, the service continues after they lay their arms down. They performed as the Color Guard in yesterday's naturalization ceremony, in which 21 people from 20 different countries took the oath od citizenship.

And then, after the pledge of allegiance, the colors were retired and these old citizen soldiers faded away, no longer needed.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
Judge Emil Giordano, a first generation Italian American, presided over the Naturalization Court.


Bill Coker said...


You may want to give special notice to Bob Gavin who was voted Veteran of the Year. Bob is great guy from Nazareth who is active with the Boy Scouts Eagle program, Holy Family Church, and the Northampton Marine Corps League.

Peter J.Cochran said...

Comrade Coker what's the 'DOC" doing up at so late? --You are correct,----"Marine Gavin ' is more,he IS still leadership to the scouts and us old guy's alike. WE EQUALLY look up to him. Yesterday "he" was 239 years old-and this Sr.man will at Veteran's day TODAY- standing tall -A Marine's Marine. A wonderful example of Duty ,Honor and Country.Marine Gavin is all this. and Bernie ,your late father was a POW during WWII and served under God damned miserable conditions. LEAST WE FORGET ----

Anonymous said...

Happy Veteran's Day, BO!

Dreaming of Justice said...

Happy Birthday to my father, who is also a veteran of the Korean Police Action.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bernie

Anonymous said...

Lehigh County Veteran's Office held a nice presentation for veterans today. Did Northampton County Veterans Affairs do anything?

Peter J.Cochran said...

6;43 The Marine Corps League and American Legion Post 9 were at in Easton park with 92 year old U.S.Airforce vet --Easton Mayor in attendance by the way. then down to Wilson in front of two different schools with kids outside,worked out of Marine Corps League and Pa.State Rep Robert Freeman with us.30 some,VETERAN run motorcycles in motorcade to school in Moore Twp -how cool is that? Ya, we had over 100 people involved in Veteran Activities here.

Peter J.Cochran said...

AND BERNIE's FATHER was in a Pow camp. Well I will tell you the shower head on the wall was not what you think. The area was classified CONFINED and if you needed heat in the winter,they did not move up the thermostat --YOU FROZE YOUR ASS OFF .Now The meals ;Where ALA-Carte-no microwave - this means they never had a regular meal.They scrounged for food. The German's did not feed as badly as the Japanese or the later Vietnamese but it was not any picnic. They ate sporadically. They lost weight and were miserable after being captured.HOWEVER- here in the U.S . German soldiers and Italians were given a different treatment.Many returned with a wife and settled here like VINCE the barber 14th street in Easton ,came back after being a prisoner of war and raised a family and sent both kids to college.German soldiers at RUTGERS-worked on farm land for the agricultural department. But Bernie's dad - he made it but they about killed him first.Happy Veterans Day Mr. O'Hare -the thought of you where you were makes me -a Marine cry.