Tag Archives: fallen

Remembering 9/11

We will never forget the Americans who lost their lives or the members of our military who have died protecting our country since September 11, 2001.

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Medal of Honor Ceremony – LIVE Streaming

On September 9th, 2009, Sgt. Dakota Meyer and his platoon went into a village to conduct a routine mission, but when they entered the area, when his team came under fire. When it became apparent that they needed assistance, Meyer radioed into his lieutenant requesting permission to go in and help multiple times.  Each time he was denied. Disobeying orders, Sgt. Meyer decided that …

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Sgt. Dakota Meyer Tells His Story

Sgt. Dakota Meyer is the first living Marine to be nominated for the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the actions he took that led him to be nominated was, as he called it, “just doing the right thing”. On September 9th, 2009, Meyer and his platoon went into a village to conduct a routine mission, but when they entered …

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The Name on the Purple Heart – The Search for a WWII Hero

By John E. Bircher III Director, Public Relations for the Military order of the Purple Heart While Joyce Fike was Christmas shopping for her son, Vermont Army National Guard Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, she discovered a WWII medal in an antique Shop that she thought would make the perfect gift for her son.  But this wasn’t just any medal; it was …

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