| Letter From The Editor
Happy 4th Of July!
The Declaration of Independence, unanimously declared by the thirteen
United States of America, was adopted by the Continental Congress in
Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
Today, we are celebrating our independence day and being
grateful for being in a country with great freedom with
liberty for all.
Paul Eccard, first selectman in Waterford.
"God, lift the hearts of those, for whom this holiday is not just diversion, but painful memory and continued deprivation."
-- Rev. D. Kozelka (ret)
"...gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime....let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude,--the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan."
--General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."
-- Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.
Ossie Davis, Host, The 2003 National Memorial Day Concert
Distinguished actor, director, producer and World War II veteran Ossie Davis marks his 10th year as host for the National Memorial Day Concert.
The evening offers a special tribute to the troops serving in the Persian Gulf, the heroes and victims of September 11 and the War on Terrorism. 2003 also marks some significant anniversaries in our nation's military history which are commemorated in this year's concert. In addition to paying homage to the thousands of veterans who have served or made the ultimate sacrifice in our country's service, the program will feature a special segment on the Korean War, which ended 50 years ago with the signing of the armistice agreement. And, the concert will provide a very personal remembrance of the Vietnam War, which ended 30 years ago, through the stories of four Gold Star Mothers who lost their sons there.
The 14th annual National Memorial Day Concert airs Sunday, May 25, 2003, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. Check local listings. The concert is also broadcast to U.S. military personnel in more than 135 countries by the American Forces Radio and Television Network.
Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of the summer holidays in the United States.
This three-day weekend traditionally are times for celebration and family outings.
Last but not least... We would like to share a great talk from the heart
Memorial Day Reflection From A Vietnam Vet
Wishing you a safe and fun weekend.
As the year 2000 and the new century
arrives without any glitch. With the
wonder of technology, we watched as
people around the world celebrated
this exciting occasion.
IT IS truely amazing and united
event that bind us together with
magical shows from around the world ...
OUR world is getting smaller and
one of the reason that we are
becoming the TRUE GLORBAL citizens.
Boomers International Web site
features variety of information,
links and articles relating to boomers
issues and concerns. We want to be a
place where "A Team of people from
around the world united in community
around a common purpose. We want to
form worldwide partnerships, consortiums
and liaisons based on our desire to make a
Instead of asking, "What's the problem?"
We will find the solutions. We willl ask,
"What can we do to make the world a better
Our web site is a community that is a place
for us to connect, embrace each other.
The time is now. We will ensure that boomers
from all walks of life are represented.
This is a place where we can have our
voices heard. We will concentrate on
boomers issues, our generation, human rights,
human dignity, education, and economic
justice. Together, we will find a way
to explore alternative scenarios and
take actions for the future of the planet
and the next generation.*
We are pleased to say that we are working
deligently so that THIS will be a place where
Boomers from all over the world can meet,
connect, network, make a difference,
and have fun as well.
Please come back and check on our site
again soon and enter our FREE CONTEST.
Jieranai T. Maier,
and Boomers International Web Site Team,
Attended Ph.D program (1999-2001)
Saybrook Graduate School,
San Francisco, CA.
M.S. Systems Management,
College Of Notre Dame, Belmont, Ca.
B.S, Applied Economics,
U. of San Francisco, S.F., Ca.
A.S. Management & Supervision,
Mission College, Santa Clara, Ca.
* By Dr. Susan Osborn, Ph.D.
Saybrook Graduate School
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