Happy Veterans Day!

Today is a day to reflect upon the many service men and women who have faithful served the United States of America in protecting our freedom and those of others throughout the world.  A time to show our thanks and appreciation for the countless hours of dedication to the cause of liberty.  Today, I will teach and inspire my…

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God Bless America!

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have faithfully served our country. "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. Cause there ain’t no doubt I love…

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A Brief History of Honoring Dad

The "mother" of Father's Day was Sonora Smart Dodd, according to many historians.  The daughter of a widowed Civil Was veteran who had raised her on his own.  Dodd came up with the idea when listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.  She held her own special tribute for her father on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington,…

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Veterans Week part 7

Last, but by far not the least.  This is my beautiful, sister-in-law, Jessica Basso and my brother, Paul, on their wedding day.     Jessica is a combat medic and she is currently serving in the army.   Below is a description about an event that my sister-in-law participated in.   Rucksack March BAGHDAD – 18th Military Police Brigade Soldiers set…

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Veterans Week part 6

Here is my brother, Paul Basso.  He is currently serving in the military and has been since August of 1999. He has served as a Tomb Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery from October 2000 to February 2004.  He then became a part of the 39th Military Police Detachment in Fort Shafter, Hawaii where he met Jessica…

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Veterans Week part 5

This is Grant Lewis Hansen, my uncle and mother's brother.  He was a 4-time World War II survivor and former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force under President Richard Nixon.   Uncle Grant survived three separate sinking ships and fought in eight major battles at sea while in the Navy and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in the Japanese attack on Pearl…

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Veterans Week part 4

Here is my grandpa, Charles W Basso, my father's father.  When grandpa went to fill out his application for the United States Navy, he was asked what his full name was.  Grandpa answered, "Charles Basso."  The officer said, "look, I need to fill out every space on this application.  There's a space here for a middle initial, so I need…

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Veterans Week part 3

This is my Uncle Ralph Hansen.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  He earned his wings at James Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Texas after completing Navigation Training.  He served in Vietnam as a Sky Spot Controller.  He used a system called "combat sky spot" bombing system which enabled a ground radar control to…

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Veterans Week part 2

Here is my handsome father, Charles Kaluhi Basso, who served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.  He served honorably for 4 years aboard the USS Badger.  While serving in the United States Navy, he missed the birth of his first child.  I am grateful to my mother who stood by his side and supported him from home.  Here he is in…

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Happy Veterans Day!!

I have been so blessed to have many family members living and that have passed on that have served our country faithfully.  I would like to highlight them each this week as we Honor those who have served this GREAT NATION! This is my great Uncle, my father's Uncle, Herbert K. Pililaau.   The President of the United States…

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