WWII Vets honored at PBI

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Florida News

It doesn’t get much better for Palm Beach International Airport than when they become host to a Southeast Florida Honor Flight for our Veterans.  This past Saturday was one of those days. In the wee hours of the morning, eighty-two WWII Veterans got up extra early and made their way to PBI with their guardians for the day to take part on such a flight with the Southeast Florida Honor Flights.  

In case you haven’t heard about it, Honor Flights are being conducted around the country to escort our Veterans of WWII; and as soon as possible, Veterans from Korea and Vietnam will be so honored at their respective War Memorials in Washington DC.  Every effort is made to contact all of these heroes and get them to and from the airports and around DC, and finally back home; and it is done so that they have a great time and a memory they’ll never forget. 

For the most part, except for a handful of well-wishers, the terminal was empty when these men and women departed for DC at O Dark Thirty on Saturday morning.

It’s a hectic day of travel; they flew to DC, visited the WWII Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery, had a nice lunch, and then headed back to the airport for the flight home.  And that’s when it really gets good; you see, few, if any of them are aware of what awaits them upon arrival at the airport.  The plane is greeted with a Fire Truck escort and crosses under an arch of water from the hoses.  

Once at the gate, everyone is carefully and gently deplaned and ‘stalled’ so that they can all head up the terminal together.  That’s when they start seeing what’s waiting for them at the turn.  As this short video courtesy of the PB Hogs shows, first the bagpipes fall in line in front of them, led by a PBSO Trike with lights a blazing.  The moment they turn into the main part of the terminal, they are greeted by the cheers, handshakes, hugs, and singing of the over 2000 Patriots that came out to welcome them home.  

While we were waiting for them to come up the aisle, I had the chance to chat with a few of those who came out; one of them Mr. Norman Cabana was on the last Honor Flight and was proud to now be on the welcoming end.  When the Vets came up the ramp, nothing but tears of joy, the A Cappella tunes of the ‘Sunsation’ Quartet, laughter, and the warmth of what makes America great filled the terminal from one end to the other, and it was indeed a day no one involved will ever forget. 

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Allen West surprised on Palm Beach

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Florida News

Take a beautiful day on Palm Beach Island, add several dozen great conservative people for a fundraiser, surprise the head of the foundation with a visit by Brigitte Gabriel, and you have the makings of a great day for everyone in attendance.

Several months ago, two very busy ladies in Palm Beach County, Clai Reading and Audrey Dalton started putting their minds together along with a lot of other people to arrange today’s very successful fund raising event for the Allen West Foundation.  

Fundraisers for the Allen West Foundation, like most fundraisers, are not usually what one might call newsworthy, and can become a bit ho hum; so Clai and Audrey decided to do something different for the Congressman.  

During his public career, he has never been one to shy away from speaking out about the enemies we face, including the perils of radical Islam and the threat it poses.  Along the way, he has become a fan and friend of Brigitte Gabriel; a woman who lived through a youth robbing hellish nightmare at the hands of terrorists, and who is the founder and CEO of Act for America.  

As such, she has been sounding the alarm and spreading her message to all that will listen, including government agencies, Fox News, corporate entities, and at countless gatherings around the country and world.  

Knowing of their friendship, Clai reached out to Brigitte and asked if she could attend and perhaps say a few words.  Ever the friend and patriot, Brigitte could not say yes fast enough.  

Arranging for her to get to Palm Beach was the easy part.  The really tough part was keeping her visit a secret from Allen West because, well, he gets around and knows people, they talk.  

In my travels, I not only report on such events, sometimes I also get to be a small part, and today was one of those days.  I had the distinct honor and privilege to unveil the surprise and introduce Brigitte into the room.  After a rousing round of applause, she did what she does best.

She spoke as effortlessly a fish swimming in water and briefly told the gathering about how she and the Congressman met, how many she has seen come and go in DC, and how Congressman West understands as few do the very real threats we face.  Before closing her remarks and bringing him up to the podium, she did chide him just a bit about one day becoming President West, which got a loud round of applause. 

That’s when he took to the podium and discussed the Allen West Foundation and what it stands for. The foundation is really simple enough and is all about getting back to basic values, the principles of our founders, and the things that made America great. 

During his very brief commentary, he discussed his youth and how he walked past the final resting place of Dr. Martin Luther King daily on his way to school; how at the time he was born, his parents could not even have crossed the bridge to get to the place where today’s event was held in his old district.  

He brought his comments to a close by mentioning the day back in 1787 when after finalizing the establishment of this nation, Dr. Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Dr. Franklin, what sort of government have you given us?”  To which he replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  

He mentioned that encounter with Dr. Franklin because the answer was not so much to the woman who posed it as it was broadly to We the People, then and now, as a whole.  

And that is the essence of what the Allen West Foundation is really all about…keeping our Republic.

You can find out much more about the Allen West Foundation by clicking here, and you may also gain more information about Act for America by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Operation 300...Inauguration Benefit March 22, 2014

Written by The Patriots Press on . Posted in Florida News

The Patriots Press is proud to stand with and support the Inaugural Benefit on March 22, 2014 for Operation 300 at the Martin County High School Auditorium in Stuart, FL.  Guest speakers will include Billy and Karen Vaughn, Trevor Loudon, Tom Trento, Dr. Angela West, and many more.

Operation 300 is a non-profit foundation designed to create a week long experience for children who have lost their fathers as a result of service to our country.

The camp will provide an opportunity to participate in activities that embody the spirit of adventure that characterized the lives of their absent fathers while fostering a culture of courage, strength, freedom, endurance, honor and godly morality embodied by fearless patriots throughout the history of our American Republic.  

Please click here to learn more about this group and their work. 

David DiCrescenzo, Publisher

 

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Great Awakening....Sat. 3/1/14...Don't miss it!!

Written by The Patriots Press on . Posted in Florida News

This promises to be a major event to kick off the 'activist' season in Florida. The Patriots Press is proud to support and urge all of our friends and readers to attend this event.  

Saturday, 3/1/14 at the River Church on 3738 River International Drive in Tampa, Florida.  This is an all day event starting at 10:00 until 5:00.   

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May he rot in hell

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Publisher's note:  I have and will continue to opine about this subject; pedophilia has been growing and is becoming rampant at every level of society.  In this case, the perpetrator juan carlos chavez, (caps intentionally not used) raped and murdered his victim, a 9 year old boy 18 years ago.  

It has taken these 18 years to exhaust all the appeals and back and forth contentions about the constitutionality of lethal injection in the State of Florida.  The bottom line is, this monster admitted what he did and led authorities to the dismembered body of his victim; there is no question as to his guilt in this horrific crime, and I for one cannot fathom why he or any such animal is allowed to drain the resources of this or any other state.  

The execution is scheduled for 6 PM this evening.  God may forgive him, however civilized society cannot and should not.  May he and all such rabid predators rot in hell.

Fox News:  A man who raped and killed a 9-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County 18 years ago, spurring the boy's parents to work for enhanced sexual predator confinement laws, is scheduled to die Wednesday by lethal injection.

Juan Carlos Chavez is scheduled for execution at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke, Fla.

Chavez abducted Jimmy Ryce at gunpoint after the boy got off a school bus on Sept. 11, 1995, in rural southwestern Miami-Dade County. Trial testimony showed Chavez raped the boy and then shot him when he tried to escape, dismembering his body and putting the parts in concrete-covered planters.

Despite an intensive search by police and volunteers, regular appeals for help through the media and distribution of flyers about Jimmy, it wasn't until three months later that Chavez's landlady discovered the boy's book bag and the murder weapon -- a revolver Chavez had stolen from her house -- in the trailer where Chavez lived. Chavez later confessed to police and led them to Jimmy's remains.

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