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Medal of Honor Monday: Master Sergeant Matthew O Wiliiams

Posted by hfalk on February 3, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This weeks Medal of Honor Monday focuses on Master Sergeant Matthew O Williams. He was born in 1981 in Boerne Texas, and enlisted in 2005. Medal of Honor Recipient Matthew Williams served in Afghanistan where he was a weapons Sergeant. While fighting, he heard that the lead element had several casualties so he led a counterattack. Sergeant Williams continued to protect his position while giving the proper care to a soldier that was shot. He exposed himself to enemy fire countle...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Corporal Charles G Abrell

Posted by hfalk on January 19, 2020 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back!

Today’s blog post is focused on Medal of Honor Monday, where we focus on one Medal of Honor recipient every Monday. Today we are remembering Corporal Charles G Abrell. Medal of Honor recipient Charles Abrell was born in Indiana in 1931. He then chose to enlist in the Marine Corps at the young age of 17. Corporal Abrell was awarded with the Medal of Honor for his heroic sacrifices on June 10, 1951, while serving in the Korean war....

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Medal of Honor Recipient: Colonel Barney Barnum

Posted by hfalk on January 5, 2020 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


[December 2016, Alexis Falk, Colonel Barney Barnum, Jack Falk, Hayley Falk and Andrew Falk]

In September of 2015 I had the honor of meeting Medal of Honor recipient Harvey C. "Barney" Barnum Jr in his hometown of Cheshire Connecticut, which is also mine. Colonel Barnum was born on July 21, 1940. ...

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Thank A Veteran

Posted by hfalk on January 3, 2020 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A couple of months ago I discovered the page called “Thank A Veteran” and the name immediately drew me in. From that moment on, I knew that I wanted to learn more about what this page was about. Being new to the blogging community, I decided to introduce my page to Heather {who runs Thank A Veteran.} Her mission inspired me, and I knew she was someone that I wanted to work with. Currently, I am collecting letters and cards to deliver to the local VA hospit...

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APK Charities

Posted by hfalk on January 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Reflecting on this year I am forever thankful to everyone who has served to protect our freedom and way of life. In 2017 at VetsRock, my father, Jeffrey Falk, introduced me to Bob Keiser and a few months later I met Helen Keiser-Pedersen. I took to heart the story of their son, Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel US Army, and how on March 11, 2013, he made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan. There are no words to describe how honored I was when Bob and Helen asked me to...

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2019 Wreaths Across America Trip

Posted by hfalk on December 26, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Wreaths Across America 2019

Just over a week ago my family made our way down to Washington DC for our annual Wreaths Across America trip. If you don't know what Wreaths Across America is, it's an event held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia that organizes the placement of wreaths on Veteran’s graves. On Saturday December 14, we had arrived at Arlington cemetery a little...

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Wreaths Across America

Posted by hfalk on December 12, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

As I come close to my 7th year volunteering for Wreaths Across America, I would like to reflect on how this organization has greatly impacted me. First, I would like to thank my dad (@jeffreyfalk) for introducing me to this special volunteer opportunity. If it wasn't for him, we would have never had this tradition. Now, let's get started! Wreaths Across America is an organization where volunteers honor American heroes by laying wreaths on their graves. WAA has over...

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Welcome to Because of the Brave!

Posted by hfalk on December 12, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone!

My name is Hayley, and I am so happy to finally publish my page, Because of the Brave. For the past 7 years, I have volunteered with events that honor former and current service members. Through my years of volunteering, I have been able to witness first hand the right way to honor service members. In April I had what started off as an idea to blog, that soon became hours of creating a website and Facebook page....

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