Today, One World Trade Center became the tallest building in New York City when the scaffolding for the structure, which will replace the twin towers, surpassed the height of the Empire State building. When completed, One World Trade will measure 1,776 feet. This is an amazing documentary about the people who are rebuilding Ground Zero after 9/11 – grab ... Read more
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HEROES IN OUR MIDST:What Kid-O’s Can Learn From Strangers
MAMAs appreciate the days we can be proud of each other and ourselves as a nation. This is one such day on two fronts. First of all, former Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery when his unit was involved in a rescue mission in Afghanistan. This intrepid young ... Read more
LABOR OF LOVE: Rebuilding Ground Zero
This is an amazing documentary about the people who are rebuilding Ground Zero after 9/11 – grab some tissues, watch it with your family and you’ll be inspired by the heroes who have committed their lives to rebuilding the NYC skyline and the American spirit. The Science/Discovery Channel has done an incredible series on rebuilding ... Read more
READY TO LAUNCH: Giffords To Watch Hubby’s Launch
All systems are a GO for Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. She will attend the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavor on Friday. Why is this take off so important? Well, for starters, her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will be commanding the ship and it will be Giffords first public outing since she was shot ... Read more
THE CHIEF HAILS OTHERS: Medal of Freedom Winners
President Obama handed out 15 Presidential Medals of Freedom, which is the highest honor the government can give to an average, non-military citizen. To win the award, here’s what you need to do…be an individual with “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural ... Read more
FEEL GOOD: Heroes Save The Day
Enough already with the bad news and blame! Political rhetoric, judgement, profiling, posturing and pontificating is getting old. How about a little good old-fashioned American heroism already? One of the bystanders at the Tucson shooting which left U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gifffords wounded and killed six others, was a retired South Dakota national Guard officer. A ... Read more
COUNTRY FIRST: 911 First Responders Bill Passes Senate UNANIMOUSLY
UPDATE: Today, after a lot of political postering, the Senate did the right thing by the heroes of 9/11 and unanimously passed the 911 First Responders Bill. Yep – can you believe it? Finally, the political circus gave way to actually doing the people’s work. Hooray! The bill is paid for by closing tax loopholes ... Read more
HEAVY MEDAL: Salvatore Giunta Gets Medal Of Honor
President Obama presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, He is the first living service member to receive the military’s highest honor in 40 years. Giunta was serving in Afghanistan three years ago and rescued two of his squad members from the battlefield. Obama called Giunta, “a soldier as humble as ... Read more
EUREKA! Chilean Miners Rescued
The Chilean miners who have been trapped for 69 days ½ mile under ground, are finally being brought out of the dark, one by one. Rescuers are bringing the men up in a capsule as video cameras are documenting their ascents. The miners are being met at the surface to the cheering crowd, some of ... Read more
BRAVE HEART: Documentary On The Death of Pat Tillman
A documentary film is being released which chronicles the death of American football player turned Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. Tillman left his professional sports career and enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 2002, in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. After serving several tours of duty, he was killed in the mountains of ... Read more
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I agree that our public servants are HEROES. Hopefully, they run for office for the noblest of reasons, like Gabby Giffords. But, what I realize is that there are heroes among us, too. Unsung heroes that are willing to rush to the aid of our loved ones, neighbors and strangers. It makes me very proud of who we are as Americans. We have seen so much ugliness in the past few years, it is humbling and inspiring to see so much goodness, too. We ALL need to take responsibility for our words/actions and start behaving like grown ups, so we don't need a babysitter! We are so lucky to have a government that works for us – it's not perfect, but we elect people to serve the people. It really is amazing when you compare to other systems around the world.