Heroes

Michael McCarthy

What Do You Do If the People You Rely On for Faith in Humanity Lose Their Faith in Life?

By Justin Katz | August 19, 2021 |

Rest in peace, Michael McCarthy. We need this to be a world in which the best of people always have hope.

A soldier signals to hold

Our fallen heroes deserve a living memorial.

By Justin Katz | May 31, 2021 |

War’s character is recondite in the flow of history to a civilization that seeks to avoid it. War is at once utterly logical and senseless.  The examiner feels as if it must be possible to trace the chain of causes that sparked the bloodshed while thinking it incomprehensible that anything should ever burn so hot.…

Things We Read Today, 8

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2012 |

Today: September 11, global change, evolution, economics, 17th amendment, gold standard, and a boughten electorate… all to a purpose.

Rhode Islanders Killed Serving in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 28, 2012 |

Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara Spc. Michael Andrade CW5 Sharon T. Swartworth Capt. Matthew J. August Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Mancini Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio Lance Cpl. John J. Van Gyzen IV Sgt. Christopher S. Potts Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette 2nd…

Remember

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 28, 2012 |

Fox Point, Providence, Rhode Island, May 26, 2012.

We’ve Forgotten

By Patrick Laverty | December 7, 2011 |

Today, we’re still arguing over what to call a decorated evergreen tree and still driving around with our faded “Never Forget 9/11” bumper and rear window stickers. But the sad part is we have forgotten. No, not about September 11th, many of us do respectfully and somberly remember that every year. What we do forget…

NYC Responders Not Invited

By Patrick Laverty | September 10, 2011 |

Ten years ago, hundreds of first responders, firefighters, police officers, and port authority officials weren’t invited to the World Trade Center towers. They weren’t invited to run up dozens of flights of stairs with their gear, with firefighting equipment. They weren’t invited to give up their lives on that day. But they went anyway. They…

Rhode Islanders Killed While Serving in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 30, 2011 |

Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara Spc. Michael Andrade CW5 Sharon T. Swartworth Capt. Matthew J. August Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio Lance Cpl. John J. Van Gyzen IV Sgt. Christopher S. Potts Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette 2nd Lt. Matthew S. Coutu Cpl.…

Remember

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 30, 2011 |

From the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts, May 29, 2011. Flags were placed through a volunteer effort organized by Paul Monti, father of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. First Class Jared C. Monti, killed in 2006 while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 31, 2010 |

Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara Spec. Michael Andrade CW5 Sharon T. Swartworth Capt. Matthew J. August Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio Sgt. Christopher S. Potts Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette 2nd Lt. Matthew S. Coutu Cpl. Brian R. St. Germain Sgt. Moises Jazmin…

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