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Left Yellow RibbonRight Yellow RibbonIn addition to all our families, I dedicate this page in loving memory of my father: John H. Stary (SP4, US Army, West Germany, 1964-1966). He loved this country and what she stands for more than life itself. The events of September 11, 2001 would have broken his heart. I miss you, Daddy!

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September 11, 2001 - We All Weep

Branching Out Remembers

Old Glory

Born on:        11/06/1997


For as long as I can remember, my family has been a "military family". From my maternal grandfather (US Navy) to my great-uncles (US Army and US Army Air Corp), from my dad (US Army) and his brothers (US Navy and US Coast Guard) to my brothers (US Navy), my family has proudly served their country. My father believed in this country and that belief was instilled in me. Although Dad didn't win any awards during his brief military "career", he was a patriot. "Old Glory" flies 24-hours a day at our house--a constant symbol of freedom, pride, courage, hardship, triumph and tragedy.

During my genealogical research, and in light of the current status of the world, it suddenly dawned on me that no matter what ethnic background you call "yours", since the beginning of time, men, women and children have fought for freedom while ALL peoples have fallen victim to hate, prejudice and ignorance. This page of links is dedicated to the memory of our ancestors who suffered adversity, indignation and hate and whose bravery helped make this country free.

Your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Main Building at Ellis Island

Ellis Island
Neglected and forgotten for too many years, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have undergone tremendous renovation. This link brings you current with the amazing transformation and future plans for these symbols of freedom.

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
As part of Ellis Island's renovation, the Wall of Honor is a testament to our immigrant ancestors who came to this country looking for freedom.


This Candle Burns in Remembrance of all Lost Souls


The Holocaust - Excellent comprehensive list of hundreds of Holocaust links.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum


Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Belzec Memorial and Museum

Bergen-Belsen Museum

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

The Forgotten Camps


Anne Frank Museum - the official Anne Frank House website.

Anne Frank-Fonds - the foundation established by Otto H. Frank, Anne's father, on 24 January 1963.

An Auschwitz Alphabet - Still believe the Holocaust never happened? Visit Jonathan Blumen's moving tribute to those who perished at this notorious death camp.

Holocaust Cybrary - founded in 1995, this site is an excellent source of Holocaust information.

The Holocaust History Project - The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial.

Holocaust Survivors

The Nizkor Project - "Nizkor" is a Hebrew word meaning "we will remember." An excellent site dedicated to remembering the Holocaust.


At 7:55 a.m. on 7 December 1941, with the Japanese Imperial Navy clearly on radar in the Pacific Ocean, 353 aircraft launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.  Twelve warships and 188 aircraft were either damaged or destroyed and 2,403 servicement and 68 civilians were killed.

USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Pearl Harbor: Remembered - Remember Pearl Harbor and help build the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum and Visitors Center.

Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund - from the site: "Created to honor the survivors of Pearl Harbor, their families and friends and those who died during the attack on that Sunday morning in December 1941. Lest We Forget".

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project - from the site "Densho is a Japanese term meaning "to pass on to the next generation," or to leave a legacy. The legacy we offer is an American story with ongoing relevance: during World War II, the United States government incarcerated innocent people solely because of their ancestry."

Heart Mountain Digital Preservation Project - Built in the Wyoming relocation center, this site tells of the forced relocation of Japanese Americans as a result of the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.


Dwight D. Eisenhower was right when he said of the atomic bombings , "...the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing." (Ike on Ike, Newsweek, 11/11/63, pg. 108).

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - At 8:16 a.m. on 06 August 1945, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima. 200,000 people were either killed or injured.

A-Bomb WWW Museum

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum - At 11:02 a.m. on 09 August 1945, the B-29 bomber Bock's Car dropped the atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Nagasaki. 150,000 people were either killed or injured.

Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Hiroshima Speaks Out! - "General site on A-bomb survivors and peace promotion activities presented by Hiroshima citizens."


A Man Is Not Dead Until He Is Forgotten

American Conflicts:

The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
The Indian Wars (1783-1890)
The War of 1812 (1812-1815)
The US-Mexican War (1846-1848)
The Civil War (1861-1865)
The Spanish-American War (1898)
The Philippine-American War (1899-1901)

The Great War - World War I (1917-1918)
The War to End All Wars - World War II (1941-1945)
The Cold War (1945-1991)
The Forgotten War - The Korean War (1950-1953)
The VietNam War (1964-1975)
Operation Desert Storm - The Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
Iraq-US Conflict - The No-Fly Zone War (1991-2003)
Operation Iraqi Freedom - The Iraq War (2003 - Present)

Advocacy and Intelligence Index for Prisoners of War - Missing in Action
"Bring them home or send us back!"

Veterans and Military Sites
An excellent source of sites for vets and any interested in almost anything military.

The History Guy
A Resource on Military History, World Conflicts, American Politics, and Biography

American Battle Monuments Commission - "The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established by Congress in 1923 to commemorate the service, sacrifice and achievements of U.S. Armed Forces where they have served overseas since 1917, and within the U.S. when directed by public law."

Dad's War: Finding and Telling Your Father's World War II Story

Operation Just Cause - Lets Bring Them Home

To our men and women in uniform (past, present and future), thank you and God bless you

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