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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on Amazon.com where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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NAVY    -  MARINES   -  AIR FORCE   - ARMY O.E.F.  - ARMY O.I.F.

These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.

ENCYCLOPEDIA of AMERICAN MILITARY HEROES

With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in Amazon.com - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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WINGS OF VALOR
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The Defining Generation
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September 13, 2001

The Pueblo Chieftain Online

Flags waving for air-attack victims

By KAREN VIGIL
The Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo proudly showed more of its patriotic side Wednesday as a large number of citizens and businesses hung Old Glory in honor of the people who lost their lives in Tuesday's terrorist attack.

Some, like manager Cari Sandusky of the P.S. I Love You store, 111 Lincoln Ave., said they also are planning a special Friday display to honor the anthem and its 19th century composer.

Francis Scott Key, while inspired by the sight of the flag during a nighttime sea battle on Sept. 14, 1814, wrote the anthem's words on the back of an envelope.

The idea of honoring Key's contribution on a national "Star-Spangled Banner Day” is gaining grass-roots support nationwide.

Gracie Clementi and Dr. Steve Giannetto, owners of the P.S. I Love You, on Wednesday asked Sandusky to create a flag display to help quiet the shock over the terrorist attacks on Manhattan's twin-tower World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane that rammed into ground near a Pennsylvania strip mine.

"We were really saddened about what happened and we just want to show people that even though something bad has happened - they shouldn't give up hope," Sandusky said.

"We still have a strong country. We just want to show people that we care and how much sympathy we have for the families and people in crisis,” she said.

Sandusky said store employees also were giving small personal flags to customers as a way of extending their concern.

The gestures were well received.

"A lot of people are complimenting us, telling us the flags are very nice. We've had people honk when they come by, too,” said Sandusky.

Downtown, Hannah Rush of Rush's Pueblo Lumber Co., 416 W. Second St., said the business was flying its usual three flags, but at half-staff out of respect for the national crisis.

"We always try to do that for the veterans, to show our patriotism,” she said.

Friday, though, will be a day that people can bring their children to see and read about an unusual set of U.S. historic flags that Rush's husband, David Rush, has collected to show how today's flag evolved.

"My husband spent months researching it all at the library, reading about it and printing it out. He had plaques made that explain when they were put in existence, how many stars they have and so on,” she said.

At the Pueblo Convention Center, U.S. flags always are a focus of the Heroes Plaza, which honors Pueblo's four Medal of Honor recipients.

Wednesday, they too were at half-staff.

More flags will be added Friday, said general manager Larry Ambrose.

Ambrose said the larger display is being created as part of Friday's observance of the national anthem and to honor USS Savannah veterans attending a reunion there.

At midafternoon, Doug Sterner, chairman of the Colorado State Board of Veterans Affairs, said he'd just returned from a Denver board meeting. Along the way, he said he was uplifted by the sight of people waving flags, motorists displaying flags from their vehicles and a radio station dedicating its airtime to a patriotic discussion.

He called the heightened patriotism and show of the flag Wednesday as the "only good thing to come out” of Tuesday's tragedy.

Sterner said the flag's symbolism cannot be overemphasized and encouraged Puebloans to fly their flags, especially on Friday.

"This red, white and blue flag represents black, brown, red, yellow, white - all the races and creeds of people who claim to be American.

"The term ‘fabric of the flag’ is repeatedly used when people talk about it. The fabric of the flag is the fabric of the American soul. And that's why it's so important,” said Sterner.


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