Philadelphia National Cemetery, located in North Philadelphia, was established in 1862 at which time civil war and other veterans buried elsewhere were moved here. This is the final resting place of 66 Buffalo Soldiers, One Medal of Honor winner, and 180 Confederate soldiers, among others. There are remains here from all American wars, from the Revolution to Vietnam. The cemetery is full and has been closed to new interments for some time. Photos by Kat Fialkowski.
Matthew served 4 years in the Air Force, then enlisted for 6 years in the National Guard. He has 1-1/2 years left to serve and has applied to be an instructor with Stryker. His MOS is vehicle commander. He was deployed to Mushada Iraq on 1/17/09 and returned from Iraq on 9/17/09. Matthew and Jenna have 2 children. A daughter (6) and a son (5). Matthew and Jenna have been debating over who is the real hero, Matthew for his service or Jenna for raising the kids and running a household while he’s been deployed. Photos taken by Jane of A Hero’s Welcome
Photos by Anthony Cirillo The Warriors' Watch Riders are honored to have become an integral part of the ceremonies of remberence at the Pennsylvania 911 Memorial, the Garden of Reflection, a beautiful memorial built in Bucks County, Pa. WWR Friend Ellen Saracine was the driving force behind the construction of this memorial.