Welcome to “Mitzi’s Messages!

A story to tell about the title……..my dad loved Mitzi Gaynor.  She is a beautiful dancer and Hollywood actress that has starred since the 1950’s.  My dad always wanted a little girl and when I was born, he wanted to name me Mitzi.  Well, my mother would have nothing to do with that, so Eileen was her choice.  My dad since that day I was born, called me Mitzi or Mitz sometimes for short…….I had several people and some family members that always called me that and now, with only a few of them left, I treasure when I hear someone call me Mitzi.  It warms my heart and I think of “home”…..so dad….this section is in remembrance of you………love you and miss you dearly….   – Eileen (a.k.a. Mitzi).

Meaghan Brewington pays tribute to Bernie Copeland and the Air-Evac Lifeteam in “Patriots of Courage, Tributes to First Responders”

On February 21st, 2014, I, Meaghan, met my hero, Bernie Copeland who is a flight paramedic with the Air-Evac Lifeteam. Also, on that day, my life was completely turned around. The day started off as a normal day when I was a sophomore in high school. Once school let...

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Marshall McClain pays tribute to Tommy Scott who holds a place of honor in “Patriots of Courage, Tributes to First Responders”

Tommy Scott, the first police officer to die in the line of duty in the 72-year history of the Los Angeles Airport Police.  Tommy embodied the essence of a servant leader.  He died at 35 years of age and more than half of his life was in the service of others. For 15...

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Mark Eklund pays tribute to David Gonzalez whose quick thinking and actions prevented a fatal situation in “Patriots of Courage, Tributes To First Responders”

It was March 27th 2013.  It seemed like just another trade show that I was traveling to like so many before.  Unfortunately this would be one that stood out from the rest.  Meanwhile, only a few passengers who were awake, started to feel uneasy and watched for what...

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Larry Christian pays tribute to his son whose lives were changed forever in August 2008 in “Patriots of Courage, Tributes To First Responders”

Life was good and my family was abundantly blessed.  I noticed that my son, Steven, was sitting on the back patio under the cover.  I decided to take a breather and visit with him since I had not seen him in a while.  Steven was in college and a scarcity around the...

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Kyle Reyes talks about “why” he puts himself in the middle of controversy for others in “Patriots of Courage, Tributes to First Responders”

“You’re the CEO of a successful marketing agency.  Why would you put it all on the line by throwing yourself in the middle of controversy?” If I had a dime for every time someone asked me that question, I could have retired years ago. First – context.  My agency is...

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Read the “Thank You First Responders” special section written by 3rd Graders in “Patriots of Courage,Tributes to First Responders”

What do kids think of when they hear "First Responders"?  There are big shoes to fill in the years ahead.  You can read these wonderful "Thank yous" from the 3rd Grade class of Fort Edward, New York.   A great tribute section and makes a wonderful gift for all. ...

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