A Patriotic Light Display Honors Our Soldiers ~ A Memorial Day Tribute!


A beautiful tribute in honor of our troops, veterans and fallen soldiers.

memorial Day tribute

A family honors our 1.3 million fallen soldiers with this amazing patriotic light display – it’s a must see!

God Bless our soldiers and our country!

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Caruso’s Green Thoughts ~ How do Plants Return After a Fire?


California has its dry spells and wild fires are a result.

 Did you ever wonder how plants return to an area that was burned out in a wild fire?

 Chaparral plants have actually adapted to infrequent fires. Some even require fire to re-sprout. The “yellow rock rose” seeds need 250 degrees of heat for 5+ minutes to germinate. You can only get that kind of heat from a fire! Some other species use chemicals leached from charred wood and smoke to stimulate seed growth.

 1 – 2 years after a fire: annuals flood a just scorched area.

3+ years after a fire: shrubs re-seed and re-sprout, but take a long time to grow.

 Mother Nature has her mysteries…

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Orange County Weekend Events


What’s going on around Orange County this weekend? Just take a look! One of these events might be able to keep you and your family busy…

 

MIRAMAR AIR SHOW – October 12, 2012 @ 10am

The theme for the 2012 MCAS Miramar Air Show, which runs from October 12 to 14, is “Marines in Flight: Celebrating 50 Years of Space Exploration.” The world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be back for what is sure to be another thrilling performance. Additionally, MCAS Miramar is honored to host an amazing line up of other military and civilian performers and much, much more. More information: http://www.miramarairshow.com

HYATT CONCERT SERIES – October 12, 2012

Grammy-nominated supergroup Fourplay, who mix R&B and pop to their jazz foundations, will be playing at the Hyatt Regency Newport  Beach. For more information on the concert and band, visit: hyattconcerts.com

 

THE 4TH ANNUAL O.C. ACCORDION FESTIVAL – October 14, 2012

OC MARKETPLACE –  This year’s Big Squeeze: aka O.C. Accordion Festival slated for Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa will pair up its various accordion based bands with dance experts, teachers and champions. Bands include the Louisiana Bayou with Zydeco, Cajun dance style teacher A.J. Gibbs,  Jo Jo Reed and the Happy Hill Zydeco Band, David Sousa and the Zydeco Mudbugs, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Jim Gilman (aka The Squeezinator), The Fred Mlakar Band, Thee Hobo Gobbelins, Linda Herman The New Orleans Jazz Band, Il Sole featuring Roland V-Accordion® artists Steven Albini and Tatiana Semichastnaya, Roberto Rosa, Bobby Dietsch, and the list goes on!  For more information and a complete schedule of the Big Squeeze visit http://www.ocmarketplace.com.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Thoughtful Tuesday ~ The Final Salute


 

Minutes after her husband’s casket arrived at the Reno airport, Katherine Cathey fell onto the flag. 

 

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of “Cat”, and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept.

” I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it” she said.

” I think that’s what he would have wanted”.

No words can describe this final salute.  

How honorable:  Being married to this very faithful and loving wife and the Marine standing next to the casket watching over both of them.

God Bless Our Troops!

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Speechless Sunday ~ Never Forget


   

 USE THIS PIC FOR YOUR PROFILE THRU THE WEEKEND…IN MEMORY of 9/11. 

 NEVER FORGET 

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Caruso’s *9/11 REMEMBRANCE* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

The city will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a remembrance featuring a speech by the brother of Charles “Chic” Burlingame, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon. Chic Burlingame and his brother Brad Burlingame grew up in Anaheim. The memorial service is planned for 12:30 p.m. at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St. Information: anaheim.net.<!–googleoff: all–> The Angels play the Yankees. An American flag will be unfurled prior to the 12:35 p.m. game in a ceremony that will include first responders from several Southern California agencies.<!–googleoff: all–>

BREA

Commemorate the heroes of Sept. 11 with an evening of special guests, music and remembrances at the Brea Olinda High School Stadium. Admission is free. Activities begin at 5 p.m. when the gates open for picnicking and music. The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Brea’s police, fire and military also will be honored.<!–googleoff: all–>

BUENA PARK

There will be a OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

CYPRESS

There will be OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

FULLERTON

On Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, retired New York firefighter Joe Finley, whose company lost nine men in the Sept. 11 attacks, will speak to the Eastside Christian Church congregation in Fullerton. There are several services. Finley assisted with rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.<!–googleoff: all–>

GARDEN GROVE

Garden Grove Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Ave., is working with the other Orange Coast District lodges to coordinate an event open to public. Gates open at noon. Ceremony starts at about 2 p.m.<!–googleoff: all–>

LA HABRA

There will be a 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at 7 a.m. at Constitution Park, 1150 E. Whittier Blvd. There will be several speakers. Information: 562-905-9708.<!–googleoff: all–>

LA PALMA

There will be an OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

PLACENTIA

A commemoration ceremony will be held in the courtyard area of City Hall. The 7 p.m. event will include a POW/MIA table ceremony, placement of a wreath, a commemorative 9/11 presentation and a candlelight ceremony. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 277 and the Placentia Round Table Women’s Club will provide refreshments.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as, the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

STANTON

There will be an OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–> Members of American Legion Post 783 will be at Beach Boulevard and Katella Avenue 10 a.m.-noon waving flags and holding signs to commemorate the anniversary. The public is invited to participate. Information: post783@yahoo.com.<!–googleoff: all–>

WESTMINSTER

The annual Family Day event is set for 1-5 p.m. at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza St. In conjunction with Dia de la Familia, the mayor and City Council will recognize the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The program will include a flag ceremony, moment of silence and remarks.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

YORBA LINDA

On Sept. 9, at the Nixon library there will be educational presentations featuring members of the Armed Forces and 9/11 first-responders sharing tales of heroism. Speakers include: Angie Kardashian, noted volunteer restaurateur who quit a successful catering career in Yorba Linda to serve first-responding firefighters at Ground Zero; Air Force Col. Wayne Scott, who participated in the Air Force’s planning response to 9/11; and Kris Kawai of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who left California to join the rescue efforts at Ground Zero. All presentations are free and open to the public.<!–googleoff: all–> Also at Nixon library there will be a 10th anniversary remembrance ceremony featuring a military honor guard, patriotic musical presentations by local choir groups, remarks by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, and stories of bravery by 9/11 survivor and first-responder New York firefighter Joe Torrillo, who survived the collapse of both towers.<!–googleoff: all–> The Interfaith Council of North Orange County is holding its 10th annual Light the Darkness ceremony. The program will include a keynote speech by Rabbi Frank Stern, performances by the Celebration USA Choir and Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church Bell Choir and “inspirational thoughts from the community.” The public event starts at 7 p.m. at Jessamyn West Park at the corner of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Palm Avenue.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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Caruso’s *9/11 REMEMBRANCE* OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

The city will host a remembrance ceremony 9-11 a.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 2651 Newport Blvd. Guest speakers from the Costa Mesa police and fire departments will be in attendance. A flag folding ceremony will be conducted by the Tustin Young Marines.<!–googleoff: all–> Volunteer Commitment Fair at South Coast Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. nonprofit groups will gather for the ninth annual People Helping People Festival, encouraging community engagement through volunteerism. This year, residents can make volunteer commitments of at least one hour per month for the upcoming year. “I will” pledges can be made onsite with local nonprofit groups, by signing up to give blood to the American Red Cross or online through OneOC. This event is free to nonprofit exhibitors and all South Coast Plaza guests. Volunteers will receive a special thank you and will have the opportunity to participate in the 9/11 tribute ceremony at 1:15 p.m. at the South Coast Drive entry.<!–googleoff: all–>

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Public event planned at All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 18082 Bushard Street. Information: 714-963-3801

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Patriots Day Ceremony starts at 6 p.m. at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway at pier plaza. The event will commemorate the sacrifices of veterans and first responders. Information: Huntington Beach American Legion Post 133, 714-536-3855.

IRVINE

The city will host a Day of Remembrance 4-5 p.m. at Northwood Community Park at the site of the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, corner of Bryan and Yale.<!–googleoff: all–> Irvine Valley College has an annual observance at noon.<!–googleoff: all–> Concordia University will host “9/11: Ten Years Later,” an afternoon of speakers and a remembrance ceremony with music.<!–googleoff: all–> Woodbridge Community Church will host an informal afternoon gathering at North Lake Park. The noon-4 p.m. event will consist of prayer and remembrance. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic.<!–googleoff: all–> “Lumen 9.11: Then, Now, Next – What Does Peacemaking Look Like Ten Years Later?” explores multicultural reconciliation through a series of presentations and panel discussions by Muslim and Christian authors, artists and commentators. The event is scheduled 2-5 p.m. at Mariners Church in Irvine, and is open to all members of the community. Admission is free. A special event highlight is Kevin James, a Muslim who will share his experiences as one of the first New York Fire Department responders on 9/11.<!–googleoff: all–> The members of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church celebrate the work of OCFA, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Irvine Police Department at COR Church, 46 Maxwell.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as, OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.

LOS ALAMITOS

American Legion Post 716, 3252 Florista St., is holding a flag retirement ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by a barbecue. The post is at 3252 Florista Street.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as, the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org

NEWPORT BEACH

The 9-11 Memorial Concert for the Community, will be starting at 7pm at St. James Church. St. James Anglican Church will host a free 9-11 memorial concert, “Sorrow, Resilience & Hope” with the superb 40-member Orange County Collegiate Orchestra. The players are the finest undergraduate and post-graduate musicians in Orange County. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be free childcare for children five and under and a reception will follow the concert. There is plenty of free parking in the lot across from the church and street parking is also available. For more information you can call (949) 675-0210.

ORANGE

Chapman University is hosting a remembrance event at 6 p.m. at Fish Interfaith Center.<!–googleoff: all–>

SANTA ANA

On Sept. 10, Generations of Service will be held at Monte Vista Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help inspire service and learning by bridging the generational gap. Join state Sen. Lou Correa, the Young Senators Program and local veterans for a beautification project at the school. A mural will be painted commemorating 9/11 events and veterans and instilling the value of volunteerism.<!–googleoff: all–> On Sept. 10, nonprofit groups will host the “Change Santa Ana Feed 2000” event. The free food distribution event is first come, first served for Santa Ana resident families. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; distribution will run 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or until food is completely disbursed. Grocery carts are not permitted, families are also required to have one adult per household sign for food package and provide a personal grocery bag and/or box if possible. The effort is a collaboration between Community Action Partnership of Orange County, Loaves & Fishesx10, Serve the People, Hand in Hand Outreach, and Manassero Farms. Information: changingsantaana.com. Individuals, families, groups and organizations are needed to volunteer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<!–googleoff: all–> Day of Service and Remembrance, 1902 W. Chestnut Ave. KidWorks and their families will partner with OneOC to do service projects throughout the neighborhood KidWorks serves. Some projects will take place at KidWorks, while other projects will be held at local elementary schools, veterans’ homes and local parks. Law enforcement, fire department, city parks and veterans support organizations are invited to participate. Information: 714-834-9400.<!–googleoff: all–>

SEAL BEACH

There will be a OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

TUSTIN

There will be a 9/11, Day of Remembrance at 8:30 a.m., at Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Road.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as, the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

VILLA PARK

On Sept. 10, Villa Park has a 9/11 remembrance car show at Villa Park High School at 10:30 a.m. Vendors, food and entertainment are planned.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as, the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

 

*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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