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  • Happy Memorial Day 2009

    This Memorial Day, Heritage honors those who serve in the United States Armed Forces, their families, and all military retirees and veterans. From the battlefields of the Civil War–after which the first Memorial Day was observed–to the Forest of Argonne, the beaches of Normandy, the islands of the Pacific, the Chosin Reservoir, the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of Iraq, the mountains of Afghanistan, and all the other fields, territories and theaters American soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have fought bravely, we remember those fallen men and women who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” We will also not forget those who have yet to come home and remain missing in action.

    The nation is grateful for a commitment that can never fully be repaid when an American citizen raises their right hand to take the formal oath to protect the U.S. Constitution–and by extension fiercely guard the daily freedom everyone of us enjoy.

    This weekend reminds us all of the universal consensus that surrounds the commitment to protect our protectors–the troops. For the past, present, and future of American liberty, and liberty around the world, is built upon the shoulders of their unwaivering dedication and willingness to sacrifice for our great nation.

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    6 Responses to Happy Memorial Day 2009

    1. Hugues Sanon, says:

      I am sending this message to all american soldiers who fought for this great country (america).

      as we all know that memorial day is a day when all americans, regardless of ideologies, race, creed, or political persuasion, join to remember the sacrifices of those who answered their nation's call.

      we love you and we appreciate the sacrifices you have made for this country as we remember those who lost their lives for this great country.

      their fought and died to preserve this land of hope and dreams.

      the opportunity that all nations enjoy, the fredoms that so many americans enjoy did not come cheaply. they were paid for with flesh and blood of american servicemen and women, and with the tears of those whose lives were changed forever by the loss of a loved one.

      let me give you some facts about some wars.

      in the revolutionary war there were more than 10.000 casualties, with more than 4.000 deaths. in other word about 55 americans dying each month of the war in the 80 months of this revolutionary war. in korean ware, there were 136,935 casualties, with 33, 651 deaths, or about 909 americans dying in combat each moth of the ware for the 37 months of war. in 90 months of the vietam war there were 211,471 casualties, with 47,369 deaths , or about 526 americans dying in combat each month of this war. in 1 month of the gulf war there were 760 casualties, with 293, deaths, or 148 americans dying in combat during the month of the war.

      they died for the american people. the died for their country. they did their duty.

      today tens of thousands of americans flocked to cemeteries and parades to honor the dead of the american soldiers, many stay home enjoying barbecues and some go for picnics.

      excellent! but, do it with heart and continue to pray for the families of the lost ones.

      happy holiday to all.

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    3. Carol , Williamsburg says:

      Today i went to hte Memorial Day ceremony in Colonial WIlliamsburg.They Fife and Drum Corp and 'soldiers' who helped to defend the nation at its inception were there as well.

      It seems that a Memorial Day remembrance included prayers, a march to Bruton Parish where plain green wreaths were laid in memory of the 200 men lost at the time. Those two hundred have escaladed to millions of American lives lost for freedom.

      Freedom is not free. For over two hundred years we have been paying for freedom with our most treasured asset, the lives of our sons and daughters.

      Our country thanks all of the people who have died to keep freedom as our right and our privilege.Without those brave people there would no longer be the United States of America. They are all heroes and the stuff patriots are made of.GOD rest their souls and may they know that we will always remember their great sacrifices,their lives, so that we could live our lives free of tyranny.

      God bless those men and women.on Memorial Day.

      GOD Bless America!

    4. Barb -mn says:

      How can you put into words the gratitude and appreciation we have for the men and women who fight for freedom and liberty for human life around the world? Who gave us the strength and integrity to carry out, what we can, the mission here. Thank you from the deepest of our hearts.

      We pray for ALL to see a resolution suited for ALL living, being freedom and liberty. Basic birth rights to be lived throughout each individual life and immune from removal by any other individual life or lives… The mission will not be in vane.

      Today is one day of recognition, but please know you are thought of and recognized daily with utmost respect and gratitude. God Bless!

    5. Barb -mn says:

      How can you put into words the gratitude and appreciation we have for the men and women who have fought and continue the fight for freedom and liberty for human life around the world? Who gave us the strength and integrity to carry out, what we can, the mission here. Thank you from the deepest of our hearts.

      We pray for ALL to see a resolution suited for ALL living, being freedom and liberty. Basic birth rights to be lived throughout each individual life and immune from removal by any other individual life or lives… The mission will not be in vane.

      Today is one day of recognition, but please know you are thought of and recognized daily with utmost respect and gratitude. God Bless!

    6. Sarr Augustin, Franc says:

      Hugues Sanon est enfin le chanteur que la Musique traditionnelle haitienne attendait depuis si longtemps.

      Hugues Sanon est un chanteur de jazz-crèole possèdant un talent exceptionnel. Avec sa conbinaison du jazz et le folklore haitien, il transforme la musique haitienne et devient l’une des figures les plus importantes de la chanson haitienne.

      L’artiste angagè qu’est Hugues Sanon est nè le 9 fèvrier 1978 á fort-national, port-au-prince, haiti. Dotè d’un talent innè, le chanteur compose et joue au piano depuis son trés jeune age. Plus tard, vers son adolèscence, il forme avec ses amis un groupe accapella appellè DÈVOUE POUR CHRIST avec lequel ils performent dans diffèrentes èglises et activitès socio-culturelles.

      Arrivè aux Etats-Unis en 1998, Hugues Sanon compose plusieurs chansons pour des groupes chrètiens. En 2001 il se met á la television et travaille á la tèlè CITRONNELLE, en 2002 á la radio VÈRITE et 2004 á la LDM VERITE o? il devient trés connu dans la diaspora haitienne.

      Aprés une dizaine d’annèes travaillant á la radio et á la tèlèvision, Hugues Sanon qui a etudiè business administration et la theologie n’a pas oubliè sa passion pour la musique. Èt en 2009 avec sa renconte avec le pianiste multi-style qu’est Jocel Almèus, Hugues Sanon dècide de produire son premier Album de jazz-crèole titrè”Ayiti Nan Ké-m” (Haiti est sur mon Coeur). L’originalitè de son album repose dans le choix de mots et dans les mèlodies qu’il apporte á chaque chanson.

      Á travers son album, Hugues Sanon entend dènoncer les diffèrents problémes auxquels les haitiens de la diaspora et ceux d’haiti font face tous les jour.

      Ce chanteur á la voix sublime, veut faire de la lutte contre la corruption, l’èxclusion sociale, la pauvretè et la protection de l’environnement son cheval de bataille á travers ses chansons engagèes.

      Bien que sa musique peut paraitre mèconnu pour certains, puisque le public du jazz-creole est trés restreint, mais il dègage á travers sa musique un message assez clair qui touche profondement tous les coeurs.

      Avec un timbre de voix, les mots et les notes qu’il choisit, beaucoup voient en lui le nouveau Ansy Desroses, Manno Charlmagne ou Boulo Valcourt.

      Ce poete, compositeur et arrangeur, participe activement á toutes les activitès visant á promouvoir la culture haitienne un peu partout dans le monde.

      Hugues Sanon represent son pays partout il passe en popularisant la musique haitienne á travers les festivals espagnol, caribèen, fèstival de jazz aux ètats unis et même en l’exportant au cours de diffèrentes performances dans des pays come le Canada, Saint-Domingue, Hunduras, Guatemala, El-Salvador it Nicaragua.

      A travers son organization Kolè Zèpol pou chanjè La Vi Lakay, Hugues Sanon vient en aide ègalement á des enfants orphelins qui vivent dans des quartiers populaires en haiti., tels que Citè Soleil, Fort –national, Délmas, Bel-air, Carrefour etc.

      Pour l’accompagner dans la rèalisation de son premier album, Hugues Sanon a sèlèctionnè des musiciens de renom tels que:

      1-Le troubadour Boulo Valcourt, guitariste et duet dans #1-2 et guitare dans Ann met Men

      2- Melanie Charles, Chanteuse de jazz, duet dans le # 3

      3-Jocel Almeus, Arrangeur et pianiste de l’album

      4-Makarios Cesaires, guitariste dans #1 et 9

      5- Erickson Desmangles, guitariste dans l’amour, Ayiti anba dlo, tounen et nan Peyi-m

      6-Appolos Jean Baptiste, guitariste dans ann met men

      7-Gerard Avant, guitariste et bassiste dans nap jweenn yon wout, l’amour , imajine et ann met men

      8-Chico Boyer, Bassiste dans toutes les chansons excepte l-amour, ann met men et Nap jweenn yon Wout et imajine

      9- Jean Caze, trompetiste, dans Ayiti Nan Ke-k, Nan Peyi-m et Imajine

      10-Rogerst Charles, saxophoniste dans Nap Jwenn Yon Wout

      11-Manny Lane, batterie dans toutes les chansons

      12- Sergo Desius, tambour et percussioniste dans toutes les chansons

      Phillipe Pierre, Background Vocal dans toutes les chansons

      Wilkenson Theodore, Background Vocal dans toutes les chansons

      Charlson Duverne, Background Vocal dans Nan peyi mwen

      Josue Lazarre, Background vocal dans l’amour

      Palmyre Seraphin, Conseiller

      Chadavoine Jean, conseiller

      Obed Jean Louis, Conseiller

      Stalina Vertus, Conseiller techniques

      Pour avoir des informations toutes fraiches sur l’actualite de Hugues Sanon, connectez-vous sur sa page myspace, facebook, twitter ou hi5. Pour vous procurer son album connectez-vous sur karijazz.com, I-tune ou par email: huguesanimator@yahoo.com

      Sarr Augustin, journaliste

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