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July 4th: Celebrating Freedom & Remembering Fallen Heroes

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On July 4th, Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of our nation and the core values of what it means to be American.  The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776. Its words have stood the test of time as an ideal for which to continually strive and protect. (Read more about Independence Day) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Preamble to Declaration of Independence) On this day we celebrate our freedom and honor our unique heritage as Americans. We are a nation of …

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We Will Remember Them

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More than 20 years ago, Pat Scannon was reading a book late at night on World War in the Pacific. On the last page of the book, the author included a quote from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Laurence Binyon (excerpt from “For the Fallen”) Pat never truly appreciated the power of poetry, before that moment. Laurence Binyon’s words in that stanza overwhelmed him, especially the last sentence. While Binyon wrote this poem in 1914 to honor those lost in the British Expeditionary …

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5 Ways to Give on Memorial Day

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On Memorial Day, we often remember our fallen heroes with parades and picnics. These are beautiful gatherings that reflect family and community. In many poignant ways, these celebrations capture the way of life our service members sacrificed to protect.  Still, people yearn for concrete ways to pay tribute to the sacrifice of our service members that is a blend of honoring the solemnity of their sacrifice and the freedom that is their legacy.  Here, at Project Recover, every day is Memorial Day.  Our mission is to bring every one of our fallen heroes home. It is where you will find us every Monday whether it is  Memorial Day or not.  5 ways you can give on Memorial Day.  Make a …

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Packing for Palau MIA Recovery Mission

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Project Recover met with Legion Undersea Services to pack for our first MIA Recovery Mission in Palau later this year. Our team members who went to Florida to spend the weekend packing for Palau were: Dan O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer Harry Parker, Digital Asset Manager & Photographer Milt Douglas, Volunteer Adam Gray, Volunteer Legion Undersea Services principles were there to pack for the team: John Marsack, Co-Founder,  Nick Zaborski, Co-Founder Alex Tumaniszwili, Director of Diving Operations Let me begin by saying we are thrilled to embark on our first MIA Recovery Mission. Until recently, Project Recover focused exclusively on MIA Search Missions. In those missions, we search for underwater crash sites associated with MIAs. Once we find a crash site, …