Honoring Heroes of a Dying Generation

Last Update: May 26, 2019

It is Memorial Day Weekend 2019 here in the United States.and to many that signifies the start of summer, the first big outdoor barbecue, opening up of your pool, and heading to the beach. But the true meaning of Memorial Day is to honor those American men and women who have died while in active duty service.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

Even though Memorial Day is to honor those that died while still in service and Veterans Day is to honor those dead and alive who have served their country in a time of war, we Americans tend to mix the meanings of the two. Despite the divisiveness of current day politics, unity is strong when it comes to honoring those who do and did serve in the military.

USS New York (made with 7.5 tons of steel from the WTC ruins) arrives in NYC as part of Fleet Week 2019

It is really easy to take for granted many of the freedoms we have, especially here in the West. But these freedoms we have come at a price of human blood with the death of men and women, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Do not be fooled or complacent because this fight for freedom is still going on today.

We citizens, no matter what country we live in, owe respect for those who serve and have served in our armed forces. You may not agree with the policies under which a military may serve, but you cannot deny the courage and dedication of those who leave their families and put themselves in harms way to bring some form of freedom to others.

THERE ARE PATRIOTS EVERYWHERE

Patriotism is not unique to any one country. Every country in the world practices' patriotism and though it does not have to be associated to the military, in many cases it can be. Being patriotic is a strong feeling and you can take advantage of that and create a niche website for those patriotic about their countries military.

Last year at this time I created a WA blog post about Military Affiliate Programs and how anyone anywhere in the world could pick that as their niche. I also gave a long list of possible sub niches and mentioned how you could cross-promote different niches and keywords with the military niche. If you didn't read that post you can read it at the link below.

Military Affiliate Programs - How to Make Extra Money Online

The image above was just captured yesterday. I knew that the keyword Military Affiliate Programs was a low hanging fruit keyword, which is why I originally used it. I hadn't checked the ranking in almost a year. The last time I checked, about 10 months ago it was in the middle of Google page 2. Now it's on page 1 position 2.

The military niche is huge with so many possibilities to focus on. As you know I have many niche ideas rattling around in my brain, too many to do myself. This is why I have created a few training tutorials on niche ideas. But I just decided today that after my CBD Hemp Oil niche site is done I am going to start a World War II Buffalo Soldier niche site.

HEROES OF A DYING GENERATION

My dad was a World War II veteran and a member of the famous but "invisible" Buffalo Soldiers. The reason I say "invisible" is that of how they were treated by the government, the rest of the armed forces, and most citizens of the U.S. back in the 1940s. German and Japanese prisoners of war had more rights and respect than the all black U.S. Army division.

Despite Maj. Gen. Edward Almond blaming his own poor performance on his troops, soldiers of the 92nd ID went on to receive a total of 3,340 medals. My dad got two.

The 92nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was an all-black division, except for its 200 white officers. Like the famous Tuskegee Airmen, they were treated like dirt BUT they still performed well on the battlefield, in many cases above and beyond. If it weren't for the 92nd ID, Italy would not have been liberated from the Nazi and German army.

Though there is a national museum dedicated to the Buffalo Soldiers in Houston, Texas, I am going to create a website that can educate people the world over about the history that is not taught in the history books. There are only about a dozen combined Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen still alive in 2019. Those history making heroes will soon be gone.

Creating an affiliate marketing website in the Buffalo Soldiers niche is just one of many focused sub niches in the broader Military niche. I intend to preserve the memory of that dying generation that are not recognized as much as they should be. You too can bring attention to someone you know in the military by creating a website around what they do/did.

The military niche is popular year round and in any country. Here in the U.S. we have two main national holidays celebrating our military and veterans. The sales potential is massive with all the young and old generations wanting to own collectibles, flags, uniforms, surplus, and hundreds of other items. Starting your military niche website here at WA is a no-brainer.

If you follow me on Facebook, check out the mini-documentary video I just posted on my profile page called Deeds Not Words: The Buffalo Soldiers in World War II.

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roxydog1312 Premium
Some people don't know the history of the Buffalo Soldiers goes back to the Civil War. People often forget that the most oppressed among us still did their duty for a country that did not extend the same freedoms they were fighting for. Many heartfelt thanks to your father and his generation and his race. He and his fellow Buffalo Soldiers provided a vital service that won the war and kept our freedom safe.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for your kind words towards my dad and his generation. Yes, the Buffalo Soldiers go all the way back to the days of the Civil War, where they began as a Calvary regiment.

For the longest time they were the keepers of the peace out west against warring Indian tribes. They were given their name by local tribes who said they resembled the buffalo with their wool-like hair and their never-say-die fighting spirit.
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ERichardson1 Premium
Good evening my friend, my great-grandfather was a scout for the Union Army, my grandfather was in the Army, my father was in the Navy, my older son was in the Army. Because of all the medications that he had to take, because of all he had went through, he is no longer with us. I do know what this day really means. I think you my brother for writing this blog. May you be blessed
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Earl
Wow, so sorry to hear that! My thoughts are with you, I can't imagine!
Words fail me.Big eHug,
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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NnurseBecca Premium
I'm so sorry for 😪 God rest his Gentle Soul
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Earl and I wish to extend thanks to all those in your family who have served this country in the military. Sorry for the loss of your older son, he will live on as a hero in your heart.
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ERichardson1 Premium
Thank you my brother
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ERichardson1 Premium
thank you my sister
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ERichardson1 Premium
Thank you my friend
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NnurseBecca Premium
You are quite welcome Mister Richardson, of course! Brother from another mother
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Wayne1950 Premium
Thank you very much from a veteran.
I have seen several documentaries on these two units how they were treated and yet how they were excellent in their performance.

I think any way these soldiers and airmen can be memorialized is great
Every time I go to the VA hospital now almost everyone there are Vietnam vets then several Korea veterans however you are lucky to see one or two WWII veterans.
The sooner they can be memorialized the better in my book.

Only medal other than standard for service was a Purple Heart which I turned down as I didn't feel my injuries merited a medal.
Thanks for a great post and links to your military post.
Thanks Wayne
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TeamIceCream Premium
Your service is much appreciated Wayne - thank you. (Although a little inappropriate to say so on this day, but is it ever inappropriate to say thank you?) ;-)
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Wayne and thank you for your service to our country. I agree that a website to continue the knowledge of these brave men needs to be done soon because not many WWII veterans are still alive.

Fortunately I still have the memories of my dad's war stories as well as old photographs of him serving in Italy. One in particular that I like is of him standing over a garbage can holding his eating dish of what was left.

But instead of throwing it out there is this little orphan Italian girl taking the remaining food out of his dish and placing it into a metal can so she could eat it later. That picture just touches my heart in a special way in how I remember him.

I honor those who died while in combat, give thanks to the veterans like yourself and my dad, and give support to the men and women who still serve today. Freedom is never free and giving thanks is the least we can do.
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Alexis75 Premium
Thank you for your post because it's so important that we never forget the brave men and women who have lost their lives to fight for our freedom. I also want to applaud those who are currently serving in the military that are continuing to fight for the same liberties and rights as those who have gone before them. Great post!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Alexis and I also share your feelings in giving thanks for those who are still serving in the military. We honor the fallen, give thanks to the veterans, and support to actively serving.
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kpercival55 Premium
Thanks for the great post Robert!

Freedom is NOT free, and we do need to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate price so that the rest of us may reap the benefits.

The military niche is a wonderful idea, and will provide an important record of information that may otherwise be lost forever.

Happy Memorial weekend!

KyleAnn
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome KyleAnn. I fully agree that besides the money making potential of a military niche website, it would mostly be a great opportunity to record the knowledge of history for future generations to learn.
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Calh60 Premium
Hi Boomer, first, thank you for your dad's service to the United States. My dad also served in the Army during WWII. I once interviewed him for a paper I was writing in college for a US Military history class. Needless to say, he was honored to tell his story and memories of his time in France and the professor awarded me with an "A" for that paper.

I had no idea that the military could be a niche idea. I really appreciate sharing this information and honoring our country on Memorial Day!

Cal
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Cal and I send a big thank you for your dad's service as well. I remember my dad used to like telling stories about his adventures in the Army both training here, in transit to and from Europe by ship and while in Italy. The military is a very large niche with plenty of sub niches one can build a website around.
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Calh60 Premium
You're welcome....my dad learned how to ski in Wisconsin before he went overseas. They knew there would be snow in France. They mostly learned how to cross country ski.
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boomergp08 Premium
Skiing, both cross country and downhill, I believe is taught to soldiers of the 10th Mountain (Light Infantry) Division based out of Fort Drum, NY up near the Canadian border. I have heard stories that other Army divisions that are going to some location where there is snow and mountains, will go to Fort Drum for training with the 10th. I can see Wisconsin being another great place to learn how to ski.
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Calh60 Premium
Up until the time when my dad could no longer ski with me anymore we went to Wintergreen mountain near Charlottesville, Va. He taught me how to ski. He really enjoyed it.
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boomergp08 Premium
Always hold tight to those memories.
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bpais1 Premium
Talking with a neighbor who was a Vietnam Veteran, I found out that "color" was not an issue during that war.

He says that everyone chewed the same dirt while bleeding the same red blood - and they were brothers - all.

I thank him and all other vets - past and present - for their courage and fortitude in risking their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have!

Happy Memorial Day to all of them!

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
Color should never be an issue. For those of color who served in WWII when it was an issue, they put it behind them and served with dignity and humility regardless of what their commanders and others thought of them.

The Vietnam Veterans faced a total different form of discrimination and like their brother soldiers before them, put it behind them and served with dignity. Those who criticize should first serve and see what it is like.

This is why I will always thank a veteran regardless of era for their service and sacrifice. Now I intend to spread the history about heroes forgotten but should never be. Honor and remember the dead and support the living.
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bpais1 Premium
Either post this website on your profile page or PM me the URL, Rob.

I want to add it to my "MUST" websites to visit - now and then!

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
I haven't built it yet Jim, but when I do I will surely post the link.
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DesireeA Premium
Well said and thank you! Freedom is NOT free. It comes with a price.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Bravo for you for doing a military niche to commemorate the unsung heroes that you mentioned, Rob! Your site will be helpful and educational to many people for generations to come. :)

Blessings,
Colleen
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Colleen. I my website will do just that. Even though there are museums people can go to to learn about military history, that knowledge is limited in that people have to travel there. This makes it hard for people in London to know about something in Texas,

However when there is a website that people can find online after doing a Google search and can learn all sorts of military history, that would be a win-win. A win for them to find a website full of military history and a win for me to make money with affiliate links.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Robert

It is always a pity when we judge others on things like their color, size, accent, or other factors which they don't have control over, rather on their character and the things that they do.

Thank you for bringing to our attention and honoring the 92nd ID Buffalo Soldiers!

When you visit your Dad's grave, please place a small stone on his grave, and say "Thank You" on my behalf as well. Will you, please?

Why a stone, and not flowers?

Flowers, although at first it excites with its color and fragrance, it quickly withers and become unpleasant to the eyes... and is soon forgotten.

A stone on the contrary, although not colorful or bursting with fragrance, remains for a long time - and although there is nothing extravagant about my humble "Thank You", I want to emphasize that my gratefulness for his service is deep and lasting and that I hope it will remain as a testimony of my gratefulness, long after I too has gone.

If you happen to visit any of the other Buffalo Soldiers' graves - I'll be SO grateful if you can find a stone for them as well, or if you would simply say a "Thank You" on my behalf.

I'm not even from the USA, why do I want you to thank them on my behalf? Because like you say - look how they liberated Italy (besides all the other heroic things they've done - WOW, just writing about each medal earned would make it several volumes thick.) We are all inter-connected, we all share the same lovely planet. The good that we do, we do for the benefit of everybody. Me included. And for that I am grateful.

Thank you for a touching post, Robert - your Dad have reason to be proud of you!

In gratitude,
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Sharlee for your kind words and sweet as ice cream gestures. I will definitely place a stone on my parents grave marker and say Thank You on your behalf.

I agree that it is a pity that people are judged by their color or other aspect they have no control over. People need to judge by the content of one's character.

For those who judge based on race, how will they react when judgement day comes and they find out that Jesus does not have fair skin, long flowing brown hair, and light colored eyes?

We all share this planet and we are all equal in the eyes of God. Too bad many cannot grasp that or at least use some common sense and treat others the way they wish to be treated.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Robert
Awww, your kind words are much appreciated, Robert! Thank you.
LOL - Yes, I believe THAT will be a HUGE shock for sure.;-)
Wishing you an awesome day, Robert!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Goatbros Premium
Robert, this a very thoughtful article. I would like to see other minority (really not applicable today) contributions to our country. I plan to follow your progress on your military affiliate programs.
Jeanine
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jeanine. I am happy you enjoyed this post I have written today. It will some time before I can get to starting my military niche website as I am operating a Bootcamp site and just started building a CBD hemp oil site. But I will be promoting it heavily once it is done, so stay tuned.
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JKaobata1 Premium
Great Information.I love this people who keep our freedom till now.God Bless them..
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree. God bless them all and their families.
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Dhind1 Premium
Very nice post. I will definitely be checking out your video and I would be interested in your Buffalo soldiers website when active. I, like many people, are interested in the years surrounding WWII.
I agree, the freedom to do the things we can do in the countries we live in is bought at the price of human lives, and we must respect and honour that sacrifice.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you, happy you enjoyed reading this post. I have always found the years of WWII, especially the fighting in Europe, the most interesting. I used to enjoy the war stories my dad would tell us kids.

Even though he went through a lot of disrespectful crap being part of a segregated army, he was always proud of what he accomplished. That showed me to not worry about the things out of my control and to do the best I can with what I can control. Also to put your trust in God to guide you through.
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Nancy29 Premium
Thanks for a lovely post and a perfect gesture. My hat goes off to you, Robert. My husband was a Vietnam Veteran. There are a few similarities to the way the Buffalo Soldiers and the Vietnam era Veterans were treated by the general populace of this country. Thank for an excellent tribute. Thank you, too, for suggesting a great niche idea to me.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Nancy and I respect what your husband did and thank him for his service. It is a real shame how people who never put on a uniform and went into combat can treat those who have with such disrespect. The Vietnam Vets took a lot of crap they didn't deserve.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Nancy
Please allow me to also say a big "Thank You" to your husband for his service. But I also want to extend a Thank You to you for your support to him. (Yes, I know not all women were married to their husband's at the time, but even those who wasn't still bear some of the burden afterwards.) Whichever way, I just wanted to thank YOU as well. ;-) I hope it make sense. ;-)
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Nancy29 Premium
Hi Sharlee,
Your comment does indeed make sense to me and I appreciate your kind words.

My husband passed away 10 years ago as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. He also returned, as did a great number of Vietnam Veterans, with PTSD. It created hellish conditions for him, and negatively impacted all family members as well.

Sending our young into the breach, to endure soul-destroying, life altering conditions needs to stop. We humans must devise better ways to solve our differences.

Thank you for your loving comment.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Dearest Nancy

Yes, many came back, facing those harrowing years afterwards, and no support were given to the wifes and children, who don't always have it easy.

Agreed!
I just wanted you to know that the families are not forgotten!

eHugs
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Nancy29 Premium
Hugs to you too :-)
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CandP Premium
Thanks for posting this, Rob. Though neither of us has served, Colette's father was in an artillery unit in the 2nd world war and Philip's father was a navigator on a Lancaster bomber. Neither of them talked about it much but they both volunteered when the time came. All veterans have a special place in our hearts.
Colette and Philip
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boomergp08 Premium
I honor and thank them for their service as I do anyone else who has served and sacrificed their time and lives. Though my dad was an engineer by trade, he was in an ordnance company supplying the ammunition to the entire 92nd infantry division.
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FKelso Premium
I think you are doing a good thing, and something that needs to be done. Good idea, and hope it goes very well.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Fran. I am already planning things even though I should be working on my current website. lol
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FKelso Premium
Your website is important, but other things are too.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thanks for honoring the true meaning of Memorial Day Robert, let's never take our frreedom for granted and honor those who fought for ours>
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boomergp08 Premium
Amen Kaju. When I was younger it was all about partying at the Jersey Shore but now as an adult and especially after losing my dad, I take it to heart what Memorial Day really means.
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NnurseBecca Premium
This brings joyful tear to my eye! Thank you for honoring patriotism.
Kind Regards,
Nurse Becca
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Becca. So many have given so much for all of to live today, no matter where we are in the world.
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bnh51sbcglo Premium
Thanks for this post. I met a Buffalo Soldier just last week. Very humble man.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. They all are / were.
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