THE LONGEST DAY: 72 YEARS AFTER

There are not many of them left with us from that “Great Generation” but we will forever be grateful to all of them for saving our generation. Each year I honor them and try to picture what it was like to be in that Expedition Force that landed in Normandy, France in the early morning of                                            6 June 1944.

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                                                                                                                                                    Omaha was the most heavily defended beach. It was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and 29th Infantry Division. They faced the German 352nd Infantry Division rather than the expected single regiment. Strong currents forced many landing craft east of their intended position or caused them to be delayed. For fear of hitting the landing craft, American bombers delayed releasing their loads and, as a result, most of the beach obstacles at Omaha remained undamaged when the men came ashore. Many of the landing craft ran aground on sandbars and the men had to wade 50-125 yards in water up to their necks while under fire to get to the beach. In spite of the rough seas, DD tanks of two companies from the 741st Tank Battalion were dropped 5,000 yards (4,600 m) from shore, and 27 of the 32 flooded and sank, with the loss of 33 crew. Some tanks, disabled on the beach, continued to provide covering fire until their ammunition ran out or they were swamped by the rising tide. Casualties were around 2,000, as the men were subjected to fire from the cliffs above.

D DAY 6-6-44 DEBARQUEMENT

Problems clearing the beach of obstructions led to the beachmaster calling a halt to further landings of vehicles at 08:30. A group of destroyers arrived around this time to provide fire support so landings could resume. By late morning barely 600 men had reached the higher ground. By noon, as the artillery fire took its toll and the Germans started to run out of ammunition, the Americans were able to clear some lanes on the beaches.  The tenuous beachhead was expanded over the following days, and the D-Day objectives for Omaha were accomplished by D+3 (June 9, 1944).

At the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, adjacent to Omaha Beach, there are 9387 of those brave young patriots resting side by side.
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 With great respect,
~Charles

 

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN

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“And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the U.S.A.”

                                           –Lee Greenwood

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CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WITH A WEB CAM FROM N.Y.

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In 2011, as a part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, five live web-cams were installed in Ms. Liberty’s torch, in her crown, and at the harbor. There’s also a Panorama of the NJ and NY skylines, Ellis Island, and the New York-New Jersey Harbor.

There’s live audio too, so you can hear the whoosh of aircraft overhead and the honk of boat horns as YOU watch the ships steam across the bay. Click on this link to look and listen:http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/

Click on any of the five pictures and enjoy a live streaming video… day or night, 24/7, starting now.

I wish I could have been there:  When Lady Liberty was still in her youth, my parents saw her on their freedom voyage from Kiev, in Ukrania (then part of the Russian Empire) to Ellis Island. I can only imagine their teenage excitement and fulfillment of hope when they saw Lady Liberty from their ship. They were so proud and determined to become Americans- in every way. They quickly learned to speak English and adapted to every American way of life. I am very proud of them.

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The one time I saw The Statue of Liberty was from a US Army troop ship returning from Europe to the Port of New York on a foggy morning. The scene is emblazoned in my memory.

On Monday May 25th, 2015 let’s remember the Veterans of our struggles for Liberty who never returned to see this beautiful tribute.

Memorial Day occurs every year on the final Monday of May. It is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union andConfederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

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The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from “Decoration Day” to “Memorial Day”, which was first used in 1882. It did not become more common until after World War II, On June 28, 1968, the Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend.The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. Memorial Day endures as a holiday which most businesses observe because it marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

On Memorial Day the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

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CELEBRATE VETERANS’ DAY WITH LADY LIBERTY

Live web-cams from the Statue of Liberty

On October 28th, 2011, as a part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, five live web-cams were installed in Ms. Liberty’s torch, in her crown, and at the harbor. There’s also a Panorama of the NJ and NY skylines, Ellis Island, and the New York-New Jersey Harbor.

At 8:45 a.m. there was a Naturalization Ceremony, which honored the millions of U.S. immigrants who were first welcomed to America by Lady Liberty.

Click on any of these five pictures and enjoy a live streaming video… day or night.

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/

There’s live audio too, so you can hear the whoosh of aircraft overhead and the honk of boat horns as YOU watch the ships steam across the bay.  Look and listen!!

I wish I could have been there. When Lady Liberty was still in her youth, my parents saw her on their freedom voyage from Kiev, in Ukrania (then part of the Russian Empire) to Ellis Island. I can only imagine their teenage excitement and fulfillment of hope when they saw Lady Liberty from their ship. They were so proud and determined to become Americans- in every way. They quickly learned to speak English and adapted to every American way of life. I am very proud of them.
The one time I saw The Statue of Liberty was from a US Army troop ship returning to the Port of New York on a foggy morning. The powerful scene is emblazoned in my memory.
On Tuesday, 11/11/14 let’s remember the Veterans of our struggles for Liberty who never returned to see this beautiful tribute.
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THE BEST FATHERS’ DAY PRESENT YOU CAN GIVE

Wouldn’t it feel nice to be able to help the Dads and Granddads who have Sleep Apnea?

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… and you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

Learn Dental Sleep Medicine with us and get paid thru Medical Insurance and Medicare.

Sleep Apnea victims will not have to go untreated in YOUR office.

THIS SEMINAR IS SOLD OUT but we recommend watching Dr. Lipsey’s next FREE WEBINAR on Wednesday 18 June at 8 PM EST. You can register here: http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003095

SUBJECT:           Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
DATE:                   June 13th and 14th – Friday and Saturday
TIME:                     8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
LOCATION:          Doubletree by Hilton Hartford, CT
PRESENTER:      Dr. Marty Lipsey

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Dr. Marty Lipsey is one of the foremost authorities on electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing for Sleep Apnea services. He trains dental practices from New York to Los Angeles in Dental Sleep Medicine.


Dr. Lipsey will guide you thru a protocol for learning Dental Sleep Medicine from A to Pay.

1-29-13  SNORINGThis 2 day course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to confidently return to your practice and immediately begin implementing new screening and treatment protocols.

The course includes:

  • Patient Education,
  • Case Presentation and Treatment Acceptance,
  • Hands-on working with the popular Oral Appliances including TAP, Respire, EMA, Silent Night and others,
  • Sleep Apnea Medical Insurance Codes, Fees, and Billing Procedures,
  • And much more.

LIP 8 AAfter the Seminar Dr. Lipsey will continue to Mentor you, giving you the confidence to be a Sleep Medicine Doctor.

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Meet him and read the full course outline here:
http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003052

About Dr. Marty Lipsey :

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Dr. Marty Lipsey, received his DDS degree from UCLA and a Master of Science from Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Lipsey is the founder of Dental Sleep Med Systems, offering dental teams assistance in implementing and/or improving their dental sleep medicine practices, including electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing. Dr. Lipsey is a Sleep Group Solutions Executive Instructor, and teaches Dental Sleep Medicine from coast to coast.

NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK ends with DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME on March 9th

3-6-12 SPRING FORWARDWe “Spring forward” on Sunday midnight, March 9 and lose an hour of sleep.

Are you planing to get to bed one hour earlier? In order to fulfill the essential number of regenerating sleep cycles. The adult requirement is 7-8 hours.

Do you sleep soundly or sleep with sound?

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Are you keeping your partner awake?

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Sleep Awareness Week, which takes place this year March 2-9, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America  and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. This week, focus on sleep education and Sleep Dysfunction screening.

March 6th, Thursday, is coincidentally National Dentist Day. 

Give your Dentist a big hug and kiss… or at least, pay your bill!
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… and don”t park in his/her spot on National Dentist Day March 6th.
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Did George Washington’s dentures contribute to his death?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  President Washington! 

282 years old   February 22, 1732-2014

Dentistry has come a long way since Dr. John Greenwood gave you those dentures in 1789 made from >>>>>>>>

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There must be dozens of portraits of George Washington. I have never seen any with him smiling. Those darn Hippo dentures with the spring openers must have been painful.

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Light from a red laser scans a resin reproduction of the 1789 lower denture originally carved from Hippopatamus ivory for George Washington.

Was the throat infection that took George Washington’s life caused by colonies of bacteria that grew in his world famous dentures?   What material were they made from?

By the time he became President, in 1789, at age 57, he had only one tooth remaining,   At his inauguration, Washington was wearing a full set of dentures which were attached to his final tooth. Washington had frequent dental problems during his tenure as commanding general of the Continental Army. A famous painting of Washington in 1779 shows a scar on his left cheek, believed to be the result of a badly abscessed tooth.

One cannot help but wonder if his teeth might have been the source of the chronic infections he suffered. His dental and health problems were intertwined.

Washington was treated by no fewer than eight prominent dentists who practiced in colonial America, but his favorite was Dr. John Greenwood.  Dr. Greenwood’s dentures had a base of hippopotamus ivory carved to fit the gums. The upper denture had ivory teeth and the lower plate consisted of eight human teeth fastened by gold pivots that screwed into the base. The set was secured in his mouth by spiral springs. The upper and lower gold plates were connected by springs which pushed the upper and lower plates against the upper and lower ridges of his mouth to hold them in place. Washington actually had to actively close his jaws tightly to make his teeth bite together.

His final dentures were made in 1798, the year before he died. This set had a swaged gold plate with individual backing for each tooth and was fastened together by rivets. Today, the lower denture is on display in the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, and another the set was donated to the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, the oldest dental college in the world.

Source: Research by Michelle Keib

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BRING YOUR VALENTINE TO CHARLOTTE FOR A SPECIAL WEEKEND

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Learn Dental Sleep Medicine in Charlotte, NC on the Valentine’s Weekend- Feb. 11th and 12th.
Bring your Valentine and enjoy the city after a most profitable seminar.
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Dr. George Jones will explain the WHY and the HOW of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea connections:

  • WHY is High Blood Pressure a symptom of SA?
  • WHY is Acid Reflux (GERD) a symptom of SA?
  • WHY is Diabetes a symptom of SA?

Dr. Jones will explain these relationships and their physiology.

Learn the risk factors and HOW they contribute to OSA:

  • Excess weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing. However, not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight. Thin people develop OSA, too.
  • Neck circumference. People with a thicker neck may have a narrower airway.
  • A narrowed airway. You may have inherited a naturally narrow throat. Or, your tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged, which can block your airway. An enlarged or inflamed uvula will block the airway.
  • Being male. Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea. However, women increase their risk if they’re overweight, and their risk also appears to rise after menopause.
  • Age. Sleep apnea occurs significantly more often in adults over 60.
  • Family history. If you have family members with sleep apnea, you may be at increased risk.
  • Race. In people under 35 years old, blacks are more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. These substances relax the muscles in your throat.
  • Smoking. Smokers are three times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than are people who’ve never smoked. Smoking may increase the amount of inflammation and fluid retention in the upper airway. This risk likely drops after you quit smoking.
  • Nasal congestion. If you have difficulty breathing through your nose — whether it’s from an anatomical problem or allergies — you’re more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.
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Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist.
Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands and discovers sleep problems.

Read more about this inside Sleep Magazine: www.TheSleepMagazine.com 

1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARINGSee the Two day course outline and register here:
http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003035

Dr. Jones will continue to mentor you after the seminar to give you the confidence to be a Sleep Medicine Doctor.

Dr. George Jones is a native of Wheeling, WV and earned his BS in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University. He received his Dental Degree from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry, and relocated to coastal North Carolina in 2003. Over the years, Dr. Jones has served as a consultant and evaluator for several dental manufacturers and maintains a private practice in Sunset Beach, NC. .

Come to Rochester, NY and learn to become a “Sleep Medicine Dentist”, with Dr. Hnat-16 CE

Come with the family to Rochester, NY, August 23-24 (Friday and Saturday) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Enjoy the weekend sightseeing, dining and learning Sleep Medicine.
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This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to confidently return to your practice and immediately begin implementing new screening, and treatment protocols. It includes Medical billing protocol and codes.

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Dr. Michael Hnat, the seminar leader. is one of the most respected instructors in Dental Sleep Medicine.

ROCHESTER
The East End is a residential neighborhood in Downtown Rochester but also the main nightlife district. The Eastman Theatre, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Eastman School of Music are in the East End, along with the Little Theatre, an independent film theatre and many clubs, bars and high-end restaurants.

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The High Falls are one of three voluminous waterfalls on the Genesee River

Read the 2-day course outline and register here:  http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000002905

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WITH LADY LIBERTY! Live web-cams- NYC

11-8-11 LIBERTY

On October 28th, 2011, as a part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, five live web-cams were installed in Ms. Liberty’s torch, in her crown, and at the harbor. There’s also a Panorama of the NJ and NY skylines, Ellis Island, and the New York-New Jersey Harbor.

There’s live audio too, so you can hear the whoosh of aircraft overhead and the honk of boat horns as YOU watch the ships steam across the bay. Click on this link to look and listen: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/

Click on any of the five pictures and enjoy a live streaming video… day or night, 24/7, starting now.

I wish I could have been there:  When Lady Liberty was still in her youth, my parents saw her on their freedom voyage from Kiev, in Ukrania (then part of the Russian Empire) to Ellis Island. I can only imagine their teenage excitement and fulfillment of hope when they saw Lady Liberty from their ship. They were so proud and determined to become Americans- in every way. They quickly learned to speak English and adapted to every American way of life. I am very proud of them.

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The one time I saw The Statue of Liberty was from a US Army troop ship returning from Europe to the Port of New York on a foggy morning. The scene is emblazoned in my memory.

On Monday May 27th, 2013 let’s remember the Veterans of our struggles for Liberty who never returned to see this beautiful tribute.
 

Memorial Day occurs every year on the final Monday of May. It is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

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The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from “Decoration Day” to “Memorial Day”, which was first used in 1882. It did not become more common until after World War II, On June 28, 1968, the Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend.The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. Memorial Day endures as a holiday which most businesses observe because it marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

On Memorial Day the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

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Here’s the National Memorial Day parade on Capitol Hill Mall – Monday May 27th, 2013
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