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July 03, 2014
Together...We Will Not Forget...My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each fallen hero since the 1983 attack on the Marine Barracks in Lebanon in and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a website at www.vmqp.com if you get a chance to see the quilts. We have honored 240 Gold Star Families with quilts as of this date. Please contact me via email (debelam1@aol.com) or phone at 804-397-5375 and I will get the information from you so we can send you a Memorial Quilt in honor of Hero. Thank you.
Debbie Elam, Chairman
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project
P. O. Box 534
Powhatan, VA 23139
December 26, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 13, 2013
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Acevedo Family know that we recently sent a donation to the crew of the USSNY (LPD21) in the name of Joseph Acevedo US Navy Commander. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
July 01, 2012
Together...We Will Not Forget...My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each soldier killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a website at www.vmqp.com if you get a chance to see the quilts. We have sent 207 quilts as of this date. Please contact me via email or phone at 804-598-0465 and I will get the information from you so we can send you a Memorial Quilt in honor of your soldier. Thank you.
Debbie Elam, Chairman
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project
P. O. Box 534
Powhatan, VA 23139
May 22, 2012
April 13, 2012
To the family and friends of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
Always remembering Joseph. "Some gave all."
February 18, 2012
Please know how many people still care and offer our prayers to you and your loved one.
August 30, 2011
Dear Acevedo Family,
Thank you for your sacrifice in our countrys wars. We are secure because of sacrifices made. God Bless You and Comfort you. May God Bless America!
August 19, 2011
My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each soldier killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a website at www.vmqp.com if you get a chance to see the quilts. We have sent 182 quilts as of this date. Please contact me via email or phone at 804-266-1168 and I will get the information from you so we can send you a Memorial Quilt in honor of your soldier. TOGETHER...WE WILL NOT FORGET!
Thank you.
Debbie Elam, Chairman
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project
2621 Linbrook Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
August 18, 2011
To the family and friends of cmdr Joseph Acevedo my deepest and most sincere thanks goes out to you for the freedom that he gave his life to defend. Cmdr Acevedo will not be forgotten,God rest his soul.
June 18, 2011
My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each soldier killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a website at www.vmqp.com if you get a chance to see the quilts. We have sent 179 quilts as of this date. Please contact me via email or phone at 804-598-0465 and I will get the information from you so we can send you a Memorial Quilt in honor of your soldier. TOGETHER...WE WILL NOT FORGET!
Thank you.
Debbie Elam, Chairman
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project
2621 Linbrook Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
May 29, 2011
So sorry for your loss. CMDR.JOSEPH ACEVEDO will not be forgotten. GOD BLESS
April 13, 2011
To the family and friends of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
Please accept our remembrance of Joseph on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers/Ginger Mankowski
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
April 13, 2010
To the family and friends of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
Remembering Joseph on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
September 17, 2009
Thank you. May you RIP.
August 18, 2009
god bless you , may you fiind peace
March 05, 2009
To the family of Joseph Acevedo and all of america please don't forget this great american he gave his life for our freedom and the american way of life a free life i will always love and respect you for ever sir may you now be with god and fight with gods navy aman.
January 12, 2009
To the family of Cmdr. Acevedo,
I am so so very sorry for you loss. There are no words to express how hard this must be. I wanted to let you know about a memorial I am working on to honor the soldiers from the New York City Area. I am creating a quilt with a panel for each fallen soldier. I am trying to contact the families to invite them to create their loved one's panel. If you are interested please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com
September 20, 2008
You have fought a good fight in the name of God and your Country. Now you'll be facing an eternal life in heaven with Jesus. God bless you and your family! From your Filipino relatives.
July 20, 2008
To the family of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
July 04, 2008
Dear Brave Cmdr. Acevedo,

I just wanted to tell you that I'm proud to be a fellow citizen of your's. What would we do if people like you, people with courage and conviction would not step up? I pray you have found peace in the place where there are no wars. I pray you smile and feel the sun on your face. I pray you run and experience beauty and self worth in God's kingdom. Your family will miss you, but you will see each other again. You will all be young and perfect and you will never be lonely. Thank you for your sacrifice.
May 27, 2008
We are so grateful for your service for our safety and freedom!
May 05, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 16, 2008
To the family of Joseph, our prayers and love are with you in your loss. What he has done for our country will not be forgoten.
March 08, 2008
Dear family of Joseph,
Thank you so very much for the severice your son did for our country as well as the world.
I understand your lost, I lost my son April 6, 2007 Petty Officer 1Class Joseph Adam EODMU-11 out of Oak Harbor , WA
Agreatful mom
November 11, 2007
To the family of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo:
Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
October 18, 2007
Hello:
You do not know me but I left a tribute for your family member at an earlier date. The reason for my note is to let you know of a group of people who are willing to do portraits of fallen soldiers in wood free of charge. If your family is interested you can visit their website at www.SSPSoldierPortraits@groups.msn.
com. I became aware of this site when I tried to do something special for my son's best friend's mother (my son's best friend was KIA 7/6/07, he was 18). Some of you may have already had this done but for those who did not and would like to, please contact them they are wonderful people.

God bless you and I am so sorry for your loss. Your HERO will never be forgotten.

Althea Barrett, Proud mother of a Soldier - currently stationed in Germany.
October 03, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
October 01, 2007
I hope all is well in the ACEVEDO household. I am sorry for your loss and I am proud that he was a commander in the navy. It gives me pride to know that I too am an Acevedo from the Bronx. I stumbled across his name while trying to locate my grandfather who I've never met. I am still serving in the Army for the last six years. If you would like to discuss the Acevedo family with me..I'd love to talk...my email is mikeacevedo70@yahoo.com. Take care and God Bless
September 23, 2007
To the family of Cmdr. Acevedo,
I am so so very sorry for you loss. There are no words to express how hard this must be. I wanted to let you know about a memorial I am working on to honor the soldiers from the New York City Area. I am creating a quilt with a panel for each fallen soldier. I am trying to contact the families to invite them to create their loved one's panel. If you are interested please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com
July 31, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
June 22, 2007
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It was very moving to read each and everyone of the entries in Joseph's guest book. Please know that we, his family, will forever remember your kindness. Joe loved and served his country with all his heart for most of his adult life. It's time for him to rest;let others take the watch. Be at peace my love, your duty is done.
June 22, 2007
I would like to send out my condolences to your family. My heart goes out to you. God watch out over all of you.
June 01, 2007
My condolences for the loss of Cmdr Acevedo. May he rest in peace. My flag flies in his honor.
April 30, 2007
We are sorry it took us so long to post an entry for your family member. We are trying to catch up after locating this website. God Bless Legacy.com for allowing us to honor these heros.

We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your Warrior. The Military and families all over the USA and world are grieving with you and praying for you. What a very brave individual you have in your family that would give up a life for their homeland and its people so they can remain free. Your Freedom Fighter has served the Country above and beyond the call of duty, let no one ever tell you different. With the mission now completed your Warrior has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Joseph in his arms and will give him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
April 29, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 12, 2007
In Remembrance of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo, with a Multitude of Thanks, for his Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

May Joseph Rest Safely in God's Loving Care and may the Peace of God continue to be with the Acevedo family.
Those who Made these Sacrifices, Shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2

I am sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of Caring and Support that surround you each day, as this Country Remembers Someone Very Precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
March 10, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 25, 2007
I am so saddened for each loss. No words can easen the saddness. I appreciate the service of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo. Thank you and God Bless
January 14, 2007
I am so sorry for thwe loss of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo. If there are any brothers/Sisters, please contact me, I have something for you.I am the founder of Gold Star Siblings. God Bless.
January 05, 2007
To the family of CMDR.ACEVEDO we cannot know your pain and grief, but we can only pray that your sorrow is eased by your memories of your loved one.And in the pleasure of knowing your love one for such a short time.God bless you always.
December 11, 2006
My name is Janice Bridges and my son Paul was killed on Nov 2nd 2006 in Iraq. I now know the extreme pain that the families feel...my heart goes out to you...if you ever would like talk..please I need to know how to survive....
October 15, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief, and our prayers are with you. Thank you for serving our country, you will never be forgotten.
September 21, 2006
My name is Katy and I am 19 years old. I do not know you or your family in any way. I heard about this site on the radio and had to come and check it out. I'm signing your guestbook today to tell you 2 words. THANK YOU! You do not know how much I appreciate you fighting for this country and my freedom. You will always have a place in my heart and you will NEVER be forgotten. Again, THANK YOU!
September 14, 2006
Paying tribute to Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo, with a Great Amount of Thanks for his Many Years of Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom.
May he rest, in the Mighty Hands of God and know that he Truly is an American Hero.
May God's Loving Grace and Comfort continue to be with the Acevedo family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
My brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

" What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose,
for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us"
~ Helen Keller ~

May the memories of your loved one live in your heart always.
August 03, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GODSPEED AND SEMPER FI.

A PROUD MARINE MOM
June 24, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
June 12, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Acevedo family in the loss of Joseph. I did not know Joseph but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Joseph it has been over 3 years since you were taken. You are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
May 08, 2006
My condolences to the Acevedo family. Joseph may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You have earned your golden halo and wings. May you continue to soar in the heavenly clouds up above.
April 18, 2006
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
March 21, 2006
sorry for yuor loss.
March 20, 2006
I am sorry for his loss.He will always be there for us.We will pray for you and him.He is in a better place right now.We send hugs to you.

Sincerely,
Mathew Thompson
Forest Glen Middle School
Coral Spring,FL
March 20, 2006
I am sorry about the loss of your family member. You should be proud of him for WANTING to serve his country. I am sure he is in a better place. Peace be with you and God bless.
February 23, 2006
To the family of Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo,
I want to tell you how sad I was upon hearing about the loss of your loved one, Joseph. God bless him. I will remember him and all his family in my prayers.
February 10, 2006
To the Acevedo family allow me to introduce myself I am the father of PFC Timothy J. Seamans, U.S. Army Killed in Samarra, Iraq on August 18, 2005. I knew you husband and father while onboard the USS JOHN HANCOCK (DD-981) he was the Supply Officer and what a great guy. I introduced him to my family, Tim was only 7 years old then. I also remember the last time I seen him was 1997/98 he was a LCDR than station with Fleet Industrial Supply Center at NAS JAX. My wife Monica works for the Personal Property Office. On behalf of my family to yours we send our deepest sympthy and that we were honored to know you husband/father he was truly a hero. You can contact me anytime.

In Christ Love,

Dave Seamans
7130 Oakwood Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-535-0747
February 05, 2006
thank you
January 09, 2006
Psalm 23

1
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This is a verse that I have found to be comforting to me during my husbands death. Remember that when it seems that no one else is round, God is still there with you! And he will be your rock!

My daughter,McKaLyne, and I send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss! God Bless this warrior, God Bless those whom serve freedom's cause! They are our true HERO's!!!!

If you need anything, please feel free to contact me!!!

Wife & Daughter of the Late
Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford
KIA May 23, 2005
November 24, 2005
I'm sorry for your loss. May he Rest in Peace.
October 11, 2005
sorry for you loss
September 18, 2005
With deep gratitude I thank you for your service to our country. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
August 06, 2005
God Bless.
July 05, 2005
I want to say first of all how proud of this young man and I'm so very sorry for his families loss. I want the family to know that I am very proud of each and every person who fights for our rights here and gives us the freedom to live like we live. I have a brother right now serving in Kwait and I worry each and every day for him and everyone over there. I want to say that you have a very special place in my heart and thank you very much.
July 04, 2005
My family and I thank you for what you've done for our country. My heart goes out to your family and friends. I know their hearts are broken.
May God Bless them and be with them.
God Speed...
July 03, 2005
To the family of Joseph Acevedo. My sympathy goes out to you and as we celebrate our independence tomorrow, I will be thinking of Joseph and thanking him and all the other soldiers that are paying the ultimate price so that we can enjoy this freedom. May the Lord give you peace.
June 27, 2005
Thank you for defending our country in such great time of need. Your courage is a mark on our hearts forever.
June 13, 2005
Thank you brave soldier for your selfless sacrifice for the freedom of others. I am deeply grateful and profoundly humbled by your courageous service to our great nation and others in need. May God bless your loved ones and bring them peace and comfort.
June 12, 2005
Thank you for your service and for defending this great Nation.
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