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April 09, 2014
To the Family of Nicholas Xiarhos;

We understand what you are experiencing and feeling. No amount of words can ease the pain of your loss. We know firsthand there are no words of comfort at this time. Just know that there are Marine families across the USA who is experiencing your loss and pain.

My family and I are thankful for the Bravery, Courage, Determination and Service to fight for our country, (our freedom) from Nicholas, my son and all the others in our armed forces for the sacrifice made for us. You all will not be forgotten.

May he rest in peace knowing that he was loved and remembered by those who knew him as well as strangers who admired his courage and sacrifice? My deepest condolences, sympathy and prayers go out to the entire family. May God grant you peace, strength and comfort? I will keep your family in my prayers along with all the families of our American Hero's. Another Fallen Hero ~~~~ Thank you.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine!
Yesterday, Today, Forever ~
Semper Fi ~ Marines!
Proud Marine Mom
(LCpl. Nicholas S. Perez – KIA 9-3-04 – Al Anbar Province, Iraq)
December 11, 2013
To the Xiarhos family. I wanted to wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season but just couldn't come up with the appropriate words. I think of Nick often as I do a lot of the students I saw go through D-Y during my time there. To me he will always be young and so full of life. I check this site occasionally and am happy to see that people still leave messages for him. No one is ever really gone as long as we have memories of them-and what wonderful memories they are. Thank you for your sacrifice and may we hope that very soon all of our children will be home. Love to you all.
August 15, 2013
Semper Fi Marine. I salute you and deeply appreciate your ultimate sacrifice.
July 26, 2013
Thinking of Nicholas and realizing it is near the 4th anniversary of his passing. I will always be grateful to him for his service & sacrifice for our country.
July 21, 2013
i just want to say thank you for what a hero that your son is
July 01, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
June 07, 2013
I did not know your son but I have a son that is a Marine also. I do know the sacrifice we endure but please know that this was his life choice and I bet her would not have wanted it anyother way. God bless your family and may he rest in peace.
May 27, 2013
what are we to say these men give there lives for us
and we supposed to be able to say a few words. there is know words to describe.what these men have done
for us . just pray they all come home safe.god bless there families.
May 23, 2013
we thank you with all our hearts, and will love you forever.our HERO
May 18, 2013

Our Deepest Sympathy In This Time Of Loss
May 13, 2013
This entry is in memory & honor of Nicholas Xiarhos. We will always be grateful to him for his service and sacrifice to this country.
May 03, 2013
CPL. Nicholas Xiarhos R. I. P.
Thank you for serving your Country.
May you rest in peace CPL.
My condolences goes out to your family, friends U.S. Marine buddies. Go in peace my friend.
April 29, 2013
Go with God's speeed Devil Dog and keep the gates of heaven safe for all to enter. Semper Fi!

Desert Storm Vet
Aco 1/3 Marine Veteran 1988-1992
Timothy Ballard
April 29, 2013
Thank you for your service and sacrifice you gave for your country. May God bless you for all eternally. Im a former usn wave. So you will always be a kindred spirit.
March 25, 2013
may you rest in peace.thank you for your services.
March 03, 2013
fr ken kelble being justifed by faith we have peace with god wow you are a winner god bless us to be faithfull bold all out god be the glory forever act now oh lord amen
February 11, 2013
Well i dont know you but my husband is a marine so semper fi and i pray for your families loss. I am sure your were a great person rest in peace
November 14, 2012
I didn't get to know you wish I had.I recently lost a brother and so I pray the two of you's are lookin out for all us "big dummies" down here and having a nice long laugh.....love ya both
September 25, 2012
Remembering Nicholas today and every other day. Thanks, buddy.
September 25, 2012
July 24, 2012
July 23, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos:
Always remembering Nicholas. "Some gave all."
July 23, 2012
We will never, ever forget you.
July 06, 2012
To the Xiarhos family,

May the wonderful memories of your loved one provide solace for you during this difficult time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again in Paradise. John 17:3
June 30, 2012
CPL Xiarhos deserves a candle light, gone but not Forgotten. Shed your tears for they are not invain neither for sadness but in loving memory of a love one. We all look forward to world peace. Please read (Ps 46:9,John 17:3)
June 23, 2012
Thank you for your dedication to duty,
Thank you for Keeping America Free,
Thank you being you. All though I have never met you in person, I thank you for making our country the best in the world.
My deepest condolences,to your Friends and Family. God Bless you and the U.S.A.
and Thank you for making a differance so orther nations can hopefully have what so many of us take for granted.
May 25, 2012
Thank you for all you did for our country.
April 16, 2012
Semper Fi Marine
February 19, 2012
I meant to leave you a note on your birthday, February 12th, but I missed it. I thought of you again today and knew I had to leave a message for you. I remember you from D-Y and thought back then we would be hearing good things from you and that you would be making us proud. I didn't have any idea how short time would be for you to fill the promise we all sensed in you. But you didn't disappoint. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, you are an example of what is right and good about our country and our young people. You are in my thoughts often as are your mother and father. I didn't know your Mom, but I did know your Dad and you had a good example to follow. God Bless you and your family.
October 21, 2011
I want to thank you for your service to our country and the ultimate sacrifice you have given for our freedom. God bless your family and those who still love and miss you. From one marine family to another - thank you for your sacrifice.
October 07, 2011
Thank You to Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos and his Family for his Service and Sacrifice for our Country and Freedoms. My Prayers are with you.
September 30, 2011
Rip
September 29, 2011
Making sure you are remembered for the ultimate sacrifice you gave for this country, it is my personal duty to make sure Americans are forever grateful for your sacrifice, and the sacrifice of your family.
September 29, 2011
....you dad family and friends carry on your legacy and continue to never let us forget what an incredible son brother friend that you are......God Bless You Nick...Rest Easy..<3
September 29, 2011
feels like july 23, 2009 was yesterday. it hasn't gotten any easier.. it only makes me smile knowing what a great life you led down here and how lucky i am to have an angel like you watching over all of us down here.. thinking of you daily nick :)
September 28, 2011
I did not know Cpl. Xiarhos personally.
I just wanted to thank him and his family for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace.. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 15, 2011
September 09, 2011
My son was in Afghanistan with Cpl Xiarhos and I know he had the utmost respect for him. Rest in Peace Marine. You paid the ultimate price for us all and I cherish you for that.
September 07, 2011
Rest in Peace,
You fought bravely for all of us. May your entire family also find peace and rest.
Charlie Arinello
Smithfield, Virginia (Everett, MA)
CharlieA5@verizon.com
August 19, 2011
I came on this site for the first time to pay tribute to a WWII marine. I saw young Corporal Xiarhos' photo and it broke my heart. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Thank you for his and your sacrifice.
August 18, 2011
I did not know CPL. Nicholas Xiarhos, but my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I thank him for serving in our country's military.
August 09, 2011
You have not been forgotten Nicholas
July 23, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos:
Please accept my remembrance of Nicholas on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
July 23, 2011
To the family of Cpl Nicholas Xiarhos,
Corporal Xiarhos,
Your loved one will not be forgotten, God bless you always
July 19, 2011
May God bless you and yours Cpl Xiarhos. Your service to our country will never be forgotten. My condolences go out to your friends and family. Semper Fi, Rest in Peace Devildog
Wayne Wilcox SSgt USMC(Ret)
June 28, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May CPL.NICHOLAS XIARHOS rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is. My thoughts and prayers are with NICHOLAS and your family. GOD bless~ NICHOLAS is not forgotten.
June 25, 2011
God Bless this warrior. May he be with God.

Buck Appel
USMC
Vietnam
1967-68
June 05, 2011
I honor your scarifice for your country, my son served in Afghanistan 2/2 Marines. I will remember you everytime I return home from work and veiw the the American and Marine Corp flag at the front door entrance to our home. God Bless you and your family.
June 04, 2011
God bless you and your surviving family. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice! REST IN PEACE
June 04, 2011
Only two words THANK YOU.
From one brother in arms from one small country PORTUGAL.
June 03, 2011
Rest in peace my friend,my brother.
May 30, 2011
Thank you for your service and sacrifice that gave me freedom. It is appreciated and honored.
May 27, 2011
Thanks for you're sacrrifice marine.WE'LL MEET FACE TO FACE ONE DAY JARHEAD .SEMPER FI
May 27, 2011
God Speed Marine, Your job here is complete you now guard the heaven gates with your brothers gone before you- Semper Fi - Top Williams USMC-ret
May 26, 2011
THANKS FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
CPL. XIARHOS, REST IN PEACE.
To the XIARHOS Family remember your loved one.
May 24, 2011
This Memorial Day, I am remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I am so grateful for your loved one's service.
May 22, 2011
Nicholas: I just found this web site and I want to say "Thank You for your service". You are my Marine brother and I know that the streets of Heaven will be guarded by the best of the best, The United States Marine Corps. This from a Marine brother from the Korean War. We'll meet eventually. Hang tough And Semper Fi
May 12, 2011
I AM SADDENED TO READ OF THE PASSING OF NICHOLAS
XIARHOS, CPL. U.S.M.C. A PERSON THAT GAVE ALL FOR HIS COUNTRY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE
FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THIS BRAVE MARINE, YOU ARE
ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS.. SEMPER FI MARINE, A JOB
WELL DONE, I SALUTE YOU SIR
December 24, 2010
Just wanted to let you know that not a day goes by that I don't think of Nicholas and his sacrifice. I know it is even tougher for the family around the holiday when his ever present smile is not there to light up the room.

Steve, Lisa, Ashlynne, Elizabeth and Alex you should all know that Nicholas will never be forgotten by those of us who share your loss....
October 26, 2010
I am a friend of Greg Hartford's (an honorary sister,) and a native of Massachusetts (Fairhaven). We are connected, through love for country, through parenthood, through having sons named Nick (mine is Nicolas), through intense gratitude for the life of your son and the ripples he continues to leave in our "pond...."
We remember..I remember...and he will never, ever be forgotten. Thank you, Nick...
July 23, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos:
Remembering Nicholas 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
May 02, 2010
I did not know Nicholas, but I read his father's article in Leatherneck Marine magazine May 2010 issue and was moved to absolute tears. My son is a Marine also and what the Xiarhos' have experienced is something that all Marine families hope they never have to experience, but unfortunately it is a reality. Steven, I was very moved by your article and as a parent of a United States Marine, I know of the pride of which you so eloquently wrote. My deepest prayers and condolences go out to Steven, Lisa, Alex, Elizabeth, and Ashlynne. May God continue to comfort you, and know that your son's life and death are still touching people's lives! Thank you Nicholas, for your awesome sacrifice. Semper Fi.
April 22, 2010
To your family, I am sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that we at Honor and Remember will always do just that.
Michael Gordon
www.honorandremember.org
March 31, 2010
To the family of Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos:
Nicholas 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
January 20, 2010
I LOVE YOU AND THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIEND...
January 07, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 03, 2010
To The Xiarhos Family: I wish you peace and comfort in this new year. Your family has given so much. Every day I think of you and say a prayer for you when I see the yellow ribbons still floating from the trees in Yarmouth. Thank You Nick.
December 21, 2009
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Nicholas. However, sharing the title of Marine, I feel I knew him. There is a bond that only another Marine could feel. I would like to extend my eternal gratitude to him for laying his life down, so that others can live in freedom. I would also like to extend my gratitude to his family. I am sorry for your loss. Without your guidance, Nicholas would not have been the man that he was. I know that Nicholas is guarding the streets of Heaven. Nicholas you are truly a hero. Semper Fi Devil Dog!
December 16, 2009
On Saturday, Dec. 12th, Bourne had a ceremony at the National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America. And don't you know, Lt. Steven Xiarhos was there for his son Nicholas. How moving was that? I sure hope the family gets through Christmas okay. I have worried so much about them.
Please God, help them through this very difficult time.
December 15, 2009
I did not know you Nicholas or your family. I recognize your name of Greek descent as I.

May your memory be forever eternal as the flame of your light shines upon us from eternity. blessings for the world and peace yet to come in your honor.

this Christmas season, we are thankful for each day of life given to us; as we cherish those that have gone before us.

Our family welcomed a new family member yesterday. We thank God for this miracle and we thank your sacrifice Nicola Yirgos Xiarhos- Your are now in a place of light where there is no pain, sorrow and suffering.

For the heritage you spread-- and in proud Greek Spartan tradition... we are extremely grateful.

Greek Descendant
Pittsburgh PA
December 05, 2009
greater love hath no man than this, that he may lay down his life for his brother. i love and miss you nick i'm proud to call you not only one of my marines but also my friend. you will never be forgotten.
December 02, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out
each and every day to the Xiarhos family.
You are so strong it amazes me. Nick was a hero to his friends, family and country. God Bless him and his family.
Rest in Peace Nick.
November 29, 2009
On this day and with each day that we enjoy our freedom, I would like to give thanks and let you know that I do not take our troops for granted. May you experience God when you feel your loss.
November 25, 2009
Driving down 6A this morning and seeing the yellow ribbons for Nick. I just wanted to say thanks Nick and Happy Thanksgiving. You will never be forgotten.
November 23, 2009
We finally made it to 1,000 entries!

I know the Xiarhos family will be pleased.

I was also thrilled to read about Nick's dad running in the marathon in honor of his son.

God bless all of you!!!!!
November 20, 2009
You will never be forgotten. Love and Peace to your Family.
November 19, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Xiarhos family and friends in the loss of Nicholas. I did not know Nicholas, 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. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Nicholas 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"
November 19, 2009
Thank you Nick...that sounds far too simple. But you are the true definition of a hero. God bless you and your family. You will forever be in my prayers.
November 13, 2009
Almost 1,000 entries in Nick's guest book. I really thought with Veteran's day, the entries would have gone over the top.

Bless you Nicholas and all of those young men that have gone after you.

Heaven will never ever be the same again with all of you raising you know what!!!!!
November 10, 2009
Home of the Free
Because of the Brave.
We thank you Nick for your service. He is missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family.
November 06, 2009
RIP Marine,
I will wear your T-Shirt proudly
Semper Fi, Art
November 03, 2009
Thank you Nick. I am truly inspired by such a hero.
October 21, 2009
I have so many memories that only you would know. I will always miss you Nick. Rest in Peace.
October 20, 2009
Rest in Peace CPL Nicholas Xiarhos
September 30, 2009
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
September 28, 2009
Our prayers are with you
The Heart Center
September 28, 2009
Thank you Nick and every other marine, navy, air force, army man or woman out there, for protecting our country, our freedom, and our safety. I couldn't be more thankful to have people like Nick out there fighting for us. My heart goes out to every family that has ever lost a loved one in war. You all are truly appreciated.
September 27, 2009
Corporal Nick, Now that the smoke has cleared a bit I want your family to know how very proud I am of you. All reports verify that you were a Marine's Marine. Semper Fidelis brother! Keep watch till I get there. Love Ya,
1SG Jim Gallagher USA (Ret.) Sandwich
September 27, 2009
Corporal Nick, Now that the smoke has cleared a bit I want your family to know how very proud I am of you. All reports verify that you were a Marine's Marine. Semper Fidelis brother! Keep watch till I get there. Love Ya,
1SG Jim Gallagher USA (Ret.) Sandwich
September 27, 2009
There isn't a day that goes by that we are not all thinking of Nick. He was a wonderful young man and a very proud Marine. Constant thoughts and prayers are with family and friends to help them each and every day until they are able to see Nick again in Heaven...it won't be until then that the sting of this tragedy leaves them.....a joyous reunion then....
September 26, 2009
He's part of our hearts, our souls and our minds, our hero forever, his friends left behind.. with sadness and heaviness deep in our hearts, we begin each new day with hope from the start... dreaming of peace, bring our young ones back home, and show them the thanks for all that they've done. So proud of our Nick, community wide the love and support, lets keep up the stride.. and never forget the light from within that shines on us now from this patriot man, so privileged to know this boy we all knew who fought so hard for the red, white and blue, our flag is the symbol of the freedom we know, it doesn't come easy the fight long and slow, our nation is safer thanks to all who have served, they made a decision to fight for a cause, our nation, its freedom so let us take pause, and pray for our troops, who answered the call to fight for our freedom, for one and for all..God bless Nick and his family, thinking about all of you each and every day, you are loved more than you will ever know...
September 25, 2009
The entries for Nick will go far beyond 1000 it really isn't a worry... His family thinks of him a thousand times a day. Let's pray for peace for them all and know that a wonderful young man has given his all.
September 25, 2009
My condolences to the Xiarhos Famiy. It was an honor to be one of the hundreds who stood on the side of
Rt. 28 as your "HERO" passed.
May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

J. Foley Arlington, MA
September 25, 2009
His honor and sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten no matter how much time passes. Thank you for your service. You are missed and thought of daily!
September 24, 2009
MAY YOU KNOW HE IS HAPPY WITH GOD AND HE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU,EVEN MORE THAN BEFORE! May GOD GIVE YOU ALL, FAITH, AND StrenGTH,

SINCERELY,
RICO AND SIS POLISENO
I KNOW MY HUSBAND WOULD WANT ME
TO ADD HIS NAME FOR HIM
September 23, 2009
NO OTHER NAME BUT SON
Tears may mask the sorrow, and grief may hide the pain. But, how do we cope tomorrow, and keep ourselves sane?
A light went out when we lost you, Our darkest hour has come.
For the beautiful person you where to us.....Our precious beautiful son.
A son who held our future ,Who to us, was a life SO rare.
Who had much to gain in this life, How unfair, he didn"t get his share.
But, a short life can be as precious, and can touch as many hearts.
Where the pleasure was, in knowing you,That remains within equal parts.
To know you, was to love you, That outreached, and touched those near,
A love, that was unconditional, Even in the midst of fear.
A fear, that marked your future, And even though, you felt it near.
Your job would be the purpose.... The reason for being here.
But through your job, you gave your all, A nations son, now lost.
Many more will follow... So each life taken, but at what cost?
Is life worth so very little, That we never count its cost?
Do we forget those left behind, Left to live, with that great loss?
We only know, our life has changed, Our hopes and dreams gone too.
Our lives have lost their purpose, Because they died along with you.
We now hold dear, the memories, And pictures, record your smile.
Because through them, we still have you, That we"ll cherish, til" the end of time.
Silent tears, now fill our moments, Silent thoughts, we see your face.
Days are long, and nights are lonely, Because no-one, can ever take your place.
Oh, how we long to hear you, If only, for a little while.
Where a million words would be said, That no doubt, would bring a smile.
But for now, we must walk the empty path, Without you walking near.
The road no doubt, will be lonely, With it too, we will shed many tears.
But tears, will aid the healing, As life begins anew.
Because, each life has a special meaning, The perfect creation, which was you.
So, we now give thanks, for the beautiful you, So perfect in every way,
We can only hope, a greater purpose, Was the reason, you could not stay.
Perhaps one day, we"ll meet again, This hope will keep us sane.
As memories, keep flooding back, As we silently, say your name.
An empty place, within our hearts, A space, no-one can fill.
What you left behind, was priceless, And cherished thoughts, are with us still.
So, even though we grieve your parting, Our hearts are proud, as we recall,
You gave your life, in place of others, Many saved, meant few did fall.
Thank you, for your selfless act, Through our tears, we can stand tall.
As the world, heard of your courage, Your part in it, may seem so small.
Records will write, of sacrifice, We will proudly read these lines.
How a war, was fought for others, But for you, it was your time.
Generations too, will learn much, They in turn, will tell the tale.
How the fight for victory, was fought, A fight, that could not fail
This fight we hope, be soon o"er, Before more lives, are still lost.
That through the rubble, will be courage, That overcame the cost.
Our cost, cannot be measured, But our lives were enriched, because of you.
Memories, that will last a lifetime, How your life touched others too.
You"ll never know the lives you touched, Or the families, given hope.
They"ll live without the fear, This new life, will help them cope.-
They"ll build again the city, That war had caused to fall.
Bricks cemented with courage, Buildings will now, stand tall.
Our son"s life, wasn"t wasted, His courage shown, we shared with all.
September 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family. Nick is a true hero. I work for the VA with OEF/OIF veterans and there is not a day that passes that I think of Nick and your family. His courage and passion was undeniable.
God Bless you all.
September 22, 2009
I think of Nick everyday..seeing the yellow ribbons brings back the touching procrssion across the Cape anf the wake in the D.Y. gym where he used to laugh and have fun in the P.E. classes. I feel honored that I have such nice memories of this wonderful young man. Blessings to his family in these sorrowful days. Martha Day, Yarmouth
September 22, 2009
Twenty-four more msgs to go to reach 1,000 for that very very special marine who sacrificed his life for us! Come on folks, take a couple of minutes for Nicholas, he did for us.
September 21, 2009
Don't worry God has a special place for Nicholas and it's all great !
September 21, 2009
Your son's name is mentioned often in our home by one of my sons who went to school with Nick. At a time like this, everyone always tries to find something good to say about the person but in this case, there is a constant flow of good memories I'm being told about. Your son was a special person. Thanks to Nick for defending what he believed in and thanks to you for sharing him with the world. God Bless!
W. Dennis, Ma
September 21, 2009
Let's get to 1000 entries!!

What a tribute Cape Cod had for this hometown hero. Having left the Cape 5 years ago, I am so proud of the Cape & do miss the genuine generosity of "CapeCodders".

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 20, 2009
God Bless you and your family. Thank you for being brave and doing the job you did. You will not be forgotten. Semper Fi
- wife of a deployed Marine
(Twentynine Palms Marine Base, California)
September 20, 2009
God needed him for a special mission. Robert E Williams Gloucester Ma. ( Vietnam Veteran)
September 19, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss and for all the families that have lost a loved one that has died serving our country.
Marstons Mills, MA
September 19, 2009
thank you for giving everything
September 18, 2009
God Bless You XIARHOS FAMILY.. You are in all of hearts and prayers.. ALWAYS
September 18, 2009
Thank you Nick for giving your life to protect our freedom,
Your memory will live on.
To Steve Lisa and children My heart goes out to you,
take care of your selves.
Your old friend
Al Morrow and family
September 16, 2009
To the Dear Family of Nick,
If the support of friends and families can sustain you through the toughest times, my hope is that these messages contribute to holding you up. We will never forget Nick, or the ultimate sacrafice he has made for our freedom. God Bless all of you.
September 16, 2009
Just "me" again!

As of 9/16/09, 965 entries, I was hoping for 1000!

I was also hoping that folks from Falmouth would sign the book, maybe a lot of them do not have a computer.

Anyway, God bless Nicholas & his family.
September 15, 2009
Hi Steve and Lisa,
Just wanted to leave another note. It amazes me how often I think of Nick and your family. Frank and I were lucky enough to see our son Derek married in August. I wore Nicks ribbon on my gown. For some reason I can't think of how much I love Derek, without thinking of Nick..so many years ago Derek was the first YPD baby born..you were all so kind to us...I may be so simple..but I can so understand just why God wanted Nick..even though I know you wanted him more..I find peace in the fact he is buried with my Dad..my Dad never had a son..I know he will take care of your Nick..I asked him to. Love Joann(Meech) Maillho
September 12, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cooney Family, Roselle Park, NJ
September 12, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time in your lives. May the God of your understanding be by your side always.
September 11, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

Are thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. There isn't a day that goes by that we think of your family. How proud you must be of Nick.
September 09, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,

I am so sorry for your precious loss. I find inspiration in the legacy your son left behind as he represents all of America's son's and daughter's who have the courage to stand and fight for a cause greater than themselves. He was truly a son and soldier of character who's legacy will live through his acts of courage, integrity and selflessness. I will honor your loss and his short life in my future work.

Sergeant Eric Murray
Connecticut State Police
September 09, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family- your greatest sacrifice has inspired me to remind my children every day that freedom isn't free- that many strong and brave men and women have given their lives so that we may sleep in peace at night. Thank you for being brave and for raising such an honorable young man. My saddness for you runs deeper than the ocean, but when I watch my children sleep at night, or play basketball in the front yard while the sun shines down upon their gentle, loving faces, my thanks runs even deeper.
September 09, 2009
i am so sorry for the loss of your son my heart goes out to this young man family
September 09, 2009
Okay, today is 9/9/09, there is a total of 957 entries.

I was hoping we would go over the 1,000 mark.

That would be indeed a tribute to the family of Nicholas to show how much we care.

With 911 just around the corner, what a way to honor Nicholas.

God bless the Xiarhos family.
September 07, 2009
Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
September 07, 2009
I ran into Nick a few years back, and tried to remember where he was deployed. His courage, devotion to duty, and friendship really left an imprint on me. Thank you, Nick--You shall never be forgotten.
September 07, 2009
May peace be with Nicholas and the entire family. Nicholas' devotion to this county will never be forgotton. God Bless the Family, for God and the Xiarhos family have helped keep all our sons and daughters safe. I will always keep the Xiarhos family and all Service Families in my prayers.
September 05, 2009
Thank you - you gave the ultimate sacrafice to protect our freedom. Rest In Peace.
September 05, 2009
Lt.and Lisa Xiarhos,
I cannot fathom dealing with the loss of one of my sons, even for such a gallant reason...to protect all under our flag! I love my two sons dearly a love that only a parent can understand. My oldest, Josiah, is currently attending his ATI as a private first class, USArmy to be deployed with in the next year. He is a dedicated young man and believes in his country. I'm proud of him as I am of you son, and I love them both. God Bless you and your family. With my deepest sympathy, Jon Pierpont
September 05, 2009
Words, however kind,
can't mend your heartache,
but know we care and,
share your loss wish you,
May you find strength,
in the love of your family,
and in the warm embrace,
of friends...
Lisa,Steven,Alex,Ashlynne,& Elizabeth I wish there were words that could bring comfort to your hearts, Nick wil live on through each one of you, stay strong, thinking of you all the time.
Much Love,
Patti
Jon, Andrew,& Lynsey Coville
September 04, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 04, 2009
Nick's family:
Every day I go into his memorial enteries and I can't thank your son enough and "all" the men and women in the armed services for their service and bavery for our country.
I also thank the CCTimes for keeping Nick's guest book open for people to still write in and yes, I too am hoping it goes well over the 1,000 mark...
More than fitting!

God's blessings to you and your family.

A former South Yarmouth resident
September 04, 2009
Words can't make your sorrow any easier to bear,
But they can show how deeply others sympathize and care.
My deepest condolences.
September 03, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 03, 2009
i miss you so much. you were an amazing person and you were loved by many. best wishes to the Xiarhos family.
September 03, 2009
As of Thursday, 9/3/09, there are 945 entries for Nicholas, I was hoping we would hit the 1,000 mark.

So wonderful that the President took time to visit with the Xiarhos family.

Only fitting...

Wondering how the family is doing. Your still in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless
August 29, 2009
I did not know you, my sympath for your loss, thank you for serving our contry.
August 29, 2009
As my son watched a video that he and Nick made for a school project, he said that it reminded him of a very safe time in his life. Thank you Nick for your sacrifice so that our country's freedom will continue to endure so that others may likewise feel safe. To the family, my heart still breaks for your loss. God bless.
August 27, 2009
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
We are mourning with you.

The Davis family
August 27, 2009
im sorry for your loss and know what it feels like to loose someone i lost my two older brothers in the military also
August 26, 2009
I knew him from the first day i hit the fleet. He was not only a good man and marine but, also a great friend. He will be loved and missed but, never Forgotten.
August 25, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family. May the Good Lord hold you in the palm of his hand and help you all through your sorrows. Nicholas, thank you for all that you have done, to keep us all safe. God Bless the Xiarhos family and all military families
August 24, 2009
We did not get to know Nick. Our son Matt played Post 88 ball with Alex one summer. It was there that Janice and I met you. We could see the love we all share for our children in you. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless
The O'Connors
August 23, 2009
I AM A 12 YEAR OLD BOY WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT A HEROIC CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY YOU WERE. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU! I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU VERY MUCH!
August 23, 2009
To Nick and his family,
I have read the comments of all of your friends and family over the past month since the loss of Nick. I am torn between being so very proud of Nick and dissapointed that I can not tell him how very proud I am of him. I will go to Otis this week and salute Nick at his grave. Semper Fi brother.
Jim Gallagher 1SG US Army ret.
August 22, 2009
Just want to say Thank you for your son's service to protect my freedom. There is no greater job than wnating to secure our rights and freedoms no matter how others protest about the military. If it wasn't for soldiers they wouldn't be free to
protest their rights. Be proud. He will live on forever in your
memories. Sorry you gave the ultimate sacrifice.Thank you again.
August 22, 2009
To the parents and family, I want you to know that you are not alone in the grief you are feeling. I know only too well what you are going through and what you will go through in the coming weeks and months ahead. You will have many questions as to why? You will have many things to get ready or go through and that should be done in time. Sometimes it just can’t be faced and that’s ok, for you will know when the time is right for you. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is an individual journey, that unfortunately like my own self you now have to travel. It doesn’t matter how they died but how they lived that we should focus on. We know that each one in our military joined to make a difference in their own lives and to serve their country. Please know that each one no matter what is an American Hero and to be honored always and forever. I ask that God give the comfort, strength and courage that you are going to need. When and if the time is right for you please contact me. You can cry, vent, or just talk as only another person who has been where you are can really know what you are going through. May God continue to hold your hand as He gives comfort to you today and for the rest of your life.

http://goldstarfamilysupportgroup.com

In memory of my son
Spc Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq
82nd Airborne CO-A 2-505th PIR
August 21, 2009
Semper Fi my Brother ...........
August 21, 2009
SEPMER FI, Nick will be in our hearts forever
August 21, 2009
Dear Steven. Lisa, Alexander, Ashlynne and Elizabeth,

My condolences to each of you about Nicholas. I wish I had the pleasure and honor of knowing him.

What he did for our country exemplifies service and ultimate sacrifice. He made a difference.

It is touching seeing all of the yellow ribbons and flags in his memory throughout Yarmouth, especially along Route 6A.

Warmest Regards,

Tom Tuttle
August 21, 2009
Semper fi
August 19, 2009
Your service and sacrifice are very much appreciated, and will not be forgotten.
August 19, 2009
Our deepest symapthies are with you and your family. Cpl Xiarhos is a true American Hero and will never be forgotten. His 2/8 family will deeply miss him. Thank you for giving us such a brave son!

From the family of LCPL Jonathan Laughman, 2/8 WPNS
August 19, 2009
ID LIKE TO SAY THANKS FOR UR SERVICE...U WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
August 18, 2009
I went to school with alex. I am truely sorry for your loss. Rest in peace. Gone but never forgotten
August 18, 2009
My heart goes out to the Family he gave the ultimate sacrafice PGR member here Bonz
August 18, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 18, 2009
May peace be with you in Heaven and your family always blessed.

Your friends in Pheasant Cove
August 17, 2009
I don't know you but you have done so much good in he little time you were with us, it will continue on through your memories. God Bless.
August 17, 2009
I pray that God lifts this heavy burden from your hearts, that you may come to know His everlasting peace.
August 16, 2009
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 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 16, 2009
Dear Nick, you will truly be missed and forever felt in our hearts.
The Yates Family
August 16, 2009
I read somewhere yesterday that for the community, this is finally setting in. I can't help but say that these words are so untrue. I can't even comprehend any of it. I miss Nick so much, and it probably won't ever set in for me. I'm starting to remember certain things about Nick, things he's said, things he's done. Nick, you will always remain in my heart. I love you, rest in peace.
And to the Xiarhos family, I'm here for you, as well as the whole community.
August 16, 2009
My prayers are with you and your family, you gave the greatest sacrafice anyone could ever give for our great country; Thank You
August 16, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. I truly feel your loss and pain. Nicholas shall never be forgotten.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn’t make it home.
I know you’re in God’s presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

Every second you sacrificed
I hold you in my prayers.
So with one hand on my heart and the other in the air;

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you.

A Proud Aunt
SGT.David M Fisher
KIA 12/1/04
August 14, 2009
Father we entrust our brother Nicholas to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Nicholas in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
August 14, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family, Thank you for having such a wonderful & brave son. Thank you for sharing him with all of us! He believed in his mission & may we all remember his supreme scarifice for us! May happy memories of your son warm your hearts & ease your pain! Prayers to ALL our Troops continuing Nicks mission! God Bless My Friends!
August 14, 2009
Thank you Nicholas for the sacrifice you and your family have made. In a perfect world there would be no fighting and only peace. Unfortunatly, that is not our reality. I am honored and grateful for brave men and women like you who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us free and safe. Thank you.
August 13, 2009
what a great person your son turned out to be may god now keep him by his side i want to thank him and god bless your family .
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. April 30, 2009 I lost someone I loved in Iraq, PO2 Tyler Trahan EOD. He is buried two plots over from Nicholas. Yesterday I went visit his grave and couldn't help but think of you all. God bless.

"All Gave Some, Some Gave All"
August 13, 2009
TO Officer X and the entire Xiarhos family I am so sorry for your loss. Your families sacrifice and compassion will stay with me always.
Sending love, peace and prayers.
August 13, 2009
Heros
by Ariana Bourque

On some days
As I sit and
Watch the rain
Sprinkle puddles
On American soil
I Wonder
What it's like to
Be a soldier
Serving our country
I imagine you can't
Sleep at night
With roadside bombs
and guns exploding
Uncontrollably
and you're probably filthy
Because you can't take a lengthy
Warm shower
And as I think of all this,
I finally
Notice who the real
heroes are
Not the celebrities
Or professional athletes
Or even political successors we hear of daily
NO, not them
They are just ordinary people
Our real heroes are people we have never
Heard the names of or
Never seen before
But the people in the back of our minds
in a different country
Putting their lives on the line
for you and me
Putting their lives on the line for our freedom
Putting their lives on the line for our protection
Through long hard days
Their families Worry
About them and await for
Their homecoming
Some, however, may never return home
and those that do may never be the same
Traumatized by what they have
Encountered in Iraq
and even after all of this some
Are willing to go back and do it
All over again
Because they are the people
Who know they don't have to be
Paid a fortune
In order to feel good about themselves
And their country
Because of this
They have become
our REAL HEROES
whether you believe in the war or not
PLEASE
let's never forget our troops.

This poem was written by my 12 year old daughter 3 years ago...I hope her words let you know that your son is a true hero.

Sincerely,
Debbie Bourque, West Barnstable, Massachusetts
August 13, 2009
There is alway room in one's heart for a great Hero-Carry on.
August 12, 2009
On behalf of the Todd family (Jeanne, John, Sean, and Nikki) we offer our condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Know that our family appreciates his bravery and we all feel sorrow. Deepest symapthy.
August 12, 2009
Your flag is folded so that ours may fly.......
With deepest sympathy

N. Hewson
August 12, 2009
Dear Steve and family,

My heart and prayers go out to all of you. As a former Marine myself, I wanted you to know that he wasn't alone when the tragedy struck. He was with his fellow Marines. I am positive he was as close to them as a second family could be.

Some people walk this earth their entire lives and leave no footprint. Your son, Nick, was only here a short time, but his prints are very deep.

Thank you for your son's service.

Semper Fi.
August 12, 2009
Dear Steve and family, I can't imagine the pain that you feel from the loss of your son. On the other hand I hope that it is off set by the pride that you must feel for having been blessed by this wonderful young man. I left the Cape at approximately the time he was born so I never knew him but I clearly remember his father and often recount stories of when we worked together to my staff and current SRO. Take care and God bless. Bill Lawson Middlebury VT
August 11, 2009
Lt Xiarhos, you were there for my family last year when my family was in need, attending the funeral for my son.
Words cannot express the sorrow I have for you and your family now.
I honor your son Nicholas and Thank him and your family for the brave soldier he was.
God Bless You All
August 10, 2009
God Bless a brave young man,may he rest in peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
August 10, 2009
How well I know the effect of war on a family. Someones greatest love, someones beloved son, someones irreplaceable father ... My thoughts and prayers go out to those you left behind who will remember Nicholas as a man of honor. One of the great many who have given their all for their country.
August 09, 2009
Although I never knew Nicholas, I read wonderful things about him. He gave up his life to help us be free. I watched the motorcade go through Yarmouth. As a mother myself, I realized this was another son sacrificing his life. It saddens me. May God bless all of you!
August 09, 2009
What a honor it was to stand on the side of the road as your "Hero" passed by. My "Hero" passed one year ago. He also was in the USMC and I know he would have been honored to have stood there also. I know words can not make you feel better, and I also I that everyone will tell you time will help. The one thing I do know is that your memories of a brave young man is what will keep you going.

May God Bless your family
August 09, 2009
What a honor it was to stand on the side of the road as your "Hero" passed by. My "Hero" passed one year ago. He also was in the USMC and I know he would have been honored to have stood there also. I know words can not make you feel better, and I also I that everyone will tell you time will help. The one thing I do know is that your memories of a brave young man is what will keep you going.

May God Bless your family
August 09, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Our son Dusty, also a Cpl in the Marines knew your son and said they used to call him X and that he was a great guy.We thank Nick for his service and sacrifice for all of us. Pete + Kathleen Cabral Hyannis
August 09, 2009
Our deepest condolences to your family for your loss You have an angell looking down upon you now and we have a hero watching all of us
August 08, 2009
God Bless your Son, What a brave man he was to sacrifice his life for ours.I am so sorry for your loss as I lost my daughter on the same day only her fight was a different war,cancer took her life at 25.Both of them were my heroes.
Donna Jankowsky Hyannis MA
August 08, 2009
We love you your our hero
August 08, 2009
DEAR FAMILY,

I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,AND VERY PROUD OF NICHOLAS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY! IT WAS A HORRIABLE TRAGEDY BUT SERVED A GREAT COUNTRY AND IS NOW AT PEACE.
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH NICHOLAS REST IN PEACE OOOOOXXXXXX
August 08, 2009
Saddened by your departure but honored by your life. Thank You
August 08, 2009
God Bless your Family and your Son, Nicholas did our country proud and thats what he took with him and thats a wonderful memory for your family, We have a daughter in the military and a day doesnt go by that we dont think of her and what she is doing, we are so proud of our daughter as you are your son, he is at peace, and I Thank him for what he did for our Country! He is your Angel watching over your family! God Bless you All!
August 07, 2009
Dear Family,

You do not know me but I send my prayers to all of you at this time of sadness, but joy also to know that your beloved son has done great things in God's eyes and will now rest in his arms! Peace & Love, A friend in Massachusetts
August 07, 2009
You have fought the good fight. Now rest in peace brother. I'll pick up where you left off. From a Soldier to a Marine, I salute you.
August 07, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

RIP NICHOLAS XIARHOS
August 07, 2009
God bless Corporal Xiarhos, our country is great because of soldiers like him who are willing to put their lives on the line for the all of us.
Carry on Soldier
August 07, 2009
I may not know you, but I thank you for serving our country. You uphold the very dedication and discipline that our military displays well, but going the extra mile. Your family is proud of you and so am I. Now you serve in Heaven, reacquainting with our fallen brothers and sisters in uniform. Semper Fi my brother. R.I.P.

SSgt. Frank Najdzion (A.F. Ret.)
Forestdale, MA
August 07, 2009
Lisa, Steve (XO) and family - my heartfelt condolences for what you all are going through right now. Rest easy in your heart knowing that your son was an inspiration to so many and a hero to others. To give your life for your country is the greatest sacrifice one could give - and I hope the pride you have for your son shines through always. God's blessings and grace to you all....Jennie Brinkman (Wheatland, IA)
August 06, 2009
Thank you for what you have done for this country..You and your family will be in our prayers..You will never be forgotten
August 06, 2009
Thank you for putting your life on the line for ours..You will be missed..May God be with you and your family..You will be in our hearts and prayers..u wont be forgotten...
August 06, 2009
semper fi brother ... RIP
August 06, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steve, and family,

I'm terribly sorry for your loss. Although I never knew Nick, he's a brother to our community. I'm friends with the family, and I haven't forgot them since I moved away. May he rest in peace. Semper Fi, Marine.

We love you guys. God Bless
August 06, 2009
My deepest sympathy for your friends and family! May God's Angels carry you to Him. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of your loved one. I want to personally thank you for your sacrifice for my freedom. God Bless!

Sincerely,
A Soldier's Wife
August 06, 2009
If we could bring you back again,
For one more hour or day,
We’d express all our unspoken love;
We’d have countless things to say.

If we could bring you back again,
We’d say we treasured you,
And that your presence in our lives
Meant more than we ever knew.

If we could bring you back again,
To tell you what we should,
You’d know how much we miss you now,
And if we could, we would.

~My prayers and thoughts are with your family and loved ones~
August 06, 2009
AND THE GATES OF HEAVEN OPEN FOR ANOTHER HERO!!! SLEEP WELL WARRIOR, AND FLIGHTS OF ANGLES SING THEE TO THY REST. (LUCA531)
August 06, 2009
I pray that you are @ peace in God's arms...I pray comfort to your family and friends who are left to remember you as the HERO you have become.....for your family I share Philippians 4:13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]. (amp)
August 06, 2009
God bless you and wrap you in his love, sweet boy. And may God's love help your family through their pain and sorrow.
August 06, 2009
Thank you for your sacrifice
August 06, 2009
My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you paid that we may be free.
August 06, 2009
Rest in peace Nick...my condolences go out to your loved ones! We are truely going to miss you! You are Our Hero :) We love you Nick
August 06, 2009
Great Respect is sent along with our men and women, as they go off to war.
Prayers are sent along with them, that they stay alert, so they come home safe. But when they don't come home safe, then Prayers are sent to the Families who have lost a loved one that the strength that they gave their loved one will now be with them in their own hearts to be strong.
August 06, 2009
MY SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FAM.
August 06, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless them and may the Angels surround you. Thank you for your service to our Country. I will always REMEMBER your sacrifice. From the mother of an Army Soldier...
August 06, 2009
OUR SYMPATHIES AND CONDOLANCES . THE BARRY FAMILTY.
August 06, 2009
May you walk with God...
August 06, 2009
RIP to my fallen brothers in arms
August 06, 2009
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS..I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...

MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT,
BLACK PROWLER {TDO}GODMOTHER~{AWC DIV1}UNDERBOSS
August 06, 2009
Thank you for the sacrifices that you and your family have given to the people of this United States. Our sympathy goes out to your parents, brother,sisters, and extended family.
Laurie Ellis, Harwich,MA
August 06, 2009
TDO~MAJOR SHANE ROBINSON - PEKIN, ILLINOIS
August 06, 2009
August 06, 2009
MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND UR FAMILY MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT
r3dd3amon{T.D.O}~GODFATHER~AWC~DIV_2_BOSS
August 06, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With much honor and respect I thank you for protecting the principles of freedom as well as serving your country and protecting its civilians. Thank you sincerely.
August 06, 2009
MUCH LOVE TO YOU FOR PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY THAT I LOVE SO MUCH...MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY...AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL
August 06, 2009
You are an American Hero! While you leave us in body, you live with us forever in spirit. We know you are in God's loving arms.
August 06, 2009
God bless everything you done
August 06, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
August 06, 2009
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. HE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN~
August 06, 2009
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
August 06, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 06, 2009
My sincerest condolences.Thank you for serving your country as well as protecting my family and myself.Our prayers are with you and your family.

Godbless.
August 06, 2009
Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice . "all gave some , some gave all"
August 06, 2009
Thank you for everything that you did for your country. May god keep you now and bless your family and friends that you left behind but that will one day see you again. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace
August 06, 2009
Although I did not know Nicholas... I offer His family my deepest reguards.. I wish to thank You and Yours for His service to the USA.. May His soul rest in peace..My your family remember the good times and know that he is still watching over you. A short time lived a life time filled with love. Peace be with You
August 06, 2009
Thank you for your great sacrifice, you'll never be forgotten, and you'll be forever loved.
August 06, 2009
Sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers and thank you for for your sacrifice Nick you are a hero in my heart fighting for our freedom God Bless you
August 06, 2009
In a time when so many of the wrong types of successes are glorified, its humbling to be reminded of the true heroes in this world. Please accept my deepest sympathies, condolences and profound gratitude for the life so nobly sacrificed. If respect and prayers could fill your void, know that mine would flood it. Much love and respect, ~Saedi
August 06, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
August 06, 2009
thank for all you have done for us my brother in arms you will be missed
August 06, 2009
MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO YOU AND YOURS MY PREYS AND BEST WISHES ,,, COWBOY
August 06, 2009
I am sorry for your family's loss. May they be strong during this trying time and make it through with the same bravery that you showed fighting for those of us that are unable!
August 06, 2009
Thank you for doing all you could to keep our country the free land it was meant to be. There could never be enough to thank you for your efforts. Rest well, soldier. ....The Jordan Family of Scarborough, Maine. 2 family members currently serving.
August 06, 2009
Thank you for protecting our country. I will keep your family in my prayers.
August 06, 2009
Thank you for helping us keep our freedom.
August 06, 2009
Thank you my friend your sacrifice will never be forgoten and your name will live on
rest well untill we meet again
August 06, 2009
Thank you for your service.
August 06, 2009
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Nick. And to Nick it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Nick, you are a brave Marine Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,353 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Nick’s family and loved ones. Semper Fi !

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
August 06, 2009
Our prayers and appreciation are with your family. Nick was a great American and true hero fighting for all of us.
August 06, 2009
Farewell to a son of Cape Cod. We all are gaining by his sacrifice spiritually and emotionally, alas.
August 05, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Hero, and my sincerest gratitude for his service. May God grant you peace and strength. Semper Fi CPL Xiarhos.

The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave

Proud aunt of a Hero
PFC Chase Edwards, USMC
KIA 06Apr2006, OIF
August 05, 2009
Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen
August 05, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family

We have never met but after going though this last year with the loss of our nephew. We wanted you to know that we will keep nick in our hearts and prayers. He gave the ultimate price for this great country so we can live in peace. GOD BLESS you and your family.
August 05, 2009
Steve and Family,

Nick and all of you have been and will be in our prayers daily. I know with Lt. X as a father and role model, Nick was a special person. Watching the procession from Station Ave with my 5 kids brought many emotions as well as a teaching moment about heroes for my children. The town of Yarmouth, state of Massachusetts and the USA is lucky to have a young man like Nick give his life for our freedom. God has a plan for Nick and he will be able to watch over his family, friends, community and fellow patriots. God be with the Xiarhos Family and prayers for the young men and women who are fighting the same fight as Nick.

With Deepest Sympathies,
Tom Santos and Family
August 05, 2009
My sincerest sympathy to the Xiarhos family. God bless you Nick and thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. May God hold your family in his care.
August 05, 2009
Dear Lt.& Mrs. Xiarhos, Alex, Ashlynne, and Elizabeth,

Words cannot express the profound sadness we feel at the loss of Nick. He was a wonderful son, brother, and a very remarkable and brave young man. Even as a fifth grader, Nick accepted a challenge and would always give 150%. It was never the prize that motivated him, but doing what was right. He loved learning about America and was inspired by its heroes. Now, he is one of them, and we know the world will be a better and safer place because of the sacrifices Nick, and you, his family have made. We thank all of you.

As one of his teachers, I feel honored to have known Nick, and learned more from him about the price of freedom than anything ever written in a history book. I will always cherish the memory of the day recently when Nick took the time away from his family to visit me in my classroom.

We will keep Nick and all of your family in our prayers, and are so sorry that your wonderful family had to endure such a tragedy.
August 05, 2009
I cried again today. Reading almost all the guests posts, it's wonderful to see so much love and support for the Xiarhos family and all those who have gone before us to protect our/your freedom. As we all know, Freedom IS NOT Free. Our freedom is kept by wonderful men, like Nick, and women from all over our country. Its great to see our town gather together, in a time of loss. Though we are saddened by our loss, wouldn't it be nice to remember those that come home to the Cape on leave to celebrate their courage and dedication to us all in Nick's name. Nick has met his Maker and will never be forgotten, so celebrate his life through so many others that take his place in fighting for freedom. Love and prayers to you and your family Steve. Keep the yellow ribbons bright and the flags flying. GOD BLESS AMERICA

Semper Fi

Sister of Marine and Army brothers.
August 05, 2009
We are very sorry for the loss of your son, a brave warrior, a brave Marine. Thank you for your service to our country, Nick, and thank you to the Xiarhos family for sharing your son with all of us.
August 05, 2009
I did not know your son but I share your pain and your pride at the sacrifice he has made for all of us.God bless you and your family,Lucille Grenier Brewster ma.
August 05, 2009
Your hero & your family have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our family is forever grateful for the service & job that has been done in order to keep us safe in our homeland. May God wrap His loving arms around you all & hold you close throughout this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Proud Mother of wounded warrior Marine Veteran LCpl Adam S.
August 05, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family and Friends:

We don't know you personally, but in hearing and watching the news about Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos and your family,
we want to send you our deepest
sympathy. Please remember and hold dear all the loving wonderful memories. Thousands of people are praying for you all and will never forget.

God Bless you all.
August 05, 2009
A brave soldier AND Hero who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and those that did not.
Thank you Nick.
August 05, 2009
In recognition of Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos' Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the Tri-Cities Tennessee, Detachment # 969 of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.

SEMPER FIDELIS

Don Elseroad
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 969
August 05, 2009
Please accept my Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy regarding the Devastating loss of Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos, with Profound Gratitude for your Fine Young Marine's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

May Nicholas, rest safely now, in God's Care and know that he is a True American hero, that shall Never Be Forgotten.
May the Peace of the Lord be with the Xiarhos family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways, to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes, for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have passed away."
~ Revelations 21:4 ~

May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Country Will Remember the Sacrifice, Nicholas made.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 05, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family:
Condolences to you all. A True Hero & Special Family. {Forever remembered.} Such a Beautiful Tribute. God Bless you.
Linda Fahey
Dennis, MA
August 05, 2009
you are in my prayers. You will always be a heo
August 05, 2009
Rest in peace.
August 05, 2009
My thoughts an prayers are with you.
Darlene Missios Greece
August 05, 2009
CPL. NICHOLAS XIARHOS
you are my Hero may god keep you in his arms forever.
August 05, 2009
I arrived in my old hometown of Yarmouth last week for a short vacation.
Picking up the "Times" for a quick read over dinner to see 'what's up?' the news was incomprehensible.
Nicholas Xiarhos had made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us who live to be free.
God bless Nicholas Xiarhos and The Xiarhos Family for their sacrifice and may God bless The United States of America.
August 04, 2009
We are so very sorry for your loss...From the bottom of our hearts, we thank your son for our freedom by giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect it.
August 04, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of grief. I hope your son's memories will provide some solace at a time like this. Thank you for your service.

SGT Nicole DiPasquale - Wareham, MA
August 04, 2009
From a mother in the 2/8 family I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service to this country. God bless you and your family.
Kimber
Middleton MA
August 04, 2009
My heart and prayers go out to your family and to you. I did not know you. Nichoas has been in my thoughts since I heard of his death doing work for our country. He is to be honored.
August 04, 2009
What greater glory than to have given yourself so that others might be free... Rest in peace now Marine, you have made the supreme sacrifice for all of us and we thank you... May your family find peace and comfort in knowing your life was not wasted but rather dedicated to protecting the lives and liberties of all of us... May God bless you and them...
August 04, 2009
nick
thank you for serving our country the usa
August 04, 2009
We are all demisished by your loss. Thank you for your service.
August 03, 2009
Thank you Nick for fighting for our country. may God bless you and your family.
August 03, 2009
Words cannot not say how sad and sorry we are for your loss. Thank you Nick. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathies.
August 03, 2009
Thank you Nick, God Bless your family
August 03, 2009
our deepest sympathies go out to the Xiarhos family. Nick gave his life for our country.God Bless all of you.
August 03, 2009
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
August 03, 2009
The courage of this young man will never be forgotten, thank you for giving your life to keep mine free and safe. God bless
August 03, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Nick is a true American Hero. He will always be recognized this way and never forgotten. It is an understatement to say how tragic it is to loose someone so special this way.
August 03, 2009
God bless you and your entire family. Thanks for keeping us safe.
August 03, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I am in the Army currently serving a one-year tour at Camp Carroll, Waegwan, South Korea and I read the Cape Cod Times daily and it broke my heart to learn that one of our own had his life taken entirely too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Please continue to pray for our troops overseas.
August 02, 2009
I was on vacation with my family when we learned of the loss of a great American and Marine. My family and I were very saddened by your loss. I was glad that I was able to salute him on his way through West Yarmouth. I am former Army serviceman myself and I was touched and amazed by this areas outpouring of emotion to a true American Hero. God bless Cpl. Nicholas and his family,my family will keep you in our hearts and prayers. God Bless.
August 02, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 02, 2009
Thank you, Nick. Our heartfelt condolences to your parents and other family members.


Scott, Jodi and Eli Livermore
August 02, 2009
Home of the free BECAUSE of the brave. Thank you Nick for trying to make the world a better place. Your work lives on in all of us whom you have touched.
Warmly,
Kim Sullivan
August 02, 2009
The Cormier family of West Barnstable is grateful for the service of this Marine hero. We are saddened by his ultimate sacrifice, and offer our condolences to his family and friends. May God rest his soul.
August 02, 2009
Nicholas will always be in our hearts and on our minds.
August 02, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
My family amd my heart aches for your loss. I can't think of anything sadder than this enormous loss you are enduring. Some word for Nick,...

Who would have thought?

A fine young brave marine, whose mission was to defend and protect could never in a million years have known how many lives he touched.

His premature and tregic passing brought a town together in a manner never before seen in Yarmouth yet alone Cape Cod.

His bravery and subsequent passing have make us all reflect on many different things but the one thing that is undeniable is he died fighting for our safety and freedom at the very expense of not gettingto relish either himself.

Nick you changed this town and brought out the very best in it and the surrounding Cape towns. I wish you could have attended your amazing homecoming, wake and funeral. All of the above epitimised our respect for you and your family.

So in Nick's honour we remember and relish in it for him. Rather than tears we will smile when we think of this amazing human being and while we suffer a momnet of sadness at the injustice we pull back and think that for his relatively short 21 years he lived all his dreams. It sounds like Nick lived life on his terms and was comfortable with them.

We salute you young hero and relish what you have done, even more becasue of your sacrifice.

To your family , every shoulder in our community is available when it becomes unbearable. if tears could comfort you ....you would be well comforted
August 02, 2009
I am a Marine Veteran from Long Island. You're son, My brother. God only takes the best to be at his side! All my thoughts and prayers to all of you from all of us.

Semper Fi,
Kimberly McDonough
A Mother, A Marine Corporal

Chaplain, Marine Corps League
Sunrise Detachment, Massapequa NY
August 02, 2009
Thank you for your son's ultimate sacrifice, and I'm sad you have to bear this pain. I look forward to the day when war is no more.
August 02, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steven, and family

There are no words that I can offer to ease your heartache, but I just wanted you to know that you and yours are in our prayers (1/9 Marine Family). I didn't know Nick, but I felt as if I did. You raised a wonderful son, and we thank you for him. I will uplift you in my prayers for the coming days ahead and share in your tears. May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
August 02, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steven, and family

There are no words that I can offer to ease your heartache, but I just wanted you to know that you and yours are in our prayers (1/9 Marine Family). I didn't know Nick, but I felt as if I did. You raised a wonderful son, and we thank you for him. My grandson is now serving with the 1/9 and I feel so honored to be a part of that unit. I will uplift you in my prayers for the coming days ahead and share in your tears. May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Sincerely,
August 02, 2009
Thinking of you and the loss of a hero. Thank you, Nick, for your incredible sacrifice.
August 02, 2009
To the Xiarhos family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you Nicholas for your bravery in keeping this country safe and free.
August 02, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
August 02, 2009
Semper Fi, You have crossed the bar and now rest in peace. May our supreme commander receive you with open arms as you have well earned it.

John Gibbons, USCG Ret.
August 01, 2009
The life, as well as crossing, of Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos, has touched our hearts and souls. His service to our country and his belief in peace continues from heaven. Love, prayers and sympathy are extended to the entire Xiarhos family.
We thank you for sharing your son with the world,
Martha, Ed (and family)Asselin
August 01, 2009
Steven & Lisa and Kids,
I am truly soory for your loss. We don't know you, but I am going to try and attach an email, my daughter sent out to the Mass. Army National Guard. We are friends of Ken and Karen Bellanger, and as parents of a soldier.Family of a airman and a marine. I have retired recently after 33 years (Army). I have cried all week with you and for you .God Be with you all.
August 01, 2009
We the Holmes/Perry/Rose family want to send out our condolences to the family, love ones and friends of U.S.Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos.My dad and godfather served in the Marines and 2-granpa's served in the Army.My the peace of the lord strengths you all thru the pain and depression and the lonelyness of your Family member and OUR U.S MARINE.We have 6 children 27,24,21,19,16,15(4 gals,2 boys.)We didn't know your son but WE LOVED HIM HE WAS PROTECTING AND FIGHTING FOR OUR FAMILY TO.We are so sorry.God Bless :(
August 01, 2009
THE FINAL
INSPECTION

The Marine stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.


'Step forward now, Marine,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'



The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.



I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.



And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you Marine,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

~Author Unknown~

Our thoughts are with you.

Retiree Brookline PD
August 01, 2009
Please accept our sincere sympathies on the loss of your son and brother. He fought for all of us to be free. I believe you were so proud, but so heartbroken. I too, lost my son Lcpl Kevin Preach in Feb 2009 with 3/8 weapons co in Afghanistan. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Nicholas. God bless all of you. Laurie Hayes and Private Daniel Preach
August 01, 2009
My heart can take a little more, so send it my way. I know your hearts are full. Together, as an extended family, we will get though this rough and sad time. Your brave son will live on in the hearts and souls of us native Cape Codders. Having three sons of the same age, give or take, I feel and share your pain and grief. Bless you all.
August 01, 2009
to the xiarhos family:

my heart goes out to you for your loss. thank you nick, for all that you have done, for all of us. i did not know you, but will be forever grateful for your sacrifice. god bless.
August 01, 2009
To Steve, Lisa, & Family,
All of Cape Cod and beyond are mourning the loss of your son Nick. He made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we are most grateful for his service, however we are saddened that he lost his life for it. The hundreds of yellow ribbons will remind us that freedom is not free. Thank you Nicholas!
August 01, 2009
May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and take comfort in forever calling your son a hero. I am certain he is in heaven with the Lord and smiling down on all . God bless you! And, thank you for raising such a wonderful human being!
August 01, 2009
TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS OF NICHOLAS XIARHOS. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU, AT THIS VERY SAD TIME. THANK YOU NICHOLAS FOR YOUR BRAVERY, AND BELIEVE IN OUR COUNTRY. MY GRANDSON IS IN THE AIRFORCE. I WILL PRAY EVERYDAY FOR HIM, AND ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO KEEP US SAFE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. JUST AN AMERICAN WHO CARES DEEPLY. THANK YOU AGAIN, NICHOLAS. JANICE AHONEN. SANDWICH, MASS.
August 01, 2009
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your son Nick. I just wanted to say thank you to Nick for serving our country, and protecting our freedom and liberty. Thank you to the entire Xiarhos family, for the sacrifices they have made, and the hero they brought into our world. A world made better because of Nick.
Thank you and your in my prayers.
August 01, 2009
My children and I would like to say Thank you to your son for his bravery and sacrifice to keep freedom alive for all. Nick and all the soliders,like him, are in our prayers.

During this hard and difficult time may the Lord help you find the peace you need.
Pauline and children
July 31, 2009
We are sad for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. The Harrelson's, another 2/8 family. North Carolina
July 31, 2009
Lt. Steven Xiarhos and family,
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son Nicholas. What a brave and beautiful boy, you were so happy and proud. May he rest in peace.
H. Judy Green
former YPD Matron
July 31, 2009
This must be a very difficult time for you, but rest assured your son gave his life for the American freedom we all enjoy and want to continue to enjoy. Without soldiers like him our freedom is at risk. He was a hero! He will be missed, but his effort will continue, his dedication will live on and his memory will live on in the hearts of Americans who appreciate his ultimate sacrifice. We are truly sorry for your family's loss. You will stay in our thoughts and prayers for years to come.
Mrs. Linda Greene (Teacher at Mattacheese Middle School) &
Mr. Franklin Greene (Retired Call- Lieutenant:Yarmouth Fire Department)
July 31, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family: You are in our thoughts and words cannot express the sadness that we are feeling. You have great memories of this wonderful young man which you will keep close to your hearts forever. He was a True Hero.
July 31, 2009
This must be a very difficult time for you, but rest assured your son gave his life for the American freedom we all enjoy and want to continue to enjoy. Without soldiers like him our freedom is at risk. He was a hero! He will be missed, but his effort will continue, his dedication will live on and his memory will live on in the hearts of Americans who appreciate his ultimate sacrifice. We are truly sorry for your family's loss. You will stay in our thoughts and prayers for years to come.
Mrs. Linda Greene (Teacher at Mattacheese Middle School) &
Mr. Franklin Greene (Retired Call- Lieutenant:Yarmouth Fire Department)
July 31, 2009
Please accept our sincere condolences. Nick is a true American Hero and he will be in our hearts forever.
Semper Fi and God Bless You.

Rick, Suzanne and Alyssa Thompson
Centerville
July 31, 2009
Our thoughts are with you and your family. He was a true Hero, a brave young man.

Elaine and Vin Gomes
July 31, 2009
Please accept our sincere sympathy for the loss of your fine son. My son was also a marine, who just finished his six years in the service including a year in Iraq. I know the pride you felt when you saw him graduate from Paris Island, and the agony and worry you felt when he left to go to the war. But I cannot imagine the pain you feel now, and my heart aches with you. Please know that all of your sacrifices are appreciated and will always be remembered.
July 31, 2009
Your son is a TRUE Hero for all of US.
July 31, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 31, 2009
We share your family's grief...know that we will not forget his gift to us.
July 31, 2009
He will always be with you, in the brightest of days and the darkest of nights. Thank you for blessing this country with your son. I will forever be grateful for his service and sacrifice.
July 31, 2009
I am so , first and foremost ,sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for your family. Freedom is not free. What a fine brave young man you raised not many willingly place their future on the line as your son Nick did so unselfishly for the freedom of others. Long after the tributes pass your son will live on in all the lives he touched and all the ones who will inspire them to be the best they can be. I thank you for Nick's life, his courage, and dediaction . God Bless The Marines and all our troops. God bless you all for having such a wonderful person in your life and sharing him with this world. I thank you and love you all
July 31, 2009
MY HEART HURTS FOR YOU. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
July 31, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Our deepest Sympathy to you at this very difficult time.
I have lived on the Cape now for 20 years and I still read
my hometown paper in Utica, NY and read online today that a fellow Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Lasher (from Oneida, NY) was killed along with your son and was wondering if you knew that. Your families should connect and be strong for each other. May God Bless You and give you all strength!
July 31, 2009
You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. May your memories of Nicholas comfort you.
July 31, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 31, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 31, 2009
Lisa, Steve and Family,

Words cannot express how very sorry we are for your loss..
I can't imagine the pain you are feeling and can only hope you find some peace during this difficult time..Your son Nicholas will always be remembered... Not only has he touched the lives of the Yarmouth community he has clearly touched the lives of every community across the Cape...My heart goes out to you and your family...
You will always be in our thoughts and prayers...
July 31, 2009
God bless your son/brother Nicholas. May he rest in peace and know there are many people who are praying for your family. Your son gave the ultimate sacrifice and we will never forget it
The Sasaguay's
Poughkeepsie, NY
July 31, 2009
My deepest sympathies. Know that your son is a hero and will not be forgotten by any of those he met. He now rests among the other brave men and women in Bourne.

Semper Fi
July 31, 2009
God Bless you Nicholas and may God watch over your family during their time of need. You made us all proud but very sad.
July 31, 2009
The Town of Yarmouth was pulled together by one brave young man, who gave his life for our freedom. Nicholas is truly Our Hometown Hero. May you somehow find peace during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
July 31, 2009
It has been a great honor to have had all of the Xiarhos children attend and be such a huge part of DY High. Nick was a hero in the truest sense of the word. Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with your family.
July 31, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 31, 2009
Vey sorry for your loss. May god keep you strong, my prayers are with you all.
July 31, 2009
be at peace in God's kingdom . Thank you for my freedom .prays w/ your family and loved ones
July 31, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,

As the wife of a Vietnam veteran, I know the fear of sending our loved ones off to war to fight for the country we love so much.

I can only imagine the pain you are feeling with the loss of Nicholas.

Cherish your memories of times spent with him as they will help to ease you through the difficult days ahead.

Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You all.

Marsha Burt
Bourne, MA
July 31, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time in your life. Your son's love is your constant assurance that some things are truly forever
July 31, 2009
I would like to send my deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. My son is a Marine with 2/8 who deployed in May and my heart aches for your family. I hope you will find comfort in knowing our hearts share your pain and you are not alone, we are all one big family. Please know all of our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your son will be remembered as a true hero. I wish you peace.
July 31, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 31, 2009
to the xiarhos family,
i didnt know nick, but after watching his dad today, i learned what a caring young man he was, mr. xiarhos, as i lestened to you talk of your son and his life, my heart just went out to you, i cried for you, for your family and most of all for nick,
may he fly with the best and watch over you all and keep you safe as his life long intentions were.
my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
p robbins
July 31, 2009
May God be with you and your family through your time of sorrow.
July 31, 2009
Sorry to hear about your loss, Nick was a true hero! Our thoughts and prayers are will you all in this time of sadness.
Dawn (Mason) Reed D-Y class of 1990
July 31, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
My deepest condolences go out to you all today and always. Nick gave his life for all of us and for that I am forever grateful. God bless and always remember the wonderful memories you had with your son Nick.
July 31, 2009
Our heart goes out to you and your family for your great loss.
We all our Nick a sincere "Thank You" for defending our freedom .
July 31, 2009
It leaves us speechless as we watch a Family going through the grief of loosing a child. It also leaves me speechless as I see a community coming together in so many wonderful ways to honor the sacrifice of such a young life.

I come from a country without a history of being part of wars. It is not known by them what it really means to participate in a war.

I am sorry to see you going, Nicholas. You and Family make me so proud to be now part of this country and to be an American Citizen! Thank you!
July 31, 2009
May God Bless your family as your son exemplified duty, honor, and country.

Chet Krinsky (Slate Hill, NY)
July 31, 2009
Our hearts are broken for you. Know that your son is in a much better place and will be watching over you until you meet again. My husband is buried at the National Cemetery in Section 45 and we will stop by and say a prayer for Nick. With deepest sympathy,
July 31, 2009
I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that so many people are thinking of you and are grieving along side of you. My prayers go out to you and everyone who was touched by your son.

Sincerely,
July 31, 2009
Nicks Family and community, Nike had a vision and he made it a reality for all. Nike did it with courage and determination. Nike did it with character and self discipline. Nike did it with style. Rest in heavenly peace. Prayers always and forever for your service and for your family and our great loving Yarmouth community.
July 31, 2009
It was Wonderful and Empowering to see the people that turned out to recognize Nicholas' Sacrifice and what the Military Sacrifices everyday to keep us Safe! We were Military Parents for 4 years and can relate to what Lt.Xiarhos mentioned in his interview about thinking everyday for the 4 years that they serve that they could come home this way! You can't know what this feels like unless you actually experience it! It tears away at you and changes you forever-basically breaks your heart! And seeing these Fine Young Men and Women leaving for Deployment is like watching your little son or daughter leaving you-possibly forever-To the Xiarhos Family-We are here for all of you at any time for support! Arthur and Kathleen Nichols-10 Hummock Lane Yarmouthport Ma
July 31, 2009
may god bless you and your family through this struggle because you blessed our country during ours.
July 31, 2009
As the sister of a career Marine officer and the wife of a retired police officer, I extend my deepest sympathy to the Xiarhos family. It is the committment and bravery of men like Nicholas that inspire all of us.
May your hearts and minds be filled with happy memories of a wonderful son and brother.
July 31, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
My sincere condolences. Thank you for raising an honorable son who felt such a deep committment to his country. May God bless you with peace & understanding during this very difficult time.
Dorothy Courtemanche, LTC ANC (retired)
Mashpee
July 31, 2009
Our families thoughts and prayers are with your family. From someone who lost a brother 4 years ago (non military), remember to keep those happy memories close to your heart.
That is what will get you through.

The Dagg Family
July 31, 2009
I have been praying for you and your family since I heard the news. Being the father of five I can?t imagine what you are going through right now. May the God of all comfort give you peace trough this difficult sorrowful time.( John 14:18)) Your son is a hero the kind of hero we need today. God bless we will continue to pray for you. Fred Robles
July 31, 2009
My deepest sympathies to a family who are proud to have their son love his country so very much. May his commitment to our freedom remain an everlasting tribute to him and of the family who shared his life with all.

Mona Marry, daughter of the late Lorraine Weston
July 31, 2009
Nick and the entire Xiarhos family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nick made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom and democracy. Gob bless you Nick and Semper Fi!!!
July 31, 2009
Your son is our hero. We are safe because he was ever so brave.May Your family be blessed in Gods arms.Semper Fi.
July 31, 2009
ooh rah !
July 31, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

My husband served with the 1/25 Marines based out of Topsham, ME who were deployed from December 2005 to December 2006 and we wanted to say thank you to Nicholas for what he sacrificed for this country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this extremely difficult time. Even though he has fallen, he will never be forgotten.

R.I.P., Nicholas...Semper Fidelis

Sincerely,
The Cox Family
Worcester, MA
July 31, 2009
ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW NICHOLAS I HAVE HEARD WONDERFUL STORIES ABOUT HIM.
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO LT STEVEN XIARHOS AND HIS FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS THE XIARHOS FAMILY.
July 31, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family~
You must truly be proud to have had such an extrodinary human being as part of your lives. It is because of people like Nicholas that we, as Americans enjoy the freedoms that we do. Please know that I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you all.
July 31, 2009
Although I did not know Nicholas he sounds like a truly amazing young man. I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the Xiarhos family at this most difficult time. God Bless you all...
July 31, 2009
Semper Fi
And St. Peter he will tell " Another Marine Reporting Sir I Have Served My Time In Hell."

USMC 1979-1983
0311
July 31, 2009
Semper Fi Marine
July 31, 2009
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Your Family.Nick will always be in your Hearts, He will never be forgotten. May God Bless you and Your Family. MJM
July 31, 2009
As a nation, we are fortunate to have such brave men as your son and I want to thank you for his service. He and you will be remembered in my prayers.
Nancy Hough, Marlborough, MA
July 31, 2009
30 July 2009


Nick, we called on you today
as you came for one last stay.
Friends and family could have filled the bleachers.
There were members of your Corps,
there were vets who knew of war,
there were firemen and lawmen with your teachers….
We all came to say Good-bye
in your good old D-Y High—
in the gym you used to play in as a teen.
It’s been several years or so
since we waved and watched you go,
proud as ever of our soon-to-be Marine.
Off to Boot Camp, where you shone,
it was plain that you alone
were the master of your future, bold and clear.
Never doubting your decision,
you moved on with perfect vision
and your sights were set on serving country dear.
How quickly came the danger—
to death you were no stranger
as the days and nights unfolded in Iraq.
Still, time in Hell grew longer
but you grew only stronger
in your will to bring a peaceful country back.
Then darker terror beckoned;
with Afghan hills you reckoned
and in that place your life came to an end.
Yes, today, we came in ranks.
A safer country gives you thanks:
fallen hero, son and brother, classmate, friend.
July 31, 2009
In Memory of a Hero


Very few boys nowadays truly become men except by simply aging beyond boyhood to adulthood. It sometimes seems that we have more adult males than we have men, that the measure of a man is too difficult to attain.

Nick Xiarhos became a man while still in high school, the day he signed his name to become a United States Marine. Nick knew the risks of fighting, yet he signed up and returned to battle time and again because he understood the risks of NOT fighting, of NOT standing up for what he believed in, of NOT using his life to make the world a better place. He honored us all with his courage and his dedication to duty, family and country. His commitment to us repeatedly put him in harm's way. Yet he persevered because he was a United States Marine.

Marines' lives are challenging. They live what they fight - terror, hunger, aggression, isolation, carnage, despair. Marines live on the edge of a knife. Their lives are a sacrifice. And a Marine's death is a tragic. It creates a hole where a hero once stood, leaving, in the wake of his deeds, his footprints in the sands of foreign lands.

Nick was not shoved into heroism by the draft. He stepped forward from a line of his peers and volunteered to fight. With no promise of martyrdom or eternal reward, he and his comrades left their community basketball courts and summer beach parties to confront any enemy who challenges our freedoms. They are an example that not all of our young people are lost to rap music and video games, an example that there are things greater than ourselves that are worth fighting for.

Nick's footprints in the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan will be sifted away but the imprint of his work there will never fade. It lives on in hope. His life and death prove that the American way is still worth something, still worth fighting for, still worth dying for.

Nick has earned his place in history, and in Heaven. He did not throw his life away in a pointless dispute over drugs or money. He gave his life to us - for us - and it's our duty to continue this fight for him. It's our duty to envision his footprints in those sands and keep terrorism at bay. It's our duty - our burden - to venerate, respect and understand his motives and his mission, his sacrifice.

Nick stood out from his peers and rose to greatness because he believed in something. It's so easy to die for nothing, to let death surprise you on a rainy day. It's another thing to face death every day, to live a life of virtue and honor, to die for country, duty, family and freedom.

And all of those will endure if we recognize his sacrifice.

Nick died for you and me, for friends and family, for complete strangers, for what he believed.

What is the measure of a man? Certainly not his age. It's not what he covets but what he holds close to his heart. It's not what he owns but what he gives. It's what he leaves in the hearts and minds of others when he isn't with them, and when he's gone.

Nick, Corporal Nicholas George Xiarhos, age 21, United States Marine, was a man.

God bless the Xiarhos family, Steven, Lisa, Alexander, Elizabeth, Ashlynne and especially Nick.





Officer Jill Wragg, Yarmouth Police Department (Ret.)
July 31, 2009
Thank you for your sacrifice so that all Americans may live in peace and prosperity.

Hull Family
July 31, 2009
To the Xiarhos and Radcliff family,

Our deepest condolences are extended to your family in these saddest of sad times.

Ron and Lannie Stewart, Beverly Hills, Florida
July 31, 2009
So young, so strong, so brave, so soon he has left the world he tried to make better. My thanks to him for his service to our country. My sincere sadness for his family who will miss him dearly. God bless your son and all those who have fallen before him.
July 31, 2009
We are grateful for the service to all of us Nicholas G. Xiarhos. With total thanks and respect our hearts are with you Xiarhos family.
July 31, 2009
Our hearts are with you.


Nauset Class of 2009
July 31, 2009
My thoughts are with your whole family, and all those close to you and your son. We have never met, but it hardly matters. Stories of your family have been heard by so many lucky enough to live on the Cape. God Bless your son and all those who have fallen before him. He will be forever remembered.
EF
July 31, 2009
Your pain is our pain, our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Love, a Cape Cod Mother
July 31, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Nick is a hero and you should be very proud of him. We are grateful for his courage and sacrifice and it will never be forgotten.
July 31, 2009
Thank you so much for your wonderful son and his dedication to his country to keep us free. He is a true hero. I know there are no words that can help though these difficult times, but remember our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 30, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

My prayers are with you and your family. My heart goes out to you for I cannot imagine loosing child. My daughter Tinamarie was in the same class as your son and knew of him as a good person. He grew into a wonderful man who has served his country with honor. I know he will be missed by many and is a true hero. Many "Blessings" to you and your family always. I one day hope to meet you and thank you in person for what your son sacrificed for our country.
July 30, 2009
Marine!

Your mission is now complete.
You can stand down and rest in Peace.
We will take it from here....

Semper Fi
0311/VET

"God bless our troops & the United States of America"
July 30, 2009
Ive already left a message previously, but wanted to say the memorial that was set up at DY was the most beautiful wake I have ever been to. Although the circumstances are different. I had overheard stories and laughter of things that people were remembering of Nick and hearing just how much he touched the lives of the people who knew him, and even those who didnt. I myself have known Nick since he was 9 yrs old. He was always smiling, and befriending all he came across. Todays service was just a continuation...although there were lots of tears shed, there were alot of smiles...the pictures, the videos, seeing the family so brave knowing their hearts are broken.. they were brave for us, for the community and friends... just as Nick was brave in his quest for "living his dream". A finer young man we could not have met, a brave young Marine we will never forget. Rest in peace Nicholas your home now..
July 30, 2009
As a former Captain, USMC and Vietnam veteran my heart goes out to the Xiarhos family. We had the opportunity of seeing both the motorcade yesterday and wake today which were quite moving. The family can be forever proud of a hero son and brother. Semper Fi.
July 30, 2009
To the Xiarhos family: My heart felt sympathy goes out to you all. I was astonished and very saddened by the announcement that your dear Nick had lost his life fighting for our country. I can understand your feelings of sadness and proudness. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 30, 2009
Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Several of our family members and friends are buried at Otis National Cemetery. We know tomorrow will be the hardest. God is always with you. We send our love to you all. Sincerely, Brian J. & Doriann A. Feeney & Family
July 30, 2009
My Heart goes out to all of you. Nick really was one of the nice guys
July 30, 2009
Only some give all

Nick gave all

God Bless him & the Xiarhos Family.

Semper Fi
July 30, 2009
Dear Family, Your son is OUR SON . May God comfort you and yours. Please know we are all praying and thanking God for this wonderful gift you have shared with us.

Sympathy and Friendship to you
July 30, 2009
Steve and Lisa,
Thank you for letting Nick grace our lives,he was a hero and leader on the baseball field before he ever joined the marines. Words can not express his loss,to our community and to our country,to Nick and all his fallen comrades, they are never forgotten, he will always be remembered
as a hero. Our prayers are with you all at this time. May you find peace that he is safe with god and that he had a purpose in life and he fulfilled it with great honor. Our hearts go out to you in your sorrow that only a proud parent can feel and may you find
comfort in knowing you were the great parents. god bless your family and help you through this difficult time. We are all here to help and support you
July 30, 2009
Although this cannot compensate for the sadness and grief that you all must feel, please be confident that most of us want to share the pain and feel extemely fortunate that there are real heroes like Cpl Xiarhos who are always faithful. I pray for your healing and comfort.
July 30, 2009
OUR FLAG STANDS FOR FREEDOM ....thank you for truly being one of "the few the proud the marines" and thank you to your family for letting you fulfill your desires to serve our wonderful country.

mother of a marine
July 30, 2009
As a mother and father Of a US Marine our Hearts and Souls Goes out to your family our Hearts weaps . May you find peace in knowing your son truely is a HERO. Our love is with you and yours.
July 30, 2009
As a mother and father Of a US Marine our Hearts and Souls Goes out to your family our Hearts weaps . May you find peace in knowing your son truely is a HERO. Our love is with you and yours.
July 30, 2009
Lt"X" and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I can only imagine what you are going through. The outpouring of support from the Town of Yarmouth, and across the country is a testament to the man that Nick was. May God Bless.
July 30, 2009
As I drove past the DY High School today and saw all the people there to honor you, I cried my eyes out. Although I didn't know you, I am deeply affected by your sacrifice for me and every American. Nick you are truly a Hero. God Bless You !
July 30, 2009
Our hearts break for Cpl Xiarhos and his family. May God comfort you through family, friends, and church at this very sad time. Pray that we of the 2/8 lose no more, and that those who have given all will find their reward in heaven.
Semper Fi,
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Landis
Parents of LCpl Landis, 2/8 Weapons Co.
Evans,Georgia
July 30, 2009
To the family, friends and Marine family of Cpl Nicholas Xiarhos...our hearts are heavy and saddened by this loss. Please know that you are all in our prayers. We pray that God will bring you comfort in the days ahead. May hope sustain you, friends surround you, and love give you strength. He is a true American hero.
July 30, 2009
Thank you. Your family will be in our prayers forever. Nick's legacy will never be forgoten. Your whole family are heros. May God bless you and help you through this hard time.
July 30, 2009
God bless the Xiarhos Family in this time of need. We trully lost a HERO.
Cruz Family
July 30, 2009
My deepest condolences to your family in this sad time, steve my thoughts are with you and your family. rest in peace nick, you will never by forgotten..
July 30, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you and comfort you thru this time. Thank you for your Marine's service.
July 30, 2009
I moved from Cape Cod to Florida years ago but continue to read the Times online everyday.I am so proud of the people from the Cape to come together with support and love for this family.I have never met Nicholas or his family but with each article this week I have been brought to tears,what a wonderful person you have raised,you should be very proud,may god be with you and thankyou
July 30, 2009
May God give your fallen hero peace, and walk beside your family in these tough times of sorrow.
July 30, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort and your heart feel his love. As long as we remember, they are never gone. I too am a parent of a 2/8 Marine and know that the words are never enough. God bless your hero.
July 30, 2009
to steve and his very special family. steve I only knew you for a very short time while I was living down the Cape but I want to tell you and your wife that you should be very proud of your son. You built a good fondation for your house. I know how you are feeling right now but rememmber that just because you can't see him he is walking and sitting right beside you. If you close your eyes you can hear his voice. he will always be with you. thank you for sharing your son and with all of Amricia. God bless you and your family through this very difficult time c. eckert
July 30, 2009
I know for certain that we never loose the people we love. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an unforgetable imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
With thoughts of peace and courage
July 30, 2009
Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynne, and Elizabeth,
We will always remember Nick as he waved and smiled driving by in his Jeep on his way to high school everyday. He was a wonderful young man and loved by all who knew him. He gave the ultimate scarifice for his fellow Marines and his country. We are all so very proud of him and your family.
Please know that Don and I will keep all of you in our prayers. God Bless you all...
July 30, 2009
I simply cannot imagine the depths of your profound loss. I thank God everyday for men like Nicholas; his service and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you somehow find comfort and peace during this time of grief.
July 30, 2009
Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the Xiarhos family. Nicholas is a hero and gave the highest sacrifice for his country. We are 2/8 Marine parents also, and we are praying for all of you.
GOD BLESS
July 30, 2009
To the family of Nicholas Xiarhos,

Although we did not know Nicholas, he sounds like a truly amazing person. My family would like to express our sincere sympathy to you at this time of greatest sorrow. May God be with you all.
July 30, 2009
God Bless your family. Your son gave his life for his country. This must make you very, very proud.
July 30, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
I only knew Nicholas as a toddler, but what a wonderful son he grew up to be defending our country. I am angry for this loss and heartbroken for what you are going through. Please know you are all in my thoughts. Put your strength in HIM during this time.
July 30, 2009
Please accept my hearfelt sympathy for your loss of a true hero. I am well aware of your pain,I lost my only nephew EOD2 Tyler Trahan KIA in Iraq on april 3oth. We are now a Gold Star family and will never forget our hero and those that gave all for our freedom. May God give you strength at this very difficult time and forever. Paul Trahan.
July 30, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Your son is a true hero. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through - my son is also a marine and in Afghanistan and part of the 2/8 family. God Bless - Grace Beltrame - LCPL DeMelo's mom
July 30, 2009
My thoughts & prayers are with your family at this tragic time. He was a true hero and gave the biggest sacrifice of all for this country. Thank you for all he's done.. Dwayne Morris (Falmouth, Ma.)
July 30, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Nicholas sounds like an amazing person.
July 30, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family, My deepest sympathy, at this very sad time. My heart goes out to all of you. Sincerely, Ann Quirk
July 30, 2009
To the family and friends of Nicholas G. Xiarhos. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Your son is a true hero. My fellow Americans and I are truely indebted to this man and many others for paying the highest price for our Freedom. God Bless You all.
With sympathy and prayer,
July 30, 2009
My deepest sympathies go out to the family of Nicholas Xiarhos. Nicholas has given the biggest sacrifice a person can give for his country. I am sure Nicholas is in God's comforting arms right now. I am a Marine Mom myself, and i will pray for all of you.
GOD BLESS
July 30, 2009
To Steve and family;
Sorry for your loss. He is a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice, protecting all of us form those who would do us harm. Everyone in this country should get on their knees and thank him for his service to God and country.
I didn't know him personally but from one vet to another, thanks for your service.
July 30, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 30, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos,
My heart sends you deepest sympathy for the loss of your courageous,generous and caring son. He will always be remembered for his life of service. . . and for exemplifying to all a higher good.
Sincerely,
Ann Geagan
July 30, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May you find peace in the memories of Nicholas. God Bless You.
July 30, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family

Although I do now know you personally, my sympathies are extended to you at this very sad time. Thank you so much for Nick's service to our country.
July 30, 2009
As a mother, my heart is heavy with sadness for your tremendous loss. As the parent of a former soldier, I thank you for the sacrifices your entire family has made for our country.
July 30, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos and family

My deepest sympathies go out to you at this sad time. I am sorry to say I didn't know Nicholas, but if I had, I would have shaken his hand and thanked him for his service to our country and for protecting our right to freedom. He is your guardian angel now and forever. God Bless you all.
July 30, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family
My sons went to school with Nick. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. There are no words to really express how sorry I am for you all. Nick will always be with all of you in your memories and your heart. God Bless all of you.
July 30, 2009
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to your family at this very sad time. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow and heartache we feel for your loss. May you always find peace in your memories, and in knowing that your son touched so many lives. He is a true Hero. The Anagnostakos Family
July 30, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Xiarhos family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Nicholas during this difficult time. May god bless your family and a peaceful place in heaven for Nicholas.
July 30, 2009
Mr. & Mrs. Xiarhos,

As parents of a Marine, we truly understand our children's need to "live the dream". Your son's selflessness and dedication to God and country is the embodiement of a true Marine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Nicholas - thank you for keeping our country safe - you are a true American hero.
July 30, 2009
I played football with Nick, even then he was a great kid. Nick grew into a great man and hero for kids to look up too.

It paints my heart to see this happen to someone who was so great. I am very sorry for the loss not only for his family, but his friends as well. It's amazing to see how this whole community can come together, this is the power that he had.

It's time for you to rest now, be in peace my friend.
July 30, 2009
To Steve and family,
You can be very proud of your son Nick. He is a true hero. I am so sorry for your loss, and know that Jesus is walking with him today and always.
Frank and Cheryl Davis
July 30, 2009
To Lisa, Steven and family

The physicians and staff of Seaside Pediatrics extend our sincere sympathy for your overwhelming loss. We join you in being proud of Nick and are grateful for him and young men like him who continue to serve and protect our country. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
July 30, 2009
Your Son Nick was truly a hero, We are very sorry for your loss.
our thoughts and prayers are with you
god bless!

The Medina-Pearson Family
Yarmouthport MA
July 30, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Nicholas will always be remembered as our Cape Cod HERO. Take care.

The Byrnes Family (Dennis Port)
July 30, 2009
Prayers and Gratitude go out to the Xiarhos family...your boy was a true hero and has touched more people with his life of bravery, patriotism and goodness than you will ever know.
July 30, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

I just want to send my sincerest condolences to your family. I hope you will someday find peace in knowing that in this time in history, when there is a fight going on between good and evil, that your son was not only on the side of good, but was brave enough to stand up against the evil and fight to protect all of us from it. Most sit back and wait for others to do it for them, but not your son. He will always be a hero to me and the rest of the country. And I am sure that he and his fellow fallen soldiers are at peace in Heaven.

God bless you and your family.

Mary & Bill
July 30, 2009
Lisa and Steve,

Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of such a wonderful son. We can't even begin to know or feel what you're going through right now but may it comfort you that we're thinking of you and our prayers are with you and your family.
July 30, 2009
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your son served this nation with great honor. May he rest in peace.
July 30, 2009
Steve and Lisa,
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Nick, but from what I have read he was someone to be proud of. I can't even imagine your grief. You are in my thoughts
July 30, 2009
My deepest sympathy to you all and this heart breaking time. My daughter is currently serving in Bagdad and my nephew served in Irag I pray everyday for her and all of those serving.
You are all in my thought and prayers.
July 30, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family my heart goes out to you and your family. My God bless you & your family for such a brave young man that fought for our Country
July 30, 2009
Deepest heartfelt sympathy to the entire Xiarhos family. Many thoughts and prayers are for you and Nicholas, a brave marine. May angels surround you and comfort you during this most difficult time.
July 30, 2009
John, Joyce and the entire Xiarhos family,
May the support of the Cape Cod community help you through these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 30, 2009
Steve and Lisa,

There isn't a parent who knew Nick who wouldn't want their son to be like him. Were thinking of and praying for you.
July 30, 2009
As a mother of three sons, my heart breaks for you. Nothing will ever heal
your heart but, know he is admired as
a hero to so many people. God bless you
all.
July 30, 2009
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Deputy Dickie L. Thomas
Collin County Sheriff's Office
McKinney, Texas
July 30, 2009
you have our deepest sympathy,our hearts go out to your family
Bonnie,Jim,Brenden Follett(west yarmouth,ma)
July 30, 2009
Veterans Services in the City of Attleboro sends our deepest sympathy to his family. We did not know him, but we feel a great loss with any one who gives his/her life for our country. We realized how hard it is to lose your loved one. He is an American hero. Love and sympathy, Peter Rego and Connie Uriot
July 30, 2009
Dear Lt. X and Family,
My wife Frances and I met Nick at one of the Community Police Training Program sessios just before he went in. He was so excited and you were so proud of him it made us proud of him too.

We send our respect, condolences and thanks for your family's and Nick's sacrifice to keep us free.
July 30, 2009
Please accept our condolences and sympathy during this trying time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May Nick Rest in Peace. Thank you for his Service and Sacrifice.

Bill Barrett & Cindy Eldridge
Dennis,MA
July 30, 2009
Nick,
May your soul rest in peace. Thank you for serving our country. You are a true hero and warrior. My condolances to the Xiarhos family. God bless you all.
July 30, 2009
Thank you for serving. Thank you for me and each member of my family. May God bless your family each and every day until they are reunited with you.
A grateful American
July 30, 2009
MAY YOUR SON REST IN PEACE AND WITH THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE ,SUPPORT AND PRAYERS MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND SOME SOLACE.
July 30, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 30, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 30, 2009
Thank you for raising such a great son.Our hearts go out to your family.hard to loose 4 loved ones in 1 year.God bless you all.
July 30, 2009
Xiarhos Family,
We are with you in your grief. Nick was such a great guy and an American hero. Thank you and God bless you.
Hank and Maryann Cassidy
July 30, 2009
On Behalf of the Sandwich Firefighters Local 2196 Thank you for your service, And your thoughts and prayer are with your family
July 30, 2009
Farewell Nicholas. You are the very best of us.
It's a privilege to honor you...

SemperFi-7
July 30, 2009
My sincerest sympathies.
Time never takes away our feelings of loss, but it allows us at some point to remember with smiles instead of tears.
July 30, 2009
To all of the Xiarhos family & friends,

Nick, you were a special Marine, a protector, a hero, a friend and extremely proud of what you were doing. You are back home, you have made an entire community and country proud of all your acomplishments. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for doing what you felt was right, protecting all of us. Words cannot describe most of how everyone feels, the numbness, the sadness we feel for your loss. Your memory will ALWAYS be with all of us. God Bless You and Your Family.

From all the Employees of Cape Cod Mechanical.
July 30, 2009
I had the privilege of being able to stand and witness Nick, his family, friends, police, fire and fellow Marines pass by me yesterday. My heart was breaking as you passed by. Thank you for sharing your grief with the Cape Cod community. It was an honor to stand and show my respects to a hero and his proud family. Mom and Dad from what I can tell you've done an exceptional job.

Our prayers are for Nick and his wonderful family. You have all paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free. Thank you for your families service to our county and may God Bless you and all those who love him. Nick will always remain one of the few and the proud.
July 30, 2009
our heart felt sympathy goes out to you on such a tragic day... we as parents should never have to bury our children before us especially at such a young age when he had so much more to offer in his life time... How proud you must be of him for serving his country for the good of us all....
July 30, 2009
God bless the Xiarhos family. Your son was a brave hero and I appreciate him.
July 30, 2009
My heart goes out to you. My son played football with Nick when he was a freshman, Nick was a senior. My son looked up to him. We will forever look up to Nick as a hero.
Respectully, Valerie Uguccioni and Edward Poirier
July 30, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 30, 2009
My name is TSgt Gary Gray and i am with the 102IW at Otis. I served three times overseas. I would like to send my condolences to you and your family. The bible says that to lay down your life for the love of others is the greatest thing that one could do and your son falls into this catagory. Always remeber this great Honor and sacrifice because everytime i hear the national anthem all of the great men and women who gave all for this great country brings tears of thankfulness to my eyes. Always remember that jesus died on the cross because he loved us all and your son gave his life because he loved this great country. I thank him and you for having such a great young man!!
July 30, 2009
I would like to Thank Nicholas for his heroism, Our country; home of the free because of the brave. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers please find comfort in the many memories you have with Nicholas and know he will always be watching over you from the blue skys of heaven.
July 30, 2009
hi my name is gayle from hyannis my son is also a marine we as a family are so sorry for your lost , what a fine young man you have, and what courage and honor to fight for our country, may god be with you,god bless gayle smith
July 30, 2009
Xiarhos Family,
May time heal your hearts, may Nicholas' short time here on earth embrace you with happy memories.
Thank you Nicholas, you gave the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 30, 2009
Our Country owes great thanks for Marines Like Nicholas. My sincerest sympathy to his family and friends.
Semper Fi.
July 30, 2009
Your child had a mission in his short life. He accomplished his mission with honor and dignity and now he is called back to the Lord Jesus.
Some of us have to search or wonder why we are here. Nicholas will never have that to wonder. Thank you Nicholas for making our country safe so that we can live free.

God Bless You for your sacrifice!
Karen Robart-Native Cape Codder
July 30, 2009
My prayers go out to Nicholas and his family.
July 30, 2009
My prayers go out to him and his family.
July 30, 2009
We first met Nick trick or treating in the neighborhood on his bike He was a great respectful kid then and a hero now. From a fellow veteran, we thank you and your family. God Bless. The Maranda Family
July 29, 2009
Dear Steve,Lisa,Alex,Ashlyn, Liz, I am so sorry for your loss . Nick was a hero he gave his life for our freedom! there are no words to ease the pain, only time may heal the wounds. Steve God bless you and family.. Ross Flanders
July 29, 2009
Just thank you. Thank you so much to Nicholas, and to your family. I am so sorry for your unbelievable loss, and may God bless you and your family and make you strong. And most importantly, may Nicholas rest in ultimate honor, and in ever-lasting peace.
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts are with you as we remember your beautiful and courageous son.
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos family, Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.
LaRocco Family Yarmouthport, Mass
July 29, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos and Family, There are no words that can fully express the sorrow we all feel for the loss of your courageous son. He is a true local hero that will never be forgotten.

Graduating Class, 17th Session,
YPD Citizens Police Academy
July 29, 2009
IF ONLY WORDS COULD EASE THE PAIN AND SORROW OF THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY.I am proud of all of you and of Nick.
with gratitude,and prayers,Ellen Garnick
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family: I never had the honor to meet Nick but I feel very sad about him leaving us, I know God has taken him under his wing and he's smiling from above.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Big Hug.
July 29, 2009
Your son gave his life for our freedom.
My prayers are with you I am so sorry
God Bless You and your family.
July 29, 2009
Thank you for your sacrifice and all you have done to make this country a safer place. It will not go unnoticed.

The Matheson's
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family
we are so sorry for your loss there are no words that make the hurt go a way but the memories are what Nicholas would want you to hold on to and remember the good times he will be forever in your hearts and those of us who lives he touched. Cindy-Ann & Paul Okeefe, Hayden Knott
July 29, 2009
May God be with you and your family during this time of need.
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos Family;

My deepest sympathy to the loss of your son Nicholas. We enjoy our freedom everyday due to the ultimate sacrafice Nick and our troops commit to our country. Take Care
Brian Duke
Holyoke Police Dept.
July 29, 2009
Mr.and Mrs. Xiarhos,
I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts every day since this tragedy. Your son truly is a hero.
July 29, 2009
Nicholas was a true American hero who will remain in our hearts forever. He was loved by all who knew him.

If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

May God bless you and your family.
July 29, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family , The Cape Cod Community & All Americans . The Loss Of This Outstanding Young Marine is shared by All . For One Who has Earned The Title "United States Marine " I can Truely appreciate My Freedom at such a cost . Yet , as Thomas Jefferson said "The Tree of Liberty Must Be refreshed from time to time with the Blood of Patriots ". Therefore , In my Humble Opinion Your Son , Corporal Nicholas G . Xiarhos now stands watch , with the likes of Jefferson , Washington , Lincoln and the other Great Leaders of our Country . He has earned the Title , Marine , Patriot , Hero & American ! Semper Fi & God Bless
July 29, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,
We are so sorry for your loss in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.We met Nick at his graduation with our daughter, he was a hero and will forever be in our hearts,
Sincerely,
Jim,Ann,Kristie and John Paul Handrinos
July 29, 2009
Rest in peace Marine. My condolances to the family.
GySgt James Delcourt
USMC
Eastham
July 29, 2009
Dear Family & Friends:

I don't have family serving overseas, I don't know any friends who are in Iraq or Afghanistan but I am a proud american who grew up on Cape Cod and still make a home there. For this, I feel a connection to this young man.

I can only hope his family realize how proud and thankful the community and the entire State of Massachusetts is for Nicholas' service to our great nation.

I wish I had the chance to shake your hand and buy you a beer while you were here but because I cannot I will say a prayer for you and your family and make sure I thank a veteran for their service.

Sincerely,

John (East Sandwich)
July 29, 2009
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Xiarhos, we are so saddened to hear of the death of your beautiful son, we do not know you and your family, but wanted to send you our deepest sympathy and prayers, and you must be very proud of Nicholas and we thank him too. Ida & Walter Fagnant
July 29, 2009
We were saddened to hear of the death of your beautiful son.
With deepest sympathy,
the Moustakas family:
Maria Moustakas
Kristina Moustakas, Richard Jean, and children Nektario, Arriano & Marisola
(all of S. Dennis)
George and Runa Moustakas, Andros, Greece ( former owners of Yarmouth Pizza by Evan)
July 29, 2009
you are in my prayers and i thank god for your sons bravery from hazleton pa
July 29, 2009
I,m very sorry for the loss of your son! I'm a retired Air Force member. I served in 3 campaigns of Desert Strom. I lost my brother whom was in the Coast Guard at age 21. I was 13 years old at the time. Though I didn't know your son my heart goes out to you and your family at such a hard time! I live in West Yarmouth and my name is Peter Pratt. God bless your son and welcome him into his kingdom. Sincerly retierd Air Force Tsgt Peter Pratt
July 29, 2009
Thank you Nicholas for being so brave and protecting our freedom. May your family have strength to carry on and always keep you in our hearts and minds for what you have done for our country. God bless you all.
July 29, 2009
Dear Mr. and Mrs Xiarhos,
Even though my family and I did not know Nick we wish to offer you and your family our condolences in this difficult time. Jesus said " Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13. I pray you find comfort in the fact that Nick was a man who knew of a value and honor far greater than most. Draw strength from the Lord and He will walk you through the valley.
Craig and Sue Eldredge
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos family - My brother Shawn R. Mullins went to school with Nick, was on the football team with him, and had went to the Marine "pooley functions" at the recruiting center with him. Currently my brother is stationed in Miramar California and has done 1 tour over in Iraq and says he *wants* to go over to Afghanistan next. I'll be attending all the services for Nick that I can and carrying with me my brothers Dress Blue Photo because if my brother were home he'd be there for sure! My heart goes out to all of you. Nick is a hero. Thanks to marines like him and my brother volunteering to put themselves over in harms way we have freedom. They fight for us, they die for us, and they remain forever in our hearts. Thank you Nick!
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and also the millions of families with children or anyone in a war zone.
July 29, 2009
Thank you ...Prayers and Best Wishes to your family.

You raised a fantastic person and that is the most important thing

JB
RET NYPD
July 29, 2009
God bless you Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos. Much love and sympathy go out to your family and loved ones. Thank you for your brave service to our country!
July 29, 2009
I will never forget the joy you brought to all that knew you. I have so many happy memories of you and I am so proud of you...you will live on in our hearts and memories forever. My deepest sympathy to the entire Xiarhos family. Thank you Nick for being my hero.
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos Family,
There are no words that can be used to help heal your broken hearts. Your son was a brave and honorable young man that you will be forever proud of! To our own Hometown Hero Nicholas, We Salute You!
God Bless.
The Jones Family
July 29, 2009
My deepest condolences go out to your family. Men like Nicholas make me truly proud to be an American and I thank him for his service to our country. He will not be forgotten.
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos Family,
There are no words that can be used to help heal your broken hearts. Your son was a brave and honorable young man that you will be forever proud of! To our own Hometown Hero Nicholas, We Salute You!
God Bless.
The Jones Family
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family

My deepest sympathy. In God's Eyes and the Country your son will always be one of our Hero's.
July 29, 2009
As a Veteran, this is tough, he is an outstanding young man, God bless him!
July 29, 2009
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Xiaros ,

I read about your son's death on the inter-net and I too grieve for your loss . A spirit like his cannot die , he is part of a force of goodness that exists and a part of God . I too am a Police Officer and I bet he got his sense of duty from his Dad . Bless your family and I hope God brings you solace and goodness from here on .

Lt. Kevin Watts Nutley P.D. , Nutley NJ
keltec25@optonline.net
July 29, 2009
Nicholas was a sweet and kind person. He meant a lot to us, just in the short time we had the pleasure and great fortune of knowing him. He will be missed and will always be in our hearts.
July 29, 2009
Nick,

I can't describe the flow of energy surrounding your sacrifice. Even in death, you have brought people, friends, family, D-Y, the Marines, together as a whole community to honor you for the unbelievably amazing person you were and the sacrifice you made for us. You were an amazing person that will not be forgotten by anyone who knew you. School would not have been the same without your warm, caring presence. Rest, brother, and deepest sympathy and condolences to your family.
July 29, 2009
To say "thank you" is simply not enough. May God and time begin to heal your broken hearts. Semper Fi.
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos family - Heartfelt sympathy to Lisa & Steve & family for Nick's loss. Thank you for his service to America. Freedom is not free. My prayers & thoughts are with you. Sorrowfully & with love, Joyce Smythe
July 29, 2009
We have contemplated for days on what to say to this Xiarhos family. Through our own experience, in losing a loved one, we found that words can never express the emptiness that one feels. We can only acknowledge that through the love and support of family,friends and community, it does help to ease the sorrow. NICK was a FINE young man, a KIND friend and a PROUD MARINE. Our fondness memories will be of baseball little league, and the fun times we all shared. With SINCERE love and respect.

Matthew and Judy Camara
July 29, 2009
SSgt Thomas R Landon
USAF/MA Air Guard
102 IW and 104th FW
Wellfleet, MA

Peace to you CPL. It is men like you and families like your's that make me proud to put on my uniform and serve anywhere, anytime. See you Friday at the Nation Cemetary. Thank you will never be enough. You Marines are awesome, brave warriors.

Tom Landon
Balad, Iraq 2004-2005
USAF 332nd AEW
July 29, 2009
my thoughts and prayers go out the family of such a amazing young man who was way to young to die. its men like him that make us all proud to be Americans. As my son gets ready to deploy to Afganastan ,we should all pray for their safe return ,thank you Nick....
T.Burke Bethel,ct.
July 29, 2009
God Bless Cpl. Xiarhos and his family. All Americans are grateful for his sacrafice. Rest in peace Marine. We'll get together when I meet you in heaven.
Semper Fi
Bill Byrne.. Marine Vietnam Vet
Retired Newton Police
July 29, 2009
Our prayers and thoughts are with you... rest in peace, Nick

Lynnette Moore and family
July 29, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I am the wife of a National Guard soldier who just returned safely from his 2nd tour in Iraq. It is such a brave and courageous thing the military soldiers do and pay the ultimate price. My parents live down the cape and I had seen the yellow ribbons on the telephone poles all along Rte 28. I pray that family and friends give you the support to get through this difficult time and knowing your son did such a great job for his country!!!!! God bless our troops and their families!
July 29, 2009
With deepest sympathy,

Ann Elizabeth Biglin
West Yarmouth, MA
July 29, 2009
Nick
Thank you for serving our country and keeping us safe. You will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to your family. I know how proud of you they are. Rest in Peace
Ashley
DY Class of 2003
July 29, 2009
We want our children to be independent and to pursue what they love. I mourn your loss with you. Nicholas was doing what he loved and believed in and we can all admire that. In this time of extreme grief, shed those tears, stay near those who love you and let them nourish your souls with their love.

I see that the community is pouring out it's support in all kinds of ways. Savour that. You will find that people from far and near will show you how much they care.

Our country, and especially I, appreciate that he was willing to give up everything for us.

Blessings on your family and I will offer up prayers for your healing.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Davies
196 Pleasant St.
S. Yarmouth, MA 02664
July 29, 2009
1. Thanking you from the bottom of my heart for your willingness to give us the freedom we have. 2. Our prayers and thankfullness go out to your family during this time and also in the days, months and years . . .you will never be forgotten. Ruth Hangosky Greenville North Carolina
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos family-May you find some comfort in the condolences of a truly grateful nation. Godspeed Nicholas
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 29, 2009
Perhaps they are not
stars in the sky,
but rather openings
where our loved ones
shine down
to let us know they
are happy.
July 29, 2009
Thank-you Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos!! It is because of amazing people like you that America remains the best place to call home.. To your family, my deepest sympathy, the loss of a son & brother is beyond unacceptable, it is simply wrong in any circumstance..Wishing you peace in your hearts..
MLB-Orleans MA
July 29, 2009
My earnest prayers go out to Nick's family and friends. I am a Vietnam-era vet who served overseas and a little of me goes away every time one of these fine, fine young men does. I will never forget the sacrifices that are made so willingly and bravely every day. I am proud of you all, and the country you have served so faithfully.
July 29, 2009
As a parent of a Marine please know that Nick will never be forgotten. He will always be in our prayers. I was once told that no one truly stops living until no one remembers them. With the number of people that Nick has touched I can see that he will be with us for a long long time.
July 29, 2009
Thank You , Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos
Prayers for you and your family
July 29, 2009
Thank You , Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos
Prayers for you and your family
July 29, 2009
I never met CPL. Nicholas George Xiarhos but I want to tell his family how much we appreciate what he was willing to do for our country. I know that you will miss him always. It is men like him that make our country worthwhile to live in. May God bless him and keep him close to you. Sandy Waters
July 29, 2009
Thank you Nicholas for my freedom...
There is a special place for you and your fallen commrades in heaven. I am so sad you had to leave your family so young and my thoughts and prayers are with them as they surely will miss you forever. You are a fine example of what is RIGHT about our youth of today. Rest In Peace Nicholas.
July 29, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa, and family:

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I never got the chance to meet Nicholas personally, but I have no doubt that like his father he was a great man and was proud to serve his country. May the memories of your loved one help you through this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Betsy McClain
July 29, 2009
Lisa & Steve, please accept our sincere condolences for your son, Nick, a true hero and patriot.
July 29, 2009
Steve, Liza & Family
We am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my wife Lauren and my condolences. I know that having support from your family, friends, co-workers and aquaintences, will over time ease a little of the pain. I know, as we lost our twenty day old granddaughter earlier this year. God Bless Nicholas, and all your family. He was a true Patriot and hero.

Jim & Lauren Tamash
July 29, 2009
Prayers for Nicholas' Family. My son is in the 1/9. Please contact me if you need anything.
July 29, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos,
My name is Frank Mellace and I work for the Yarmouth Housing Authority. I met you when you were in the office awhile back. My wife and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your son Nicholas. We have lost a native son and thank him for his ultimate sacrifice and service to our country in order to protect our freedom which many take for granted.

Frank and Lynne Mellace
July 29, 2009
Cpl. Xiarhos,

Thank you for your selfless service to your nation and your devoted service to your fellow Marines. Lieutenant and Mrs Xiarhos, please accept my condolences on your loss, he was a fine young man and a true American hero!

Dennis W. Pinkham
Lt Col US Army (retired)
July 29, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, there are no words that could begin to describe the devastating loss in your hearts.
God bless you all.
July 29, 2009
Your son is a true AMERICAN Hero!! As a daughter of a Army Master Sergeant and sister of a Army Major, my heart goes out to your family. Your son gave his life for his country and for this you should be proud. Nicholas left his mark on this world and will be always remembered as an AMERICAN HERO. His life was cut way to short but he gave his life in the line of duty. As I stood by today and waved my AMERICAN flag, I told my 3 year old son who saluted your son as he passed by... THERE GOES A HERO who died protecting our country and because of MEN like him, we are able to be free. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. May GOD bless and protect your hearts during this hard time.

XOXO
The Mumford Family of South Yarmouth
Tim, Karen & Gavin
July 29, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this tme of sorrow.We are so proud of your son,and the job he did keeping this country free of danger so we as Americans can enjoy our lifes. He is a man that will never be forgotten. God Bless you Nick!!
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this most difficult time. Your son is a hero and we deeply regret that he had to give his life for our freedoms.
July 29, 2009
Steve,Liza & family,
Our hearts aches for your family.There is no doubt that Nick's passing will be a great loss to all who know him. He will be forever in our hearts and prayers.

With our deepest sympathy,

Jordan Gaudet
Barbara LeClerc & family
July 29, 2009
Thank you Corporal Xiahors for your committed service to keep our country safe and free. You are a true Hero. To the family, please accept our deepest condolences and may God Bless you and keep you in his care.

Marlene Mahan
Michael Lentell
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family...as I parent my heart bleeds for you and with you....as an American I share your pride and pain...God Bless you all

Lisa Grant
Eastham
July 29, 2009
Home of the Free,
Because of the Brave.

Thank you for your service.
July 29, 2009
My son Alfredo went to school with and is friends with Nick. He called me first thing Friday morning from Fla so I would find out from him before anyone else. I have lost a child in my life - it is devastating! I am so proud of Nick and honored to have met him. We have placed a special thank you on our family webpage. As a mother, an army brat, a member of the Cape Cod community - I am deeply grieved. Thank you for sharing him with all of us - thank you for bringing up such a nice young man! Valarie Dorsey-Oresto
July 29, 2009
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. I pray your hearts will have peace by the many prayers being said for Nicholas and you in this time of griefing loss.
Elaine Libert and Jim Rondeau -South Dennis
July 29, 2009
Thank you for your service Corporal Xiarhos. I admire your courage.
July 29, 2009
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
I do not know you , but you are all in my prayers.
July 29, 2009
For everything you've done, for every smile you put on people's face, for every heart you touched, you will be remembered. I would see you every day when I was a freshman and only knew you as the "strapping lad with a great goal" as a Mr. Brenner would tell me. But you are everything that people try to be and you will always be remembered as that. May you find peace now and your family strength to carry on.
-Kacie Van Norman, Class '08
July 29, 2009
May the Lord bring you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Nick was a blessing to my sister Dawn Roche and her family.
July 29, 2009
As a retired Navy wife and an Active Duty Navy Mom, my heart breaks for you. Please know his sacrifice will never be forgotten and was not in vain. He is a true hero. God bless you and your family.
July 29, 2009
Dear Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you during this most heartfelt time. There are no words that share how we feel. Only in community can you begin to know how much your son represents and means to us all in Yarmouth. His soul is God's, his memory is yours, and always will be cherished.
Sue & Don Barrett
South Yarmouth
July 29, 2009
I do not know your family, but I can't begin to imagine the sorrow you must all be suffering for the loss of your beloved son, Nicholas. Although nothing can ease your pain, know that your country stands behind you and will forever mourne the loss of your son. He gave his life for his country and shall be honored always.
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We could not imagine.

Mark & Shannon Haley
July 29, 2009
So very sorry for the loss of your brave son. He is a hero and know that our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family:

Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. May the sadness be tempered by the pride and love that our community on Cape Cod has shown for Nicholas.

HUB International Insurance Agency
July 29, 2009
I can't begin to imagine the sorrow you must all be suffering for the loss of your beloved son, Nicholas. Although nothing can ease your pain, know that your country stands behind you and will forever mourne the loss of your son. He gave his life for his country and shall be honored always.
July 29, 2009
May the Lord's Spirit comfort and sustain your family in this time of your loss. Your son gave all. What an honor he is to our country and this community. A true hero.

The Wall family from California
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

Your son has touched and brightened the lives of so many he has come across, including myself. I have known Nick for quite some time, and know that he will be missed by many. My heart goes out to your family. Nick will never be forgotten. He is so brave. Our hometown hero.

Sincerely,
Jillayne Karras
D-Y Graduate - Class of 2006
July 29, 2009
Welcome Home Nicholas.

May your burdens be lifted, may your family find solice, and may you rest in peace. Thank you kindly for your service. You and your family have made an awesome impact on this community.

Thank you and regards,
The Batchelder Family
East Falmouth
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your son passed on as a hero & will never be forgotten.
July 29, 2009
Know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
July 29, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a very courageous young man.
July 29, 2009
I'm so sorry, for the lost of your beloved son Nicholas. He will an angel, in heaven as he was on this earth. God bless you.


Christina Michalopoulos
Mashpee
July 29, 2009
While I cannot imagine your grief, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in the love of those who knew and loved your son. He is indeed a hero.
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this very difficult time. Reading about your son and his extraordinary effect on others truly touches my soul, you must be very proud of him. I am deeply touched by your hero and son.
You and your family will be our prayers for many days to come.
Pat Proseus
Dennis Port and Brooklyn, New York
July 29, 2009
Thank you isn't enough-but that is all I can give.
Thank you to his family for supporting Cpl Xiarhos in his decision to join the military-Ijust wish my thank you would take away your pain.
Thank you to Cpl Xiarhos for defending me-pure and simple.
July 29, 2009
There are no words of comfort that I could possibly say to make this any easier for you. I wish you peace and calm especially through this challenging time.

(co-worker of Michael Lotti)
July 29, 2009
I am extremely saddened by the horrific news of Nick's death. I don't even know what to say, and I don't have the right words to help heal your heart. But I can tell you that Nick was a one in a million person. He was the sweetest, smartest, funniest and most loving person I think I've ever met and I thank both of his parents for raising such an amazing person with a bright & shining soul. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten. He's a true hero for giving his life for our freedom and I will never stop thanking him or any other soldier for the rest of my life. Please let me and my family know if there is ANYTHING we can do for you. Please take care of yourselves. I love your family very much, and always have. RIP Nicholas Xiarhos "Only the good die young"
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,

Thank you for raising such a fine young man - it is a tribute to you as parents. Please know that many of your fellow Americans share in your sorrow and pride in his accomplishments during his all too short life.
July 29, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss --such a fine young man/Marine Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially with Nicholas Tom & Joanne Caterina 61 Iroquois Blvd., West Yarmouth, MA
July 29, 2009
I went to daycare with Nick in Yarmouth. I still have the little monkey that he had given to me on my bithday when I was about 3 or 4 years old. I know that it has been a long time, but I am so sorry to hear about the loss. My prayers go out to the family.
July 29, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 29, 2009
My son, Stephen, went through school with Nick. I can remember the audience cheers when Nick crossed the stage at DY graduation at Mattacheese, you could hear how much he was loved. Though I didn't personally know Nick or your family, my heart goes out to you. Our thoughts are with you.
July 29, 2009
god bless nicholas. god bless the xiarhos family by making the ultimate sacrifice. our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts are with all of the family, we are Greek lived on the cape for many years, now in saratoga Ny I lost my brother in WW11 & think of him EVERYDAY God BLESS YOU Jim & Dora Stevens
July 29, 2009
Thank you for your son's service to all of us Americans. God bless him and his family. My sympathies.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
although I did not know your son, I do know that he is a Hero. I cannot begin to imagine the pain from the loss. I am so very grateful for his service to this great country. May god bless your entire family.
July 29, 2009
I already sent a message to the Xiarhos family. I just came up with this brief poem that I felt I should send.

From the halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Cape Cod Bay,
He fought our countries battles and now his life has been taken away.
We are asked to wonder why this exceptional young man had to die!

I, along with all of Cape Cod salute you!
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family:

My prayers are with you during this difficult time. My daughter is scheduled to go to Afghanistan in September. As a parent, I know how hard it is to watch your child go into harms way. I thank Nicholas for his service and sacrifice. I pray that God will comfort you and keep you.

Blessings to you all,

MEL (formerly of Wellfleet, MA)
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go to you all. Very sorry for your loss. We are in NC at the beach or we would have lined the streets to greet your son. FF Paul Medeiros and Suzanne Gaddy
July 29, 2009
We can not begin to imagine your grief at this time. May the accomplishments of your amazing son bring you some comfort in the days and years to come. He made a difference in this world.
July 29, 2009
My heart goes out to you and your family during this very sad and difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers as you go through these days ahead. My son is also in the military and has served in Iraq. Please know that Nicholas will be remembered with honor. Please accept my condolences.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family -
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Nicholas. I will always remember the kindness that "Officer X" showed to me and how proudly he has spoken of his children. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you. Nicholas is a hero and will not be forgotten.
Katie (Coogan) Duff
July 29, 2009
May our good Lord be with you. Very sorry for your loss, he is definitely a true hero!
July 29, 2009
Dear Steve and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. What a remarkable and courageous young man Nick was. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Peace be with you.
July 29, 2009
Please accept my condolences on the death of Nicholas. He is with the Father now but I will keep his family in my prayers. As a Marine; I honor Nick for his service. As a father I honor Nick as a fine man and great son.
God love and bless you all.
July 29, 2009
Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your son is a hero and we thank him for his service.

Angie (Sameiro) Ramos & Jaime Ramos
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Xiarhos family. I have known Nick for quite some time. He was such an intelligent, ahtletic, just talented man. Everyone just loved him. I remember class with him, how he always just lit up the room with smiles and happiness. He is a true American Hero. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this VERY difficult time.
God bless you all.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
although i did not know your son, i do know that he is a Hero. i cannot begin to imagine the pain from the loss of your son/Brother. I am so very grateful for his service to this great country. May god bless your entire family.
July 29, 2009
My prayers are with you all and may you hold tightly to the thoughts of the special times shared, the love and the laughter and the happy times together.
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wonderful family...pray God gives you the strength to get thru this
terrible time. I don't know you but my heart hurts for you your family and all Nick's friends. My God Bless and keep you, love hugs and prayers. Janie Anngello, Aurora Nebraska
July 29, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. YaYa and Papu were very proud of Nick and so are we. He will always be a hero to us. Thank You Nick for serving our country.

We will always be here for your family, if ever you may need anything.

Tammy & Nelson Cardoso
Debbie & Jeff Goulart
Melissa & Brian Machado
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of Nick. We are very sorry for your loss and grateful to the services he provided for our freedom. May happy memories heal the pain.
July 29, 2009
My thoughts are with your family. Your pain cannot be imagined. I am most grateful for your sacrifice and that of Nicholas.
July 29, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,

Your Son, Brother, Grandson, and Nephew is and always will be a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!

God Bless and God Speed Nicholas may the wings of St. Michael carry you to your eternal rest.

Lt. Christopher Melvin (Ret.)
Yonkers NY Police
July 29, 2009
I am very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. I am grateful for his service to our country. I cannot imagine the grief you are feeling but I thought it would help you to know people, like myself, who do not know you or your family truly feel your pain. God bless you! May the love of family and friends bring you comfort.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
We have two flags in our yard to honor you. We will be one of the hundreds of people standing on the roadside and in the crowds to honor you as you go home!
Our little Cape Cod town lost one of its most beautiful men fighting for our continued freedom. You gave your life for us Nick.
You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice dear Nick.
From Deanna Tumey and Karen LeBlanc
July 29, 2009
I can't begin to know your pain, but as a mother of 3 sons, one 21, I can only imagine. May god bless you and your family and may he give you the strength to move forward.
July 29, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa,Alex,Ashlyn and Liz,

Our thoughts and prayers are for you as you journey down this emotional road. Nick was a Scholar,Athlete,Fighter,Son,and Brother. Most of all he is a hero to all the young future servicemen of this community. He will be in our hearts forever. "He so loved his country he held out his hands and died for it" You should be proud of nick and your whole family. Our hearts are with you.

Joe and Serena Tierney and Family.
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you, I'm so sorry for your loss. Nick was a hero and thank you for your service to our country. God Bless and keep you.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for all that your son has given to this country. We are grieving with you.

Susan, Adam, Sam and Emily Sholi
Sandwich, MA
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos family and all who had the pleasure of being touched by Nicholas. Though we do not know you, my husband and I send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Clearly Nicholas was a man with a special gift of selflessness and compassion, to be named "mayor" in high school says how much he reached out to others and put them before himself. It takes special parents to raise such a son! May your loss be a lesson for us all that we need to look beyond ourselfs and become 'mayors' for those who touch our lives.
May you find comfort knowing he died doing what he loved, protecting others from evil. Just like his dad does.
When you feel most alone I hope you are wrapped in angels arms and lifted through this sorrow.

Respectufully.
Martha Field
Captain Phil Field COMM Fire Dept.
July 29, 2009
My family is so sorry for your tremendous loss. We will never forget his ultimate sacrifice for our country. God bless you and God bless America.
July 29, 2009
May Nick soar on eagles' wings forever watching over his family and bringing them comfort.

With sorrow and love, A Yport resident
July 29, 2009
Dear Steve & Family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you all

Thank you for Nick.

Thank you Nick for your service to our country.

Sincerely Richard & Betty Doncaster
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and help you through most sorrowful time.

Nicholas was a true hero.
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you Nicholas was truely a hero, as an aunt of a Marine I feel your loss as if it was my own.
July 29, 2009
Semper Fi, and God Bless.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your son is a hero and will never be forgotten.
July 29, 2009
God bless Nicholas, his family, the Marines!
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family

How Sad
~ Nicholas was a hero ~
Your loss is shared by so many of us who heard and read the news ~
Blessings
July 29, 2009
Our sympathy and thoughts are with you and your entire family.
Operation Military Kids
July 29, 2009
I didn't know your son,but I have been working at D-Y for the past two years and I can see by the response from everyone that he must have been a wonderful person. My prayers are with you and with Nick.
E. Grimm
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. It is because of sacrifices made by Nicholas and others that we, as Americans, are able to enjoy our freedom. God bless.
July 29, 2009
Xiarhos Family,

Tonight in honor of your Son Nick, I will pray with my 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter and ask the Lord to bring strength and comfort to you and all your family members during this difficult time.God's Blessings....

In his Name,
James Henry and Rachael Marie
July 29, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

I am currently deployed with the U.S. Army and also from Yarmouthport. I wish that I could be there to Salute a great Marine. I never had a chance to meet him, but did get to meet his Dad last year and he spoke so highly of him. Sending prayers and Love to your family.
July 29, 2009
The Johnson Family of Orleans, MA sends their deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you for strength and peace.

J. Johnson
July 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great sorrow. If it were not for our brave men and women standing guard while we sleep peacefully at night, we would not enjoy the freedoms we have and live in the greatest country in the world. We Thank You Nicholas for the greatest sacarifice you could have made. Our deepest condolences.
July 29, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
My heart goes out to you. May you soon find Peace within. Sending prayers and love,
Blessings of Aloha from Pamela Brennan
July 29, 2009
Heaven has become an even safer place by calling this model Marine to his next duty.... your family is a model of love and inspiration to us all... and your loss is shared by all...
Semper Fi, Nick, and all my prayers to Steve and family

Please take good care of yourselves, we care---
Steve Allen, once a Marine always a Marine
July 29, 2009
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
July 29, 2009
Your family has my eternal gratitude for the service your son gave to our country. As every male member of my family has served in one branch or the other, I know the sacrifices our troops make. Just know that he is now watching over you.
July 29, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and happiness in your memories from the past. Best Wishes, the Patten Family, Centerville, MA
July 29, 2009
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I hope that you will find comfort in the knowledge that he touched so many lives and that he rests in peace now as a true American Hero. Fair winds and following seas.
July 28, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family, My deepest sympathy to all of you during this heart-wrenching time. I was most fortunate to teach Nick when he was in the 7th grade. In a class of 24 students, many of them high achievers, there was something special that set Nick apart. His undeniable zest for life, and almost tangible energy inspired others. He was a true leader in every sense of the word. When Nick spoke, his classmates listened. His warmth and humor will be sorely missed. During this time of heartache and the months and years to come, I hope you know that Nick will always be in our hearts, right near the place I am holding all of you. My love to all of you.
July 28, 2009
Nick droped his arms today
We bowed our heads and prayed
His parents hearts are broken
but oh so very proud
They raised a young man
who stepped forward
A man who was good and true
And so very proud to defend
the red white and blue
July 28, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
We are conditioned to believe that the Marine who has fallen in combat has "made the ultimate sacrifice", and of course this is true. But please know that we also understand, appreciate, and acknowledge that the actual ultimate sacrifice is made by the parents and family of a fallen Marine. Those who have given their son (and their brother) have sacrificed more than most of us could ever imagine. We will not forget Nick's sacrifice and we will never forget the sacrifice you have made.
Please know that "If the Army and the Navy, Ever look on Heaven's scenes, They will find the streets are guarded By..." Corporal Nicolas G. Xiarhos, USMC!
The Mawns; Jack, Amy, Emma, Liam, and Lucy.
July 28, 2009
I send my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your wonderful and brave son. I can't begin to imagine the pride and pain you all must be feeling - May God bless you all...
July 28, 2009
My son, Taylor played football with Nick in hs. and my son, Connor with Alex. As a mother of four children as well, and three of them sons, I can't help but think of Nick each day. We are given these treasures, and it's our job to provide and care for our children...until they become of age to make their own decisions. Your son, seems to have matured way beyond his years, and was dedicated to his family and country. I hope that the pride you hold for him in your hearts, will help to ease the pain of his departure from this earth. We need to believe that Nick is in a better place and will be looking down to help guide the ones who are left behind....

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

Chris Seymour and family
July 28, 2009
My heart goes out to your family for the greatest loss a family can ever know. I am sure you are very proud of your son...he will always be a hero. Our prayers are with you and may you have strength to find peace.

The Pearson Family
July 28, 2009
Dear Steve and Lisa, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Eileen and Katelyn Welch
July 28, 2009
Steve and Lisa, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this
difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Eileen and Katelyn Welch
July 28, 2009
I am so sorry that such a fine young man should die so young. I know fighting for your country is an honor and such and honorable death Nicholas must of suffered. I thank him for his courage. I enjoyed having him on my school bus those many years ago.
July 28, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family, My family sends their thoughts and prayers. We are saddened by your loss and grieve with you . My family and this Country are so ever grateful for Nicks bravery and Nobility. The Country mourns your and our loss.
A TRUE HERO IN OUR HEARTS !!
July 28, 2009
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very hard time.Semper Fi (Sempa Fi)
July 28, 2009
Your brave and amazing son, gave up a lifetime for us, and personally, I will never forget him. I will never forget his sacrifice. Our country is so proud of all our young men and women who make great sacrifces to keep us safe amd defend our freedom.
July 28, 2009
your family is in our thoughts and prayers. i did not know your son, but my son as well, is over with the 2/8; so i consider us "family". we hurt with you for your loss, and ours of a brother as well. please know we are here for you, praying for you during this terrible time. in christian love, c.williamson ~ mom~ Lcpl. Pelc, Matthew H&S
July 28, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

My prayers are with you and your hero son at this time.
July 28, 2009
I am very saddened to hear about Nicholas. My heart is heavy with grief. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time. God Bless
July 28, 2009
I am a Military Parent and so very proud of OUR kids that stand ready to defend OUR FREEDOM. I am so sorry for YOUR family's and OUR COUNTRY'S loss of a very Nobel and Honorable young Marine. While my son has been over to Iraq 4 times, the worry of if I will see him again is never lessened. There is no way or words to express my condolences. Freedom is not Free and I am so sorry you had to pay the ultimate price for my Freedom.
May God Bless you and your family during this time of loss.
Edna (Lee) Hove Cumberland, WI Graduate of D-Y Regional Class of 1965
July 28, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so saddened by Nick's passing. We are also so grateful for all he did, and all that the other soldiers are doing to keep us safe. God Bless you all ~ we will keep Nick in our hearts forever.
Rich, Judy, Matthew, Jacob and Garrett Provencher
July 28, 2009

Lisa and Steve and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Thank you Nick for fighting for our country and having us be free. Our prayers are with you.
Pat and Ed Simmons
July 28, 2009
Dear Lt. X and family,

I like many didn't know Nick, but we all are enjoying the freedom he fought to defend. I'm sure he was the hero of your family for a long time, He will be a nations hero forever. My wife Becky and I will pray for your family.
July 28, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 28, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 28, 2009
Dear Steve,Lisa&family, GOD has found a new angle.Were very sorry that you must go through this tragedy With all are love&prayers..
July 28, 2009
To Steve and Lisa: Know that you are loved and know we grieve along with you.

To Nick: "The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace."'

God bless you all.

Don & Jane Mason
July 28, 2009
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 28, 2009
TO THE XIARHOS FAMILY:
I did not have the good fortune to know your son, but my daughter did. They were in the same homeroom and he made her feel welcome when she was a Freshman and he a Junior. They had a ritual of a morning "debate" regarding current events over a coffee and a muffin. Whenever Nick saw her in the hall he would give her a high five or just say "Hey!" These little acts of kindness really helped a stranger feel welcome in a strange new world. For that, I thank Nick and you, his loving family who raised a wonderful young man. He will definately be missed. Please know that you and he are in our thoughts & prayers.
God Bless!
Rose & Helen Dominatto
July 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 28, 2009
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Your son is a hero and our family will never forget his sacrifices. With deepest respect and sympathy.

The O'Leary Family
Marstons Mills
July 28, 2009
your in our thoughts. And thank you for having a son as brave as yours.


the ups store hyannis
July 28, 2009
I send you my thoughts and prayers, to a soldier that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country may he rest in peace and never be forgotten.
July 28, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
My heart and my family's both here and overseas are broken over your loss. Your fine young brave son willingly defended his country and in doing so has been a key in saving the lives of other sons and daughters who God willing will never have to go to war.

I did not know your son but sence the world was a better place with him in it. May he rest in peace and enjoy his final reward.
July 28, 2009
Dear Steve and Family,
My sincerest condolences to all of
you.I never knew him,but if he was like
his dad he must have been one of the
best.I rmember the proud daddy when
Nick was born and the pictures brought
to D-Y.Take pride and solace in the
fact that your son died a true hero.
My best to you all

Curt Collins
Marshfield
July 28, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family, my deepest condolences in Nick's passing. It is an honor and privilege to be a citizen of the USA in large part due to the courage of young men and women like Nick. Words can not express my feelings toward Nick and the entire family. I take comfort in knowing that Nick is in the loving arms of our Lord. May God watch over you and give you all strength during these trying times. God Bless the Xiarhos Family
July 28, 2009
I was saddened to hear of your tragic ending to a young and brilliant future.

You are in our thoughts.

Semper Fidelis
July 28, 2009
As a fellow military family with 2 sons serving overseas, we extend our deepest sympathy and cry with you. Nick is a true American Hero. He will never be forgotten. God only calls the best home early. May Nick's love remain with you always.

Lisa, Paul, Stephen, Andrew & Brian Colucci
July 28, 2009
Dear family of this fallen Soldier and Hero; Words can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for you loss. However "Thank you" for having a son that was brave enough to fight for our freedom and our country. May your memories of laughter and good times help you in your time of sorrow and loss. May God be with you all. Rest in peace young soldier and "thank you" for your courageousness. Peace
July 28, 2009
Lt. Steven Xiarhos; I an deeply saddened for your loss Sir. I know you kept a very tight family bond, something you don't see much now a days. May you grieve shortly and remember forever....... C. Jay smithson
July 28, 2009
Dear Lt. X and family,

Our community is heart-sick for the loss of your brave Marine. There is nothing more tragic than losing a child. We will always honor Nick as an American Hero.

May you find comfort in your community, family and friends.
July 28, 2009
We cannot imagine the grief and heartache you all must be experiencing right now. Your son was a true American Patriot.
He represented you, his family, his friends, and all the Americans around the world. We thank him, and honor him. God bless him, and God bless you.
Dick Howard
Barnstable P.D. (Retired)
July 28, 2009
Nick, I love you. We are so proud of you. Though thick and thin you were always there. Forever loved, forever missed, MY HERO, MY FRIEND. I love you. Keep watching over us. You will never be forgotten. The lives you've touched is incredible and I am so thankful that you were a part of my life and you will forever have a place in my heart. I love you and will miss you everyday Nick. See you at the gates. xoxoxo
July 28, 2009
I pray I will never know how you feel, and I pray you know how I feel. You have all made the most esteemed sacrifice and given us the most sublime gift, your son Nicholas. Thank you from the Rileys, Cape Codders
July 28, 2009
Xiarhos Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son and brother. Nick's passing is a devestating loss for the whole community in which he gave so much to. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Brian, Brenda & Amber Fellows
July 28, 2009
X-man, Lisa...Our hearts are saddened by your loss. Be strong, Nick was a hero to us all! God bless...Ginny, Ed and Brian Shea
July 28, 2009
Dear Steven,Lisa,Alexander,Elizabeth,Ashlynne
Our hearts simply ache for you all.We are holding you close to our hearts and in our prayers and that you will feel the arms of God wrapped around you. May each memory bring you peace mixed with your laughter and tears. Nicholas - thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. With Deepest Sympathy Susan and Bob Roney
July 28, 2009
You will NEVER be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Officer Scott Lundegren & Family
July 28, 2009
Be proud of your son, he fought for our country, he made a difference, for us.....I never met him but I thank him for his sacrifices. May he rest in peace.

May god be with you all at this most difficult time, and keep the memories close to your hearts where Nicholas will live on forever.

God Bless
July 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all the way from North Carolina.
Sincerely,

Polly (Bates) Holly and Family
July 28, 2009
God bless you Nicholas. All of America is proud of your sacrifice.
July 28, 2009
I did not know your son, all i do know is that he fought for our country and has a family and town that miss's him dearly and that alone is heroic and shows hes was a great man.. i would have been honored to have known him. Peace be with your Family through your hard times and god bless.
July 28, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family....You are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely sad and difficult time. Your son paid the ultimate price in an effort to keep our nation free. I thank him and you and pray that your memories of him help you through the days and years ahead.
July 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this very difficult time. Nick was a dedicated Marine and an true American Hero. His spirit will live on.
July 28, 2009
Nicholas, I hope you went with GOD peacefully. You are/were your parents Pride and Joy. Your Dad spoke of you often when we would discuss our children. Thank you so much for defending our country and loved ones. It comes as no surprise I'm sure considering your fathers devotion to the same here in Yarmouth. May your family & friends find peace in knowing you passed with doing what you loved protecting our country. Gods Speed.
Eileen (Hyannis)
July 28, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steve and family-
I am just heartbroken for you and share your pain. You have the entire Marine Corps behind you to give you strength. Nick will never be forgotten. He was among the best of the best...So many here in Sag Harbor are so saddened by his loss and send their condolences your way..Love and prayers to give you strength and wisdom in the days ahead. I will always be here to help you in any way that I can. Nick honored Jordan in so many nice ways and I will always honor Nick.
Love,

JoAnn Lyles
Forever Proud mom of LCpl Jordan C. Haerter, USMC
KIA 22 April 2008
July 28, 2009
Sincere condolences, God bless.
July 28, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa & the rest of your family,
We want to wish you our deepest regrets on the loss of Nick...He was a true hero & warrior who enabled our family the luxury of freedom & peace in our country...He gave of himself so unselfishly & for that we will never forget him...We know that all the time that you & Lisa put into getting care packages etc. over to his troops were not in vain as we bet he was so proud & grateful of his own parents for doing that special thing for the guys....We will never forget Nick, nor you folks as you will always be in our hearts & our prayers...We're so very sorry you must go through this difficult tragedy, but always remember Nick was a true hero & was a very proud Marine...
Our love & prayers to all of you.
Lori, Paul & P.J. McGlynn
July 28, 2009
There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you Nicholas for your bravery.
Kathy Stephen Samantha and Darcy Looney
July 28, 2009
Rest in Peace brave Marine Nicholas. You are gone, but never forgotten. Your spirit will live on in the hearts of those that came in contact with you. My prayers and love are with the entire Xiarhos Family. My son feels the loss of one of his 2/8 Brothers. God Bless you always.
July 28, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos and Family,

It doesn't seem enough to say, but I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your son, in the times I worked with you over the years, Lieutenant, it was always clear how proud you are of Nick and all of your children. I remember running into you a year or so ago at the Seaside Festival and you took out pictures of your kids and were beaming with pride, telling me about each of them. I can tell from you and the outpouring of support that Nick was a very special person. Thank you and your wife for raising such a courageous, strong, and confident young man. Nick is a true role model for all of our children. Thank you Nick for your service to this country. You truly are a HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 27, 2009
Dear LT X and family:
Our hearts go out to you with your loss. I cannot imagine your pain.

Thank you Nick for your service and for doing what so few are brave enough to do.

With Sympathy, Melissa and Brady
July 27, 2009
JULY 27, 2009

My deepest sympathy to all of the
family. I know that Nicholas was a
true hero and played such an important role in keeping us safe. I appreciate everything that he did for all of us.
May God bless you all.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Today you are in our thoughts and prayers. We did not know Nick, perhaps our son did. As parents of a Marine, we feel your loss very deeply. One of our brave has fallen. Know that there are many in America's Battalion who are with you in spirit.
May God Bless your family.
Parents and Family of 2/8 Golf Marine.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Nick. Although I didn't know him he was an American Hero who defended our Country. He will never be forgotten.
Please accept my condolences. I would also like to extend the condolences of my sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Miner (Tut) Tuttle and their family.
Janice
July 27, 2009
Xiarhos Family

I have had the pleasure of knowing your son through my husband. He served with X when they returned to lejeune in the same platoon. Almost everyday my husband would come home talking about what happened at work and 95% of the time he was mentioned. The best memory i have after my husband shared it with me would be him telling me they did a cadence to the song Im on a boat and i cracked up just thinking of them doing that. He was a great guy and he will always be with us....we will never forget. He was a great marine and you should be proud!!! He is our Hero!!!
July 27, 2009
Xiarhos Family

I have had the pleasure of knowing your son through my husband. He served with X when they returned to lejeune in the same platoon. Almost everyday my husband would come home talking about what happened at work and 95% of the time he was mentioned. The best memory i have after my husband shared it with me would be him telling me they did a cadence to the song Im on a boat and i cracked up just thinking of them doing that. He was a great guy and he will always be with us....we will never forget. He was a great marine and you should be proud!!! He is our Hero!!!
July 27, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss of your son Nicholas. My husband John and I lost our son John in Iraq July5, 2004. It is a very difficult time for your family but you have all the memories in your heart of Nicolas and no one will ever be able to take them away. Treasure those memories. Our thoughts and prayer are will you . Jane Van Gyzen
(Goldstar mother)
July 27, 2009
Cpl. Xiarhos, I thank you for your service and pray for your family in this time. Officer Van Leuven, UW Police, Seattle, WA
July 27, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
I'm truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prays go to you. Nick was a ray of sunshine and always got me to smile. He was the one to inspire me to join the service. I was going to join the marines and instead I joined the army. If you remember i was the girl in the army, who ran in a marine shirt at the police run. Nick inspired me to do my best and to be proud of my country. Nick is truly and American hero. And until the day I die I will look up to who nick was. once again I'm am truly sorry and he will never be forgotten.
July 27, 2009
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. We were visiting with our son Kevin at Camp Lejeune,NC on Friday when 1/9 got the devastating news of the loss of your son Nicholas.He was shaken by the news and said that he served with "X" in Iraq and that your son was a really good guy and a great Marine.He will be missed by his brother Marines. Your family is in our thoughts.
July 27, 2009
Xiarhos Family & Friends:

I am deeply sorry for your loss... Please know that Nick's bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. He is a true hero.
July 27, 2009
I am so grateful for that young man, and so many others like him, who freely placed their lives in hazard for our country. I pray for God's comfort for all his family and friends
July 27, 2009
God bless the family and friends of Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos.
Because of heroes like Nicholas, my family can sleep at night knowing they are being protected.
God bless Nicholas. God bless America
July 27, 2009
Dear Xairhos family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time.
July 27, 2009
Steve, Lisa and Family

I was brought to my knees upon hearing of the loss of "X". Even after a few days it tears at my heart at your loss. So much different than the reunion we shared in October when the guys returned, now to meet again under such tragic circumstances. Ian and I will also keep this brother in arms in our memories and will raise a toast in his memory always!
July 27, 2009
STEVE,LISA AND FAMILY MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL.WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS OF YOUR SON, BROTHER, HE TRULY WAS A HERO. YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD HE CHOSE TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY, AS A SOLDIER. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY .
July 27, 2009
Dear Xairhos family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
July 27, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We know you were very proud of Nick and that was so obvious when Steve talked about him. We salute Nick for his service to his country and for making the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live safe and free. Nick will forever be remembered by our family as a Marine hero who came from a wonderful family and whose father we are honored to know.
July 27, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficul time. May Gods peace be with you and your family.

Jim and Rebecca Armentrout
July 27, 2009
To the family & friends

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

I appreciate all that Nicholas has done to help ensure our freedom.

May God wrap you all in his comforting arms in this moment of deep grief. I pray God will comfort and give you peace.
July 27, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steve and family

No words can express your loss!! Over the years with Baseball and Football we got to know your family, How wonderful. May our prayers help in your grieving.And and may God Bless you all through your journey.

Richard, Tricia and Ross Desmarais
July 27, 2009
I remember the first time i moved to Yarmouth i was so afraid that i wouldn't have any friends and no one would talk to the new girl. That September i walked on the bus and walked into my 3rd grade classroom and no one really spoke to me, at lunch i was prepared to sit alone but Nick didn't allow me to be an outcast. he said "hi do you want to play with us at recess?" since that time, he had always been a friend to me. we were never the type of friends that hung out every weekend but we became close during school. we had many classes together and shared moments of pure laughter sometimes about absolutely nothing. there was never time when he did not think of others before himself. i remember sitting in home room when they told us about 9/11 and months later i heard nick state that he wanted to be in the marines, he seemed so serious and so dedicated and motivated, i knew this was what he wanted to do. after graduation, i have spoken to nick several times and each conversation started with something funny, and ended with something hilarious. even though we weren't "Best friends" we were friends and i could tell him anything!when hearing about his death i was in complete shock, and cried till no more tears could leave my eyes. i now realize that nick wouldn't have wanted tears, even when i would tell him something sad that i was going through at the time, he never wanted me to frown, he would always follow it with a joke. something like "remember in 6th grade when your mom would put all those braids in your head, you looked like spider woman" then he would laugh and laugh and i would laugh and laugh. i miss my good friend, but now i know that i should not cry, i should thank god that i knew him and i thank god that he is up there watching over me.

I pray for this family. I also thank you for allowing so many people the chance of getting to have Nick in our lives, we have all been blessed by an angle. God wanted him here for a short period of time, he had a plan for Nick just like he has a plan for all of us, and even though he is no longer with us physically, he is with us mentally and always will be, i thank god for the memories i have had with him.

Rest peacefully old friend. If there was a greater word than love, that is what i would use for you because we all have more then just love for you.
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2009
MAY GOD BE WITH THE XIARHOS FAMILY MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. I AM GREATFUL FOR NICKS SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO OUR COUNTRY. HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. IT WAS A BLESSING TO HAVE KNOWN HIM.
LOVE, NICOLE THEOHARIDIS-BEASLEY
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
We are so sorry for your loss. No words can express how we feel as a family. May our thoughts and prayers bring you some comfort in your healing.
God Bless

Tricia, Richard and Ross Desmarais
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family, We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
We are so sorry for your loss. No words can express how we feel as a family. May our thoughts and prayers bring you some comfort in your healing.
God Bless

Tricia, Richard and Ross Desmarais
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
We have you all in our thoughts. Hoping that the words of so many that care for Nick and your entire family will help, even in just a small way. We will keep you all in our prayers.
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2009
Dear Steve and Family,
I am saddened to hear of Nicholas' death and know that if any family and community will merit his hard work for us and our freedom, it is your family and the Cape-at-large. Know that I am praying for you all and that you are surrounded by many who love and support you all during this very difficult loss.
July 27, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sgt James Swift (Retired)
Sandwich P.D.
July 27, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family & friends,
As a retired Captain, USAF, please know that my family and I share your grief and offer our prayers.
Words fail in times like these, but the respect for the service of your son and your family are honored.
May God bless you all with his grace.
July 27, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,

May the love of family and friends comfort you at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God bless you.

The Kennedy Family
Yarmouth Port, MA
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Our hearts and and our prayers are with you and your extended family. There are no words that I can think of that could properly honor Nick and your famliy so I will simply say that you are in our thoughts.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Our Thought and Prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Nick will forever be in everyones heart, because he touched so many lives. He was a great guy and will be watching over us.
July 27, 2009
It has always been obvious and understandable how proud you all were of Nicholas. Through all of your grief we hope you can continue to be proud. He is a hero in our eyes and we thank him for his service to our country and allowing us all the freedoms we too often take for granted. Our thoughts are with you through this difficult time and through the future. We hope your memories, and the admiration Nicholas has of so many, can bring you comfort.
July 27, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
I share in your sorrow and grief at the passing of dear Nick. I will always remember his warm smile and kind heart. My son Caleb always looked up to him when he mentored students at Station Avenue in Mrs.Nelson's class. His sacrifice is deeply appreciated and his memory will live on in the hearts of countless people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Maureen Kessler
teacher D-Y
July 27, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the parents and family of Nicholas Xiarhos. Although i did not Know Nicholas, he is a Brother Marine. I served in the Marine Corps during the korean War, and it breaks my heart when we lose a proud Marine. As a member of the Marine Corps League Metro West Detachment # 1037, Natick Massachusetts I extend our condolences. Semper FI, and God Bless.
George R Barr
July 27, 2009
Officer X and Family,
It is so difficult for me to imagine Nicholas as a young man for he was just a toddler when I saw him last. Watching him grow in the eyes of his father and through the lens of the camera, those are the memories I will cling to as I pray for your son and your family. Nicholas is gone too soon and a grateful nation mourns.
Sherry (Hoskinson), Robert, Theresa, Andrew, Kathryn and Elizabeth Selfe
July 27, 2009
So sorry for your loss. My kids Jen Pimentel and Dan Guertin knew Nick . I can't immagine how hard this is for you. The pride you feel must also be overwhelming. God Bless.
July 27, 2009
We are truly saddened by the terrible loss. The town of Yarmouth has lost a truly brave son. Our family sends sympathy to Nick's parents, brother, sisters and grandparents. We will never forget his bravery.
Eugenia, Jay, Chris, Trish and Kate Levins
July 27, 2009
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

Please accept our deepest regrets and condolences on the passing of Marine Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos.
There is a poem written by a Marine in the Korean War.
It goes like this,

Do not stand by my grave and weep ?
I am not there; I do not sleep.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds circling in flight.
Do not stand by my grave and cry ...
I am not there. I did not die.
I am a Marine now and always
protecting and serving our
Supreme Father into infinity.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Semper-Fi
George Doc Fregeau
500 Merriam Avenue
Leominster, MA 01453
Marine Corps League
Department of Massachusetts
Chaplain
July 27, 2009
Our condolences from the PFC Paul E Ison Detachment #60
Marine Corps League & Auxiliary in Lee County Florida.

We are friends of Deb & Bernie Cullen.....us fellow Marines
share your loss!

Semper Fi

Gary Bowler & Judy Bowler
USMC RVN
69-70
July 27, 2009
Dear Lt X. and Family,
Our family is deeply saddened by your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You and Your.
The Kennedy Family
July 27, 2009
ALWAYS IN OUR HEART AND PRAYERS!
GOD BLESS YOU NICK!
July 27, 2009
Thank you for raising such a fine young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I will continue to keep our military in my prayers. I'm sure my son (also a Nicholas and also a Marine with the 2/8) would want me to pass along his thanks for your son's service as well.
July 27, 2009
Lt. X and Family,
Words can't express how deeply we feel about your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
July 27, 2009
STEVE, LISA,ALEX,ASHLYNNE AND LIZ....
WE ARE SO DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!!!..NICK WAS A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN WHO WE ALL LOOKED UP TOO..SUCH COURAGE AND BRAVERY!!!!!!HE IS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO. STAY STRONG AND KNOW THAT HE IS WATCHING OVER YOU ALL AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME!
GOD BLESS,
TONY, DAWN, TREVOR AND KENDRA
July 27, 2009
Nick I love you man. I will never forget all the great times we have shared over the last 10 years or so that we have been friends. My prayers go out to the entire Xiarhos family. I could not believe the news when I heard it and it is still hard to really grasp what has happened. I will always love and remember Nick for being an out going person with alot of love and drive. He was not only just a great person, and a great friend. He was also a Marine and an awesome one at that. Nick, I love you.
July 27, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

Steve, I knew you from summers past and always looked forward to bumping into you at the Yarmouth beaches. You were incredibly kind to me and my family.

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your unfathomable loss. I have no doubt that Nick was as special and wonderful as his Dad - a true class act. He is a hero in every sense of the word and we are all very grateful for his patriotic service.

May the love and support of family and friends help you through this time of grief and loss. You are in my thoughts and heart.

God Bless,
July 27, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa, Andrew, Ashlynne, Elizabeth, John, & Joyce,
There are no words to express the devastation that I felt upon learning of Nick's death. My heart goes out to all of you as you attempt to make sense of this tragedy. Though the death of a child is not something anyone ever truly gets over, I feel certain that in time you will gain the strength to get past this moment and continue your lives in a manner that will honor Nick's memory. My surity in your abilities comes from your demonstrated bravery in putting Nick's happiness ahead of your own when you set aside your reservations and trepidations and supported his decision to live his dream of becoming a Marine. That took real courage knowing that this might be the outcome. As a Marine he fought to protect our freedom and I know he would not want his death to be the cause of keeping any one of you in an emotional prison. My thoughts and prayers along with thousands of others are with you as you begin your journey on the long road ahead.

The poem below has always been one of my favorites; it was written by Ruth Ann Mahaffey. The lines that begin with "It has always been my philosophy..." especially reminded me of Nick, but for now let those of us who love you "lend a hand to pick you up" and let God work through us to carry you until your strength returns.

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.
July 27, 2009
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 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 27, 2009
Nick, I love you man. My prays go out to the Xiarhos family. Nick was a great friend, a great person and an awesome Marine. Nick is a hero and will never be forgotten.
July 27, 2009
I don't know how I could say anything.Our voices are silent but our prayers are with you for a long long time Parents of a 2/8 Echo Marine
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. My boyfriend was a friend of Nick's and fellow marine. He will always be remembered and is forever a hero. God Bless him and the Xiarhos family.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. Lt. Xiarhos, I remember when you first joined the YPD,and became the "school" officer! You were a tremendous influence on the kids in the DY district, including my three kids thank you. Having had my son Matthew die in October, I know the pain and heartache that Nicholas death brings. Know that although your heart is breaking, you will also feel tremendous pride in what Nicholas accomplished, and how well you and your wife raised him. Your family is a source of pride on the Cape. I will be praying for you in the days and months ahead. God Bless all of you!
July 27, 2009
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos and Family,
Reading about Nicholas and his wonderful dedication to our country, his lovely family and friends has deeply touched me and I hope by reading these words and those words of each and everyone who has been equally touched by this loss will help you know that your are not alone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue. This community cares about you. God Bless you.
July 27, 2009
My heart breaks for you, Lisa, and your family.... Nick was such a true hero, and an accomplished man.... May you find peace in the fact he was where he wanted to be, and proud to be doing his life long dream....
July 27, 2009
Know that you are all in my prayers as you endure the grief and pain at the loss of your dear son and brother. Please know that his sacrifice and bravery will forever be remembered. God bless you all in this difficult time.
JH Marstons Mills
July 27, 2009
Dear Steve,Lisa,Alex,Ashlynne,Elizabeth;

When Jill called at 6:15 a.m. Friday with the news about Nick, I cried.. When I called my brother, John, in NH, he cried..as have so many...
We cannot begin to imagine your devastating loss - our hearts are breaking for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers for your Nick, who gave the ultimate sacrifice..
Thank you Nick, Lance Corporal Nicholas George Xiarhos, United States Marine - an extraordinary man, son, brother,grandson,nephew,cousin,and friend.
With love to all of you,
Joanne Jackson and family
July 27, 2009
All of our thoughts and prayers. Col D.F. Ellis, (U.S. Air Force) and family.
July 27, 2009
I didn't know Nick well, but I remember meeting him at Boston MEPS on June 20, 2006. Him and I went to Parris Island together along with five other guys, most of whom already knew him from RSS Lawrence. Our flights got fudged and we ended up having to spend the night in Charlotte, N.C. (making us late to Parris Island) Although there wasn't much to do in the hotel they stuck us in, we tried to make the best of it. He kept us all entertained with jokes and anecdotes and we were all up most of the night laughing like hyenas. When we got to boot camp, he was supposed to be in our training platoon, but had to get held back a week because of a bee allergy. We would see him around from time to time, but he was in a different battalion, so it was few and far between.

Like I said, I didn't know him well, but I do remember him. I'm hurt by his death, not only as a fellow Marine, but as someone who had shared an experience with him, as brief as it was. My condolences go out to his family, friends, and fellow Marines and sailors who knew him better than I did. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Steve, I was working at the Compass Lounge when you joined the YPD, you were about Nicholas' age. You were a friend to all you met and you were always one of the good guys always brought up in conversation. We talked behind your back and it was always good. When I would hear of your advancement up the ranks I was proud that I knew you back when.
I was envious as I have read about your boys acheivements in sports as well as your daughter. Xiarhos is a name that lets you know whose kids they are. And I know that your son and children are of the same top rate quality as their Dad, because of the way you are. My heart breaks at your loss and I send my deepest sympathies. I am so sorry.
July 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
-The Kussmaul family
July 27, 2009
Dear Lt. Xiarhos and family,
I was deeply saddened when I heard about the passing of Nicholas as he gave the ultimate sacrafice. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you were all so very proud of him and he'll remain forever in your hearts as an outstanding Marine.

Sincerely & Semper Fi,
Victoria Kenny
July 27, 2009
We are so very sorry for the loss of your son.
Semper Fi
Dan + Hope Henderson
Sandwich
July 27, 2009
i havent seen nick in years; and i send out my deepest condolences to all of his freinds and family
July 27, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 27, 2009
My deepest sympathy to you all. May the memories of your loved one help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2009
I am shocked and saddened to hear of your family's loss. My prayers are with you.
July 27, 2009
Nick,

Thank you for your service, you are a hero. May God bless you and your family.
July 27, 2009
May God bless Nick and your family.
July 27, 2009
Alex,
I am sorry for your loss. Your situation really hits home with me since I too lost my brother when he was only 35. I wish that this gave me some words of wisdom for you or even to console you but it doesn't. However someone once told me something that I truly believe:
"Sometimes in a field of flowers the prettiest are picked first."
I know that you will find this true of your brother too.
With Sympathy,
Tracy Taylor (Amanda's Aunt)
July 27, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa, et al:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Debbie & Roger Brown
July 27, 2009

The rainbow comes and goes,
and lovely is the rose;
The moon doth with delight
look round her when the heavens are bare;
Waters on a starry night
are beautiful and fair;
The sunshine is a glorious birth;
But yet I know, where’er I go,
that there hath pass’d away a glory from the earth
July 27, 2009
I am sorry for your loss. I can not imagine your pain. I thank you for having a son that was willing to fight for our country to keep us safe. May time heal your wounded hearts.
Amanda McElhiney Gracia (S.Yarmouth/Melbourne, FL)
July 27, 2009
Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. My son is with 2/8 Fox Co. I wanted you to know you and your family are in my, and the whole 2/8 family, thoughts and prayers.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos and Ratcliffe family

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer

Janet Desmond, Paige & Brooke Mazzur
July 27, 2009
To Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos family,

I feel as though I should know Nicholas with everything I have read about him in the newspapers. I have shed many tears when I think that he made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us.

Rest assure, he is now a guardian angel looking over his loving family.

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
July 27, 2009
We are so sorry about your loss.....

Veronica, Jasmine and John Laine (Yarmouth)
July 27, 2009
We didn't know your son but he is a peer to all three of our children. Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We pray that you will find comfort in the joyful memories of your son and the knowledge that he rests in peace now as a true American Hero.
July 27, 2009
I'm so sorry for your loss,thanks to people like your son and brother we have our freedom My heart and prayers go out to your whole family.I hope your good memories will help you thru your pain and sorrow.Sincerely The Anderson Family
July 27, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at your time of sorrow.
. Your son was a true American hero who sacrificed his young life for all.

God bless your family,
Nancy Gold-Merlington
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

The loss of your son is so very sad, but keep him in your heart to ease the pain and remember, he is a true hero to our country. God Bless you.
July 27, 2009
.

I have fond memories of seeing Nick riding in the back of Steve’s Jeep in his baby seat during warm weather. The top was always down and Nick was always smiling. It’s no wonder Nick learned to appreciate adventure. I remember teasing Steve that Nick would be a rock star.

It seemed like only days later that I ran into Nick in his Marine uniform, just back from Parris Island, proud and accomplished – not to mention handsome, tall and slim. I sent Steve a text message, “You are now the father of a man.”

Steve and Lisa are exceptional parents. They sacrificed continually to enrich the world with four wonderful human beings. The pride they had in every achievement, the energy they employed, the love they shared, the time they took to just be there.

Nick died a hero.
More importantly, he died loved.
But, most importantly, he knew it.

A proverb says:
____Your grandfather’s coffin is heavier than you expect.
____Your father’s coffin is heavier than you can bear.

I will add a new line –
____Your son’s coffin is a burden beyond comprehension.

My heart aches for you.


.
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
David and I extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought and keep them always in your hearts. He will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. Our prayers are with you all.
July 27, 2009
Please know that the thoughts and prayers of your Cape Cod community are with you. During this time, we are all family. Nick was a true hero, and will always live in your hearts.
Sincerely,
July 27, 2009
In the saddest moments you will find strength and peace knowing that your son was doing what he was proud to be "A UNITED STATES MARINE" and thank you for protecting our country and being a WARRIOR! Cpl Nichilas G. Xiarhos is a hero
July 27, 2009
TO THE XIARHOS FAMILY, WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.MAY NICHOLAS'S MEMORY BE EVERLASTING. ( JIM AND KASEY TERPOS )
July 27, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family - Although we didn't know this young man, our boys did. We admire Nick's selfless courage and pray for you during this difficult time. You should be so proud of your son, a true American Hero.
Sheila FitzGerald
Arpad Voros
July 27, 2009
he is with the lord now. hope you find peace knowing that. find peace with him, he has a reason for everything
July 27, 2009
Our payers are with you @ this time of loss. Please know that Nick will never be forgotten! As parents of 3 Navy & 1 Coast Guard member, we too know the love and strenght needed to be a Military family. God Bless you & your family during this difficult time....
July 26, 2009
Our deepest condolences. May your faith give you strength and your memories give you comfort. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
July 26, 2009
Going home, going home,
I'm just going home.
Quiet-like, slip away-
I'll be going home.
It's not far, just close by;
Jesus is the Door;
Work all done, laid aside,
Fear and grief no more.
Friends are there, waiting now.
He is waiting, too.
See His smile! See His hand!
He will lead me through.

Morning Star lights the way;
Restless dream all done;
Shadows gone, break of day,
Life has just begun.
Every tear wiped away,
Pain and sickness gone;
Wide awake there with Him!
Peace goes on and on!
Going home, going home,
I'll be going home.
See the Light! See the Sun!
I'm just going home.
July 26, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
May the love and strength of your family and friends help you through this difficult time. Your son truly was a hero and always will be.
July 26, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa and family
We are sadden by the loss of Nicholas. We know the pain can be unbearable. You taught him well and he was the young man that you and all the country are proud to be serving our country. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you.
July 26, 2009
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Son. I did not know Nicholas, however, Officer Xiarhos was a huge part of the community when I was growing up. Your kindness and generosity has never been forgetten. Your Son is a true hero and a wonderful young man. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. God bless you and your family.
July 26, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
Our hearts are grieving for the loss of your son. He was an amazing kid, and our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time and in the coming days. May God bless you all.
July 26, 2009
We didn't know Nick personally, but we wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the Xiarhos family in this difficult time. Please know that families and friends all over, are here to support you all. We cannot begin to understand what you're going through, but we can be here to help. With all the love we have, Ashley and Rob McLellan
July 26, 2009
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. I know all to well what you are, and will be going through. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to believe that my Nephew Jordan was there to welcome Nick to Heaven.

God be with all Nick's Family and Friends.

Semper Fidelis
July 26, 2009
Steve, Lisa, and family,

My heart goes out to your family at this tragic time. Your son as others have given the ultimate sacrifice. No words can truly tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that his courage and bravery will NOT be forgotten.
WITH GREAT SYMPATHY
Miss Fairhaven.. aka Kerrie Demanche
July 26, 2009
Good die young... Great die fighting for there country

true American HERO

R.I.P. NICK
July 26, 2009
Mr. Xiarhos and family,
Please know that Nick will forever be a hero in our eyes and hearts. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
July 26, 2009
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!! HE WAS FOR THE COUNTRY!!!! LOVE, PATTY LAMBERT
July 26, 2009
God bless a hero. Our hearts will remember his sacrifice forever.
July 26, 2009
Steve, (and family)
More than 30 years ago you were about Nicks age going to classes with me at 4C's, a far difference from what he experienced at such a young age. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your beautiful family. Nick will be in my prayers as will all of you and I thank your family and especially your son for the tremendous and ultimate sacrifice he made for me and every American. The Yarmouth Police Dept. has shown great honor and pride in your son and I am sure you and your family will be in their close care for many years to follow. God Bless you all and give you strength to get through this horrific experience that no parent should ever have to endure. Thank you for sharing such memorable photos on line as well, he is and was a beautiful young man and hero in every sense of the word.
July 26, 2009
Steve, Lisa & family:
We are fortunate to have known Nick and your family while our children grew up together. From soccer in elementary school to graduation and beyond. Accept our condolences and know that you are in our prayers.
Jim, Debbie, Jeffrey and Brian Griecci
July 26, 2009
Thank you for defending my rights and freedom. You are a hero!!
July 26, 2009
My husband and I didn't know Nick personally,our daughters did and his name come up often in our home. We are so blessed to have hero's like your son defending our freedom. Our hearts broke for your family when we heard the news of his death. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Mark, Annie ,Chelsea and Madisyn Gibbons
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family-

Words cannot express our appreciation that your son and family have made for our freedom. I did not know Nick, but Lt. Xiarhos has always been a great officer and role model to the kids of our town. I know that we cannot possibly feel your pain, but we are grieving with you. Our deepest sympathy comes to you at this tragic time.

Francisco, Cathy, Ben, Brandon, Hannah and Erin DeSouza
July 26, 2009
From one Marine family to yours, our hearts grieve for your loss. I fear the day our Marine son gets deployed but it is a sacrifice for their country that they believe in. Your son was a true Marine who believed in honor, courage and commitment. May he rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mike, Liz, Alex and Lance Corporal Michael Raab Jr. Bourne, MA
July 26, 2009
From one Marine family to yours, our hearts grieve for your loss. I fear the day our Marine son gets deployed but it is a sacrifice for their country that they believe in. Your son was a true Marine who believed in honor, courage and commitment. May he rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mike, Liz, Alex and Lance Corporal Michael Raab Jr. Bourne, MA
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
Nick was the kind of guy that made and left an impression on you. we are all happy to have known him. Both he and your family made an immeasurable sacrifice. For that, we "Thank You". Our son, Max, spent many hours with Nick, in Wilmington. He was welcomed as a member of the UNCW "family". Max is a better man for having known him as a close friend. Without a doubt, Nick enriched all our lives. It is with heavy hearts that we make our journey North to say "Good Bye" to such a wonderful young man.
July 26, 2009
Steve, Lisa and Family,
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Nick was a true hero. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prays.
July 26, 2009
God Bless Nick, God Bless your family, God Bless America. He is a true hero. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Marie Boyd, Jessica & Jennifer Majewski
July 26, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynn & Elizabeth.

May you find peace in all of your heartfelt memories of Nick. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.
His sacrifice for his country will never be forgotten. He was such a great person.

(Mark,Donna Mark Jr. Hilary & Adam Lucier)
July 26, 2009
Though I never knew your son, my sincerest sympathies to you all on the loss of Nicholas. My husband served 21 years in the Air Force & I know of the deep sacrifice & commitment your son showed his country by his service. May you find comfort in knowing what an incredible person Nicholas must have been & how much he was and still is loved and missed by friends, family, even greatful strangers like myself but most of all by an ever proud & respectful nation. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and greet Nicholas with open arms in the glorious kingdom of heaven till you all meet again. God's Peace to you all!
Dawna Gohl (formerly of W. Yarmouth)
July 26, 2009
My deepest sympathies to your family.My son passed away 15 yrs ago.He was only two months old.Although he didn't die in a war the result is the same.Nick will never be forgotten.Please know that he is in a better place where there is no war or pain.He no longer needs our prayers but we need his.My prayers will be for you for God to give you the strength and peace to go on without Nick.God Bless you all
July 26, 2009
Steve, Lisa & Family,
Our heart goes out to you during this most difficult time. May you find strength in the outpouring of pride and love your friends, family and community are offering up. Nick was a true hero, and his sacrifice for his country has earned him a place amongst the Angel Warriors in Heaven. His dedication, loyalty and love for his country and those under the flag will not ever, ever be forgotten. We are thinking of you all right now and praying for some comfort and peace. Thank you for sharing Nick with all of us.
Paul & Claudia Robinson
July 26, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
Our hearts go out to you..there are no words to express the pain and sorrow we all share. Nick was a wonderful young man,and an honor to know. We are all better people to have known him. He will remain a hero to all that were blessed to have met him. God Bless you all with comfort and peace.
July 26, 2009
My heart felt condolences to your family. Thank you for your sons bravery and service to our country. God Bless him.
Suzanne Cobb
Falmouth
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family-
I hope your family finds comfort in knowing that Nicholas is a true American hero who selflessly gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us! Thank-you & God bless America
July 26, 2009
Dear Officer X and Family,
I've been gone from the cape for 7 years but I will always remember you as a man who cared about all the young people around you. I was looking at the photos that were posted online and when I saw you and nick hugging at Camp Lejune, I could feel that embrace and I deeply deeply share your tears. I also believe that you will once again be together in eternity. It's that thought that I hope can give you some peace of mind in time .
July 26, 2009
To the Xiarhos family: Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son Nickolos. We cannot imagine how you must feel at this time. Nicholas was a member of Our Amvets Post 333 Cape Cod and has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country,family, friends and community. "Freedom is not Free" has never meant so much as it does right now. We honor Nick and his service to Country and the USMC. WE will never forget.
"Semper Fidelis"
July 26, 2009
steve and family,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Nick was a great kid.
I rember him from high school of course being his lunch lady it was his happiest time of the day . He was a great friend and a classmate to my step son adam tasha . Not only was he a classmate of my son JJ soares he is also a fellow marine.
HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL .

CAROL-ANNE AND MARK TASHA
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family - May God give you strength through this
very sad time. Your son is a hero.
July 26, 2009
Xiaros Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. Sgt. X, you were there for us kids at DY and my thoughts are with you now. My husband and I are very sorry for your loss.
With deepest sympathies,
Kathleen (Doherty) and George Kaldis
July 26, 2009
Steve and Family,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Nick was a great kid.
I rember him from high school of course being his lunch lady it was his happiest time of the day . He was a great friend and a classmate to my step son adam tasha . Not only was he a classmate of my son JJ soares he is also a fellow marine.
HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL .

CAROL-ANNE AND MARK TASHA
July 26, 2009
Dear Lt. Xiarhos, Mrs. Xiarhos and Family,
Our hearts are broken for the loss of your terrific son Nick. He was and will always be remembered as a great American. We are so proud for your family for the service to community, country and others. May you and the rest of your family remain in God's care and know that Nick's sacrifice for the USA so that others may live will never be forgotten.

Brian & Juanita Dubuc, South Yarmouth, MA
July 26, 2009
Steve, It has been more than 30 years- we were roomates/classmates at 4C's, not much younger than your son Nick. The accomplishments of your son at such a young age are testimony to the man he was-taken too soon. I am humbled by the dedication of young men and women in our military and the sacrifice of their families that gives us the freedoms we have as Americans. May cherished memories help you through difficult days ahead-my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 26, 2009
My prayers of sympathy are with you and your family at this very sad time. God Bless Nick for his Courage and Service to our Country.
July 26, 2009
Your pride will be your strength, bless you all. Linda Crawford, Bradenton, FL and formerly, Cotuit
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiaros Family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Nick’s passing while selflessly serving our country. Steve, you have been so kind in reaching out to not only our family, but so many others on the Cape who currently have loved ones serving in Afghanistan. You have been a great source of strength and have taught us the true meaning of pride for those who courageously volunteer on behalf of their country so we can all sleep in peace at night. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Nick is a true patriot and will always be our hero; may he rest in peace. God Bless the U.S.A.
With sincere sympathy,
Joanne, Chip, Jon, Greg and Meghan Hartford
July 26, 2009
My prayers of sympathy are with you and your family at this very sad time - Every day we praise our Armed Services for their heroic service to our Country. (former resident of WY)
July 26, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 26, 2009
Nick thank for your service to maintain our freedoms my best to your family and peace and serenity in future endeavors
July 26, 2009
Steve, so sorry to hear about Nicholas, my heart goes out to you and your family.
July 26, 2009
Steve, I write this with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes. I'm so sorry for the loss of Nick who was a true marine...and a real nice kid. I've known you Steve for 25 yrs and Nick got his bravery and courage from you! He will never ever be forgotten. It's okay to get angry with God...He can take it, He is now one of God's guards and looking out for us. Love you, Debbie Clark and family.
July 26, 2009
Good bye Nick "Semper Fi" we will remember you!!!!
July 26, 2009
I am so so so sorry!! I am in shock!! I am sure you are too!! My family I send are heart felt sorry!! SHOCK Love Tina Pessa
July 26, 2009
Dear Steve,Lisa and family. We were very sorry to hear of Nicholas' death. Unfortunately, we did not get to know Nicholas when he was growing up, as we moved away from the Cape. We are sure that he grew to be a wonderful young man and he took his duties seriously. You can be very proud of his accomplishments in his short life. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the next few days and weeks as you go through this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you and help you to feel the love that those around you have for you and for Nicholas. Sincerely, Carol, Kirby, Katie & Betsy McClain
July 26, 2009
God Bless you and keep you in your grief, you are in my prayers God bless America
July 26, 2009
I did not know your son or his family.I did want to extend my condolence and to thank him and his family for serving our country.May god put your pain close to his heart.
Beverly J. Pires
July 26, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 26, 2009
My heart goes out to you all.....and i will always remember how much he loved his country, and the ultimate sacrifice that he made for the safety and well being of us all...God Bless Him!........mary of south dennis
July 26, 2009
I'm a friend of Abby Cleary. I wanted to let you know how sorry I am about the loss of Nick. I'm praying for your Hero Son and your family. I am very thankful to him for keeping us safe at home. I'm praying for Peace and Comfort for your family in the days ahead. God Bless, Love, Ellen Hanson and family
July 26, 2009
Nicholas died a hero, will be remembered as a hero and will never be forgotten. He paid the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Xiarhos family.
July 26, 2009
Steve- Your son has risen with Jesus. May he rest in peace. Nick was a true hero, and died a hero. Myself and my two young boys met you at an army recruitment exhibit in Hyannis, We are truely saddened by Nicks sacrifice to his country. Nick and the rest of your family are in our prayers. Steve Johnis and Family, (Donna, Jackson,and Tristan)
July 26, 2009
Lt. X & Family,
Words will never be able to replace your loss. I just want to say how sad I am. This was the ultimate sacrafice of one young man and now his family. God Bless you all and give you the strength you need at a most difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Cheryl Armitage
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
I grew up with Nick in all the same schools. I know that all of us who grew up with him knew that he was a truly great and kind person. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with Nick and your family.
July 26, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,
I did not know your son, but as a mom of 3 young children....his bravery and courage so my children can live free...will never be forgotten. God Bless.
July 26, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. My sister Joan Wallace and nephew Colby have told me what a great person your son Nicholas was. Michelle O'Clair (Pelletier)
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family - May God bless Nick and you all in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Nick rest in peace.
July 26, 2009
Friday with heavy hearts, as we mourned your passing, as we shed our many tears, and shared so many special memories of you...we all realized even more, how lucky we all were to have known you, to have called you our friend, to have called you our brother, to have called you our son, to have had the good fortune of being part of your life. You will be in our thoughts often and...IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. Rest in peace, Nick....we will ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!
-Ernie, Kerry, Justin, Brett, & Allyssa Medeiros
July 26, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steve and Family,
My heart goes out to you in your time of grief. It is because of men like your son, that we have the freedom we enjoy in this country. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

With deepest sympathy,
July 26, 2009
They say Freedom isn't free, but it's hard to make the sacrifice. Your son/father/husband/sibling was the ultimate hero and is owed a debt of gratitude by everyone in this country. Blessings on all of you.
D.P.
July 26, 2009
Nick is a true Hero. We send our thoughts and prayers to a wonderful family. God Bless.

Ms.Pementel and Ms.Patty
July 26, 2009
"From the Halls of Montezuma
to the shores of Tripoli;
we fight our country's battles
in the air, on land and sea;
first to fight for right and freedom
and to keep our honor clean;
we are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
from dawn to setting sun;
we have fought in every clime and place
where we could take a gun;
in the snow of far-of northern lands
and in sunny tropic scenes;
you will find us always on the job -
the United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
which we are proud to serve
in many a strife we've fought for life
and never lost our nerve;
if the Army and the Navy
ever look on Heaven's scenes;
they will find the streets are guarded
by United States Marines."

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Xiarhos family during these most difficult of times. Rest In Peace Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos - always loved & never forgotten.
July 26, 2009
We are very saddened to hear of the loss of your son. He was truly a hero. God is with him now, and prayers to your family thought this difficult time..SALTYS RESTURANT. W.YAR MA
July 26, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family, Our deepest condolences to all of you in this sad time.
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynne, and Elizabeth
Our hearts go out to you all. Words cannot express our emotions at this time. Your son is a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Love, The Jatkola Family
July 25, 2009
Although I did not know Nicholas I feel compelled to express my gratitude for his military service and send my condolences to his family. Cape Cod mourns this terrible loss.
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve and Lisa,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences, My heart goes out to you and your family. you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
July 25, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. Your son was a hero to us all. Even though I do not know you personally, I know I had met Nick on occasion as he was a good friend to my nephews Brendan and Brian. He will truly be missed. I feel a great deal of sadness and have a heavy heart for all those who knew and loved your son. God bless you and your family.
July 25, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, I am so very sorry for your loss-and thank your son for all he did for his country. May Nicholas be in a happier peaceful place.
July 25, 2009
"Brave men stand ready to do violence on our behalf"

May God guide you now Brother...Travel light
SGT John O

MASSACHUSETTS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
July 25, 2009
Xiarhos Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I've known Nick since we were young in school, and remember Nick was always nice to everyone who came in contact with him. I think Nick is a American Hero and I will never forgrt him. R.I.P. my friend Nick. ERIC LOPES & ALVES FAMILY
July 25, 2009
Deepsest condolences to the Xiarhos Family. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.
Kieran and Joan Healy
July 25, 2009
Our condolences to the entire Xiarhos family at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts as we can't even begin to comprehend your loss.

The Fredericks Family of Falmouth
July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009 Dear Xiarhos Family, May you find comfort in the joys tou shared together, you will be forever in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you all. The Dempsey Family, South Yarmouth.
July 25, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
You were brave and selfless to support your son/brother to follow his heart and dreams. Our hearts go out to you in this sad time.
With deepest sympathy,
Joe, Kathy, Mike and Ben Walker
July 25, 2009
i am sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences to your family. i do not know you in person, but i feel a connection because i have been a member of the dy community for 30+ plus years. i am a 1983 graduate of dy and feel a connection. i am proud of all the men and woman that are protecting us today. and very grateful for the selflessness of your son. the town of yarmouth should be proud to have had your son protecting us. thank you again!!
keara shanahan, gilbert,madeline, and shelby gomes
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynne, and Elizabeth

Words cannot express the grief that we feel from the loss of your son Nick.

You are a wonderful, loving family and you are in our prayers.

Nick will live forever in everyone’s hearts and memories.

“Treasure him God in your garden of rest...
Because here on earth he was one of your best”

God bless all of you,

Sheila, Larry, Jeremy & Sara Furrer
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family, although we do not know you it is with deep sadness that we send our condolences. Your sadness must be overwhelming but watching you on the news it was evident the amount of pride you have in your son. We fly at half staff in memory of Nicholas and all the others that are fighting for our freedom and safety. Thank you.
July 25, 2009
Steven, Lisa, and family,

You know where my heart lies....I am so terribly sorry for your loss and for the eternally shared bond of our hero sons. Nick and Jordan will never leave our hearts. May they both rest in the peace they have so thoroughly earned. We love you all.
July 25, 2009
My condolences to you and your family. Your son is a hero and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. God Bless.
July 25, 2009
Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynn & Elizabeth,

We offer our thoughts and prayers to you all. We are diminished by Nick’s passing, but encouraged by the dedication and courage shown by this wonderful young man.

We will never forget the sacrifice made by Nick and his family.

David,Rosemary, Rob and Danielle Akin
July 25, 2009
Steve and family I am so very sorry for your loss. May Nicholas always walk with the angels
July 25, 2009
my deepest sympathy to all in the Xiarhos family may GOD be with you all
July 25, 2009
X-man... I can't believe this... it's with a Very Heavy Heart that I write my condolences here... to Lisa and your entire family, my heart is full and mad at the same time!
LMB as you so fondly call me (Yarmouth Police 1986-1988) God Bless...
July 25, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about Nicholas..He was very brave. If there is ever anything I can do dont hesitate to ask..My prayers are with your family.
Love
Beth Thompson and Family
July 25, 2009
Nick... the Men thank and salute you
July 25, 2009
We never were afforded the opportunity to work with Nicholas, but we share a great pride and admiration for a man willing to commit his life to protect the freedoms and liberties of so many he never met. Words and pictures are unable to describe the bond soldiers feel for each other and the sacrifice we know may lie at the end. We would like to take this opportunity to ensure Nicholas family understands that although services apart, he will be missed and honored like the rest of our heroes forever forward.

2LT. Andrew Philbrook, SGT. Joshua Drohan
July 25, 2009
X,
Cette nouvelles me fend le coeur.
Ma famille et moi compatissons a la douleur de votre famille, ainsi que de toutes les familles qui ont perdues une enfant, un mari ou un parent.
Cette douleur ravive de mauvais souvenirs d'y a 10 ans.
God bless your Son
.
July 25, 2009
Your son is a true hero My condolences
July 25, 2009
With our Deepest Sympathy. Our Hearts go out to your Family. Nicholas, Thank You for being one of Americas Heroes. God Bless you all.
July 25, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers
July 25, 2009
Steven, Lisa and Family,

My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your son and brother, Nicholas. He followed his heart to serve, protect and fight for this country knowing he could pay the ultimate price, and for that he?s a Hero. Although no words can ease the pain you are experiencing, the strength and love you have for one another will see you though this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all.

(Lisa - Phil's office)
July 25, 2009
Heavy hearts abound....my deepest sympathies to the whole family. Thank you, Nick, for your sacrifice. May your family be comforted by all these words of thanks and praise.
July 25, 2009
My heart goes out to the family. I fully understand the emotional wrenching of a son at war...God Bless you All and God Bless America... NS (Falmouth)
July 25, 2009
I found myself thinking about Nick as my son, a United States Marine, prepares to deploy to Afghanistan.

In the CCT I read that Nick received the "Does Most for Others" award at his High School. What a remarkable legacy! He was obviuosly a special young man.

I'm deeply sorry for your and our nation's loss, and will keep you in my prayers. God bless you and grant you comfort.
July 25, 2009
Explaining Nick's death to my 8 year old son this morning left him with this thought: "Mom, it sounds like he was a real life hero"....

With heartfelt sympathy-
Chrissy van Weel Pearson & family
July 25, 2009
The shockwave created by Nick's sacrifice is still being felt in our household. Your great pride in him was obviously more than justified. Our son Drew is also a Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School grad, and he is currently serving as a platoon leader with the Army's 25th Infantry Division in Northern Iraq. We remain stunned, but our thoughts are with your family.
July 25, 2009
in our prayers,May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

Our beloved eldest sons have more in common than both having lost their lives in the war in Afghanistan. With their strong ties to Cape Cod, they were lucky to come from large, loving families which taught them to love and care about everyone. They chose a serious path of service by enlisting in the military, but they were as proud of themselves as we are of them. They are true heroes, having died so others may live, and they wouldn't have had it any other way.

I am honored to read about your son Nicholas, and I thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. He will never be forgotten by any of us and will remain alive in the hearts and memories of many.

Sincerely,
Proud Mother of Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier
4/73 CAV/82nd ABN, KIA 29 Sept 07 Afghanistan
July 25, 2009
My sincere condolences for the loss of your son. You must be so proud of him as are we to have had him serve our country. A special man by all accounts. May you and all of your loved ones find comfort in all of your precious memories. Rest In Peace and may God Bless.
July 25, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos and family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful son, Nicholas. There is no greater sorrow for a family to endure and out thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nicholas was following his dream and gave his life for a cause he deeply believed in. He is truly an American Hero. We pray you find strength and comfort in each other during this most difficult time.
July 25, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Nick was a true hero and patriot and will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 25, 2009
What a beautiful difference one single life made.
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve,Lisa and family,
There are never any words that will help, but please know we are thinking of you.
Cheryl and Steve Falletti
July 25, 2009
shocked and saddened since John first told us. What comes to mind for me: the final stanza of that Marine hymn: "If the army and the navy ever look on heaven"s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines" Nick is guarding us still. Prayerfully, Nancy and Bob Clifford, parents of army medic.
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos family, We are deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Shastany Family
July 25, 2009
Shocked and saddened since John told us! the final stanza of the marine hymn comes to mind "If the army and the navy ever look on heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines" Nick is guarding us still!
Prayerfully, Nancy Clifford--another mother of military.
July 25, 2009
Xiarhos Family, our prayer, thoughts and sympathy are with you and your family in the loss of Nicholas. He will always be a hero to those who knew and loved him. Thank you Nicholas and all the other men and women who fight to keep America free. God Bless America.
July 25, 2009
We are extremely saddened at the loss of your son. You are in our prayers. He was a wonderful boy who wanted to follow his Father as a Police Officer.
John and Anne Lennon Punta Gorda, Fl
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa and family
How shocked and saddened I am to hear of your loss. With love and gratiude we all weep. But please know with Valor Nicholas will proudly sleep. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and devotion to the this town and country. Your son now rest with all of ammericas heros at the side of God! may he rest in peace! God Bless you in your time of sorrow.
July 25, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2009
Words alone cannot express my deepest sympathy. Your son paid the ultimate price for our freedom. You are all in our hearts and prayers God Bless
July 25, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son who served our country with pride and honor. May his memory be eternal and God Bless your family.

Respectfully,
Officer Christos Hatzopoulos
Harvard University Police Department
July 25, 2009
My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to your family for your loss. Sounds like your son Nicholas died doing what he loved, serving his country proud. May peace be with Nicholas now and with your family.
July 25, 2009
To the entire Xiarhos family, you are in our hearts and thoughts for the loss of your brave son, Nick. Our thanks to him for making all of us safe. Our son is retired from the Marines and I know how proud you are of Nick and all his accomplishments.

Cindy Norris, Retired from Wellfleet PD
July 25, 2009
There are never any words that can take away the sorrow in times like these. May the Lord hold you and lighten your burden. Nicholas was a proud Marine and he gave it his all. He will be remembered in my prayers.
(Tim Harrington's Mom)
July 25, 2009
Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynn & Elizabeth.

The natural order of things may not be set in stone, but one thing that should have been, is a child should never pass before their parents.

From our family (who unfortunately had to endure the same loss) to all of the Xiarhos family, our prayers are with you all. We are here for you for anything you may need.

Nick was a true hero, gentleman and always a giver. He will be deeply missed.

Coach Bell, Kimberley, Ashley, Michael, Mackenzie and our very own angel, Jordan.
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos family: the world has lost one of it's finest and more rare jewels of all. The world, not only this town, is at a loss without him. It has been an honor to know Nick throughout the years and to attend the same high school. My heart goes out to the entire Xiarhos family, your son is a hero. May he always rest in peace. I love you
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa and family,
Our hearts break for you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
July 25, 2009
Lt.Xiarhos,Lisa and Family,
My deepest thoughts and sympathy are with your family at this time. Nick was a great kid, having hime at Northside Nursery School really was a pleasure. Seeing him grow at D.Y., was amazing. He was a great hero to Cape Cod.
July 25, 2009
Xiarhos Family, Joyce and John
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. I hope it helps in some small way to know that so many people share in your sorrow.

Priscilla & Dominic
July 25, 2009
To Nicholas' Entire Family ("X" as he was referred to by our son)

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write to you today. Our son Michael served with Nicholas during their last deploment to Iraq. To offer you our condolences for your loss doesn't even begin to express our heartful sorrow for your entire family. Although we never met Nicholas, or "X" as Michael("Sug") referred to him we heard what an awesome person and a dedicated Marine he was. Hold on to those memories of what a wonderful young man you raised, one who paid the ultimate sacrifice for what he believed in and may God give you the comfort and the strength you need to get through this most difficult time.
July 25, 2009
My heart goes out to Nick's parents, sisters, brother & family. We all love Nick very much & he has touched each person in some way over the years. Going to school with Nick I was very impressed with his aura, his gentlemanly attitude and nature. He smiled when he saw me, even if he was at the other end of the hallway. He always made me feel appreciated & I truly appreciated his friendship. Love always.
July 25, 2009
John and Joyce and the entire Xiarhos family,
i just wanted to say how sorry i am with your loss. Nick - thank you for all that you did for our country you will never be forgotten. RIP!!

erin taylor(mucciarone)
July 25, 2009
My deepest sympathy is extended to you as an Army Mom of 2 sons presently serving in Afghanistan. There are NO words - just close your eyes and trust God is holding you all very tight. This IS the ultimate sacrifice and Nicholas is to be honored. Your vast military family stands and unites with you all.
God Bless you all.
Greenwich, Connecticut
July 25, 2009
Steve and Family,

Like everybody else in the community, my heart is heavy and tears sting my eyes. Nicholas' ultimate sacrifice is a great loss for the people here on earth who loved him. Heaven is blessed to have this new angel....where he will be watching over his loved ones from now on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bunni Christensen Jones
July 25, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,

Words alone cannot express my deepest sympathy. Your son paid the ultimate price for our freedom. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

The Newbrey Family
July 25, 2009
Lt. and Family,

Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. May god place his hands on your family and give you support in this time of loss. Nick is a Marine, and though he has left us early he will live for ever in the history of the Corps and in the minds of those he touched and helped set free.

Semper Fidelis

The, Harrington Family
July 25, 2009
Steve, Lisa, Alex, Ashlynn & Elizabeth,

Saying Im sorry just doesnt seem appropriate enough to express how saddened we are to hear about Nick. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great kid who turned into an amazing man. His passion for the Marines and what he was doing showed through in his pictures and the words he spoke. We are proud to have known Nick, he was a true HERO and will never be forgotten. He will be sadly misssed but will live on in our memories and our hearts forever. Rest in peace Nick....

Semper Fi
The Hunter's
Wayne, Kelley, Cody, Logan & Samantha
July 25, 2009
Dear Lisa, Steve, Alex, Ashlynne, and Elizabeth,

We send you our deepest sympathies. We thank and salute NIck for his determination, courage, and bravery. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
July 25, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
my greatest condolences. Nick was like a brother to me, having seen him almost every weekend when him and Justin were in high school. He was by far one of the greatest people of our generation. I am still in great shock after hearing of his death. It seems unreal. I have so many great memories of my times with him, and those will never be forgotten. No matter what, Nick, you are my greatest hero. Forever in our hearts, never forgotten.
July 25, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,
It very upsetting about Nicholas' death. But We must all remember the good things he did, and that he died for our country.
Sincerely,
Jack Rush
11 yrs. old
July 25, 2009
My heart is aching for you. When we pray "thy will be done" we don't always mean it, nor do we understand the implications. Truly, I don't understand why this wonderful young man was taken so young. You are in my prayers.
July 25, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nick was a very brave man and he will surely be missed by all. His memory will live with us forever.

Jim, Karen and Kristina Cheverie
July 25, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to your family. He was a brave Marine.
July 25, 2009
Mr. & Mrs. Xiarhos and family, I would like to express my profound sadness for your loss.


From Cape Cod came a boy who became a great man. Came a hero who's passing we can not understand. Through the smiles and the tears, through the courage and fears, let us not forget Nick for a day through the years.

God Bless.
July 25, 2009
My husband is currently in the same area your son was in. I live in constant worry. I cant not even begin to describe my deep sympathy for what you are going through. Everyone fears that visit. I will continue to be in prayer for you. Thank you for raising such a honorable son to fight for our freedoms and rights.
July 25, 2009
Dear Lt. and Mrs. X and family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you during your time of sorrow and grief. May memories of happy times shared bring you comfort as you celebrate Nick's life. He is a true hero who lived a perfect example of honor, dedication, and love of family and country. We know how very proud you are of him.
With deepest sympathy,
the Muncey family
July 25, 2009
I true HERO in every sense of the word. We wish the world was graced with more men like Nicholas. An insurmountable loss for family, friends and Cape Cod. Nicholas will not be forgotten. He is in heaven now.
Richard and Catherine Kowalski
West Yarmouth
July 25, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 25, 2009
Dear Mr & Mrs Xiarhos, I know your son only through the many messages I have just finished reading. Your pain & sorrow cannot be deminished, but I hope you will take comfort in knowing that so many wish you God's blessing and hope for a better tomorrow. Our prayers will let Nick know we thank him and pray for his eternal happiness.
Blessings and peace.
July 25, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 25, 2009
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
July 25, 2009
I didnt know Nicholas but if hes like his father he was a great guy. Many condolences to the family.
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,

Our beloved eldest sons have more in common than both having been killed in Afghanistan. With their strong ties to Cape Cod, they were lucky to come from large, loving families which taught them to love and care about everyone. They chose a serious path of service by enlisting in the military, but they were as proud of themselves as we are of them. They are true heroes, having died so others may live, and they wouldn't have had it any other way.

I am honored to read about your son Nicholas, and I thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. He will never be forgotten by any of us and will remain alive in the hearts and memories of many.

Sincerely,
Proud Mother of Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier 4/73 CAV/82nd ABN, KIA 29 Sept 07 Afghanistan
July 25, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,
my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nicholas was a true hero.
His courage and smile will always be rememberd
my deepest sympathy
god bless
July 25, 2009
I am so very sorry for the loss of Nicholas: son, brother, uncle, grandson, friend, and most of all: a selfless, brave, courageous man. I am grateful for all you did to fight for this country. Thank you Nicholas. You are truly a hero.
July 25, 2009
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos and family,
Please accept our condolences and deep sympathies. We can't imagine what you must be going through. Know that we appreciate that Nicholas served our country and we love him for that.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Belli
Father of
USMC. Cpl.Zachary Belli
Class of 2003 Harwich High School
July 25, 2009
Dear Xiahros Family,
Words cannot possibly begin to express the sincere sadness that is felt in our home and community at such a loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours and know that your son will be remembered as the true hero he was! God Bless you all!
July 25, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos, Family and friends.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Nick was a great man and an amazing marine. I remember the barbique before i left for the navy he shock my hand and said thank you to me. Now all i can think is how much i am thankfull to him, he has made the most selfless sacrafice. on behalf of FRCSE, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and VP5, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Thank you to you and your family, we could never thank you enough.
July 25, 2009
Dear Lisa and Steven...Your Nick...your Baby...was a wonderful, peaceful young man, because of the two of you. You loved and raised a sweet little baby, a sweet little boy - into a sweet and honorable young man. Everyone here in Yarmouth is grateful to you for the precious gift you gave us...your Nick. ..knowing him for even a moment. No one has the right words...so we all just pray.
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family - my deep felt sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Your son was very brave and we all are proud of his service to our country. May God Bless you all and comfort you at this difficult time. Keep close those special memories as they will bring peace to your heart. Sincerely, Chantel Gonsalves-Brown
July 25, 2009
As the parents of of U. S. Marine our family would like to express our deepest sympathy.

Ellis Family
West Barnstable,MA
July 25, 2009
Treasure him God in your garden of rest...
For here on earth he was one of our best..
July 25, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Unfortunately, we never had the honor of knowing your son; he is definately an amazing man. This news has devastated many and we pray you find comfort in knowing your son is a true HERO! God Bless Nicholas, the Xiarhos family and God Bless America! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
July 25, 2009
I never met Nick but I new his Dad. He sacrificed his life for our freedom. We have lost a American, We have lost True Marine. But the greatest loss is yours, the loss of your son. May the memories you have ease your saddness with time.
God Bless your Family
July 25, 2009
to x and all of nicks friends and family our deepest sympathy from all of us at NEUCO
July 25, 2009
My last memory is of Nick speaking to me about how he really felt as though he was making a difference on his mission all the while he was goofing around with my 9 year old son who was bored at a track meet. This was the essence of Nick. Always upbeat, kind and engaged in the lives of the people who he was with. I can't imagine your grief. Our thought and prayers are with you daily.
The Carpenter Family
Yarmouthport
July 25, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Nicholas is truly an American Hero.

Tom Sullivan, USAF Ret.
West Yarmouth
July 25, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Nicholas is truly an American Hero.

Tom Sullivan USAF Ret.
July 25, 2009
As parents of a Soldier currently serving in Afghanistan, please accept out heartfelt condolences on the passing of your son, our hero, Nick. He will not be forgotten.
Jim & Cathy Kelley
July 25, 2009
The Xiarhos family,

I'm deeply sorry for your loss of your dedicated son and brother. I never knew him but you could tell by the stories what a special person he was. I'm sorry that he was only in this world for a brief time. May you always carry his special spirit with you,

Peg Taylor
July 25, 2009
i'm so sorry to hear about your loss while on vacation in fla.I cried I feel your pain.What a brave son who did what was right God Bless Your family and God Bless America
July 25, 2009
We are so sorry for your terrible loss.
July 25, 2009
MR X AND FAMILY.I DID NOT KNOW NICK,BUT IF HE WAS HALF THE MAN HIS FATHER IS, THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT INDIVIDUAL. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
July 25, 2009
Thank you for your service it will not ge forgotten.
July 25, 2009
RICHARD & MARY LEONARD EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SORROW WE LIVE IN ALAMEDA ISLES FL. WITH JOYCE & JOHN REMEMBERING TALKING WITH JOYCE REGARDING OUR GRANDSONS IN IRAQ FOR SERVING THEIR COUNTRY GOD BLESS
July 25, 2009
Deepest sympathies to your family. Nicholas gave the ultimate sacrifice for our continued freedom...for this we thank you with all our heart.
July 25, 2009
Family of Nicholas Xiahos,

On the behalf of my family who are still serving their times for our country I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to you. My heart breaks for your terrible loss at such a young age. A very brave young man who gave his own life to keep our country safe.
July 25, 2009
Dear Steve, Lisa and family,
Although I only met Nicholas once, after coaching Alex for a year and getting to know your family I'm sure Nicholas was well respected by his fellow soldiers. I have so much respect for the character your family displays. Our condolences to you.
July 25, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you & comfort you in the difficult days ahead.
July 25, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos and family
What a sad day! Please know our hearts
are with your family! The sorrow is unbearable..Whenever we hear "God Bless
America" we will shed a tear for you and your honorable son Nicholas G. Xiarhos...So sorry
Ernie and Sharon Christian
July 25, 2009
Lt. X and family-My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your son. My prayers are with you. Thank you Nick for serving our country.
July 25, 2009
May God Bless Nick and His Family. A Hero that fought for His Country; gave His life so that we may continue to be free. All my love and thoughs are with you at this time.
Billy Mack
July 25, 2009
The Xiarhos Family,
I had the priviledge of knowing Nick and Alex as I was in Alex's class for two years during high school at DY (moved to MT after 10th grade). Nick was an amazing person. One that no one was afriad of approaching. I know sorry is not the kind of words you all are wanting to hear, but i offer my condolences knowing how proud of him you are.

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Not many men are as brave as you are,Nick.

I know I am far away, but I want the family to know we are all praying for you and if you need to vent or talk, we are here for you. Robynyarush@yahoo.com.

God Bless

Robyn Yarush and family.(formerly of West Yarmouth,MA)
July 25, 2009
My Wife and I are proud parents of a Marine. Currently stationed in New River NC waiting deployment. We are local friends from Whitman, MA We can only offer our condolences knowing it is not enough. Your son is a hero to our country. God bless you and yours, and we will always be here for you, just ask!

Best, Martin J McGovern
General Manager Neighborhood club of Quincy
27 Glendale RD Quincy, MA 02169
July 25, 2009
To Nick's parents and siblings, My family was honored to have spent many special occasions with your son Nick. Most especially when he attended our son's, Christopher, Adoption day with Becky. He was someone our young Christopher could look up to with much pride.
The Skolnik Family Of East Dennis
July 25, 2009
God Bless the Xiarhos family. Nicholas
is an American hero. Our sympathies and prayers to your wonderful family.

Korean War Veterans Assn
National Director
Jeff Brodeur
Hyannis Ma
Father of Vincent Mannion-Brodeur
WIA-Tikrit, Iraq 3-11-07
B-2-505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division
July 24, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family

I am sorry for the loss of your son my best wishes are with you. Ive known Stephen for a long time and met Nicholas a s a child. Being a former soldier myself it tears me up to hear of this trajedy. My prayers are with you.
J Beaulieu
July 24, 2009
Your family gave the ultimate sacrafice, your son is a hero. We all grieve with you!
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers
July 24, 2009
Steve, Lisa,

I'm so deeply saddened by the news. My thought's and prayers are with you. Nick's service and sacrifice will never, be forgotten.
July 24, 2009
Xiarhos family, your son was a true Marine and giving his life for the sacrifice of others was just a part of who he was. "Primus inter Pares" which means "First among Equals" His legacy will continue on, and will always be remembered by those who serve and support. Please find peace and comfort in this time of mourning and look to your God for comfort.

SSgt John McPherson, USAF
Currently Deployed in Support of OEF
July 24, 2009
To the family of Nicholas,

He and my baby brother were great friends. I heard all about your son. My heart is just aching for your loss. I pray that you find comfort and peace.
July 24, 2009
Steve, Lisa & family, there are no words to ease the pain, we can only offer the love and support of all who were privileged enough to know Nick and his wonderful family and he will forever be in our hearts. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy..a tragic loss, our hearts are heavy with sorrow, this community and our country will forever call Nick a hero, Donna (Walker) Rice and Bob Rice
July 24, 2009
To the Xiarhos family
As a former Marine of 10 yrs, I am saddened to hear of Nicholas's passing, He was a true American Hero in every way and I as a fellow Marine would like to thank him for his service.

Rest in peace
Walter Sylvia
July 24, 2009
Dear Steve and Family, I am so sad to hear that you have lost your son and brother. I know that you will stay close together to pull each other through and your many friends will be there to support you however we can. Thank you for raising such a fine boy and thank you Nick for serving our country.
July 24, 2009
To the Xiarhos family,

While I did not know your son, I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy. He has given his all in service to this country and will not be forgotten. God Bless.

Respectfully,
C. King; Buzzards Bay
July 24, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your sons sacrifice in his service to our country is honorable. God bless you...

Cheri' Carpenter & family
Semper Fi
July 24, 2009
Steve, Lisa, and family,

our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. Nicholas is a true hero and he'll be in our hearts forever. Our deepest sympathy.
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family, my heart goes out to you. i am sorry for your loss. may i say thank you to nickolas for his service and sacrifice.for it is appreciated. may the lord be with you and comfort you at this your time of need. my prayers go out to you.
July 24, 2009
Steve, Lisa & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. Nicholas is a true hero and will be in our hearts forever. Our deepest sympathy.

Chris,Liz & Nick SanAngelo
July 24, 2009
Lt. Xiarhos and family,

I just woke to the most heart breaking news about your son. He was a true hero. No words can express how sorry I am for you and your family.
July 24, 2009
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos,
On behalf of the Cape Cod Corvette Club, I would like to send my deepest sympathy and support during this very difficult time.
Respectfully,
Joseph A. Borsari
President of the Cape Cod Corvette Club
July 24, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your family take comfort in the many friends who are thinking of you and your family.

Debbie and Doug Palmer.
July 24, 2009
I am so sorry. I just learned the awful news tonight. I know how proud you were of your son and had read the recent editorial in The Register you had written just weeks ago. I hope your family can find strength from your family members and friends and know that your son is never far from your heart. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all.
July 24, 2009
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
July 24, 2009
Mr & Mrs Xiarhos and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. He gave his life for our freedom as a proud Marine. He may have crossed paths w/ my 21 y/o Marine in Afghanistan. May God meet Nick with open arms. Sincerely, Louwana Glass Goodfield
July 24, 2009
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
July 24, 2009
God Bless this young man and his family. Our thoughts are with you all.
July 24, 2009
To the Xiarhos family your son was my sons mentor during boot camp and camp gieger this past spring he called from Camp Lajeune this evening telling us about Nick and how he wished he could attend the services for Nick, he was a very nice kid who took my son under his wings, my son is scheduled to deploy to afganistan this Jan and my heart aches as I'm sure yours did, our family's thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time We as a family can only imagine your pain, Matthew said he was a great soldier and a real down to earth guy Matt felt safe when he was around, can you please send your home address to us so Matt can send his condolences, he is at a loss for words but wants to do something.... to ckane6@hotmail.com thank you with our deepest sympathy the Kane Family
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,

My deepest sympathy to you all. Your son was a hero and he will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God help ease your sorrow at this time. He was truly a wonderful blessing to all who knew him. Now he is in the loving home of his Creator where he will continue to shine. Joyce B Sandwich, MA

Joyce Bartlett
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,

My deepest sympathy to you all. Your son was a hero and he will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God help ease your sorrow at this time. He was truly a wonderful blessing to all who knew him. Now he is in the loving home of his Creator where he will continue to shine.
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

I am so, so sorry to hear about your beloved son. My prayers are with you.
July 24, 2009
I am so very sorry about your loss. I can't even begin to imagine how hard this must be. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
July 24, 2009
I am so very sorry about your loss. I can't even begin to imagine how hard this must be. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
July 24, 2009
So many memories from preschool through high school...X-man! I tried to find some meaning to Nick's death and found his words from the year book. "Courage is endurance for one moment more..." Likes..friends, family, the U.S.A, weekends and the U.S. military. Ambition: to earn the title of United States Marine. Well done Nick! We love you and you are always in our hearts and prayers. Linda and Mike Dillon, Nick and Alex Gasquoine
July 24, 2009
HERO
July 24, 2009
Lisa,
I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nick, you are a hero. Thank you for all you did for our country!
~Jen (Childs) Newcomb and Family
July 24, 2009
Lisa, Steve, and Family~
We are broken hearted at the news today. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Nick was a fine, fine young man who had the respect and admiration of many. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by all those who loved him...and he must have loved well as he was truly loved in return by many!!! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!!!
July 24, 2009
My husband is the fire chief in Yarmouth and I would just like to express my sincere sympathy to your family at this time.
July 24, 2009
Dear Steve, Alex, and Family,
I am so sad to learn of the loss of Nick. He was a true hero who left us way too soon. You are all in my thoughts.
July 24, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Xiarhos Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
July 24, 2009
Xiarhos family, I was shocked to hear terrible news this morning from the war front. I see thousands of Marines a month lugging there ruck sacks, dirty boots, but smiling faces. Nick was truly "Primus inter Pares"(first among equals) a true Hero to all who where the uniform. I am sorry for your family lost and will continue to honor his sacrifice.

SSgt John McPherson -USAF-
376 AEW/ECES
Kyrgyzstan
July 24, 2009
Xiarhos family,
My deepest sympathy for your grave loss. Thank you Nick for providing freedom for all of us, god bless and rest in peace.

Mike and Beth Garbitt
July 24, 2009
To the Xiarhos Family,
Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
With deepest sympathy & heartfelt condolences,
The Lavelle Family
July 24, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 24, 2009
Mr. Mrs Xiarhos, Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Mr. Xiarhos, I met you a long time ago when I worked at Miskinis Motors, you came in to see David.
July 24, 2009
Steve, Lisa and Family,

Words can not say how sad i am to hear the news. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person and Hero. God bless his soul.
July 24, 2009
To the Xiarhos family -
I graduated from DY in 1987, so I did not have the priviledge of meeting your amazing son. I know Officer Xiarhos from being active in the school during that time. Officer Xiarhos, know that your presence at the school had a large impact on me that I am grateful for.
I am running the Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops 1/2 marathon in August. It will be the longest distance I have ever run. Please know that I run this race in honor and memory of your son. I will wear his name proudly on my arm. God bless you and America.
July 24, 2009
My heartfelt condolences to the Xiarhos family on the loss of Nicholas. The heroic nature of his call to duty for his country is admirable. Bravery was in his DNA as a famous statesman once said -

"Until now we used to say that the Greeks fight like heroes. Now we shall say: The heroes fight like Greeks."
- Winston Churchill

May his memory be eternal. Zoi se sas.
July 24, 2009
To The Xiarhos Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you
May you find peace and comfort

Joe and Deb Cotell,West Yarmouth, MA
July 24, 2009
My deepest sorrows to members of your family during this difficult time. Your son is a true hero for willing to serve in the Armed Services. He was a true gentleman and may God's peace be with all of you always.

Jennifer L. Dawson, Yarmouth Port, MA
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Nicholas is a true HEROE and we will keep him in our hearts.
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Thank you Nicholas for your bravery and the freedom we all enjoy today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike and Beth Garbitt
July 24, 2009
To the Xiarhos family

My prayers are with you and your hero son at this most awful time. I am just one of a grateful nation who mourn your loss. May you have the courage to carry on until we are all together again in God's place.
July 24, 2009
Oh so very sad! I don't know the family personally, except as a local EMS/Police worker! Thoughts to you all! Very touching situation and it makes it more difficult for me, knowing someone in the "brother hood" has lost one! Great picture on here! Let the good times carry on! x's and o's to the family and friends. Lt. Xiarhos has always been a standup guy with the department, and in that capacity, I can only add, that his words of wisdom, encourgement and thoughtfulness with the paper's reports, have always been considerate and professional - it's sad to let one go, when you feel you know someone from their candid-ness through the news! I can only hope for the best for his family and for him as he copes with this very, very difficult time!
July 24, 2009
My heart goes out to the Xiarhos Family. I know of the heartache far too well. Please know that I am sending you heartfelt condolences. May you find the comfort in the arms of those that care. Cynthia DesLauriers, Proud Mom of a Fallen Cape Soldier, Sgt. Mark Vecchione
July 24, 2009
Steve, Lisa and family,
Nick was the epitome of a Marine: a soldier who fought valiantly for his country, a hero to all, an officer and a gentleman. I will always remember him fondly as the fine young man who was a friend of my son. Look to God for comfort through your sorrows. You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Kathy Meinzer (Yarmouthport, MA)
July 24, 2009
Steve
We want to let you and your family know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
With Love
Your old college roommates and friends from Pond View Ave
Theresa, Patty, Katie, Diane, Brenda and all the gang from the summer of "77"
July 24, 2009
Dear Xiarhos family:
I am not family or friend just an American who wishes to express my deepest sympathy for your loss and a thank you for my freedom because of your hero. God Bless you all.
July 24, 2009
Xiarhos Family,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Nick lives in your hearts and will always be with you forever. We are thinking of you and your in our prayers.

Walt, Terry, David and Derek Glass
July 24, 2009
Mr & Mrs x,and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son., lt x when we met we were in the midst of building a custom marine themed tractor for my father, the day we met you had told me your son had just joined the marines, and how proud we were of are marine family members, i had made many bonds through that project, and i just wanted to let you know that your son was on our mind then, as well as now.
i thank you and your family for your sons service,
"Semper Fi"
July 24, 2009
Dear Steve and Lisa...
My heart is broken...my love and Franks love go out to you and your family....Thank you so much for a sacrafice to this country that we can't begin to imagine..Joann Maillho and Frank Meech
July 24, 2009
OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY OF RICHARD & MARY LEONARD FROM FL. & MILBRIDGE ME.
July 24, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Xiarhos and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, there are no words that could begin to describe the devastating loss in your hearts.
God bless you all.
July 24, 2009
Our sincere gratitude for His service,Our deepest sympathy for your loss.God be with you all.
July 24, 2009
Dear Steve,Lisa & Family,As a Vietnam Era Veteran,a resident of Yarmouth and knowing you...our hearts are broken over this event.Let it be known that he belongs to one of the strongest and greatest "Brotherhoods" known and his name is with the greatest of the meaning "HERO" to us all.To your family,Please stay strong as there is a message and purpose from our Lord Almighty.God Bless..Ken & Sharon Lawson,Station Ave,S. Yarmouth
July 24, 2009
From the Woods family of West Yarmouth, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 24, 2009
I am so deeply saddened by your loss.The Xiarhos family has given so much to our town and our children,and I thank you and especially Nicholas for his service.We can never repay you but to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
July 24, 2009
nick was one in a million and a true american hero. one of my favorite players i ever coached. A role model for everyone around him.
July 24, 2009
Steve and Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Nicholas my thoughts and prayers are with you
July 24, 2009
Our hearts go out to Nicks family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Nick was one of the nicest kids and came from a fantastic family. He was a brave young man to be serving our country and we thank him for doing so. May his family find peace.
July 24, 2009
Lizzie and Ashlynne,

My heart and tears are with you. Your brother was very brave and words can not express the feeling of sadness. Nick will forever live in your hearts and your treasured memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you both!

When you feel a gentle breeze,
Caress you when you sigh,
It's a hug sent from Heaven,
From your loved one way up high.

Love, Wendy and Krystal


Steve and Lisa,

I can not find the words to express. I pray to ease your pain, that some how God will help with the heartfelt agony. Nick was a remarkable, admirable and I pray that looking back in your memories help comfort you tomorrow. I pray that there is way to find peace and comfort and the love of those around you help your family though the days ahead.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Wendy and Krystal Cappola
July 24, 2009
As a proud mother of a son who fought in Iraq, I and countless others will be forever grateful to your son for his service and sacrifice to preserve the freedom in our country.

Marstons Mills
July 24, 2009
Erin Silverman's family send their prayers and condolences to
Nicks family. He will be remembered in our hearts and prayers. If their is anything we can do let us know. Nick was a true hero in every sense of the word.
God Bless
Liz & Mike Silverman
July 24, 2009
May you all feel the warmth, love and light that now cradles this child once again. I hope your pain passes quickly and is replaced by profound peace.
July 24, 2009
To Steve and Family, words can not express the sadness I feel for you today. You are in our thoughts, Chip, Erika and Stephanie Thrasher
July 24, 2009
As a Navy veteran and sister of a soldier, I send my deepest condolences to your family. God bless your family and your hero.
July 24, 2009
Our deepest condolences to the Xiarhos family. There are no words to comfort you in dealing with this great loss, just know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

with deepest sympathy,
Phil,Karen,Justin,Ryan Bleicher
July 24, 2009
I heard about your loss early this morning, and was greatly saddened by the news. Nick was a brave, dedicated Marine who was taken much too soon. My prayers and condolences go out to your whole family. God bless.