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October 29, 2012
Beautiful words from Nick... I knew Joseph as a little boy and wish I had known him as the outstanding young man he became. He will always have a special place in my heart.
October 28, 2012
Holly and Joey, thank you for giving this Nation a very special person. Diana, I noticed at your
wedding that Joseph was a loving person to you, and later a great father to your children.
You're truly blessed.
The author Maya Angelou once said, “That it is not what you do for a person, but how you make them feel.”
Joseph was that kind of person. He made you feel good just by being in his presence. He was the best and the brightest. He was a leader, with all the qualities of courage, in the face of danger, and determination to get the job done and done right. He would stand up for what is right regardless of the consequences. You see, it wasn't about Joseph, it was about others. He would protect and defend the defenseless, and give aid to the helpless.
Those, whom he touched and knew him well, will never forget him. Joseph's dream of a better America will always live on.
Joseph never said why; Joseph dreamed things and said why not.
In John 14:2 Jesus said, “There are many rooms in my Father's house and I am going there to prepare a place for you.”
No one could ever imagine what God has prepared for those who love him. Because someday, we will be there together to meet our maker.
Joseph would have wanted us to move forward. To be kind, respectful, caring, and generous to others, and to help those who are in need of help.
Because in this nation of ours, “God's work here on earth must truly be our own”.
Thank you Joseph for your service, and your ultimate sacrifice to our nation. And God's speed to your journey home.
Nick Dazzeo
October 24, 2012
-Written by Diana Schiro
-November 22, 2005

Dear America

My fellow Americans, I've something to share.

Something of which you should be made well aware

I'm sure you now know of those soldiers who fight.

Even now, to ensure we sleep safely at night

And you've probably offered a prayer for those men

When you've seen yellow ribbons, or watched CNN But I want to inform you of what you don't know
A side of this matter the news doesn't show

Allow me to tell you some things about one

Who fights now with others to get the job done

With great pride and honor he solemnly swore

To guard and defend what this nation stands for

The cost would be high, and this he understood

So if asked to give his life for freedom, he would

Though months of hard training have taken a toll

On his physical frame, they have not touched his soul

Throughout, he's maintained a nobler stance

Than could be expected in his circumstance

Long days in the field, tired, cold, underfed

Desiring warm showers and comfortable beds

Have served to expose the true man inside

A man of integrity, virtue, and pride

He chose not to grumble, complain, or protest

But rather, in all things, contribute his best

He's willing and ready, when duty commands

With no hesitation, to meet such demands

When told he would soon be deployed to Iraq

He stepped on that plane without looking back

Away from his loved ones, he aches from the strain

Yet presses on, knowing such love will remain

While loyally serving amidst looming harm

He always insists there's no need for alarm

His life is secure; for God is his guide

And in times of combat, the Lord's by his side

Despite the discomforts and dangers he's faced

His sense of devotion has not been erased

His speech is not boastful, despite all he's done

Humility clings on to victories won

One might not discover, without being told

The honor embodied in this heart of gold

All this I impart so you may be aware

That such men have chosen your burdens to bear

You're so blessed, America, to have men like Joe

Who risk their own lives to save those they don't know

Rest assured and in peace, treasured Land of the Free
You're being well fought for, this I guarantee!
October 23, 2012
Unforseen occurrances befalls us all...but it hurts when it happens to our dear loved ones. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear family member. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief--Luke 20:37,38.
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