Just thinking about you and trying to hold back the tears which I'm never successful at but then I remember something funny you did and smile because I know you lived every day to the fullest and loved all your family so very much!!!! We remember you and celebrate your life!!!! Most of all, we miss you dearly!!!! Thank you for your greatest sacrifice of selfless courage and love!!!
My daughter and I are running at 3D SFG memorial run for you today. Your not forgotten.
Coming up on one year bro, seems like yesterday we had Chak over to you. Just think about a you. RIP
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.
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 honor your son, husband and father'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 email@example.com 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
JOE I KNOW YOUR DAD AND I KNOW YOU,I DID NOT KNOW YOUR SON BUT THIS I DO KNOW,YOU ARE ALL GOOD PEOPLE.I ALSO KNOW YOUR SON IS IN GOOD HANDS.GOD BLESS. JACK ONEILL
So sorry and sad for the Schiro family.May God Bless this wonderful man, and watch over his family as I know he would have done.
My thoughts and prayers are with you especially today.
God bless fallen warrior, Joseph Schiro, and I pray that his family and friends find peace and comfort through his eternal love. I am forever grateful for Joseph's service for our country.
My heart aches for the Schiro family. I am so sorry for your loss and the horrible pain you are feeling. May our creator comfort you with love from family and friends. May you look to him and lean on him in your time of need and he will be there for you.
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.
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.
-Written by Diana Schiro
-November 22, 2005
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!
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.
THANK YOU for your service.
My condolences to your family for your loss. I too have lost a nephew as a tragedy of this war so I feel your pain. Thank you for his service and rest knowing that he is now at peace with his fellow warriors who have gone before him. Mary Boca Raton
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Joseph will never be forgotten.
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But 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.
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 .
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
My heartfelt sympathies. I knew this great man for a short season. We shared 8-10 weeks together in the Spring of 2007. A memory I have of him has always remained with me although we did not remain in contact after our brief time working together. My memory is more of an example he lived out than a specific instance. It is that he was such a great man of God. He humbly conducted himself in such a way that you admired his faith, he didn't need to verbalize a thing. He was the type of Christian that made you feel peacefully content. This man is nearly ten years younger than I. Still, I hope I can grow to be like him. I am a better person for having known him and surely their are many others who feel the same.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this truely unimaginable time.
My love,I will see you in heaven.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Joseph, you are safe now. Rest in peace.
Dear Schiro Family,
We are sorry for your loss,
Fed Ex Customer....Hallmark Monogram Co., Deerfield Beach
With Deepest Sympathy to the family & friends of Warrant Officer Schiro. May the love & prayers of friends & strangers alike help sustain you at this time of great loss. Thank you for your service to our country, Warrant Officer Schiro. You are a true hero and we will be forever grateful.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country and our freedom.
Thank You for your service to our country. RIP
Thank you for your service. God Bless you and may you rest in peace.
Dear Schiro family,
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words found at "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”
God Bless the family of Warrant Officer Schiro. You will be in my prayers and those of my family.
So very sorry to lose a Mensan, especially at such a young age. Thank you for giving your life in the service of your country.
My brother paratrooper you gave the last full easure for your nation. We are grateful for your sacrifice.
Our family knows the pain and heartache your family is going through. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
Too many of us are now in our eighties
and nineties to be as active as we once
were, but we're all pulling for our young heroes
Doyle Green, Commander, American Legion Post 371, Palm Beach Gardens; Senior Vice-Commander, District 3, Department of Florida, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
To the Family of Warrant Officer Schiro: Please, accept my condolences on the death of a brave American. He was a true Hero, gave all defending the freedoms we enjoy and our way of life. We are forever grateful for his ultimate sacrifice and your own. I pray that God will rest his soul and that you may have eventual healing from your grief. Thank You Joseph, Rest in Peace.
rip thank you for service and sacrifice
To the Schiro Family I am very sorry for your loss of Joseph.A Brave Young American who gave his life for his Nation speaks volumes of his Love for his Country. My Heart mourns with You and I shall keep his memory forever in my Heart.
Our deepest sympathy and may you be in Heaven.
Thank YOU Joseph for your "selfless" sacrifice so that I may enjoy this freedom that comes with a price. My prayers go out to the entire Schiro family. May God bless you and comfort you during this most difficult time.
Lydia D. Rodriguez
Joseph gave his life for our country. There is no higher act of patriotism possible. His bravery and valor are evident. He died defending freedom for the country he loved so dearly.
Joe and Holly,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and thoughts.
Mason & Susan Smith
My deepest sumpathy to the Shiro family. May God's love guide you and the wonderful memories of Joseph comfort you. Grandparents Fran & Joe, your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
The the family of the fallen hero. You do not know who I am but I currently have a daughter who is over there serving our country and it rips me apart when I read stories like yours. I could never ever imagine what that knock on the door would be like and hope that never happens to me. On behalf of my daughter, Corp Hayley Nine-US Army, we offer our deepest prayers in this trying time for you and your family. Heaven now has an angel that will protect all others and I am sure he will always be looking down upon your family. Be God Be with you.
Proud Army Dad
Today, you think of Joseph and tears fill your eyes but in time you will add a smile while remembering the love and warmth this young man brought into the lives of his family and friends.
God bless his wonderful family.
Our deepest sympathy to Joe and Holly,grandparents Joe and Fran, and Aunt Pat, and especially Diana and their three children. God bless you Joseph for protecting the USA, and rest in peace.
Dear Schiro Family,
Our deepest sympathy, condolences, and prayers are with you all during this time of great loss. May God bless you and give you strenght during this difficult time. Joseph "Thank you", for your ultimate sacrifice. You will be in our hearts and memories forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Schiro family during this time of grieving. May you find comfort knowing that, as he served and protected our country and his family during life, he will continue to protect his loved ones as an angel in heaven. God Bless.
As a senior in high school, I sat in horror watching television in the immediate aftermath of the towers being struck. Watching from his seat right behind me in our small AP Biology class was Joe. Very proud to have known him from that class (a tight-knit group at the time because of how tough the class was) and know that not long after that dark moment, he would go on to protect our freedom. Rest in Peace Joe and thank you for everything.
Our family expresses our deepest sympathy to the family & friends of Warrant Officer Joseph Schiro. We will forever be grateful for his military service and sacrifice he was willing to make. We pray for his three beautiful children.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Holly and your family, We appreciate Joseph for your service to our country. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Deepest sympathy for your loss and a special thank you for a fine young man who gave his life in service to his country. Very sad.
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you Holly as well his wife and children during the most difficult time in your lives. I hope the rememberance of the freedom Your son was fighting for gives you some comfort. I thank him as well as all our soldiers for laying down their lives on the line for all of us. Joseph was a massive hero that you should be so proud of as I am sure you are. All I can say is I'm so sorry and THANK YOU for the man you raised to protect us all. God Bless You and all that love and miss him
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you Holly as well as to your sons wife and children during this most difficult time in your lives. I hope you can find comfort in what he believed in and was doing for his country. I as well as many thank him for protecting our freedom.
Your family is in my prayers. Thank you for being my hero.
Heaven celebrates the homecoming of an outstanding young man- Joseph L Schiro. My heart is aching for his family. I want to personally commend Joe for living life in such a way that even strangers revere him. I have total respect and gratitude for Joe and his family. I pray that God Gives you His strength and mercy for now and evermore.
To the Schiro Family: Please accept my
deepest sympathy for the loss of your
loved one and hero Joseph, and my sincerest gratitude for his service.
God Bless you Warrant Office Joseph L.
Schiro...you will not be forgotten.
The word hero does not do justice to someone who makes the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his country and for the freedom of others. Joe went well beyond this and he will never be forgotten. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of his family.
The Barrett Family
As a father of a Marine Kia in Afghanistan in 2012 I know the pain, heartache and grieving you are going through. I offer my condolences, prayers and personal service for you and your family. I live in Pembroke Pines. 954-515-8058. Anything I can do to help. May God's strength be with you!!
Our heart and prays are with the Schiro family.
with all our hearts: the Ladies of Simmons
What a true Hero. Laying down your life for the betterment of others. Thank you for your protection.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.
Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Dear Family, My heart is so sad for each of you. I remember Joseph as the cutest tow-headed little boy at David's birthday parties. He grew into a handsome young man with a kind and generous nature with a family that loved him dearly. You were all blessed to have been someone he loved and he was blessed to be loved by each of you. His Aunt Pat holds a special place in my heart and now so does Joseph.
Holly, Joe, Diana my heart hurts for you all. Thank you for your wonderful son, and they way he protected all of us. May God give you strength to get through this unimagineable pain.
DE OPPRESSO LIBER
Michael Unger, 11th SFGA
God Bless, All gave some, Some gave all.
Re: Joseph L. Schiro
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 6,300 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 279 groups from nearly every state in this country. We make every effort to reach families to offer this gift in memory of their loved one. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!
Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/Shawls
May God watch over you during this time of need and comfort you and your family. I thank you for what you have given up in Joe for this country.
God bless your soldier. A true warrior of the highest caliber. May you, his familyand the rest of the world celebrate his life and sacrifice. We all are beneficiaries. May his children grow, learning about who he is and what he stands for.
God bless you and your family for your sacrifice. The SF community is at your call.
God bless your family, stay strong in your time of sorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Diana, Holly and Joe. Nothing can ease the pain of loosing a husband, a father, a son.
But we will always remember Joe as the loving husband, nurturing father and great son he is. May God carry you in his loving arms forever.
God Bless Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends and know their heartache is shared by others. He paid a debt he did not owe, I owe a debt I cannot pay ~ Rest in Peace Brother.
I am very sadden to hear the news of Joe. I was fotunate enough to meet him during WOC. Joe is a remarkable man, and we will all miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
You will forever be in our hearts. You were a true man, husband, father, son, and hero to so many people. It was an honor to be a part of your life. Love you and miss you!!!!
We are sending prayers and spiritual support to all of the Schiro Family. There is nothing we can say other than to say thank you to this very strong and heroic young man who offered so much for the greater good. Our heart breaks for the family and the sense of loss. Please know that there are many, many out there who appreciate Joe for who he was and how he served our country, as a hero.
god bless you and your family .and thank you joseph for serving your contry
Our hearts go out to you during this time of greiving. God bless your family and thank you Joseph for your service to our country.
The Schanken family
My thoughts and prayers go out to my friend Holly and her family. May Joe rest in peace. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of sorrow.
To the Family & Friends of Joseph Schiro,
Many blessings in this time of sorrow. Know that heaven has gained an eternal protector. My deepest regards.
From the Men, Women, Family and Friends of the 10th Special Forces Group.
Words can never express the gratitude we have as a nation for your loved one's service to our country. May God bless your family during this time.
In gratitude to Joseph Schiro for the ultimate sacrifice during his service to this country. To the family, so so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in prayer during this most difficult time.
In deepest sympathy, Suzanne Lavallee, Deerfield Beach, Fl.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time,
God Bless you.
To the Schiro Family:
May your memories of your loved one sustain you through this most difficult time. Thank you from this greatful American for the service of your husband, father, son, HERO...He who is loved will never be forgotten. God Bless Jospeh and God Bless your family.
I know Joe comes from a very strong family of faith and I pray God gives you the strength to get though this very sad and difficult time. My prayers and love are for you Diana, your children and all Joe's loved ones. Peggy
We have no words to express our sorrow for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you in very personal ways and give you peace. We Are grateful for WO Schiro's service and will remember him as the American hero he is. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
Sweet Diana - We are shocked and so saddened by your great loss. May God's spirit comfort you as you grieve...
I am truly sorry for your loss. May Joseph always rest in peace.
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless all those who protect our freedom!
I thank you and my family thanks you for laying down your life on the alter of freedom. RIP Joseph L. Schiro your sacrifice will never be forgotten..
Our condolences, deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Joseph's family. Our heart felt thanks to him for giving the ultimate sacrifice. There is no greater sacrifice than to lay down your life for your country. May God keep you and bless you at this difficult time. We feel your loss as deeply if it were our own. Rest In Peace Joseph.
Ken and Sandy Parkerson
Holly & family-
No words to express our sorrow for your loss. Your son will be remembered in our family as a true hero who gave everything to protect and defend the country and freedoms we cherish. We are forever in his debt.
A fellow soldier described Joseph as "the best soldier I ever knew."
I am sure no words will replace the emptiness you must feel inside. But know this, this Nation is forever indebted to you for the sacrifice both you and your loved one paid in protecting our great country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to raise my 2 small children in a wonderful, FREE, country. God Bless You. The Miller Family
A fellow soldier described Joseph as "the greatest soldier I ever knew."
God bless him and all our military men and women.
Thank you for your service and for paying the ultimate price for our freedom. My deepest sympathy to the Schiro family Your son will not be forgotten
Jean Decamara and family
Holly and the rest of Joseph's family my families deepest condolences and thanks. As a goldstar Mom, I know there are no words to ease your pain, I wish your hearts will soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Deborah Saxton -- Mom Sgt Stephen P Saxton KIA
I truly wish that no family ever had to hear, "we regret to inform you." Life is forever changed once you do. However, I sincerely hope that knowing Joe died doing what he loved will provide all of his loved ones with some comfort.
My deepest condolences,
Gold Star Sister
Joe and Family, There are no words to ease your pain, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your son sounds like a wonderful young man that was taken before his time.
Our hearts are heavy for your family. Praying for all of you.
Roberta & Michael Gertman
Thank you for your service to the greatest country. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. May your family find peace through your strength. Gob Bless
My prayers go out to his family. And my heart felt thanks to him for giving the ultimate sacrifice.
A Bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years.
We are proud to keep your dream and vision alive.
Sympathy to the family and friends of this wonderful soldier.
May the peace of God comfort your family during this time.
Gold Star Mother
Thank you for your service to the greatest country. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. May the family find peace through your strength. Go rest high on that mountain.
Many prayers offered for Joe and the families involved.
At such a time,
There isn't much that anyone can say,
But many thoughts & prayers go out to you
in sympathy today.
He served and died as a true hero and will
never be forgotten.
Joseph will be honored and remembered at our 6th
Annual Run For the Fallen in Tampa - August 2013
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Your Hero and your family
have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful
for the service and job
that has been done in order to
keep us safe in our homeland.
May God wrap His loving arms around you all
and hold you close throughout
this very difficult time.
You are all in our thoughts & prayers
PMM of wounded warrior Veteran Adam, USMC
Joseph, May You Rest In PEACE!!! My thoughts are with You and You're Entire Family----How they will miss you so, But know that You are Guiding Their way. I know your Aunt Patty; how Very Proud She is of You; always spoke SOOO Highly of You!!!!!
Truly a loss that will never be forgotten , I'll drink to his life will served. In memory of a great man indeed. Your in God's grace now Joe. See you there buddy.
Joe, you and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers,
There is no greater sacrifice than to lay down your life for your country.Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice and may God keep you and bless you at this difficult time. We feel your loss as deeply if it were our own,
My deepest sympathy for Joseph's Family, and a hesrtfelt thank you for his service. Rest in Peace Joseph. The Kinsella Family
Rest in peace warrior..My condolences to the entire Schiro family...
My deepest condolences to the entire Schiro family for such a tragic loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief and the memories live on with you forever.