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Get Healthy Pensacola, Healthy Living Tip

Healthy Living Tip of the Week

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among people older than 65. To avoid AMD, eat a healthy diet high in green leafy vegetables and fish, don’t smoke, maintain normal blood pressure, watch your weight and exercise.

Thanks for the tip GHP!


What is a Vet?

The Banner Yet Waves! Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg – or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in a refinery of adversity. However, except in parades, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can’t tell a vet just by looking.

What is a Vet?

He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn’t run out of fuel.

He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel.

She – or he – is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

He is the POW who went away one person and came back another – or didn’t come back AT ALL.

He is the Quantico drill instructor that has never seen combat – but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other’s backs.

He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean’s sunless deep.

He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket – palsied now and aggravatingly slow – who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being – a person who offered some of his life’s most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more (nor less) than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say “Thank You.” That’s all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

Two little words that mean a lot, “THANK YOU.”

Remember November 11th is Veterans Day

“It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.”

Father Denis Edward O’Brien, USMC



More Fun Times

I had a blast doing chair massages at Baptist Health Care’s Family Expo at the Pensacola Fair Grounds last weekend.

It was an honor to make many new friends. Whew, I was busy the whole day, so I did not have a chance to make it around to any of the exhibits. However, my booth was next to one of the most talented entertainers I have ever met. She worked tirelessly for the long line of children, painting faces and blessing little ones with her amazing balloon art. Thanks and many smiles to Rainbow the clown.



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Family Expo Chair Massage

Coming next weekend is 17th annual Baptist Health Care Family Expo. I will be there providing chair massage donating my time to help raise money for the Touch Research Institute and having fun meeting new friends and folks from the Pensacola area.

The Expo is on Saturday, September 19 from 9am to 3pm at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

Be sure and say hi if you see me there!

Here is some highlights from their website:

Bring the family and enjoy complimentary health screenings that will include stroke and heart risk assessments, blood pressure check, speech screenings for children ages 2-5 years old, osteoporosis heel scans, blood glucose screenings and body composition analysis plus sporting activities on the outfield, tours of the Baptist LifeFlight helicopter, live stage entertainment, face painting and more! BHC Family Expo