Tag Archives: Veterans

The Healing Wall – Before Opening

I was taking pictures of the Wall yesterday, before the crowds. Very impressive display. Looking forward to seeing it with people there!

Run to Home Base- I Need your Help!

On Saturday, July 19th, I will be participating in the 5th annual Run to Home Base to help returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families heal the “invisible wounds” of war.  This is my first 9k! So far I can run a 5k, but I am willing to put in the dedication to train and run for our troops! I hope you can help me out in my fundraising journey by donating. Any amount counts. My goal is to raise $750 by July 15th, but I would love to surpass that with your help!

Please click on my link to Donate: http://www.runtohomebase.org/2014RunToHomeBase/AliciaPensarosa

Let’s Support our Troops who have risked their lives, health and families for us!

Home Base operates one of the only private sector clinics in the nation dedicated to helping veterans and their families recover from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury through clinical care, education and research. They have provided additional support for thousands of veterans and family members through free recreational activities, work in public schools, and on college campuses.  Home Base has trained more than 11,000 clinicians nationwide to recognize and treat the invisible wounds in their medical practices, and the program is engaged in national research to improve the treatment and understanding of PTS and TBI.


If you have any training suggestions, I would love to hear about them. Leave them in the comments.

Thank you for your support!



Friday, Nov 8 Event Honors Veterans: You’re Invited

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Copyright Thi Linh Wernau, Greg – A Limitless Life Without Limbs, 2013

This is the last weekend to view You. Are. Beautiful., a selection of 30 photographs by Thi Linh Wernau.  The show is presented by The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and runs through Veterans Day, November 11.

The work celebrates the human spirit and beauty in all people.  The artist especially honors veterans because she believes what they do is one of the ultimate tests of the human spirit.  On Friday, November 8 from 7 – 9 PM, you are invited to attend a special event at the gallery to honor veterans.  The event will include an artist talk, short film and Veterans Voices, where veterans and friends of veterans will share art and stories.  Speakers include two Gloucester residents and Korean War veterans, A. Austin Dorr and Bradley Smith, founder of the Patron’s Museum. Johnathan Lamirande of New Hampshire, will speak about his good friend and Marine, LCpl Michael Geary, who sacrificed his life in Afghanistan. Finally, a wounded warrior and amputee, Retired E-5 Sergeant U.S. Army, Andy Kingsley of Gardner, MA, will speak about his experience and never giving up.

The event is free and light refreshments will be served.  The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is located at 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester. You. Are. Beautiful. runs through Veterans Day, November 11.  Gallery hours are 12 – 4 pm. Visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org or www.facebook.com/ThiLinhPhotography for more information.


GloucesterCast Podcast With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 6/1/13

GloucesterCast Podcast With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 6/1/13

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Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Summer In Gloucester,The First Upscale Breakfast joint In Gloucester, the Makings of The Union Hill Coffee Shop, Au Beaujolais, Relationship Between Restaurant Patrons and Servers, Flags On The Boulevard, Differences Between Generations Honoring  Veterans, Paul Frontiero Sr, Death Row Sub, Death Row Meal.

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