World War II
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INFORMATIVE TEXT AND GORGEOUS IMAGES TO MAKE THIS WEBSITE BLOOM.
Our website divides into two parts.
This part encompasses WW II.
Author Robert C. Valentine has “been in the know” about WW II going back 4 decades. When you have a chance, check out Dunkirk, a movie filled with drama (2018 Academy Award winner.) Directed by Chris Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar). A Warner Brothers film.
Few of us had heard about Coronavirus three years ago.
It turned this world upside-down. Hopefully you & your loved ones passed it safely and with the least hardship as possible.
Our aspirations are that we can return to some normalcy. The above photo was taken in a world of disinfectants and myriad inconveniences in the author's dining room when he was channel surfing.
We can overcome this if we work together.
November of 2019, this website received a wonderful and breathtaking announcement when it was awarded by the international and prestigious MarComm Awards, an outstanding achievement Honorable Mention in not one but in two categories: Website Informational and Writing format on digital media--it is one of the most difficult web design competitions in the world among design shops, advertising agencies, international corporate communication departments, and web designer companies,
with over 200,000 entries that year.
Other notable competitors in 2019 were Hilton, Bank of America, Dell Technologies, Anglo American School of Sofia (London), IBM, Cal State Northridge, the Air Force Museum Foundation, Harvard Business School Online, and Cal Poly. Interested in Fatima? Please press.
It is also a great pleasure to announce from Texas--An unexpected tribute from the prestigious Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).
We had entered another contest, kept our fingers crossed in 2020 and, for outstanding work in electronic media-social media, the Hermes Creative Awards bestowed this website with two awards selecting us Honorable Mention in Web Writing/Content and also exceeding a high standard of excellence in the Informational category. The Hermes Creative Awards is one of the largest, oldest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the world. The Hermes is named after the ancient Greek messenger Hermes, an Olympian god from ancient mythology, associated with diplomacy, literature, orators and poets.
Our very first award came from DotCOMM Awards in 2019, when they recognized this website among the best in the world in the Web Design Competition. We were awestruck. It is judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. Miracles do happen. How else can a nobody succeed against impressive adversaries?
Peace on Earth and goodwill to all
--there is always a tomorrow
for dreams to come true
Writing a book is like an Olympic event, everything you have is put into it. The Olympics from Tokyo, Japan, summer of 2021 was an ambience in life that captured many moments, and among the many, I am sure, we find an athlete who did not forget the word faith. Her name is Sydney McLaughlin. An athlete just does not go fast, one has to control his/her pace. An event is engaging. Genuine gifted athletes go against adversaries of the mind as well as the body, and the road to final accomplishment is composed of many moments that trigger either victory or defeat. During my college days, I know the feeling, and you must have a fine tuned body to reach any final stage. Running montage; courtesy of Athletes Productionz. Sydney after the U.S. Track and Field Finals two years ago, stated, "The mental strain of preparing...in order to solidify your spot is heavy enough. But the amount of weight the Lord took off my shoulders, is the reason I could run so freely yesterday. My faith was being tested.... I just kept hearing God say, 'Just focus on me.'" You have to have faith in God, in yourself, and the gift God gave you. I’m from the California coast and remember my track coach who made a big deal about the Penn Relays—Coach Greg Ryan was from New Jersey. The Penn Relays are important on the East Coast circuit. Here Ms McLaughlin getting a surprise visit from Allyson Felix. Sydney ran at Union Catholic High school, NJ. But the season of plenty was not over—summer of 2022, this young lady set a world record against the best at the World Athletics Championship at Eugene OR on July 22, 2022 (her 4th world record in 13 months). On NBC, she related she was not alone; she had external help, from God. She told a national audience, “He really gave me the strength.” And, really began, “I have to start off by saying all the glory to God. These past few days just getting ready for this race; Hebrew 4:16 … he really gave me the strength to do it today….I wanted to go execute,” and was honest telling you, “and the last 100 hurt really bad, but I went for it and am grateful for it.” She ran an astounding 50.68 over hurdles in the 400M, comparable to a quarter mile. In life, without God there is little control. Sydney is firmly rooted in Faith, living a life among the best of the runners but with a trust that the Father will always give us what we need. Life does not always hand us ace cards, but when we falter, God through the Holy Spirit provides us with healing graces. “I thank you, Lord, with all my heart; in the presence of the angels to you I sing” begins Psalm 138. She was given the gifts and strength through the Holy Spirit. The struggle is never nominal when one begins, however, God will always give us what we need. How many times had she called unto Him, and He answered the prayers. (courtesy of above 2 videos, Robbie Sabbakhan and Gatorade Player of the Year). Pinnacle is an exciting Olympic record. (4 mins courtesy of NBC.) The white haired lady in center is Sister Percylee Hart, principal of Union Catholic.