PROUD TO SERVE OUR GREAT COUNTRY

PODOJIL & ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED IS PROUD TO HAVE SERVED OUR GREAT NATION

PODOJIL & ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE SERVED OUR GREAT COUNTRY THROUGH WW-II, VIETNAM, GULF WAR, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND OUR SON SCOTT HAS RECENTLY RETIRED AFTER SERVING 20 YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY & NAVY RESERVE.  WE ARE PROUD THAT OUR FAMILY HAS SERVED OUR GREAT COUNTRY.  

OUR SAFETY, HEATH & ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS HAVE ALSO SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. UNITED STATES ARMY, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE, UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE, NAVY SEABEES, STATE OF ARIZONA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.

PODOJIL & ASSOCIATES, INC. WILL NEVER LEAVE SOMEONE BE INJURED ON OUR WATCH AND WE WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW THE VETERANS CREED.

MILITARY VETERANS CREED

1 — I am an American Veteran

2 — I proudly served my country

3 — I live the values I learned in the military

4 — I continue to serve my community, my country and my fellow veterans

5 — I maintain my physical and mental discipline

6 — I continue to lead and improve

7 — I make a difference

8 — I honor and remember my fallen comrades

To Our Military Brothers & Sisters  These Songs Are You.  We apologize for the you tube adds but the songs mean a lot to all of us who served our great country.

I am sure you will all agree that this song will move you.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msYPbjFC50w 

Angel Flight.   "Angel Flights are the U.S. Air Force planes (C-130's) used to fly home our Fallen Soldiers. Angel Flight is also their call sign. ... Now, of course, there are other flights that have an even higher priority, but in reference to other standard military flights, Angel Flights get number 1 priority."

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kMxb1LvOLc 

Arlington

 "Arlington" is sung from the viewpoint of a soldier, killed in battle and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. It was inspired by United States Marine Corps Corporal Patrick Nixon, who died in battle in 2003.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJO7lJIxG10 

Changing of the Guard at Arlington

Twenty-one steps south. Face east 21 seconds. Face north 21 seconds. Twenty-one steps north. Face east 21 seconds. Face south 21 seconds. Repeat until relieved.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOirkQgbRKY 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QebrbHpjAac 

 US Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, one of the most decorated US commanders, delivers one of the best motivational speeches you will ever hear.  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBuIGBCF9jc 

The Eagle Cried "The Eagle Cried" Written and recorded by US Army Major J Billington.  This song was written in honor of the sacrifices of  Vietnam veterans, who did not receive the hero's welcome that they deserved when they came home from the fight.  This song was written for and performed at the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion Reunion at Fort Rucker, Alabama, held on May 15, 2010.  To the Vietnam veterans that may find and watch this video, please accept my humble "Thank you for your service, and welcome home!"  J Billington May 19, 2010

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehbc1zU1BwQ 

 

When you see the motorcycle military veterans you may not know that they are very patriotic.  Rolling Thunder's last ride was 2019. Tim Chambers is the Saluting Marine who honors the POW-MIA's with a four to five hour Salute that coincides with the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally that takes place over the Memorial Day weekend, in Washington D.C.  The protest brings awareness that there are still 80,000 + Americans that have gone missing in War, listed as POW-MIA and never returned home to their families. in a gesture of respect for all service members past and present, Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers (Ret.) has held a salute for the duration of the Rolling Thunder demonstration in Washington, D.C. for the last 15 years.

 https://www.military.com/video/specialties-and-personnel/veterans/the-saluting-marine/5002514979001 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiaeDX14U1A 

Finally since this is my website and I am a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business this salute is for of the Snipes that served on our Naval vessels that had boilers on them the Navy has retired the Boiler Technician rating so this on is for us "The Boiler Technician"

THE SNIPES LAMENT

NOW EACH OF US FROM TIME TO TlME. HAS GAZED UPON THE SEA, AND WATCHED THE WARSHIPS PULLING OUT. TO KEEP THEIR COUNTRY FREE.

AND MOST OF US HAVE READ A BOOK; OR HEARD A LUSTY TALE. ABOUT THE MEN WHO SAIL THESE SHIPS; THROUGH LIGHTING, WIND AND HAIL.

BUT THERE'S A PLACE WITHIN EACH SHIP. THAT LEGEND FAILS TO TELL IT’S DOWN BELOW THE WATERLINE, IT TAKES A LIVING TOLL A HEATED METAL LIVING HELL THAT SAILORS CALL 'THE HOLE".

 

IT HOUSES ENGINES RUN BY STEAM. THAT MAKES THE SHAFTS GO ROUND. A PLACE OF FIRE AND NOISE AND HEAT. THAT BEATS YOUR SPIRITS DOWN. WHERE BOILERS ARE THE HELLISH HEART, WITH BLOOD OF ANGRY STEAM;

THESE MOLDED GODS WITHOUT REMORSE. LIKE NIGHTMARES IN A DREAM.

 

THE ROARING FIRES POSE A THREAT LIKE LIVING LIFE IN DOUBT. FOR AT ANY MINUTE WITHOUT SCORN, COULD ESCAPE AND CRUSH YOU OUT. WHERE TURBINES SCREAM LIKE TORTURED SOULS, ALONE AND LOST IN HELL,

WITH ORDERS FROM SOMEWHERE ABOVE, THEY ANSWER EVERY BELL.

 

THE MEN WHO KEEP THE FIRES LIT, AND MAKE THE ENGINES RUN, ARE STRANGERS TO THE WORLD OF LIGHT, AND RARELY SEE THE SUN. THEY HAVE NO TIME FOR MAN OR GOD, NO TOLERANCE FOR FEAR, THEIR ASPECT PAYS NO LIVING THING THE TRIBUTE OF A TEAR.

 

THERE'S LITTLE THAT MEN CAN DO, THAT THESE MEN HAVE NOT DONE, BENEATH THE DECKS, DEEP IN THE HOLE, TO MAKE THE ENGINES RUN. AND EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY, THEY KEEP THEIR WATCH IN HELL, FOR IF THE FIRES EVER FAIL, THEIR SHIPS A USELESS SHELL.

 

WHEN SHIPS CONVERGE TO HAVE A WAR UPON AN ANGRY SEA, THE MEN BELOW JUST GRIMLY SMILE AT WHAT THEIR FATE MIGHT BE. THEY'RE LOCKED BELOW, LIKE MEN 'FORE DOOMED, WHO HEAR NO BATTLE CRY, IT'S WELL ASSUMED THAT IF THEY'RE HIT THE MEN BELOW WILL DIE.

 

FOR EVERY DAY'S A WAR DOWN THERE, WHEN GAUGES ALL READ RED. SIX HUNDRED POUNDS OF HEATED STEAM, CAN KILL YOU MIGHTY DEAD. SO IF YOU EVER WRITE THEIR SONS, OR TRY TO TELL THEIR TALE, THE VERY WORDS SHOULD MAKE YOU HEAR A FIRED FURNACE WAIL.

 

THESE "MEN OF STEEL" THE PUBLIC NEVER GETS TO KNOW.

SO LITTLE'S HEARD ABOUT THE PLACE, THAT SAILORS CALL "THE HOLE". BUT I CAN SING ABOUT THIS PLACE, AND TRY TO MAKE YOU SEE, THE HARDENED LIFE OF MEN DOWN THERE, 'CAUSE ONE OF THEM IS ME.

 

I'VE SEEN THESE SWEAT SOAKED HEROES FIGHT, IN SUPERHEATED AIR. TO KEEP THEIR SHIP ALIVE AND RIGHT, THOUGH NO ONE KNOWS THEY'RE THERE. AND THUS THEY'LL FIGHT FOR AGES ON, 'TIL STEAMSHIPS SAIL NO MORE.

AMID THE BOILER'S MIGHTY HEAT AND TURBINE'S HELLISH ROAR.

 

SO WHEN YOU SEE A SHIP PULL OUT TO MEET A WARSHIP FOE.

REMEMBER FAINTLY, IF YOU CAN, "THE MEN WHO SAIL BELOW".

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