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Fr. Joe Girzone, Joshua

In this episode of our Windsor Park Stories series, Fr. Joe Girzone tells the story of Joshua. This episode was first broadcast in 1999. It was reedited and broadcast in 2008. We are posting it as a tribute to Father Girzone who died on November 29, 2015. He was a classic example of America at its very best.

Duration: 00:27:29
2d Lt Emily Perez A Woman of Honor and Valor

This is a tribute to 2D Lt. Emily Perez. She is the inspiration for our Face of America Project.

During the concert celebrating America's Heroes; Past, Present and Future at the 2013 Medal of Honor Convention, I had a sentimental moment when the West Point Glee Club sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic. The powerful poetic words of that American masterpiece made me think about an American treasure Emily Perez her life, her leadership at West Point, her courageous service to America, and her premature death at age 23 in Iraq.

This video is a special birthday present for her mother and an expression of gratitude for Emily's service to America.

Duration: 00:06:15
An American Moment with Jack Smalley in Scranton

Duration: 00:08:33
Emily's Story

This is the story of a genuine Face of America on its best day, 2d Lt. Emily Prez

Duration: 00:05:37
Emily's Legacy

Emily's Legacy features four students from North Plainfiled High School in New Jersey. They share heartfelt comments about 2LT Emily Perez, the first female Black/Hispanic honors graduate from West Point to die in Iraq.

The video was produced to celebrate Emily's life and to record for her parents how Emily's Legacy influences young people in very positive ways.

Duration: 00:06:49
I'll Always Remember

This is our interpretation of Jo Ann Biviano's 9/11 tribute, I'll Always Remember.

We dedicate this production of Jo Ann's song to all the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers who lost a loved one, a family member or a friend on September 11, 2001, and after in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In this video, we pay honor to our friends in Shanksville, PA, whose work at the People's Memorial to the Heroes of Flight 93 helped to heal the wounds of loss.

We honor the memory of 2d Lt. Emily Perez, the inspiration for our Face of America Journey, and everyone who helped us.

Kitch & I will always remember.

Tony Mussari

Duration: 00:06:07
Flight of Valor

The North Plainfield High School Concert Band honored the heroes of Flight 93 with a performance of James Swearingen's inspirational composition, Flight of Valor.

Duration: 00:06:48
2d Lt Emily J.T. Perez

This is a story about 2nd Lt. Emily Perez, and how she inspired the people we met during our face of America Journey.

Duration: 00:07:37
Voices From St. Mary's

This is a story about a group of students from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, and their thoughts about America on its best day.

Duration: 00:10:40
Cheer for America 2

This is the second part of our story about the North Plainfield Cheerleaders, their High School, their friends and their accomplishments.

Duration: 00:02:50
Voices of Wisdom in a World of Change

This is a short film to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities

Duration: 00:05:38
Special Moments D-Day

During the 65th Anniversary of the battle of Normandy, 20 students from the College of the Ozarks joined 10 World War II veterans to experienced this special moment. This is their story.

Duration: 00:02:51
Memories From Our Face of America Journey

This is a slide show that depicts scenes from our search for the Face of America on its best day.

Duration: 00:05:57
Emily Perez

2nd Lt Emily Perez was the first female, Black Hispanic West Point Graduate to give her life for her country in Iraq. This is a Emily's inspirational story.

Duration: 00:03:05
George N. Parks: A Genuine Face of America

George Parks, the Director of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, was a dear friend. We had a wonderful telephone conversation shortly before our Face of America trip to Fenway Park. We began the planning stage for a Face of America episode about his work with the band.

If ever there was a person who personified the Face of America on its best days, it was George. His enthusiastic pursuit of excellence was infectious. His leadership skills inspired thousands of young people to live a life of service to community and country. His kindness made an indelible mark on my soul.

This is a musical tribute crafted by someone who admired, respected and loved the man, his music and his band. My wife and I are devastated by the loss of our dear friend.

Thomas Merton was right:

Death is something you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart.

Duration: 00:02:21