JOE ARCHINO

My Mission

I firmly believe that our first duty as Americans and people of the world is to remember the sacrifices of others. Sports broadcasting gave me my voice. Now, I’m using that voice and all of the skills that I have learned to honor the heroes of history. By eternalizing the stories of these individuals, I hope that I can remind everyone why we should never take anything in this life for granted. As time goes on, this website will serve as a resource for all generations to understand why we must always honor the ultimate symbols of our freedom.   

 

THIS IS WHY WE STAND

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This Is Why We Stand: Westchester Talk Radio Interview

I want to thank Andrew Catellano and Westchester Talk Radio for giving me the opportunity to go on the air and talk about my mission with This Is Why We Stand. It's inspiring that so many people continue to join me and share a similar passion for honoring the American flag and our military heroes. In the interview, I explain why I created This Is Why We Stand and the motivation behind my mission. My interview was also captured on Facebook Live.

The 5th Annual Iona College Care Package Drive

Certa bonum certamen. From Latin that translates to, fight the good fight. That phrase is the motto of Iona College. Iona is a small and tranquil campus located in New Rochelle, New York. As a proud graduate of Iona, I was overjoyed to hear about a student initiative to collect care packages for our troops serving overseas. During the week of April 18, 2017, The 5th Annual Iona College Care Package Drive was underway. Students were encouraged to donate items that ranged from batteries and stationary, to chewing gum and candy. Throughout the week, Iona Student Government Association President Kayla Kosack posted frequent updates on a Facebook page that was created for the event. One of the po

This Is Why We Stand: Anzac Day 2017

I have always believed that we must recognize the sacrifices of others who have shared in our efforts and struggles to build a better world. Today is Anzac Day, a day for those in Australia and New Zealand to remember the individuals who fought and died in the service of their country. Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. From the harrowing beaches of Gallipoli in the First World War, to the jungles of the Pacific during World War II, the Anzac name has always been associated with unyielding courage and bravery on the battlefield. Today our friends and allies utter a common phrase throughout their land, lest we forget. On this day, as we always should, we say it with them.

April 22, 2004: We Remember Pat Tillman

President Ronald Reagan once said, “Those who say that were in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.” Today, most Americans know where to find the heroes of our world, but for those who need a reminder, look no further than the legacy of Patrick Daniel Tillman. On this day 13 years ago, Pat Tillman was killed in a controversial friendly fire incident in the Mountains of Afghanistan during the Global War on Terrorism. His tragic death continues to haunt many to this day, but rather than focusing on the end of his story, it is important that we remember his life and everything that he stood for. There are many ways to remember Pat Tillman. He was a son to Patrick

This Is Why We Stand: Remembering The Battle of Stonington

“This is to remember.” Those are the words that mark an eternal monument to the brave men of Stonington who withstood a bombardment of four ships from the British Navy during the summer of 1814. Stonington is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. This small community boasts a story from the War of 1812 that is not well known, but serves as a firm reminder of the impregnable power of the American spirit. 203 years ago, history was sealed on Stonington Point. On August 9, 1814, four British ships anchored just off of Stonington Point. They were commanded by Captain Thomas Hardy. Hardy had sent a message to the people of Stonington, warning them that they had one hour to leave befor

April 19, 1775: The Revolutionary War Begins

On this day 242 years ago, the American Revolution began. On April 19, 1775, 700 British troops descended on the town of Lexington, Massachusetts. They were greeted by 77 armed minutemen under the command of Captain John Parker. What happened next would change the course of human history. It is not known which side fired first, but the resulting actions would change the world forever. The days ahead would be filled with defeat, discouragement, and harsh sufferings of every kind. The Revolution would be filled with heroes, but none would become more important to the cause, nor would any become more utterly devoted to the cause than George Washington. The quote, "Perseverance and spirit have d

This Is Why We Stand: The Battle of Stonington Preview

The reminders of why we stand and honor the flag are in every corner of this beautiful country. In 1814, these two 18-pound cannons were used to defend the tiny seaport of Stonington, Connecticut against a mighty squadron of ships from the British Navy. Those ships had a combined 160 cannon. They fired 50 tons of ammunition at the village. The small Stonington militia held its ground for four days until the British ships sailed away. The men of Stonington did not have the firepower, manpower, or logistical capabilities of their foe, but they did have the most powerful weapon in the arsenal of the world. That weapon is the American spirit.

April 12, 1861: The American Civil War Begins

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Those profound words belonged to President Abraham Lincoln, and on this day 156 years ago, his words almost became reality. On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began after Confederate shore batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. The four years that followed would become the bloodiest period in American history. We may never know how many lost their lives during this time of division, but it is estimated that around 620,000 military deaths occurred during the war. To put that into perspective, more Americans died during the Civil War than bo

This Is Why We Stand: Remembering Chris Kyle

I can’t help but to think of men like Chris Kyle whenever terror strikes our world. The Legend would have been 42 years old as of yesterday. Tragically, he is no longer with us, but his legacy has been eternalized forever in the eyes of his countrymen. The story of the American Sniper is well known, but as the world becomes an increasingly more complicated place, we must always remember his open and honest words. Kyle had a supreme belief in duty. The enemy he faced then is no stranger to us now. In his autobiography, Kyle had written, “We killed the bad guys and brought the leaders to the peace table. That is how the world works.” Peace comes at a price, and as a wise President once said,

100th Anniversary Of United States Entry Into World War I.

April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States officially entering the First World War. When the conflict began in August of 1914, many Americans wanted nothing to do with Europe’s super war. Those feelings would change over time. It was not our war in the beginning, but it became our war in the end. It is important that we never forget the role that our country played in ending the Great War.

This Is Why We Stand: Lewis Lee Millett

Wars are won by men like Lewis Lee Millett. Millett’s military career spanned three wars over 35 years. Before the United States entered the Second World War, Millett was so eager to rid the world of fascism and Hitler that he enlisted with the Canadian Army to go overseas in 1941. Once America committed to the conflict that same year, he was allowed to transfer to the U.S. Army. Millett earned a Silver Star in Tunisia after he jumped into a burning ammunition-filled vehicle, driving it away from allied soldiers and leaping out before it exploded. Millett’s Medal of Honor came during the Korean War. On February 7, 1951, he led his company in what is regarded as the last major American bayone

 

SERVICE THROUGH SKILL

I will use my skills to help anyone that I can. No one will be forgotten and no place is out of reach. 

HISTORIAN

From a very young age I have understood that my place in this world is the result of sacrifices made by others. My passion for Military history helped to fuel that belief and has been a constant in my life ever since. .

SPORTS BROADCASTER

I have been fortunate enough to have worked for the New York Giants, Madison Square Garden, & ESPN Radio Albany. I have hosted my own sports talk show called, The Sports Vault for over 5 years. These experiences continue to enhance my creative capabilities. 

PUBLIC SPEAKER

Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my mission with others. Whether it's in front of a camera, microphone, or classroom, I am open to every form of communication. .

 

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