JOE ARCHINO

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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.   

 

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Nurse Fisher's Letter to the Mother of a Fallen Soldier

It wasn't just bombs and bullets that did all the damage in the First World War. In the final year of the Great War, a deadly flu pandemic wrecked havoc around the globe, infecting an estimated 500 million people worldwide between 1918 and 1919. With an estimated 20 million to 50 million deaths, the 1918 Flu Pandemic was one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Journalist Gina Kolata has even reported that more American soldiers died from the 1918 flu than were killed in battle during World War I. Patients at an Influenza ward at a U.S. Army hospital in Aix-les-Baines, France, during World War I. (Photo: National Geographic) Just two days after the signing of the armistice th

Wesley L. Fox: A "true Marine's Marine"

This past Friday, our nation lost a remarkable hero. On November 24, 2017, retired Marine Corps Col. Wesley Lee Fox passed away at the age of 86. Throughout his military career, Fox devoted himself completely to the Marines and served in the Corps for 43 years. He served with distinction in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. On March 2, 1971, Fox was awarded the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War. His memory and devotion to the United States of America will never be forgotten. Fox speaking to students at Gettysburg Area Middle School in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2013. (Photo: stripes.com) The Marine Corps call

General Washington's Triumphant Return to New York City

On November 25, 1783, General George Washington made his long awaited return to New York City. Accompanied by around 800 troops, Washington and his men marched into the city to the delight of cheering citizens. There were plenty of reasons to celebrate. Just three months earlier, the Treaty of Paris was signed, bringing the American Revolution to an end. In the eyes of many New Yorkers, America’s victory in the war of Independence was finally realized on November 25. On that day, the last British forces evacuated New York City and their exit ushered the return of General Washington. Washington's entry into New York following the evacuation of the British. (Photo: mountvernon.org) Back in 177

The Sacrifice of North Carolina at the Battle of Gettysburg

The Army of Northern Virginia was comprised of men from all over the Confederate States at the Battle of Gettysburg. With some 28,000 casualties, the losses that stemmed from General Robert E. Lee’s second invasion of the North were felt greatly throughout the Confederacy. Those sacrifices hit North Carolina especially hard. Etched into stone by the North Carolina State Monument at Gettysburg is a reminder that, “One Confederate soldier in every four who fell here was a North Carolinian.” North Carolina suffered the highest number of casualties of any Confederate state at the Battle of Gettysburg. The North Carolina State Monument statue depicts a wounded officer pointing the way forward for

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Not many monuments are dedicated to a speech, but President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address deservingly holds that unique honor. On November 19, 1863, a crowd of 15,000 people gathered at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This new sacred ground was constructed to properly honor the Union Soldiers who fell at the Battle of Gettysburg. Those in attendance listened for two hours as the famed speaker Edward Everett delivered a two-hour oration on the significance of the vicious battle that cost so much to so many people. After his words, President Lincoln rose to the podium to offer “a few appropriate remarks.” In two minutes, Lincoln uttered som

The Heroic Charge of the First Minnesota at the Battle of Gettysburg

On July 2, 1863, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment made an overwhelming sacrifice to protect the Union line at the Battle of Gettysburg. With a daring charge, 262 Minnesotans thwarted a potential breakthrough by Confederate troops. These Union saviors are honored with three monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park. The most recognized monument to the First Minnesota features a soldier atop a high pedestal, running forward in the direction of those who threatened the Union line during the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. A closeup of the Union Soldier on top of the main monument to the First Minnesota at Gettysburg. In his book, Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettys

Brother vs. Brother: The Maryland Monument at Gettysburg

The State of Maryland Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park is a stark reminder that the American Civil War pitted “brother against brother and friend against friend.” Maryland was one of the most important border states during the war. Its proximity to Virginia and the Union capital of Washington D.C. made it a place of tremendous strategic importance. Although Maryland did not secede from the Union, its residents were torn apart by the Northern and Southern causes. Divided Marylanders fought on both sides of the conflict. More than 3,000 sons of Maryland served among the Union and Confederate ranks at the Battle of Gettysburg. Maryland’s state memorial at Gettysburg pays homage to

The Little Hero of Gettysburg

There is a story behind each and every monument at Gettysburg National Military Park. One of the most compelling involves the monument to the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment and its faithful dog, Sallie. The 11th Pennsylvania received Sallie when she was just a puppy. Their loyal companion took part in all of their battles, taking position at the end of the firing line and barking her fury at the enemy. On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began, and it quickly spiraled out of control. As Union forces were pushed back and forced to retreat through the town, Sallie got separated from her regiment. After the battle, the men of the 11th returned to the scene of the first day’s fighting

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps

During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur said, “I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world.” Like so many others throughout history, MacArthur was a witness to the legacy of honor, discipline, and courage that has always been persistent in the nature of the United States Marine Corps. Today, we recognize the 242nd birthday of the Corps and honor the sacrifices that each and every Marine has made to defend our nation. Happy 242nd birthday, Marines! (YouTube video credit: U.S. Marines) On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for ser

General George Meade at Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia entered the Battle of Gettysburg with a high degree of confidence. Its commander, General Robert E. Lee believed, “There never were such men in an army before. They will go anywhere and do anything if properly lead.” Lee had reason to feel this assurance as his forces had proven themselves once again by defeating the larger Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863. General Joseph Hooker had presided over the Union defeat and soon resigned from command of the army. On June 28, 1863, General George Meade was selected as Hooker’s replacement and entrusted with command of the Army of the Potomac. General George Mead

The Battle of Passchendaele

On November 6, 1917, British and Canadian forces captured the Belgian village of Passchendaele, effectively bringing one of the most horrifying battles of the First World War to a close. The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres lasted 105 days and resulted in an estimated 275,000 casualties under British command and 220,000 German casualties. It was a nightmare for men on both sides as attested to by Canadian Private John Sudbury, “The enemy and ourselves were in the selfsame muck, degradation and horror to such a point nobody cared any more about anything, only getting out of this, and the only way out was by death or wounding and we all of us welcomed either.” A

Gettysburg: The Virginia Monument

Dedicated in 1917, the Virginia Monument was the first state memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park to honor Confederate soldiers. Union veterans originally did not want any Confederate monuments on the sacred battlefield, but attitudes changed as the bitterness of the conflict faded. In the 1890’s, the War Department began to mark the positions of the Confederate Army at Gettysburg. Topping the Virginia Monument is a figure of General Robert E. Lee astride his favorite horse, Traveler. A native of Virginia, Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Gettysburg. Over 19,000 men from his state participated in the battle, which was the largest contingent from any of th

Benedict Arnold: Hero and Traitor

Benedict Arnold. To most of us, he is recognized as the most famous traitor in American history. While it’s easy to simply remember Arnold by his defection to the British in the Revolutionary War, there is much more to his story. Had it not been for his later betrayal, Arnold’s early accomplishments in the War of Independence would have been enough to immortalize him as an American hero. In the opening year of the conflict, he participated in the capture of an important British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. That same year, Arnold helped lead an expedition from Maine to Quebec with the purpose of depriving the British of a northern base to launch attacks on the 13 colonies

 

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. 

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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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