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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The Christmas Crossing That Saved the Revolution

Survival was all that a Patriot could hope for during the desperate December of 1776. Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” With belief in the American cause fading fast, General George Washington needed a victory to raise the spirits of everyone that counted on the conduct of his army. On Christmas morning 1776, Washington’s men rose from their camps along the Delaware River. The months leading up to this day had been marked by several significant defeats to the British. With enlistments expiring at the end of the year, many soldiers were close to returning home, escaping from the incredible hardships they were facing. General Washington fully understood the sacrif

Battle of the Bulge

Victory was on the horizon. With Anglo-American forces approaching Germany from the west and Soviet troops advancing from the east, it appeared that the Second World War was coming to a close. Desperate to reverse the Allies momentum, Adolf Hitler ordered a massive counterattack involving three German armies and nearly 1,000 tanks. On the misty winter morning of December 16, 1944, Hitler’s forces attacked out of the densely wooded Ardennes region of Belgium. It was a gamble, but early on, it seemed to be paying off. The Germans disrupted the American line, creating a triangular “bulge” 60 miles deep and 50 miles wide along the Allied front. The ensuing weeks featured some of the fiercest fig

Christmas During the American Civil War

Spending time with our loved ones is a hallmark of the holidays, but in times of war, many families have gone without that joy. The strain of separation was extremely difficult to bear during the American Civil War. Across the divided nation, it was common for Christmas cheer to be overshadowed by the tremendous hardships brought on by the conflict. On the Northern side, fighting men like Robert Gould Shaw felt compelled to write, “It is Christmas morning and I hope a happy and merry one for you all, though it looks so stormy for our poor country, one can hardly be in merry humor.” From the perspective of the Confederate home front, Sallie Brock Putnam of Richmond echoed similar words, “Neve

Battle of Fredericksburg

“If there is a worse place than Hell, I am in it.” Like so many others devoted to the Union cause, President Abraham Lincoln was shattered upon receiving news of the Army of the Potomac’s crushing defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Northern spirits and morale among soldiers plummeted in the bitter days that followed. Twenty-one-year-old Captain Oliver Wendell Homes Jr. went so far as to write, “I’ve pretty much made up my mind that the South have achieved their independence.” On December 13, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside launched 14 attacks against General Robert E. Lee’s army at Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Confederate positions proved to be incredibly strong and wave after

The Christmas Truce of 1914

By December of 1914, there were no illusions about the horrors of the First World War. Just five months after Europe was set ablaze by conflict, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding were becoming routine among soldiers huddled in their trenches along the Western Front. In happier times, thoughts of Christmas would not have been far from anyone’s mind, but war has a way of changing the occasions that are normally cherished. On December 7, Pope Benedict XV suggested temporarily pausing the war to allow for the celebration of Christmas. His suggestion went unheeded by the warring countries. With the bitterness of the conflict already so firm, Europe’s clashing superpowers refused to

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy.” In the mind of every American, those words will never lose their meaning. It is impossible to forget that fateful day 76 years ago when our nation “was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” The assault against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor resulted in the deaths of 2,400 Americans. Another 1,200 were wounded. On top of it all, the Pacific Fleet suffered permanent loss or catastrophic damage to its battleships, destroyers, and other ships. The unsettling day was filled with tragedy, but in the midst of the chaos, heroes emerged. 15 sailors earned the United States military’s highest decor

A Shattered Mind: Shell Shock in the First World War

World War I was an apocalypse that scarred the minds of men forever. The conflict introduced unprecedented firepower that completely vanquished anything in its path. Of the 9.7 million military fatalities in the Great War, an estimated 60 percent of those were a result of shrapnel from mortars, grenades, and artillery projectile bombs, better know as shells. For example, in the seven-day bombardment leading up to the Battle of the Somme, 1.7 million shells were fired at the German lines. The warring powers pulverized one another with these overwhelming concentrations of firepower throughout the war. Advancements in military technology created a chilling effect among the soldiers that experie

A Spy Saves the Day for General Washington

In harsh times of survival, extraordinary citizens can help make all the difference. Legend holds that on December 2, 1777, Philadelphia housewife and nurse Lydia Darragh gathered intelligence that helped General George Washington prepare his army for what was intended to be a surprise attack launched by the British. In September of 1777, the British managed to capture the highly prized city of Philadelphia. While nearly one-third of the city’s inhabitants fled as a result of the occupation, the Darragh family remained. Across the street from their home was the headquarters of British General Sir William Howe. After it was clear that his space was too small to hold meetings, Howe commandeere

 

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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