“A Signal”

An Irish Blessing

“I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift.” James “Jim” McGreevey is an American politician who served as the 52nd Governor of New Jersey. In July 2013, McGreevey was appointed head of Jersey City’s Employment & Training Program.

Saint Patrick’s Day was my parent’s anniversary day. Although we were not Irish, we lived in an Immigrant neighborhood in Jersey City where everyone came from somewhere else, bringing their traditions with them. You could always tell where the Immigrant families came from by the aroma present. The Irish loved their cabbage. The Germans pickled their cabbage and the Italians made spaghetti sauce and listed to the opera. Although their relationship was always strained by what they named each other there was a common bond, a singular purpose; the love for America.

Captain Hank Bracker, the author of the multi-award winning book, “The Exciting Story of Cuba” has now written “Suppressed I Rise.” This book is for anyone interested in a very personal human view, of the history of World War II. A mother’s attempt to protect and raise her two young daughters in hostile NAZI Germany challenges her sensibilities and resourcefulness. Both books will be at the NYC Book Exhibit this summer and are available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, BooksAMillion.com and many Independent Book Shops. Captain Hank Bracker is presently writing “Seawater One….” & “WOW!”