“He was ready to step forward and he made the ultimate sacrifice,”  Aubrey Harmon said Friday of her brother, Michael R. DeMarsico II, an Army specialist killed in August 2012 in Afghanistan. 

His obituary is HERE. Images of him and the dedication of the armory to him in his native North Adams, Massachusetts, are HERE.

“People need to realize today, 9/11, we have soldiers still at war … and they are why we have free speech,” said her husband, T.J. Harmon, who a reporter said “wants to people to know that the fight to defend America is far from over.”

They were attending the dedication of the newly erected Iraq/Afghanistan War Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in Pittsfield. The names of DeMarsico and four others from Berkshire County are etched in the new monument’s black granite. The Pittsfield VFW post raised nearly $53,000 for the project.

Berkshire Eagle subscribers can read reporter Dick Lindsay’s article on the ceremony HERE.


Friday evening marked the beginning of the online Justice Rising conference sponsored by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Each of its three segments—Justice Friday, Science Saturday, and Big Picture Sunday—turned out to be four hours in length. 

All the segments are at (Scroll down. You may have to click on the YouTube icon to get the audio to work.)

Sunday afternoon the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry held a Zoom conference entitled “Recognizing and Pushing Back the Post-9/11 Police State.” Segments of the three-hour event are expected to be posted soon.


Mainstream commentary on 9/11 included THIS editorial in last Thursday’s Springfield Republican and THIS by Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak (reprinted in many papers including today’s Berkshire Eagle.)

On Friday the Republican graced its editorial page with an image by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Michael Ramirez. It depicted a garbage truck with “SOCIAL MEDIA” printed on the side hydrolically unloading all its cargo into the head of a man typing away in front of a computer screen. You’ll have to look it up.

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