© 1999 - 2012 Mark D. Hawthorne All Rights Reserved
September 11, 2001
My name is Mark Hawthorne. I am a retired Suffolk County,
NY Police Officer now residing in Apache Junction, Arizona.
I'm 67 years old and this is my web page. It is a place where I
hope to share some glimpses of life as I see it as well as some
of my experiences. One of the most horrible experiences we
all have shared occurred on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001.
The United States of America was attacked on it's own soil by
faceless terrorist cowards. We all know what happened. What we must do
now is NEVER FORGET. Much has happened since that fateful day. We have
reminded the world that we are AMERICANS and not pushovers and we
have done so with awesome force and impeccable style. Our brave men and
women serving in our Armed Forces deserve the complete support of "We the
People" and the steadfast support of our government. Let's do all we can to
ensure they get it.
February 21st, 2007: I lost my best friend today, my dog Tres. Despite
intensive chemo therapy treatments, he succumbed to B-Cell Lymphatic
cancer. He was brave to the end and did his best to cope but the cancer was
finally too much for him. Please go to the Picture Gallery section of this
webpage to see his Memorial. Rest in Peace my Forever Friend.
It has taken me almost two years to update this page on our dog Daisey. I
would just get too depressed everytime I started it. Not even five months after
Tres died, Daisey died too. She died of an embolism which was quick and
merciful. She had not been feeling good for a couple of days so my wife took
her to the Vet who said she needed 24 hour around the clock observation and
testing. I hugged Daisey and kissed her and told her everything would be OK
before she left. Two days later the Vet phoned and said she had died suddenly.
I was totally stunned and wholly depressed. Daisey was just a big old girl who
loved life and loved seeing her family together and happy. Rest in Peace,
Daisey. You will be in our hearts forever. We will NEVER forget you. Please
go to the Picture Gallery section to see Daisey's memorial. God Bless You,
On June 5th, 2004, America lost one of our greatest Presidents. Ronald
Wilson Reagan was truly a man of and for the People. He was the 40th
President of our country. He passed on at the age of 93. We shall all miss you
Mr. President Reagan. May God Bless you, and, as you have always said, May
God Bless America.
You will always be remembered.
The FBI has announced they are looking for the following terrorist suspects
who are posing a real danger to our country. Click here to see their pictures
and find out further information on them.
I am interested in pistol shooting, skeet shooting, desert off-roading,
motorcycling, fishing and camping, Donkeys and American Pit Bull
Terriers. I'm also a licensed Amateur Radio Operator (N2AYB).
For those of you that are Amateur Radio Operators, I hope you
have checked out EchoLink and the Internet Radio Linking Project
(IRLP). EchoLink and IRLP are the neatest things to come down the pike in a
long, long while. Through IRLP you can use a handi talkie (if you are in range
of the repeater) and literally talk all over the world. With EchoLink you can
go computer to computer or via radio through a link or repeater site. The
audio quality is superb. Give EchoLink and IRLP a try - you'll be hooked
immediately! For more information on how to use IRLP and how to find a
node near you, scroll almost to the middle of the IRLP page and locate "Node
Status". Click here to get to the IRLP page. For information on EchoLink
If you want to look up a Ham's call sign, use this:
Speaking of radio, if you're a scanner buff, you can find out
what's going on in the police and fire departments in your
neighborhood just by listening. Scanner listening can give you
behind the scenes information about what's really happening in your
community. If you have a portable scanner (the kind you can carry with you)
make sure you check your local laws before you take it in a motor vehicle with
you. It is against the law to do so in many states unless you are properly
licensed. Otherwise, it's an enjoyable pastime!
Take a look at my Picture Gallery. In there, you'll see some family, friends,
faces and places. It gets updated as new pictures come in. Arizona is a
beautiful place to take pictures!