“There is no better time than Memorial Day to pay tribute to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our freedom” - Mickey Markoff on air and sea shows and Memorial Day

Picture of several flags stuck in ground for Memorial Day, posted on Mickey Markoff article about spirit of Memorial Day.
Picture of several flags stuck in ground for Memorial Day, posted on Mickey Markoff article about spirit of Memorial Day.
Photo by Valentino Funghi on Unsplash

What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘Memorial Day’? Chances are good that images of holiday sales, new mattresses, and cookouts may come to mind. Mickey Markoff, executive producer of the air and sea shows across South Florida, wants to change that.

Most companies in the United States don’t miss out on any opportunity to capitalize on a holiday. From President’s Day to Veteran’s Day, blowout sales and store-wide discounts are sure to abound. There is, of course, nothing wrong with this approach, but remembering the true spirit of a day is important, too. …


A poem on the landmarks of battle by Mickey Markoff

photo of map with pins posted on mickey markoff post of poem, ‘maps’.
photo of map with pins posted on mickey markoff post of poem, ‘maps’.
Photo by Timo Wielink on Unsplash

Scattered bones on the battlefield,

Strewn across the land,

Maps of fallen soldiers,

Found like the back of the hand.

Piecing together the parts of a puzzle,

Landmarks etched in space,

Echo in the memory,

Entrenched in place.

About Mickey Markoff

Mickey Markoff is best-known as an executive producer of the Air and Sea Show. Markoff is also President of MDM Group, an innovative South Florida firm that develops effective multidimensional marketing campaigns. A prowler for innovation, Mickey Markoff is consistently on the lookout for ways to improve business. Take a peep at his site to learn more: https://mickeymarkoff.com

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Photo of man holding basket in Vietnam rice paddy fields posted on Mickey Markoff article re PTSD & our nation’s heroes pt 2
Photo of man holding basket in Vietnam rice paddy fields posted on Mickey Markoff article re PTSD & our nation’s heroes pt 2
Photo by Hưng Nguyễn Việt on Unsplash

I recently wrote a piece of the reclassification of PTSD, and these are further thoughts on the subject. Mostly meant to address how important is to be honest with yourself, and speak up if you feel you are not being heard.

Often the reasoning behind changing diagnostic criteria for mental disorders is complex, and sometimes nuanced. To someone unfamiliar with the diagnostic process or the finer details of a disorder, the changes can seem meaningless, pointless, or semantic. Indeed, for some who do understand the finer details, the same can still be true. Any alterations in the DSM are often…


“We risk leaving out a vulnerable population, reducing access to vital resources”. — Mickey Markoff

Posted on Mickey Markoff air sea show exec article about PTSD — Photo of man holding bucket in rice paddy field in Vietnam.
Posted on Mickey Markoff air sea show exec article about PTSD — Photo of man holding bucket in rice paddy field in Vietnam.
Photo by Hưng Nguyễn Việt on Unsplash

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or ‘PTSD’ means many things to many people. Put simply, it is considered a disorder which occurs in persons who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. It often occurs in survivors of war, natural disasters, serious accidents, and other traumatic events. Symptoms range from person to person, but can include anxiety, nightmares, re-experiencing of trauma, and other symptoms. It is unfortunately a common occurrence amongst veterans of war, although statistics vary across different periods of wartime.

PTSD was first recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the official US authority for psychiatric…


We all have one.

‘to be continued’ text on photo posted on ‘what’s your story’ on Mickey Markoff post re ‘what’s your story’ for warrior stories to raise awareness of air and sea show history and our nation’s heroes.
‘to be continued’ text on photo posted on ‘what’s your story’ on Mickey Markoff post re ‘what’s your story’ for warrior stories to raise awareness of air and sea show history and our nation’s heroes.
Photo by Reuben Juarez on Unsplash

In the few months I’ve been using Medium, I have consistently been moved by the diversity of writers and the types of content on the platform. There truly is something for everyone. Whether you are a veteran of war or a human rights lawyer, you can find an outlet and an audience here.

One of the many things intriguing about the platform is its openness to user contribution. Every user has the opportunity to either reach out to an existing publication, or to start their own. I have chosen to do both, given my interests in a variety of topics.


a haiku on time, by Mickey Markoff

Photo of hourglass in rocks posted on Mickey Markoff, air and sea executive. Haiku about land mines.
Photo of hourglass in rocks posted on Mickey Markoff, air and sea executive. Haiku about land mines.
Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash

Time bombs underneath the soil,

Tic toc of the clock,

Seconds stretch like hours once found.

Mickey Markoff is best-known as an executive producer of the Air and Sea Show. Markoff is also President of MDM Group, an innovative South Florida firm that develops effective multidimensional marketing campaigns. A prowler for innovation, Mickey Markoff is consistently on the lookout for ways to improve business. Take a peep at his site to learn more: https://mickeymarkoff.com

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Los espectáculos aéreos y marítimos llevan a los ciudadanos a merodear por los cielos del sur de Florida tras el lanzamiento de Mickey Markoff del primer espectáculo del sur de Florida en 1995.

Mickey Markoff foto de ángeles azules en mickey markoff post sobre historia aérea y marítima
Mickey Markoff foto de ángeles azules en mickey markoff post sobre historia aérea y marítima
Photo by Todd Diemer on Unsplash

Los espectáculos aéreos y marítimos tienen una rica historia en los Estados Unidos que han ayudado a exhibir el desempeño de las naves y la aviación a lo largo de las décadas. En 1959, Chicago se convirtió en el hogar de uno de los primeros espectáculos de este tipo en el país con el lanzamiento del “Lakeshore Park Air & Water Show”. …


Like anything worth fighting for, it isn’t always easy.

photo of man holding ‘forgiveness’ sign on mickey markoff air sea exec post re forgiveness.
photo of man holding ‘forgiveness’ sign on mickey markoff air sea exec post re forgiveness.
Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash

If I asked you to think of a list of people whose forgiveness you wish you had, who would you think of? Over the course of a lifetime, your list may be a long one. Maybe you missed your son’s baseball games, or took one too many phone calls at dinner with the family. Perhaps you missed being present for a loved one’s final days.

When we think about ‘forgiveness’, it is only natural to look to the external. Other people. …


A haiku — what camo hides and what it doesn’t

Picture of man with weapon standing on rock in camouflage on post by Mickey Markoff air sea exec
Picture of man with weapon standing on rock in camouflage on post by Mickey Markoff air sea exec
Photo by Maxim Potkin on Unsplash

Deep in the trenches,

Camouflage masks the outer,

But hides not the heart.

Mickey Markoff is best-known as an executive producer of the Air and Sea Show. Markoff is also President of MDM Group, an innovative South Florida firm that develops effective multidimensional marketing campaigns. A prowler for innovation, Mickey Markoff is consistently on the lookout for ways to improve business. Take a peep at his site to learn more: https://mickeymarkoff.com

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Mickey Markoff

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