Category Archives: American history

Order of the Day-June 6, 1944

Here it is in black and white, the order of the day given to each heroic warier in the wee hours of June 6, 1944. George, my brother, was to parachute at 1:30 AM. The waves of men storming the … Continue reading

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This is the Real Thing. . . . .D-Day -1

photo from Wikipedia All the days, weeks, and months of training are over. . . . The waiting and training are over. . . the warriors knew for certain as they received live ammunition for the first time. And President … Continue reading

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Normandy Church . . . . Loving Your Neighbor

The Scars Of Angoville-Au-Plain    – February 15, 2014 by  “The scars of Angoville-au-Plain” Postcard match.  This peaceful beach has seen so much. On our way to the vast beaches by Les Gougins in Manche, just north of Utah Beach, we took a small … Continue reading

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More Sad . . . . Blackface News from The Wall Street Journal

University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly talks to students and others during the Rally to Stop Racism on the university campus in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 22. PHOTO: BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Colleges Continue to Confront Blackface on Campus From … Continue reading

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Re-blog Dan Wescott . . . . . Another Battlefield

A heartwarming story of one of our  WWII heroes and a young woman, M B Henry,  who wouldn’t let his story die! https://mb-henry.com/2019/01/29/dan-wescott-on-another-battlefield/

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Merry Christmas

Grave of my brother, who gave his life on  D-Day +2,  fighting to liberate France from the Fascism of Germany                                          … Continue reading

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Watkins Glen New York

Watkins Glen will forever have a place in racing history.  On October 2, 1948, it became  the first post World War II race in America  hosted in the quiet village streets. Today, visitors can drive the original 6.6 mile Grand … Continue reading

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