Thursday, November 10, 2011

Honoring Those Who Serve - Veteran's Day

Arlington National Cemetery
Honor Guard at my stepfather Joe's funeral.
Joe was awarded the Purple Heart, WWII

"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
                                                  ~ President Eisenhower during the first Veterans Day

Heroes and Heroic Deeds of the Great War – True stories of valor during WWI by Donald A Mackenzie.

Oral History: Veterans Remember
Collection of oral histories from veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

War Letters
From eyewitness accounts of famous battles, moving letters penned just before the writer was killed and heartbreaking 'Dear John' letters." Site features timeline of U.S. military actions, letter excerpts, and more.

Legends of Tuskegee: American Visionaries
This site highlights the achievements of the highly respected African-American pilots who served
during WWII.

Women at War
From the Veterans History Project, this selection spans four wars including nurses’ tales, a story of a code breaker, a welder, a flight surgeon, the first woman general in the Air Force and the first woman to command a U.S. Navy ship. - Another blog post for Memorial Day with additional resources. 

Karen Chace 2011 ©
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