Category Archives: History

D-Day. June 6, 1944

77 years ago today, on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of Normandy began with Operation Overlord. Better known as D-Day , it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – Remembering Those Who Gave All

Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War, established as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers and flags.

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Operation Dynamo: The Miracle of Dunkirk

This is a repeat post. Just recently I watched the movie, Darkest Hour (2017), about the period leading up to the rescue of the British soldiers at Dunkirk and Churchill’s famous speech (see below). Although, like all movies, not everything … Continue reading

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Paul Harvey, Freedom To Chains, 1965

Thought you might enjoy this!

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What to eat on St. Patrick’s Day?

This ^^^ is what I am eating on St. Patrick’s Day! The traditional favorite, accompanied by root veggies and cabbage. My mother called it a “boiled dinner”, and she also made that with ham, as well as corned beef. There … Continue reading

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Andrew Breitbart – in Memoriam

Wow, I really miss Andrew Breitbart. It seems impossible that it has been nine years! If Andrew were alive today, what would he say?

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Happy birthday, Mr. President! (Reagan)

110 years ago today, Ronald Reagan was born in the town of Tampico, IL. Ronald Wilson Reagan was President of the United States from 1981 until 1989. I remember the day I cast my first vote for him as if … Continue reading

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Remembering What is Difficult To Remember – Holocaust Remembrance Day

This is a repeat post, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. One day at a blog most of us know well, we were visited by someone who wrote, I would encourage those who believe anything negative about Hitler to … Continue reading

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1975 – Ronald Reagan interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes

Boy oh boy. 45 years ago, and as true today as it was then (even more so.) Less than a minute, but packed with truth.

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Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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