Image of the Day: 13 August 2016 


Widow and son

Widow & Son 

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Today in History: Senate approves United Nations charter 1945


Today in History

In a ringing declaration indicating that America’s pre-World War II isolation was truly at an end, the U.S. Senate approves the charter establishing the United Nations. In the years to come, the United Nations would be the scene of some of the most memorable Cold War confrontations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read more

The 24 Hour President 


Plaque on the grave of Atkinson

On Presidents’ Day, America pauses to remember its roster of chief executives. The list includes such hallowed names as Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and, for some, Atchison. Who?

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Image of the Day: 4 August 2016 


127-GW-329-112426: After returning from the front line, Sergeant William Purdum rests and reads mail received on Iwo Jima. He was a member of the Twenty-Eight Marines. Photographed by R. H. Stotz, 4 March 1945.

After returning from the front line, Sergeant William Purdum rests and reads mail received on Iwo Jima. He was a member of the Twenty-Eight Marines. 
Photographed by R. H. Stotz, 4 March 1945.

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The Continental Congress passes the Tory Act, 1776

Mobbing the Tories

The Continental Congress publishes the “Tory Act” resolution on January 2nd  1776, which describes how colonies should handle those Americans who remain loyal to the British and King George.
The act called on colonial committees to indoctrinate those “honest and well-meaning, but uninformed people” by enlightening them as to the “origin, nature and extent of the present controversy.” Read more

The Manhattan Project’s Angel

Louis S.

There’s much controversy that surrounds the creation and subsequent use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan during WWII. (Personally I think the potential  destruction of our planet is overkill (NO pun intended) and the moral implications following the destruction of innocent lives in Japan speak for itself. No matter where you stand, the following story is about one incident among the chaos that was the “creation of death ” that shows us the selflessness we’re  capable of.

I just learned of this remarkable man’s story yesterday, which is troubling to me. Being a native of New Mexico I’m very familiar with  all the rumors of secret government “goings-on” behind lock and key and automatic weapons under the cover of hollowed out mountains and underground bunkers. From the Rowell incident to the Manhattan Project, I’ve heard it all!

(being privy to “inside information” by geography  alone, I can tell you that most of the rumors are fact, truth).  Read more

B-26s at Midway

Battle at Midway

Battle at Midway

Within five months of the U.S. entering World War II, Japan, hoping to reduce America’s naval capabilities, had its eye on island of Midway. This little atoll, sitting 1000 miles northwest of Honolulu and 2195 miles east of Japan, was the last defense between Japan and the Hawaiian Island chain and an important U.S. staging ground for Pacific operations. Given this, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz ordered that the air and ground defenses of Midway should be strengthened immediately.

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The assassination that triggered World War I happened 102 years ago today 


One hundred and two years ago today, the fate of world history was changed forever. 
Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne, and his wife were gunned down on the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia by a Serbian nationalist. The assassination, and the subsequent political and military upheavals, led to the start of World War I and the decimation of large swathes of Europe a month later.

Over 100 years after the start of WWI, it is still extremely difficult to comprehend just how global a phenomenon the war was. It affected people on every continent and hastened the end of the European empires.  Read more

25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate.

The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States

The 4th of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Bring out that grill and get ready for a crazy independence day cookout! Go purchase big, loud, and colorful fireworks, and color the night sky with a dazzling spectacle of lights! But with all the fun and festivities, be sure to take some time to remember why we celebrate this momentous day. Are you excited? We hope so, because this Independence Day is going to be AMAZING. To help you get in a celebratory spirit, we present to you these 25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate

Watch “Why Did America Fight the Korean War?”


What was the Korean War? And why was America involved in such a far away conflict? Was the United States’ sacrifice–35,000 killed, over 100,000 wounded–worth it?
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A Visual History of D-Day

Map of the four day invasion of occupied France

Info board of Operation Neptune
Info board of Operation Neptune

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June 6, 1944: Operation Neptune

Pointe du Hoc. Omaha Beach, pockmarked by D-Day bombardment.

On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in the coordinated invasion of occupied France known as D-Day.

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Find  more on  Operation Neptune and the images from the day here

In Flanders Field


In Flanders field

1. Remember their sacrifice.  

2. Celebrate our freedom and our beautiful nation. 🇺🇸

Be safe, be happy  

 

Once upon a time in War


War is a horribly fascinating thing, however much man may hate it.

 

Image of the Day: 12 May 2016


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WWII, Operation Overlord

 

Wave no. 14,  fives miles off Utah Beach /6 June 1944