“On April Fourth, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the Fourth Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler’sContinue reading “Hell Before Their Very Eyes: Book Recommendation”
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APPRECIATE SUCH GREAT ANSWERS!
As I walk a cemetery, I shall see an abbreviation on a headstone and wonder what it stands for. I am so thankful that so many of my viewers reach out and let us know the answers to my questions and musings. I truly your knowledge and willingness to share because it means a lot.
As I was filming inside Resurrection Park, (the largest Catholic cemetery in the state of Vermont), I heard a helicopter flying overhead. I am very lucky I was able to capture as much of its flight as I had. I hope you enjoy it as much as I! The helicopter looked like a military one.Continue reading “Helicopter Mission”
Strolling Resurrection Park #5
I opted to stroll another section, albeit smaller. ‘Twas cold, don’t ya know? I found a few veterans in that area. It’s especially an honor to discover their graves. Perhaps you agree…
The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery
I highly recommend The Ghost Army of World War II. Written by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, it is an exciting and entertaining read. Rick Beyer is an author (and many other things) and Elizabeth Sayles is a children’s book illustrator. She had listened to her father’s stories growing up on this topic because heContinue reading “The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery”
Old Glory Waving Over Military Graves
Once I saw those flags standing straight out due to the strong winds, I knew I had to film. I am always awed by flags standing at attention. And that’s especially true when flags are flying over military graves. These soldiers, Union soldiers, who fought during the American Civil War, deserve this respect.
Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery in Alburgh, Vermont
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “[i]t was first used in 1806 and contains 27 graves.” During the filming, I incorrectly stated I thought this was the Reynolds Cemetery. I discovered with some more research that this is the Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery. Both are in Alburgh.
Burying Yard Point Memorial
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “Six+ Revolutionary War veterans buried here; destroyed in 1880 when a new bridge was built here, now marked by a monument. The following prominent people are buried here:Blanchard, William (1750-1836) – Revolutionary War.Hall, Enoch (1735-1807) – Revolutionary War.Knapp, Abraham (1739-1809) – Revolutionary War.Uttley, William (0-0) – Revolutionary War.Wales,Continue reading “Burying Yard Point Memorial”
The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States
“HOW CHARLES “MINNIE” DOLE CREATED THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL In the winter of 1936, Charles “Minnie” Dole, a veteran and outdoors enthusiast, recognized a problem. On a skiing trip on the Toll Road at Mount Mansfield in Vermont, Dole fell and broke an ankle. His friend and fellow skier, Frank Edson, assisted with his injuryContinue reading “The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States”
Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)
“There are four items in the vicinity of the Lamoille County Court House in Hyde Park. Two cannon on are either side of the walkway to the front door of the courthouse, and a list of names of the men who served on the front of the town Library across the street. Just to theContinue reading “Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)”