Hitler’s Furies: So Disappointing

I am deeply disappointed by this book. Wendy Lower’s writing, as described by another reviewer, was certainly “pedestrian”. It is dry and full of minutiae. I completely understand wanting to share EVERYTHING I’ve learned about a topic because I’m excited to share. Ms. Lower’s writing was dull. She was writing a book on a facetContinue reading “Hitler’s Furies: So Disappointing”

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”

The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation

“Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans toContinue reading “The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation”

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)”

Salisbury Veterans’ Park

The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.

The Grave of Bill W.: Co-Founder of AA

https://youtube.com/shorts/fh0iIqY8SIk?feature=share “William Griffith Wilson (November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA is an international mutual aid fellowship with about two million members worldwide belonging to approximately 10,000 groups, associations, organizations, cooperatives, and fellowships of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieveContinue reading “The Grave of Bill W.: Co-Founder of AA”

Manchester War Memorial

“The figure atop the Soldiers Monument represents a Colonial era officer, but the Monument was meant to honor all veterans from Manchester. Dedicated in 1905, the base and figure were carved at Fullerton’s Marble and Granite Works in Manchester Depot, but, according to the Manchester Historical Society’s curator, Shawn Harrington, “We have no proof positiveContinue reading “Manchester War Memorial”

Bristol War Memorial

“New 6′ tall monument located at the Bristol Town Green, Vermont dedicated to veterans of all branches with an older memorial for the World War. Date of Installation: September 28, 2008 Organization Responsible for Installation: American Legion Post 19 Bristol, Vermont Memorial War Era(s): Persian GulfPanamaLebanon/GrenadaVietnamKoreaWWIIWWIOther Location: Intersection of Route 116 and North Street. Bristol,Continue reading “Bristol War Memorial”

Frank Gaylord: Creator of Korean War Veterans Memorial

Vanetti & Zampieri Mausoleums at Hope Cemetery

“BARRE CITY – Tullio Zampieri, 97, of White Street, died early Sunday morning July 27, 2014, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin after a brief illness and a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born Aug. 28, 1916 in Barre City, he was the son of MarioContinue reading “Vanetti & Zampieri Mausoleums at Hope Cemetery”

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