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”

Shelburne Veterans Memorial

“The Monument was officially dedicated on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Dedication speech was given by Gary von Stange, Selectboard Chair.”-https://www.shelburnevt.org/266/Honor-Our-Veterans-Veterans-Monument “Veterans CommitteePurpose/Mission Statement: Shelburne Veterans Monument Committee shall provide oversight of the Veterans’ Memorial, completed in 2015, located on the Northeast corner of the Shelburne Parade Ground. Oversight includes ongoing financial support, ceremonial activities, ongoingContinue reading “Shelburne Veterans Memorial”

Hope Cemetery #2: More Funerary Art!

“Hope Cemetery is a rural cemetery[1] in Barre, Vermont. The city calls itself the “Granite Capital of the World”, and the cemetery is known for the superb granite craftsmanship on its memorials and tombstones. Barre is also home to the world’s largest “deep hole” granite quarry, the Rock of Ages quarry, also known as theContinue reading “Hope Cemetery #2: More Funerary Art!”

Hope Cemetery’s FuneraryArt: Part 1

“Hope Cemetery is a rural cemetery[1] in Barre, Vermont. The city calls itself the “Granite Capital of the World”, and the cemetery is known for the superb granite craftsmanship on its memorials and tombstones. Barre is also home to the world’s largest “deep hole” granite quarry, the Rock of Ages quarry, also known as theContinue reading “Hope Cemetery’s FuneraryArt: Part 1”

The Ticonderoga: National Historic Landmark

“The steamboat Ticonderoga is one of two remaining side-paddle-wheel passenger steamers with a vertical beam engine of the type that provided freight and passenger service on America’s bays, lakes and rivers from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the Shelburne Shipyard inContinue reading “The Ticonderoga: National Historic Landmark”

BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH Book Recommendation

…”Drug Policy and Use within the Wehrmacht: Drug use in the German military during World War II was actively encouraged and widespread, especially during the war’s later stages as the Wehrmacht became depleted and increasingly dependent on youth as opposed to experience.[3] Stimulants: In an effort to make its front-line soldiers and fighter pilots fightContinue reading “BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH Book Recommendation”

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