Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, 2020, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day we commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during World War II. The Holocaust resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. This date is special because it is the 75th... Continue Reading →

WWII Vets Remember Pearl Harbor

  “At 0800 hours on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a cacophony of unfamiliar noises on Ford Island caused Seaman 2nd class Richard Girocco and other seamen from his PBY squadron (‘patrol bomber’) to run outside of their aviation hangar. Ordinarily, the seamen would be resting on their bunks. Today, they had been ordered to prepare... Continue Reading →

‘Plucky’ — My word for WWII Female Officers

Polly Woodhull Lipscomb-- Army nurse who served in England during WWII ** As a tribute to Women's History Month, I'm devoting this column to two special women I've had the privilege to interview/ write their stories. It's always a thrill to interview a WWII vet, but I especially enjoy talking to the women who served. Every... Continue Reading →

‘A Lot of Misery’; Soldiers Recall Christmas during WWII

As Christmas approaches, I have pulled memories related to me by vets and included in my books. During World War II, troops stationed overseas were often unable to observe Christmas celebrations. In fact, in December 1944 troops were engaged in one of the bloodiest battles of the war -- Battle of the Bulge. George Buhler... Continue Reading →

Build Character & Patriotism with WWII Veterans

One aspect of my book launch with World War II veterans is how it can build character and patriotism, especially in students. I never would have thought patriotism -- love for one's country and those who defend it -- would have come under attack as it has in recent years. These two little guys attended... Continue Reading →

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