Tag Archives: ” “WWII

“Those that died, those that lived” Hiroshima

Today is the anniversary of Hiroshima……August 6, 1945. Hiroshima is more than a mark on history for me, it may have been the reason I write these words today.   My father’s Navy ship was ordered to turn around, a … Continue reading

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“They erased her life, but not her words” Remembering Anne Frank on her birthday

I have an unexplained connection to Anne Frank, ever since I was a little girl.   Last  night, while scanning through some obscure television channels, I happened upon “The Diary of Anne Frank.”   So, instead of the Tonys, I … Continue reading

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“Coming Home”

I have read several stories in the past weeks…..soldiers coming home.   No, not from Iraq, Afghanistan, but from WWII. DNA has been the tool to identify remains long since decomposed into dust and bone.  It’s bittersweet.   Mothers and … Continue reading

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“Empty Chairs” (For Pearl Harbor)”

Today, 1941……….Pearl Harbor. My dad visited Pearl Harbor on board his Navy ship during the war.  He didn’t speak much about the war; regretfully, I didn’t prod him for more, although I would have liked to hear it all.  He … Continue reading

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“We will never know” (For Veterans’ Day)

From early childhood, I have been fascinated by war.   As a young girl, I crept into my brothers’ bedroom and stole books about WWII…..While others were reading Nancy Drew, (I also had a full collection of those mysteries), I … Continue reading

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“A Softer, Gentler Reenactment?????”

Some news stories boggle the mind; they just have BLOG written all over them. And so the following………. A WWII Reenactment for charity in England has been canceled due to German reenactors wearing German uniforms and Nazi insignias. ???????????????????????????? It … Continue reading

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