Category: World War 2

The Soldier and the Spider

This is a re-post of an article that I put up on my blog a while ago. I hope that it encourages and warms your heart like it did mine!! During World War II, a US Marine was separated from his unit on a…

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A Sad Face of War: Pictures That Speak Volumes #64

War and conflict is a horrible and terrible thing. It not only has a devastating affect of thousands upon thousands of soldiers but its poisonous tentacles also reach out and touches the lives on hundreds of thousands…sometimes millions…of families and civilians. Such is the…

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A Wonderful Glimpse Into Yesteryear

A short time ago, a small group of World War 2 veterans were quietly waiting for their flight at Reagan International Airport, when something magical took place. Someone decided to play some old-time music from the 1940’s, and suddenly, as if a vail was…

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The American Flag: 13 Folds of Honor

Memorial Day is a day observed by millions of people in the United States of America in remembrance of men and women who sacrificed their time, careers, and lives for their country.  America is not the only country which honors their military…many countries around…

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Fascinating Facts About The Day That Will Live In Infamy

Today, December 7, 2014, is the 73rd Anniversary of the day which President Franklin Roosevelt declared, “a day that will live in infamy”, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During that fateful day, more than 2,300 people were killed and over another 1,100 individuals were…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #48

This picture called, “Wait For Me Daddy” was taken by photographer, Claude P. Dettloff during World War 2. The kid was seen running away from his mother to his father, Private Jack Bernard. This photo was made to help raise money for war bonding.

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The Flag That Doesn’t Fly

Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It’s a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB. Check out the dimensions of the flag……

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Soldiers Remembrances of D-Day

I recently read an article written by Kim Willsher on TheGuardian,com in which she told many stories of servicemen that participated in D-Day and World War 2. I thought that it would be a great share with all of you. I hope that you…

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Incredible Facts of D-Day

This year, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The site, http://www.army.mil/d-day explains D-Day in a short but descriptive way: “On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany…

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A Story of the Soldier and a Spider

During World War II, a US Marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire, he had lost touch with his comrades. Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers…

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Your Life Is No Longer Your Own (Tissues Required)

Read an amazing account of incredible sacrifice during World War 2 involving simple towns people. Around this time each year, Memorial Day, I am reminded of a story that I once heard. Though the exactness of it I cannot confirm, I am assured its…

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Every Flag Tells a Story At Mobile’s Historic Magnolia & National Cemeteries

The one thing I enjoy is looking for inspiring and heartwarming stories of all kinds of occasions, experiences and places around the world. Recently, I came across the following article, which, to me, was an interesting and heartwarming story of a national cemetery in…

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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

  It has always fascinated me how many people have sacrificed their lives or the quality of their life for the freedom that all Americans enjoy every day. I can’t imagine the impact that these misfortunes have on not only the soldiers, but the…

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Dressing A Soldier For The Last Time

  This is a picture the military has never let anyone see until now. This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial. And that includes being properly dressed, all the…

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Carl: A Great Lesson to LEarn

Carl was a quiet man. He didn’t talk much. He would always greet you with a big smile and a firm handshake. Even after living in our neighborhood for over 50 years, no one could really say they knew him very well. Before his…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #29

The effects of the World Wart II have not only resulted to the death of millions, but also a long-standing disturbance on the lives of those who survived, particularly children. They were the ones who greatly suffered from the pain and trauma brought by…

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Celebrating the Light: Christmas During the Darkness of War

I read the following story about a Christmas experience that I not only found fascinating but heartwarming as well. It was written by a survivor of World War II and was written in her own words…Helen Grace Lescheid The second World War raged in…

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The Smiling Face of an Angel’s Kindness

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
During World War II, in a Warsaw ghetto, Irena Sendler carried infants out to safety in the bottom of her tool box. She also carried in her truck a sack for larger children. She trained her dog to bark…

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Fascinating and Unbelievable Stories of American Soldiers

Veteran’s day has come and has past but that doesn’t mean that we should ever forget what our young men and women have fought, sacrificed, and gave parts of their lives for. Today, I came across this really interesting article on huffingtonpost.com that presented…

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A Beautiful True Story

There is an old saying that says “beauty is only skin deep.” many times people “fall in love” with a person because of their looks and in many situations, what’s inside a person really isn’t important. The problem here is that quite often when…

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The Return of an American Icon

There was once an American marvel which was “born” in 1930 and affected millions upon millions of people world-wide each year until it met its untimely end last year. What was the name of this wonderful item? It was called…the Twinkie. The world was…

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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics

The 1936 Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had risen to power three years earlier and were already to spread their evil beliefs of racism and hate.  Hitler believed that the “perfect” person was from an Aryan race…a…

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Your Life is No Longer Your Own

As Memorial Day rolls around, I am reminded of a story that I heard. Though the exactness of it I cannot confirm, I am assured its basis is quite factual, and its message definitely deserves to be retold.   The story is of a…

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