Memories of My Father on the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Who remembers VJ Day? How many of the past few generations even know what V-J Day is all about? The Victory over Japan (VJ) is the day the Japanese officially accepted the surrender terms from the Allied Nations on August Read More …

My Most Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Spent in Washington DC

The year I spent Memorial Day in Washington DC was one of the most memorable weekends I have ever had in my life. My kids were part of the Elmwood-Murdock marching band and participated¬†in the annual Memorial Day parade. But, Read More …

Facts About Iwo Jima, One of the Most Famous Battles of World War II

Ever since my sons became Marines I have been interested in my family’s military history and wonder where my Dad would of been on significant dates like Iwo Jima. February 19, 1945 the landing at Iwo Jima and he was Read More …

I Believe, in Music and In Life

Where in the United States does 75% of a high school student body participate in music? I have been blessed that music is a part of my life and my children have enjoyed choir and band in a school where musical arts is not dead but thriving. Read More …

Remembering Veterans Day

Here’s to you Dad on Veterans Day, I wish I knew more about your military record, you would be proud of your Marine sons. Read More …

WWII Peace At Last

“Peace at Last” the headline from the Stars and Stripes reads. This soldier wanted to capture the moment in a photo for posterity. Only I don’t know how I am related to him. I found the photo in a box of family photographs. Read More …

You Fly to Work, in The US Airborne

My Dad served with the 82nd Airborne during the early 1950’s, I never saw any of these photos or articles, now that he’s gone it’s too late to ask about them. Military Read More …

Honoring My Dad, an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper

An account of my Dad’s Army Airborne military service brings him from Ft. Benning to Operation Longhorn and north to New York to participate in Exercise Snowstorm during the early 1950’s Read More …

Day 297-298: Honoring my Dad on Veterans Day

Today on Veterans Day I honor my Dad, who served in WWII and Korea, his Army Airborne wings and badges in the shadow box are very dear to me. Read More …

Memorial Day Weekend in Washington DC

The Elmwood-Murdock Marching Band performs at the Washington DC Memorial Day parade. Read More …