Message Delivered – A handler of the Marine War Dog contingent participating in the Peleliu action, reads a note just delivered by his canine messenger.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, endured much tragedy in his life. As a child he had frequent ailments and was often sickly. He also suffered from Asthma and had to be propped up in bed to sleep. On his 22nd birthday, in 1880, Teddy married Alice Hathaway Lee. On February 14, 1884, […]
Perez Drinkwater of Portland, Maine (then part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) was a lieutenant on Lucy – a privateer schooner – during the War of 1812. Towards the end of 1813, he and the Lucy crew were captured southwest of England. In the following letter to his brother Elbridge Drinkwater, Perez described the prisoner […]
En route to Okinawa, PFC Joe Hosteen Kelwood of Steamboat Canyon, Ganado, Arizona; Pvt Floyd Saupitty of Lawton, Oklahoma (a Comanche); and PFC Alex Williams of Red Lake, Leupp, Arizona. Between 400-500 Native American “code talkers” served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater. Their job was primarily to transmit secret tactical messages by using […]
Two New York women struggle with their umbrellas during the 1938 “The Long Island Express.” The storm (also known as “The Great New England Hurricane of 1938″ and the “Yankee Clipper”) pounded the Eastern Seaboard in late September. It caused over $300 million in damages while 700 were killed and 708 more injured.
President Wilson and King George V of England, outside of Buckingham Palace on December 28, 1918. Despite President Wilson’s campaign pledge to keep the United States neutral and out of World War I, he asked Congress for a declaration of war in April 1917. Shortly after, American troops were sent to Europe and joined the […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]