A round table forum for Santa Clauses sponsored by Parents magazine in 1948. To be a fly on the wall for that conversation!
The following letter was written by Martha L. Wilchinski, then a private in the newly formed Marine Reservists, as she broke the news of her recent enrollment in the Corps to her sweetheart fighting in France. In 1918, due to the shortage of men working stateside, the Secretary of Navy signed an authorization to allow […]
This World War I poster with the words: “Merry Christmas. Peace. Your Gift To The Nation.” was created by the U.S. Food Administration through the Advertising Section (under the Educational Division) to remind a country at war that peace is always the best gift the nation could receive. And, in this case, peace would only […]
African American baseball players from Morris Brown College, with boy and another man standing at door, Atlanta, Georgia in either 1899 or 1900. Founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1881, Morris Brown College first opened its doors on October 15, 1885 to 107 students and nine teachers. Located at the corner of Boulevard […]
The story of the only man awarded the Medal of Honor for combat on December 7, 1941. December 7th, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy” as the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The attack, which happened in two waves as 353 Japanese fighters were launched from six aircraft carriers, […]
Lieutenant Sarah Josephine Griffin, USN(NC) (Retired), assists an injured Korean War veteran as he learns to use his two artificial legs, at the Rehabilitation Center, Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, 1951. Lieutenant Griffin, who had lost her lower left leg as a result of an accident, successfully fought to be recalled to active duty so that she […]
Definition: A couch potato describes someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle with very little to no exercise. Activities they partake in include watching television, playing video games, being on the computer or sitting for much of the day. Origin: It has been said that couch potato was first said during a telephone conversation by Tom Iacino of Pasadena, California […]
PFC Samuel Sandoval, a member of the III Amphibious Corps Signal Battalion on Okinawa in 1945. 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 a coded language. This coded language was built upon their native languages and sent over […]