History Class, Photos, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri

This weekend marks the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day—the day the Allies celebrated victory over Japan, and the end of the Second World War.  In spring of 2019, my family and I had a chance to visit Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the ship where the treaties officially ending the war were signed. Today seemed a… Continue reading The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri

History Class, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing Inspiration

Exploring Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial

In the bustle of this time of year, I might have missed the fact that today's date is a significant one, but as I signed on this morning, GP Cox's post in remembrance of Pearl Harbor came up. On this, the 78th anniversary of the day that the Second World War came to American soil, I… Continue reading Exploring Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial

History Class, Photos, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii holds a great deal of United States history. It was the site of the surprise attack that galvanized the U.S. into full participation in the Second World War. Within its peaceful blue waters, the wrecks of the USS Arizona and USS Utah rest as quiet memorials and tombs. The marble pillars memorializing the lives… Continue reading The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri

History Class, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2, World War I

Exploring Pearl Harbor: The USS Utah and USS Oklahoma Memorials

The memorial to the USS Arizona is the most well-known and easily accessible in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  However, it isn't the only one. The attacks on December 7, 1941 which launched the United States into Word War 2 did a great deal of damage and made complete losses of three battleships: the USS Arizona, the USS Utah and… Continue reading Exploring Pearl Harbor: The USS Utah and USS Oklahoma Memorials

History Class, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing Inspiration

Exploring Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial

A few weeks ago, my husband met me as I wearily hauled my school bags through the door. "About the Utah trip- we're going to have to postpone it." I sighed. We've been planning on a trip to explore the national parks in Utah for nearly ten years. Life keeps interfering with home repairs, family… Continue reading Exploring Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial

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December 1941: The United States Enters the Second World War

Welcome to another installment of World War 2 history! Last time I wrote about Hitler's surprise attack on the USSR, and how it drew Stalin into the war on the Allied side. The United States was still technically neutral as 1941 drew to a close. After all, they had their President's promise. "I have said this… Continue reading December 1941: The United States Enters the Second World War