History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

D-Day, 2020

June 6, 2020, marks the 76th anniversary of D-Day. On this day, after being ousted from Europe in 1939, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. If you're rusty on the events of D-Day, I highly recommend checking out this link to a slideshow prepared by the U.S. National Archives last year. It's an… Continue reading D-Day, 2020

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

Books, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing

*NEW RELEASE SPECIAL* Review of INDIE Ebook Whom Shall I Fear? by Anne Clare #Brainfluffbookreview #WhomShallIFearbookreview — Brainfluff

Author S.J. Higbee was kind enough to review my novel on her site today! As she knows both WWII history and had a family connection to the Italian campaign, I was excited (and a little nervous) to see what she thought of it... I know Anne Clare as a book blogger and when – belatedly… Continue reading *NEW RELEASE SPECIAL* Review of INDIE Ebook Whom Shall I Fear? by Anne Clare #Brainfluffbookreview #WhomShallIFearbookreview — Brainfluff

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

Today, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy. While the term "D-Day" can refer to the first day of any military operation, this amphibious invasion by troops from 12 countries was so pivotal, so immense, that it became THE D-Day that we've remembered ever since. Many… Continue reading Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

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, 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