This is an overdue overview of my experience as a Guardian on the June 9th Honor Flight out of Columbus, Ohio.
Honor Flight flies Wolrd War II and now Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. free of charge. It is a one day amazing trip, both long and emotional. After being told in May that I was "accepted" as a Guardian for the June 9th flight, I was ecstatic. It is something I have wanted to do for several…Continue
Added by Claudia Bartow on June 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Thank you to all of you who are fathers, grandfathers, and father-figures. Your impact on our lives is tremendous!
A Happy Father's Day to my dad, Stan Robinson. He was never in the military, but is always very supportive. However, his father was a World War I veteran. That is not a typo- World War I. My dad's dad had my dad later in life, and my father was 42 when I was born.…Continue
Added by Claudia Bartow on June 16, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments
Not only is the United States Army's 237th birthday today, it is also Flag Day. To get your blood going, here is a link to our National Anthem, A.K.A. The Star Spangled Banner.
Listen to The Star Spangled Banner (MP3)…
I want to wish all former, current and future soldiers of the United States Army a Happy Birthday! AND thnak you for your service. For 237 years now, beginning with the Continental Army through our technologically elite modern-day soldiers, the Army has answered the call to fight, protect, and win.
In honor of this birthday, here is some great information about the Army song- "The Army Goes Rolling Along", as well as links…Continue
A Your Military Story partner, Fold 3, has done it again with superb and interesting information about a historical topic. Their current Feature is a collection of audio, video and speeches from D-Day- all in one place. In case they pull it off soon, I thought I would put it in the blog so it can be accessed.
Some other D-Day Plus 1 Stories:…Continue
On the morning of June 6, 1944, AKA D-Day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke a powerful prayer to the nation. His moving words are below, and you can actually listen to him say this prayer by clicking here. The National D-Day Memorial in Virginia has a website with a lot of great D-Day info. God bless all those service members who…Continue
Added by Claudia Bartow on June 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Since today is the day before the famous anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 1944, I thought I would look to see what was going on "D-Day -1". Surely, there had to preparations, final arrangements and unfathomable logistics to work out.
As a history teacher, I knew the gist of what happened on June 5, 1944. History Channel's This…Continue
Added by Claudia Bartow on June 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
If you do not know what Honor flight is, I will explain. Honor Flight Chapters across the country solicit the names of World War II veterans (and now in most…Continue