Message Received

This is a message that was sent to the surviving sailors on a warship at Pearl Harbor from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, shortly after the attack there. God rest the souls of all who died there, and may we never forget their sacrifice.

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Tuesday Open Thread 

Local Identifier 127-GVB-206-A186201, “Marine Lance Corporal Douglas E. Parker (Portland, Oregon), of F Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, tears into a hefty drumstick while enjoying a real home-style Thanksgiving dinner. Marines throughout Vietnam were served a full course turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day”, November 25, 1965, photograph by Pfc. Durbin.

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Thursday Open Thread 

Ulysses S. Grant reading on his porch. Thought to be the last photo taken of him before his death in 1885.

From The Trailer Park - Beyond Glory

A documentary about actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone) and his one-man show which tells the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Opens in select theaters in October.

Monday Open Thread

Honored to be with David Norman and Robert Zajac of the New York Police Department today, first responders at Ground Zero fifteen years ago. For many of us, today may feel like any Football Sunday in America. For David, Robert, first responders, and those who lost […]

Sunday Open Thread — Never Forget

Friday Open Thread 

Tom Landry and Roger Staubach 

From The Trailer Park - Sully [BUMPED]

EP’s NOTE: I know I’m supposed to keep my mouth shut about the Warner screenings I’m fortunate enough to attend, but after a co-worker snidely joked the police in the movie weren’t shown as the bad guys for once, instead of punching him, I feel the need to shout from the rooftops (or 5th floor […]

Leap of Faith

German long jumper Luz Long and Jesse Owens get friendly on the stadium floor during the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics

The great website Letters of Note has this exchange between Luz Long and Jesse Owens — competitors in the long jump in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics (Long won silver — Owens won one […]

From The Trailer Park - Dunkirk (Teaser Trailer)

A WWII film about Operation Dynamo, which was a massive evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk which took place from May to June 1940. Stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

Fun fact: according to IMDB, Nolan used real […]