Monday Open Thread

On this date in 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in space aboard Mercury 7.

RIP LTG Hal Moore

Garryowen!

ICYMI

Shut up! I’m not crying, you’re crying!

This was easily the best commercial of the Super Bowl, and it didn’t even air until after the game. (Seriously, we had to get the angelic illegal aliens commercial during the game but not this?!) Well done, Hyundai and Peter Berg. Well done.

Sunday Open Thread 

On this date in 1789 the first Electoral College elected George Washington the first President of the United States. 

10 YEARS AGO, today.

RIP Keith and Jason, we will never forget! ATTACK!

Sunday Open Thread 

MLK, Jr. Born this date in 1929.

From The Trailer Park - Six

A new series based on the real-life exploits of Seal Team Six. Stars Walton Goggins (Justified). Premieres Jan. 18th on History Channel.

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.