The National WWII Museum

Quick! In what city is The National WWII Museum located? If you answered, Washington, DC you would be wrong. New Orleans has the honor of hosting the museum. New Orleans? Why, other than it is a great place to visit?  Think Higgins Boats, those low slung, battleship gray, flat bottom barges with ramps for unloading men and material. Those very same boats portrayed in WWII … Continue reading The National WWII Museum

Normandy + 75 Years

The D-Day anniversary on 2019 promises to be an event you won’t want to miss. If you are planning a trip to Europe in 2019, you might want to add a little (or make that a big) side trip to Normandy. As June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the World War II invasion of France, there will be many, many events in the Normandy countryside … Continue reading Normandy + 75 Years

Humor: A WWII Veteran’s Favorite Weapon

Dick Bailey nudges his wheelchair next to the podium. Summoning the little remaining strength he has in each arm, he presses against the chair to stand. An aide places an arm under Dick’s elbow and guides him to a tall chair behind the microphone. “I’m not as feeble as I look,” Dick says with his gravely voice. “I spoke to this group some months ago, … Continue reading Humor: A WWII Veteran’s Favorite Weapon