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   MeiDei  One marine's opinion
   August 29 at 14:31 EST .

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   Allsogreat  from CPO Harold Gailey's photo album - USS Oklahoma
   August 29 at 12:55 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Allsogreat  from CPO Harold Gailey's photo album - USS Oklahoma
   August 29 at 09:43 EST .

   8 people like this.

   Allsogreat  from CPO Harold Gailey's photo album
   August 29 at 09:40 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Allsogreat  USS New Mexico
August 29 at 09:41 EST .

  8 people like this.

   Allsogreat  More old Navy photos that came from CPO Harold Gailey's photo album
   August 29 at 09:38 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  The Nevada was badly damaged at Pearl Harbor. It was brought home and repaired. It later participated in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.
September 2 at 08:48 EST .

 1 person like this.

   Allsogreat  I really enjoyed this''''''

Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach
August 24 at 08:49 EST .

   3 people like this.

   MeiDei  Wow! Very touching.
August 28 at 09:03 EST .

  6 people like this.

   MeiDei  I sent it to several via email and the response back is incredible - it's meant a lot to many.
August 28 at 10:57 EST .

  6 people like this.

   Gram77  I was doing pretty well until there was the shot of that young man's beautiful face. Then I lost it.
August 28 at 16:42 EST .

  7 people like this.

   Balogreene  Amazing young man. Amazing tribute.
August 29 at 12:24 EST .

  8 people like this.

   MeiDei  Cartoons drawn while a prisoner of war - Bettany (from Buzzfeed ) WWII - So Pacific
August 17 at 22:00 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Allsogreat  thanks...H
August 24 at 09:00 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Eagles Dominion  Very powerful...
August 13 at 14:21 EST .

   16 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  Nice to see you back!
August 14 at 10:11 EST .

  10 people like this.

   MeiDei  How differently we celebrate/memorialize our veterans - a lesson from the Dutch:
About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall winter of 1944-.

Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" American soldier in a place of honor in their home. Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services are held for "the men who died to liberate Holland." The day concludes with a concert. The final piece is always "Il Silenzio," a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch and first played in 1965 on the 20th anniversary of Holland's liberation. It has been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.

This year the soloist was a 13-year-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands ). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of taps and was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi."

Watch at full screen.
July 24 at 12:21 EST .

   19 people like this.

   MeiDei  Here's an excellent overview of the VietNam conflict from an historical context via Praeger University. Does it remind you of the Iraq/Afghanistan situation?
June 27 at 12:25 EST .

   10 people like this.

   Bettijo  Excellent video! Thank you. I had a cousin who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a Chaplin and after the war, he returned to Vietnam a number of times looking for MIA/KIA Americans. He later died of a brain tumor here in the states. I forwarded this video to his widow.
June 30 at 19:57 EST .

  8 people like this.

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