Girl Scouts Troop 50671, one of the newest troops in the State of Connecticut with girls age 6 to 10, have been producing meaningful social media content for their community. This time they have created a compelling video tribute in order to Honor the Fallen and support their local American Legion Post 12,
Along with the 100th birthday of the American Legion, the American Legion, Post 52 in Attica, Indiana, recently celebrated its 100th birthday. The post received its charter on September 15, 1919, under the command of Lee Whitehall. The first meetings were held in members' homes. sometimes using a lantern for lighting. Eventually, in 1986, after cutting and selling wood, the members were able to make a down payment on a burned-out building and adjacent properties, which they completely renovated. Later, the members added on to the building, making it the very active post home, along with the Unit 52 Auxiliary, that it is today.
A field of grand old flags
Frank Havlik did what is right, but it took 89 years and his granddaughter's help to finish his mission
Stalag Luft III - One Man's Story is told by WWII prisoner of war U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners in Stalag Luft III depicted in the movie "The Great Escape." Woehrle was shot down May 29th, 1943. His parachute malfunctioned when he bailed from his crippled B-17 yet miraculously he survived. At age 93 this remarkable man and gifted storyteller takes us back with vivid detail as he relives his experiences that include: a terrifying air battle, being captured by the Nazis, receiving an unexpected parcel from a watch company in Geneva, the 70-mile below zero "Forced March,” and liberation by General Patton after two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship. His personal account of how he survived is filled with grit and grace. His niece, Louise Woehrle, shares her thoughts on sharing his story in the documentary and what the feature means to her and many others.
American Legion Post 51, Oakland, Me. Our 100 year old archive.
There are many silent stories resting in our cemeteries of military men and women who served with distinction and whose forgotten stories need to be brought to life in remembrance that freedom is not free. It comes at a cost to family, friends, community and the nation. Their stories must be shared and passed on to present and future generations in perpetual remembrance. Episode No. 1: A Highway for a Vietnam War Hero: Honoring Lt. Frankie Lee (Pete) Wallace
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“Last Man Club” is a heartwarming, all-American road trip adventure. To avoid a retirement home, a World War II veteran escapes to search for the last surviving members of his B-17 crew - for one final mission. As Eagle sets out to find his buddies, a beautiful young woman fleeing her gangster boyfriend becomes an unlikely accomplice. With the police, the mob and the FBI now in hot pursuit, it’s a race to fulfill what might be their greatest adventure!
The Voyage of the Stingray is a submarine nautical adventure - full of surprises, suspense and intrigue. What the reviewers are saying: Captain George W. Jackson, USN (ret.), former commander of two U.S. nuclear submarines, former Lockwood Chair of Undersea Warfare, U.S. Naval War College, wrote as follows: “The Voyage of the Stingray presents some interesting ideas on the design of futuristic submarines and how those ships might evolve into concepts of operations. Independent of the technology, the novel has a superlative plot, timely for the challenges of today’s world.”