Celebrating Her 90th: Betty Maxwell

@Chef Zorba's, Denver 2014 My dear friend, mentor, and poet, Betty Maxwell celebrates her 90th birthday  tomorrow at home with old friends, at her small loft apartment in Congress Park. When I talked with Betty today, she was clear. Cognizant and responsive, in spite of memory loss. Her garden grows a new smoky plant! We promised I …

D-Day History Tours SOLD OUT 75th Anniversary

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY: D-DAY TO THE RHINE   - reviews This D-Day tour is a dream trip for any WWII history buff who wants to stand on the beaches at Normandy, experience the powerful emotions brought forth by the military cemeteries in France and Luxembourg, stand in a foxhole in the Ardennes, and tour General …

I first met this D-Day survivor in a retirement kitchen

(c) 2019 copyright by nancy vorkink machin My neighbor, Pete, as we knew him cheerfully said 'every day is a good day.'  A quiet, kind gentlemen who received meals on wheels. His door and inset held many Catholic crosses, and wooden mementos to "Dad". I knew nothing of his background, just every day was a good day.  This was …

HR 299 Blue Water Vietnam Vets: con’t

VSO Letter Supporting HR 299, Bluewater Navy Legislation posted on MAY 13, 2019 The Honorable Mark Takano, Chairman House Veterans’ Affairs Committee 335 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Phil Roe, Ranking Member House Veterans’ Affairs Committee 333 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Roe: …

Americans watch: Going to War film *in their own words

  To close out Memorial Day, I stumbled on a pbs.org film GOING TO WAR with war experiences of Sebastian Junger "War" boot camp, combat, killing, Iraq, Vietnam...how the war experience changed these men and women...in their own words. Coming home -- the battle buddies stick together, someone always has your back, reliving the trauma, the …

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