Military History

75 Years Ago Did you know that on January 9th, 1945, General Douglas MacArthur and the American 6th Fleet landed at the Lingayen Gulf of Luzon, greeted by cheering Filipinos, marking another key step in the capture of the Philippine Islands. This was made possible following the fall of Leyte Island after 67 days of … Continue reading Military History

75th Anniversary of D-Day

The Battle of Normandy: June 6, 1944 - June 6, 2019 History reports that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the order for more than 160,000 allied troops to storm the beaches of Normandy. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower The goal? To fight Nazi Germany and defeat Adolph Hitler. Over … Continue reading 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Commemorating the Memorial’s 20th Anniversary

Clear Lake All Veterans’ Memorial’s Platinum Anniversary May 31, 1999 - May 31, 2019 (Double click picture for larger view.)“Town pays homage to those who served” were the words chosen to describe Clear Lake, Wisconsin’s effort to build its Veterans Memorial in a featured article of May 10th, 1998. The St Paul Sunday Pioneer Press featured … Continue reading Commemorating the Memorial’s 20th Anniversary

National Day of Mourning – December 5, 2018

In 2004 President George H. W. Bush issued a Day of Mourning after President Ronald Reagan passed away. This year President Donald Trump issued December 5, 2018 a National Day of Mourning after President George H. W. Bush passed away. Both Presidents served our nation over a life time and both had long time marriages. … Continue reading National Day of Mourning – December 5, 2018

Give Thanks…

Next week many celebrate Thanksgiving Day. A day when many people reflect on the last year with a thankful heart, despite the circumstances they are facing. Did you know...Thanksgiving was first proclaimed by President George Washington in 1789. President Thomas Jefferson choose not to celebrate Thanksgiving. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving … Continue reading Give Thanks…