Monthly Archives: May 2015

June: Holiday History & Craft

If Mother’s Day is in May, guess what holiday we have in June? Father’s Day! Do you know when it became an official holiday in the United States? Do you need a gift idea? Here’s your Holiday History & Craft for … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Celebrate (And You Get A FREE Gift)

It’s been exactly one year since I started Gazette665: A Blog for Historical Information & Inspiration. Bake a cake, light the candle, make a wish…and claim your FREE “party-favor”! Here’s a big thank you to all my readers! Some of you … Continue reading

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Control the Skies

I like old airplanes. If I can’t go to a Civil War battlefield or re-enactment, take me to an aircraft museum! It’s one of those historical obsessions I can’t really explain. Honestly, I don’t read lots of books on the … Continue reading

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Hidden Heroes of the Civil War

Butchers. “Sawbones.” Those were some of the nicknames for Civil War doctors. Did they deserve them? How have these names clouded our understanding of these individuals? There are plenty of myths regarding Civil War medicine and the last one I … Continue reading

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“The Missing Man” (A Poem For Memorial Day)

The missing man formation from the VE Day commemoration made me cry. It was haunting. It was beautiful. It stabbed into those hidden emotions. Later that day – May 8, 2015 – I was working, but I couldn’t forget that plane … Continue reading

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Re-discovering General Patton

  The message arrived at headquarters. By-pass the town of Trier because it would take too long and too many divisions to capture. With a grin, Patton sent back the reply: “Have taken Trier with two divisions. Do you want … Continue reading

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