Tag Archives: World War II

Gembaku no ko

Today is the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. We visited there two years ago with our son who was teaching in Satsuma Sendai at the time. The many memorials and monuments to peace and nuclear … Continue reading

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Off the to-do list

Over the past few years, a colleague of mine has often mentioned Cantigny Park. It is a 500 acre park in Wheaton IL formerly the residence of Col. Robert McCormick, the Chicago Tribune owner and publisher. He became a colonel … Continue reading

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The Fallen 9000

Last September on Peace Day, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, along with 560 volunteers, created 9000 stenciled silhouettes representing those who died on Normandy Beach, Arromanches, on June 6, 1944, 70 years ago today. This visual representation, The Fallen … Continue reading

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Food Fights for Freedom

We found a delicious looking bean dish in the New York Times and decided to try it out today. It called for white beans and when JB brought up the glass container the beans are in, he said, “Hey, remember … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Two atom bombs were dropped on Japan 67 years ago, one on Hiroshima on August 6 and another on Nagasaki on August 9. They were dropped to end the war in the Pacific, which, in fact, did end with the … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

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Pearl Harbor Day

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