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December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

2,403 United States citizens were killed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. This incident heralded the beginning of the U.S. entering WWII when war was declared on Japan the following day. In 1994 the United States Congress designated … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago: The Art of Driving a Motorcycle

Even before World War I the motorcycle was used by both sides during the Mexican War. General Pershing was a big fan of the vehicle, and they soon became a substitute for horses during WWI. The Indian and the Harley … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago: VJ (Victory over Japan) Day in New Hampshire

Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August 1945, but the formal signing of the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender” was on 2 September 1945 onboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This action officially ended World War II. My … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: A 1944 “Sour Grapes” Party on the 4th of July

We live in an age of uncertainly.? The recent outbreak of covid-19 has turned our lives upside down.? With the Fourth of July approaching, many of us are seeking normalcy.? We want to be able to do everything the way … Continue reading

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More Manchester New Hampshire World War I Heroes

For three years I have dedicated much of my time to researching New Hampshire heroes of WWI (heroes being a general term to include both women and men).? For Memorial Day 2020 I decided to follow up and try to … Continue reading

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