Honoring the Heroes of the Normandy Invasion

Photo by author (Joyce O'Day) of a field of red poppies and white daisies in the Normandy countryside with a grouping of trees in the mid-ground and agricultural fields in the background. An examination of the American, German, and French Cemeteries In June 2012, I had the privilege of being included in the 2nd annual … Continue reading Honoring the Heroes of the Normandy Invasion

Kyiv Will Be Gassed Any Day Now

Photo of French soldier wearing a gas mask in WWI from Wikipedia Commons. The withdrawal of Russian troops is a bad sign Get ready for hardcore devastation! Putin has been humiliated. The failure of Russian troops to dominate Ukraine has exhausted Putin’s patience. The planned blitzkrieg got stuck in Ukrainian mud, and the entire ordeal … Continue reading Kyiv Will Be Gassed Any Day Now

Meeting a Member of the Hitler Youth

In his last official photo, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) leaves the safety of his bunker to award decorations to members of Hitler Youth. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images) Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hitler1945.jpg It forever changed my life During the mid-2000s, when I was lecturing on Nazi Germany to students in my 10th grade World History class, a … Continue reading Meeting a Member of the Hitler Youth