America at War - WWII - PEARL HARBOR December 7, 1941.
The 1950’s was a very industrious decade. Great inventions, the suburbs and baby boomers all came from the 50’s but was that all that happened?
I want people to educate themselves about the past and not to accept what is given to them in white washed history books.
Sh-Boom- The Squares
Come On-A My House- Rosemary Clooney
Memories Are Made of This- Dean Martin
That’ll Be The Day- The Crickets (Buddy Holly)
Video produced by John Cárdenas
Irena Sendler (aka Irena Sendlerowa)
There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ‘ulterior motive’ … She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises… During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the! war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize … She was not selected…
In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. military history over the past 300 years. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked qualifications for combat duty. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. Civil rights organizations and the black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
Nagasaki, Japan, WWII
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Navajo Code Talkers break silence for Veterans Day
Known as Navajo Code Talkers, they were young Navajo men who transmitted secret communications on the battlefields of WWII
In this undated photo provided by his family, Samuel Tom Holiday of Kayenta, Az. is shown while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Navajo Code Talker. Holiday, now 85, will join 12 other Navajo Code Talkers in the New York City Veteran’s Day Parade on Wednesday. Young Navajo Marines helped the U.S. prevail at Iwo Jima and other World War II Pacific battles with an unbreakable code that stymied the Japanese. Until the Navajo code was created, the Japanese were able to intercept and sabotage U.S. military communications at an alarming rate.