Posted by Liv | Filed under Military Monday
A really nice feature of Ancestry.com is the ability to create military pages for all veteran ancestors in your family tree! Below is a screenshot of the Military Page I created for my father this month in honor of Veterans Day 2012. Click below to visit the Military Page of Sergeant John Willie Taylor!
Posted by Liv | Filed under Sentimental Sunday
Today is Veterans Day 2012 and since I have not had the honor and privilege of visiting the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia just yet, I was very fortunate and glad that one of the organizations I follow on Twitter – Interment.net (@intermentnet) – shared the link to Voices From the Tomb! After hearing family and friends talk about the Changing of Guard that takes place there, and now watching this extraordinary documentary produced by Montgomery College (a public multi-campus community college in Montgomery County, Maryland), I plan to visit this special place soon. So please take some time out of your busy day to watch this documentary if you have not already!
Tags: Arlington National Cemetery, cemetery, documentary, Honor Guard, Maryland, MD, Montgomery College, Montgomery County, painstaking preparation, rigorous testing, Tomb, Tomb Guards, United States Army, Unknown Soldier
Posted by Liv | Filed under Genealogy Radio, TV & Video
Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day 2012 and while surfing the world wide web this weekend, I came upon information about Frank Capra’s “Why We Fight” World War II propaganda film series. Included in this series is the 1944 film, “The Negro Soldier,” that encouraged African-Americans to enlist in the army during World War II. This black & white film is roughly 40 minutes and I’ve embedded it here for your convenience; so check it out!
Tags: 1944, African-Americans, film series, Frank Capara, Germany, Hitler, International Historic Films, Library of Congress, military life, national archives, National Film Registry, Nazis, The Negro Soldier, US Armed Forces, Veterans' Day 2012, war propaganda, Why We Fight, World War II, WW II