World War I

On This Day: 19 April 1917, “Wake Up, America” Day

On 6 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson had declared America’s entrance into the Great War and a nation-wide recruitment effort to build America’s armed forces was under way. A demonstration day was set up across the country to coincide with Patriots’ Day (or Lexington Day) – a commemoration of the the Battles of Lexington and […]

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World War I

World War I & The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

What strange times we’re living in, yeah? I had imagined that I’d eventually write about the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 (or “Spanish Flu”) because it was so intertwined with theĀ first World War; but I did not imagine that we’d be living through our own pandemic when I did. However, I think there is some solace […]

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World War II

A Tenth Army Christmas Dinner, 1944

Here’s a glimpse at the Christmas dinner menu enjoyed by the Tenth Army headquartered at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii on Christmas Day of 1944. See anything to add to your menu this year? Personally, we like that they were sure to include the cigars.  You can see what the Tenth Army’s 1944 Thanksgiving Menu looked like here. From […]

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