Michigan Millitary - Michigan Pride

Michigan Millitary - Michigan Pride

by Mary L. Demott & Sharon B. Miller
     
 

Michigan Military - Michigan Pride is filled with short veteran's stories about their unique military experience. The book also includes interesting tidbits of history and show many of the wartime posters and pictures of WW II.

Why do we sell Poppies on Veteran's Day? What was meant by the "Magic Carpet" brigade? What did "Hollywood Stars" think of the war? Why did

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Michigan Military - Michigan Pride is filled with short veteran's stories about their unique military experience. The book also includes interesting tidbits of history and show many of the wartime posters and pictures of WW II.

Why do we sell Poppies on Veteran's Day? What was meant by the "Magic Carpet" brigade? What did "Hollywood Stars" think of the war? Why did a Polish woman bury glass jars at the base of a tree? Why do the "guards" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier have "wet" gloves? Who were "Ripley's Raiders?" Why were sailing ships used during WW II? What is an "ash can?" What president of a major food company paid for a full eight course dinner for four sailors on leave? These and many other questions are answered in the book!

Read about the "airman" who became a "guest" at Stalag I 7B and how he coped with the situation.

Read about the eye-opening experience a medical corpsman experienced when he crossed the equator!

Read about "Operation Detachment" and the terrifying experience of the taking of Iwo Jima, culminating in the famous "raising of the flag" picture on the cover of this book.

Read some of the poignant VVW Il poetry penned by a lonely G.l.

Read about the Vietnam Memorial wall and a veteran's visit that brought healing to him and his fellow veterans.

Michigan Military - Michigan Pride is designed to honor veterans and active service people throughout America. Admiral Chester Nimitz, CINCPAC, WVV Il stated: "Among the Americans who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." That sentiment can be ascribed to all who have fought to retain America's freedom and independence. It is important we remember that "Freedom - is not free!" It is also important to remember - "Our Military - Keeps America Freel"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449000462
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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