WWII

Say Yes to the Parachute Dress
I've watched more than a few episodes of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress with my daughter, Molly. If you're unfamiliar, SYTTD is a reality TV series that follows brides through Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan as they search for, and (almost always) find the perfect wedding gown for thei…
Nazi Hideout Found Deep in Argentine Jungle
This is like something out of an Indiana Jones adventure.
Archaeologists in Argentina have reportedly found the ruins of what they think is a former secret Nazi hideout deep in the Argentine jungles close to the border with Paraguay.
They theorize it was built as a hideout/fortress for leaders of the …
Things You Didn’t Know About D-Day
You're seeing lots of articles and essays in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. This year, for whatever reason, I've seen a spate of pieces on little-known D-Day facts.
Let's take a look at a few, the first coming from Gizmodo:

The preparation for …
Remembering V-E Day
World War Two in Europe ended 69 years ago today. Looking at our studio TV monitor this morning, I commented to Scot how much I would love to have a time machine. I would love to see and experience first-hand the jubilation that took place in New York's Times Square after President Harry Truman's an…
Runners Turn the Tables on WWII Veteran [Video]
If you've read any of my previous posts here, you know that veterans hold a very special place in my heart. My late father was a WWII veteran, several friends served in Vietnam, and my brother-in-law Tim is an Iraq War veteran. I believe those who fought for our freedom deserve our utmost respe…