military history

Vietnam Wall - Missouri Style

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Jim Eddleman went to War in Vietnam 1968. Promising if he returned he would honor those veterans if he made it home alive. Fifty years later, he kept his promise. The result is the beautiful Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial! Donating 47 acres of his own farmland and funds to help this along. Jim’s generosity made […]

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Historic walk around Lincoln's Tomb

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Travel is currently discouraged. Walking however is encouraged! So, I headed to nearby Oak Ridge Cemetery and went for a historic walk around Lincoln’s Tomb! Enjoy this visual trip around Lincoln’s Tomb! This State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln. His wife Mary, and three of their four sons: Edward, William, […]

Fayetteville NC Out of the Box!

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Fayetteville NC was an out of the box experience! I left last Monday for fun and frolic in Fayettville N.C. When I left for this hosted road trip things were pretty good. While it may be a bit before you head out to this wonderful city, read about all the wonderful things that are waiting […]

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Stops on the American Queen!

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Not only is floating on the American Queen Steamboat exciting, but so are the amazing stops! Recently, I took the Southern Sampler trip up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this amazing journey for Senior News & Times of Illinois! Starting in New Orleans, we stopped in St. Francisville and Baton Rouge, […]

Hershel 'Woody' Williams Medal of Honor Speaks

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December 3, 2019 Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams was in conversation with Mark DePue the Oral History at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library . The conversation took place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Woody Williams is an amazing man, he is the sole remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle […]

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