I will be participating in a walk to raise awareness and money for people with Alzheimer's and people who have lost family members and friends. They aim to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice. Also to find a cure, until that day comes they will need support to research and annualize .
I hope everyone can help out any way they can for this great cause.
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the NT is jam packed full of WWII significant sites, airstrips, memorials + museums that depict how devastating the bombings in 1942 were. i was unaware of the scale of suffering + sacrifice made as 242 Japanese aircraft repeatedly bombed the harbour + surrounds. the memorials + displays up here are so well done.
My handsome dad circa 1967. Love old photos, photos and memories are all we have left when our loved ones are gone , make sure to take lots so that one day generations from now they can say the same things about having photos of you!
Announcing the Seaforth Highlanders 2019 Italy tour, which will commemorate our route of liberation across Italy. The tour will retrace the footsteps of the Seaforths, from the landings on Sicily in 1943 to the crossing of the Savio River in northern Italy over a year later. Some highlights will include visits to Agira, Leonforte, Ortona and Cassino, the Agira and Moro Canadian War Cemeteries and historical walks which will follow specific actions unique to the Regiment.
Overnight on this date 1943, Anglo-American forces, including 1st Canadian Division, attached to British 8th Army & under command of MGen Guy Simonds, landed on Sicily. Zero hour for Operation Husky, the largest amphibious assault to date, was set for 0245, 10 July 1943. The Canadian landings, assigned to troops from 1st Canadian Division, occurred immediately west of Capo Passero, the notable promontory which forms the extreme southeast point of Sicily. After five weeks of hard fighting against experienced German defenders Sicily was liberated by 17 August, 1943. In the words of Canada's Official Second World War History, the 'culminating assault was a model for future combined operations.' The 'model' came with a steep cost: nearly 2300 casualties, including 600 men killed. In this photo, men of the 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are marching to meet General Bernard (Monty) Montgomery, Commander 8th Army for a speech at Militello, Sicily, August 1943. The leading man is carrying a Bren gun.
My great great great great grandparents, Friederick & Friedericka Woelffer, from Wippra, Saxony. He was born in 1807 and she in 1804, they married in 1826.
At this time 168 years ago they were in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with their 5 children, sailing to America for a better life. They spent 6 weeks at sea, arriving in NYC on July 15th, 1850. They boarded the train to Milwaukee, WI. My 4th great grandpa found the land far to flat and swampy for his liking, so they continued west by horse and wagon to Jefferson County. They quickly bought a farm in the Waterloo/Lake Mills area, where they would all live and prosper.
Friederick's mother tragically died when he was 2 weeks old. And his father died when he was just 14. As the only child he inherited a successful grist mill in Wippra. Selling this mill and their farm paid for the opportunity at a new life in America.
Friederick was a notoriously picky eater. Everyday for breakfast and dinner he are the same thing- a ham sandwich made on his wife's sour dough rye bread & a cup of black coffee. He smoked a pipe. He had a particularly fine black horse that he was very fond of, which he rode to Milwaukee every fall. He would being a few things to sell and always returned with a whole lot of whiskey. When he was too old to farm, his grandsons would carry a chair out onto the field for him; and he would take his cane and pipe to husk corn alongside the other men.
Friedericka was the mother of 6 sons. The first 2 were twins, but one boy tragically died when they were 3 years old. She liked to knit and she was an exceptional cook. She was remembered as always being jolly. When her grandkids played hide and seek, she loved to let them hide under her apron and big skirts. She was ill and bedridden the last months of her life; and she dreaded the long dark nights. Her family lit floating candles in a glass of water to light up the room for her. She passed away in 1884.
Friederick died in 1887, 5 days shy of his 80th birthday. They lived roughly half their lives in Saxony and half in Wisconsin.
"We went back to the Isle of Wight and we continued our training there for quite some time and then early in 1942, they sent us way up to Scotland, on the west coast of Scotland, a little place called Duntrune, a small village where my particular troop was stationed. We continued our training there and it was from there that we boarded a ship one day and we headed for the Middle East. We didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be the Sicily landings." - Cpl (ret'd) Eric Saunders ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No. 41 Royal Marine Commando, part of "X Troop", is pictured in Duntrune, Scotland, just before leaving for Sicily.
Follow the link in our bio to hear about Mr. Saunders time in Sicily, Salerno and Normandy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The flower ceremony on the Arno River in Florence at the 2018 IBCPC participatory dragonboat festival was extremely emotional (as they are wherever I attend then). Am amazing end to a fantastic regatta #solokiwimum#florencebcs2018#rememberthem
Today, we remember the five brave officers in Dallas that gave their lives to protect our citizens on 7/7/2016.
We honor the officers who were killed: (in alphabetical order)
*Dallas Police Department (DPD) Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, age 48, who had been with the department since 2002.
*DPD Officer Michael Krol, 40, who had been with the department since 2007.
*DPD Sgt. Michael Smith, 55, a former Army Ranger who had been with the department since 1989.
*DART Officer Brent Thompson, 43, a former Marine who had been with the department since 2009. Thompson the first DART officer to be killed in the line of duty since the department's inception in 1989.
*DPD Officer Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa, 32, a former Navy sailor and Iraq War veteran who had been with the department since 2011.
This was the deadliest single incident for law enforcement officers in the United States since the September 11 attacks.
The dead comprised four Dallas Police Department (DPD) officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer. Five officers were killed, and nine others and two civilians were injured.Four of the injured officers were from DPD, three were from DART,and two were from El Centro College. Seven of the injured officers were treated at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Two officers underwent surgery.One civilian was shot in the back of the leg, breaking her tibia.
Overview: "A protest was organized in Dallas...one of several held across the United States on the night of July 7. Around 800 protesters were involved, and around 100 police officers were assigned to protect the people.... [the] shooting happened at the end of the protest march...
...In the early hours of July 8, police killed [the shooter] with a bomb attached to a remote control bomb disposal robot. It was the first time U.S. Law enforcement used a robot to kill a suspect"
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