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…in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the American Constitution was officially ratified, giving women the right to vote.


What if North Korea Attacks?

As the Brigade Chaplain, I’m involved in much of the staff work and planning for the Brigade Commander. Recently, the staff has been working on plans for the brigade in the event of war on the Peninsula. 902 more words


Eleven Eleven by Paul Dowswell

The excitement in Paul Dowswell’s book is of the terrifying kind.  Eleven Eleven is set on the last day of the First World War and tells of the meeting of two soldiers and an airman, one British, one German and one American.  68 more words

Seaside Reader

62nd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

I’m surprised I didn’t hear more about it, being in Korea, or maybe I just wasn’t listening in the right places, having a busy day but today is the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the armistice which was supposed to “insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved.” I guess most of the acts of armed force have ceased, though there have been incidents of North Korean aggression which have caused loss of life over the years. 66 more words


Returning to Vimy: The Vimy Pilgrimage and the unveiling of the Vimy Memorial

At the end of the First World War in 1919, the eyes of the Canadian government turned from funding a foreign war to commemorating the lives lost on the Western Front during the last 5 years there.  464 more words

First World War

NASSER NAWAJA: Israel, Don’t Level My Village

New York Times — SUSIYA, West Bank — IN 1948, as Israeli forces closed in on his village of Qaryatayn, my grandfather carried my father in his arms to Susiya, about five miles north, in the South Hebron Hills area. 96 more words

International Relations

Memorial Day in Richmond 1919 & 2015

Memorial Day was established to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for each of us. Our family’s soldiers and sailors all came home from war with one exception. 731 more words