Today will be a bit “history” if you will. Can you believe that tomorrow is August? Which in my ever hopeful mind means…..that Autumn is surely almost here. Although living in the Deep South, we most likely have a good 3 more months before Autumn really hits.
For the last 17 years Sally Snowman has been the keeper of Boston Light, a lighthouse in Boston Harbor MA. She is the first and only female of the 70 keepers the lighthouse has had since 1716. This is a fascinating story of her love for the lighthouse and women as lightkeepers throughout U.S. history.
- 67 years ago, on July 27th, the fighting in the Korean War ended. Officially the Korean War was never declared a war, but an armed conflict. “On July 27, 1953, the United Nations Command reached an armistice with China and North Korea. A demilitarized zone (DMZ) was established along the 38th parallel, and, following controversial allegations that North Korea had abused and murdered prisoners of war (POWs), the process of repatriating POWs underwent “neutral nation” management. Critically, the terms of the armistice were tacitly approved but never formally signed on to by the South Korean government. Hence, peace between the North and the South remains fragile.” (1) I assume that a recording of this livestream of The Korean War at 70 Annual Armistice Day Salute will be available now. I am sure it will be worth checking out. The Korea Society will be saluting Korean War veterans along with Korean War Veterans Area Commander Salvatore Scarlato, Korean War veteran/retired US Congressman Charles Rangel and Korean Consul General to New York, Ambassador Won-Sam Chang.
- Tucson sisters prepare to welcome home brother, who was killed in 1950 Korean War battle
“The remains of Army Pfc. Glenn E. Collins, who was killed at the age of 21 in the Korean War, were identified in April. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Years later he officially was declared dead. “We have prayed and cried for 70 years, and now he will be coming home,” said Brothers, 86. Brothers and her sister, Kathern Ballentine, 78, are the remaining survivors of Collins’ immediate family. In the fall, the sisters are planning a service for Collins in the chapel at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn, and a burial will follow at the cemetery at 5401 S. Park Ave.”