Archive for July, 2013

Boat Lift 9/11

July 28, 2013

Boatlift 911

We certainly were busy watching the news right after 9/11, but we never saw this… BOAT-LIFT OF 9/11… You know, in the years since this happened, this is the first time I’ve ever seen this… I don’t even remember seeing/hearing about this evacuation on the news!
The fact is, it was all done in 9 hours… 500,000 people!
This is a video well worth watching. The guy at the end (same guy who is at the beginning) has some great words to live by for all of us.
Watch till the end. You won’t regret it. We will never forget what happened that day.
This video clip has two parts. Watch to the end.
Click here: BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience – YouTube

Advertisements

Photo Reconnaisance Spitfire – WWII

July 21, 2013

spitfire

Click on the link below:

Navy Drone Successfully Lands on Aircraft Carrier

July 11, 2013

X47_635x250_1373490559

Click on the link below:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/07/10/navy-drone-successfully-lands-on-aircraft-carrier/?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth

OB-YD544_drone2_E_20130710165136

Historic Pictures Restored – Black and White HD Photos

July 8, 2013

sailor story_023

Click on the link below:

http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-pictures-restored.html

Many are of the military! Enjoy.

Monmouth, 28 June 1778

July 8, 2013

Monmouth

Monmouth%20-%2028%20Jun%201778[1]

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, the young United States was fighting for its life. The Continental Army was barely holding its own against the Army of King George and George Washington, the Continental Commander, was searching for an opportunity that would enable his soldiers to strike a telling blow against his British adversary.

That opportunity came in late June 1778, at a place called Monmouth in what came to be known as the Sovereign State of New Jersey, when George Washington discovered that the British rear was exposed. So please join me Lads as we turn block the clock to the days of the Brown Bess, linear tactics and the honor to fight for America’s freedom from colonialism. Marines and Sailors had crossed the Delaware river at Princeton when George Washington crossed at Trenton.

Lest We Forget,

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Monmouth, 28 June 1778

On 18 June 1778, Sir Henry Clinton evacuated Philadelphia and with 10,000 men set out on a march to New York. Washington followed closely, but on 24 June a council of his officers advised him to avoid a major engagement, though a minority favored bolder action. A change in the direction of the British line of march convinced the Continental Commander he should take some kind of offensive action, and he detached a force to attack the British rear as it moved out of Monmouth Court House. General Charles Lee, who had been the most cautious in council, claimed the command from Lafayette, who had been most bold, when he learned the detachment would be composed of almost half the army.

One of the most confused actions of the Revolution ensued when, on the morning of 28 June, Lee’s force advanced to attack Clinton’s rear over rough ground that had not been reconnoitered. The action had hardly begun when a confused American retreat began over three ravines. Historians still differ over whether the retreat and confusion resulted from Lee’s inept handling of the situation and lack of confidence in his troops, or whether the retreat was a logical response to Clinton’s quick countermoves and the confusion a product of the difficulties of conducting the retreat across the three ravines.

In any case, Washington, hurrying forward with the rest of his Army to support an attack, met Lee amidst his retreating columns and irately demanded of him an explanation of the confusion. Lee, taken aback, at first only stuttered “Sir, sir.” When Washington repeated his question, Lee launched into a lengthy explanation but the Commander-in-Chief was soon too busy halting the retreat to listen very long.

The retreat halted, Washington established defensive positions and the Continental Army beat off four British assaults. During the night the British slipped away. Monmouth was the last major engagement fought in the north. However inconclusive its result, it did show that the Continental line, thanks to the training of Von Steuben, could now fight on equal terms with British regulars in open field battle. It also led to the court martial of Charles Lee and his dismissal from the Continental service.

Downloaded from the US. Army Center of Military History Webpage: Soldiers of the American Revolution by Major Paul L. Stokes, USMC on 2 July 2006

Happy 4th of July!

July 2, 2013

wavingflag