Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. Time to give a big Thank You to all those that serviced in the US military. Ancestry.com is offering free military records today. I found a new record on Ancestry of my grandfather’s step-brother, Homer Halsey. This was the first military record that I have seen that gives his parent’s names. …

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Memorial Day – 2015

The children on this old postcard are going to decorate the graves of our veterans that died during our past wars. Just a reminder that there lists of veteran burials for some towns on the cemetery page of the GenWeb of Monroe County. Those records came from the Veteran’s Service Agency which at one time …

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D-Day Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of D-Day invasion of Normandy that occurred on June 6, 1944. Approx. 156,000 troops from the U.S., Britain and Canada planned and executed the largest seaborne invasion in history. A fantastic feat of organization of naval, armies and air forces made this invasion succeed. Nothing that I could write would be …

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Old News – Memorial Day Report

More news from the past. This time a report on the Memorial Day festivities in Spencerport, NY. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, June 4, 1914 VETERANS AT SPENCERPORT Memorial Exercises Interest the Large Number in Attendance Brockport presented a quiet appearance on Memorial Day as all of our patriotic organizations departed at 11 o’clock for Spencerport …

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Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day (Remembrance Day in Canada). In the US it was first celebrated in 1919 as Armistice Day to remember all who served during World War I. Expanded to include all veterans in the 1950s. Military jobs are difficult and often dangerous. That’s we salute all those that have served in all the branches …

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