Mary's Library

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans' Day 2006


"to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan"

Abraham Lincoln
Second Inaugural Address
1865

2 Comments:

At 1:14 PM PST , Anonymous Fay said...

Beautiful photo.

Mary and Wilhelm, today I am online working on a project and went to BBC Radio3 to try to find some background music. It turns out that tomorrow Radio3 is starting a series of readings of the war poems of Wilfred Owen. I don't know if the link will work:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/speechanddrama/wilfredowen.shtml

I thought of you right away, Mary, since you are the one who directed me to Pat Barker's Regeneration Trilogy. Well, I'll be listening and thought you guys might like to know about the series.

Fay

 
At 5:54 PM PST , Blogger Wilhelm said...

The photo is of the American Military Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Among the many American soldiers interred there are Lt. Quentin Roosevelt and Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Quentin, the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt, was an American aviator during the First World War. He died on July 14, 1918, at the age of 20, when his plane was shot down behind enemy lines. His body was moved to the Normandy cemetery after World War II, to be interred next to the grave of his oldest brother, Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Ted junior served with the United States Fourth Infantry Division and went ashore with the first wave on Utah Beach on D-Day. He died of a heart attack a little over a month later. He received the Medal of Honor for his leadership on Utah Beach.

 

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