Sentimental Journey

Providing a Personal Perspective of World War II History and the 1940s American Home Front.

4th Infantry Division, Code Talkers, Comanche, D-Day, Native American Heritage Month, Native Americans, Uncategorized, WWII / 19.11.2013

This month we celebrate Native American Heritage Month by looking at code talkers of World War II, specifically the men of the Comanche Tribe.  In December 1940, seventeen Comanche were recruited by the US Army to become code talkers.  These men were assigned to...

29th Division, Bob Slaughter, Company D, D-Day, D-Day Memorial, D-Day Memorial Founder, Donation, National D-Day Memorial, Normandy Invasion, Roanoke, Uncategorized / 12.11.2013

John Robert Slaughter Portrait Bust CampaignThe National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s campaign to honor the legacy of the founding chairman, John Robert Slaughter.The National D-Day Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to honor our dear friend and founder John Robert Slaughter.  Bob Slaughter...

4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Alabama, Charlie Grayson, D-Day Fatality, D-Day Memorial Event, Huntsville, Ivy Division, Uncategorized, Wartime Christmas, WWII Christmas / 22.10.2013

Luminaries around the MemorialAs we enter the holiday season, we are reminded everyday of the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women around the world as they work to defend our country.  We are also reminded of the ultimate sacrifice paid by many of those...

1940s, D-Day Memorial Event, Eleanor, Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR, Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, President, Roosevelt, Uncategorized / 01.10.2013

October is finally here.  Leaves are starting to change and the days are getting colder.  On October 13, 2013 we invite you to join us at the Memorial for a special luncheon with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  For the 123rdcelebration of General Dwight Eisenhower’s...