Sentimental Journey

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

#dday, #dday72, Bedford Boys, Bedford VA, Belding Hemingway, D-Day, Hampton Looms, Real Life Rosies, Rosie the Riveter, Rubatex, Uncategorized, Women in WWII, women's history month, WWII / 16.03.2016

Hello Again, Friends!Today, I want to continue celebrating Women’s History Month by sharing about Rosie the Riveters. And yes, Riveters being plural is intentional. Not only were there numerous renditions of Rosie the Riveter as seen in this fantastic video, but there were millions of...

#dday, #dday72, Carter Fisher, D-Day, D-Day Veterans, Greatest Generation, June 6, National D-Day Memorial, Navy, Necrology Wall, Sailor, Uncategorized, USS Arkansas, WWII, WWII veterans / 01.03.2016

Hello, Friends!Carter FisherIt’s with a heavy heart today that I post this blog. While it is a sobering reality that we are losing our WWII veterans, it hits even closer to home when it is someone that you know very well. Today, we found out...

#dday, #dday72, Bedford, D-Day, internship, National D-Day Memorial, Normandy Invasion, Public History, Uncategorized, volunteerism, volunteers, WWII / 24.02.2016

Hello, everyone! Today, we want to feature the men and women who put in thousands of volunteer hours each year to support the educational mission of the National D-Day Memorial to honor the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who landed...

#dday, 320th Barrage Balloons, barrage balloons, Black History Month, Forgotten, Linda Hervieux, Uncategorized, William Dabney, WWII veterans / 18.02.2016

Hello, Friends!320th Barrage Balloon BattalionFor the past few winters, the National D-Day Memorial hosts a Lunchbox Lecture series by staff and guest speakers that cover a range of topics on World War II. It is one of the highlights of our slow winter season. While...

#dday, #dday72, 29th Division, 75th anniversary, Allen Huddleston, Bedford Boys, Bedford VA, D-Day, Dog Green Sector, Homage, National D-Day Memorial, Omaha Beach, Queen Mary, Uncategorized, World War II, WWII / 11.02.2016

Hello Again, Friends!Allen Huddleston during training with the29th Division 116th Regiment Co. AIt’s with a heavy heart that we publish this un-anticipated blog post. Yesterday, the United States lost the last of the famous Bedford Boys—the ones who valiantly stormed onto the Dog Green Sector...

#dday, #dday72, 29th Division, Bob Slaughter, D-Day, D-Day Memorial, GI Jive, gold star mothers, Jitterbug, short snorter, Tom Brokaw, Uncategorized, wartime love story, World War II, WWII / 09.02.2016

Hello Friends!Everyone loves a good love story. Even more so when the couple faces challenging circumstances that their enduring love overcomes. I’m a sucker for a good WWII wartime love story. Seeing how young love endured distance and the other challenges that come along with...

#dday, 320th Barrage Balloons, 761st Tank Battalion, African Americans, Black History Month, Black Panthers, National D-Day Memorial, Patton, Tuskegee Airmen, Uncategorized, World War II, WWII Black History / 02.02.2016

Hello Friends!Each February, the United States recognizes the accomplishments of African Americans through Black History Month. During World War II, the practice of segregating our armed forces applied most directly to African Americans. For those of African descent, segregation in the military most often meant...

#dday, #ddayfallen, 29th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division, artifacts, Charles Albert Rippon, collection, curation, dday letters, History, LCT-458, National D-Day Memorial, Uncategorized, Utah Beach, WWII / 12.01.2016

Hello Friends!I am excited to feature a blog written by our Director of Education, John Long. On top of all of his other job responsibilities, he’s been working tirelessly on reorganizing our collection while accessioning new artifacts at the same time. One of both of...