Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy!

Posted Friday, October 13th, 2006 at 11:26 am

The US Navy turns 231 years old today. Seems appropriate to note that on this blog . . .

6 Responses to “Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy!”

  1. Dena Says:


    My name is Dena Schaffer and I’m the founder of Opening Windows: Virtual Book Tours. Opening Windows is very excited to announce that this November it will be launching the “Dear Coach: Letters Home from WWII” virtual book tour!

    Authored by Lois Herr, “Dear Coach” is the story of Elizabethtown College’s, legendary coach Ira Herr, and the men and women athletes of 1937-1946. More than just a collection of letters “Dear Coach” is the scrapbook of an extended family dealing with a war that forced a generation to grow up overnight.

    Congratulations! Opening Windows has hand-picked your website as a potential host for one of the “Dear Coach” VBT’s stops. If you’re interested in becoming a tour stop host please let us know! We’re eager to team up with your blog and create a following for this heartfelt book.

    Dena Schaffer

    Opening Windows: Virtual Book Tours

    P.S. If for some reason you’re not interested in being a host but would still like to follow “Dear Coach: Letters Home from WWII” on its virtual journey feel free to stop by the official tour blog! (http://dearcoachlettershome.blogspot.com/)

  2. Joanna Says:

    i would just like to say, whilst i have the oppurtunity that these letters are very interesting, especially to those who are duly interested in the world wars, thankyou
    yours sincerely and comradely,
    Joanna Stanley

  3. Kimberly Arthur Lindner Says:

    I really enjoyed reading these letters! Thanks!

  4. Dawn Says:

    I am curious about how your father left this earth. Your story telling is lovely. I have some love letters of my own. I lost my dear mother many years ago and am doing some research on the war.

  5. Dad's Son Says:

    My dad became afflicted with Alzheimer’s in the late ’80s and finally got to leave all that torture and disability in April of ’95.

    His Anna Mae, mom to me, left us in January of 2003. I write about my last non-hospital visit with her here: http://www.okieonthelam.com/2005/09/20/the-low-sound-of-rolling-thunder/.

    Thanks for reading!

    Duke’s son.

  6. carol Says:

    Love your page. Gonna do same for my dad…same kind of letters to my mom from my dad :) they were such lonely boys :(

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