NEW PLATEAUS The Elders Among Us
Speak to the elders in your life.
Last week I wrote about two conversations I had with each of my Granddads. Both men live vivid and classic lives exemplifying American/Minnesotan culture. It was awe... Posted on 11/23/11 at 9:50 AM
Seated around the kitchen table in their Dickinson apartment recently, Ruth Johnsen pulls stories from her husband Clayton Johnsen, a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, with two statements, “Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. That’s where you start.”
Memorial Day used to be a very big event in my little hometown. My mother would sell poppies and my dad and the other vets would don uniforms and march from the high school to the cemetery and fire off a salute to all the guys they knew who didn’t come back from the war.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Construction workers in northern Poland have unearthed a World War II-era mass grave containing what are believed to be the bodies of 1,800 German men, women and children who disappeared during the Soviet Army’s march to Berlin.
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