Memorial Day

We all owe our veterans and current armed forces a huge thank you for all they have done and continue to do for us.

This movie, titled The Sky Soldiers, follows the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam in various situations, including protecting a rice harvest. Click this link to be taken to the movie:

http://archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.30209

Memorial Day newsreel, 1945

This May 1945 newsreel, filmed during WWII, shows:

A wreath placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

Annual New York city service parade

The Anzio Battlefield, Italy revisited by U.S. Rangers, who after fighting there had been imprisoned by the Nazis until freed by the Russians

USS Laffey, a destroyer survives 8 attacks

Mrs. Truman christens war bond plane

Air Rescue Training in Alberta, Canada: Parachuting R.C.A.F. rescue men air for tree tops in their ‘timber jumps,’ then slide down extension ropes to render aid to victims stricken in the forests

Iraq Regent at Capital – “The White House: Arriving from Casablanca at President Truman’s invitation, Prince Abdul Ilah, Prince Regent of Iraq, enters official discussions with America’s chief magistrate.

Gen. Clark Gets Ovation in Chicago parade

Food Chief Appeals For Farm Help – War Food Administrator Jones speaks with pictures of farmers.

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