Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LEGENDS

This is a photo of the group standing with Mr. Browning. We met him in front of the glider exhibit, he was a glider infanrtyman with the 194th Glider Reigiment (17th Airborne Div), he fought in Operation Varsity, the crossing of the Rhine River. I told the kids that this was a rare treat and better than meeting any of the known stars of today. It's not everyday that you get to meet such a rare hero. The gratitude that we showed him for his service "really made his day"his wife said. Men like him made this country the greatest country in the world.
The Group standing by a display dipicting a Ranger dressed and equiped for the Normandy invasion. If you ever get a chance you should read about hte Rangers attack on Point du Hoc on D-Day. It is a picture of American heroism and ingenuity. I have been to Point du Hoc and I was amazed that anyone could have made the climb, not to mention with Germans shooting at you.

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This is Noah pronouncing the name of the cat that we found at Ft. Bragg. We named the cat "General Gavin" in honor of the 82nds commander during WWII. Noah has a different twist on the name"General."