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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Moon, Jupiter And Venus In The Night Sky On February 25 And 26, 2012

The Moon, Jupiter and Venus have provided us with several stunning views this year. I had my photo camera and video camera out last night and tonight to capture the three objects. They were aligned in a triangular formation.

The first two photographs show the three of them on February 25 (taken at 7:58 and 8:00 PM). Jupiter is way above in the night sky while Venus is down below ...

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The next group of photographs are from February 26 (taken at 7:47 and 7:49 PM). You can see The Moon has risen quite significantly ...

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Those vertical bright lines you see - that is an airplane that flew by!!

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Here is a nice shot post-airplane:

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A close-up of the previous photo:

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Here is video footage of the three from the two nights:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Florence Green, The Absolute Last Surviving Veteran Of World War I, Passed Away At The Age Of 110

My friends: Planet Earth has lost its undisputed absolute last Veteran of World War I. Today I received word that Florence Green, a mess waitress of the Women's Royal Air Force, passed away quietly in her home on February 4, 2012. She signed up and entered the service in September of 1918, two months prior to the Armistice, and left the WRAF in July of 1919. Florence was 110 years old. Out of the more than 70 million Military Personnel mobilized in the conflict, she was the final Veteran standing. Her passing closes the book on the Great War. An extremely hearty to salute to The Last Of The Last!

Here is a news link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9066371/Last-surviving-veteran-of-First-World-War-dies-aged-110.html

Amazing photographs can be found at this link:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097721/End-era-surviving-World-War-One-veteran-dies-just-111th-birthday.html?ITO=1490

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The 111th Birth Anniversary Of Frank Woodruff Buckles And America's First Year Without Any Veterans Of World War I

Today is the 111th Birth Anniversary of Frank Woodruff Buckles, America's Last Veteran of World War I. 2012 marks the first year that Frank is not with us. He passed away at the age of 110 on February 27 of last year. Gone but certainly not forgotten ... the last of the Doughboys will live on in our hearts forever!

Here is my blog entry describing the meeting I had with Frank in 2009: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com/2009/02/happy-108th-birthday-to-frank-woodruff.html

Here is my online tribute to Frank: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-tribute-to-frank-woodruff-buckles.html

Here is my blog entry for his Funeral at Arlington Cemetery: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com/2011/03/frank-buckles-viewing-and-funeral-at.html

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