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Monday, June 18, 2012

Today Begins The Bicentennial Of The War Of 1812 ... I Visited A War Of 1812 Memorial In Somers Point, New Jersey In Honor Of This Significant Occasion

The United States Congress and President James Madison declared War on this day 200 years ago. Ladies and gentlemen ... this is my War Of 1812 Bicentennial Observance. In honor of the 200th Anniversary of the start of the War Of 1812, I travelled to Somers Point, NJ. In the photographs below, you will see a Memorial. It was erected by the Daughters Of 1812 in 1923 and is in honor of the New Jersey Soldiers who were mobilized for the conflict against Great Britain. A Sand Fort was standing in this area during the War Of 1812. This is why the Daughters Of 1812 decided to place the Memorial at this location.

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Here I am standing by the Memorial. I was not pleased seeing this sign so close to it.

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I used Microsoft Paint to edit the jpeg and get rid of the sign. I am very happy with the result ... I was able to cover the sign with the appropriate colors for the sand, sky and clouds and I even managed to draw the plants and the bridge.

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The next two photogr
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Here is my video Tribute to this Memorial and the Troops whom the Memorial was erected in honor of:



Additional information can be found at this link:
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9GQ0_Somers_Point_1812_War_Memorial_Somers_Point_NJ

 
I hope to post many more blog entries for the 200th Anniversary of the War Of 1812.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Three Year Anniversary Of The Disputed Presidential Election In Iran

Today is the three year anniversary of the disputed presidential election in Iran. To the Iranian People ... I have not forgotten. Azadi Baraye Iran.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Today Is The 40th Anniversary Of The Controversial Photograph Featuring Kim Phuc Running With Napalm On Her Body During The Vietnam War

My friends: Today, June 8, 2012, is the 40th Anniversary of a photograph. The photograph is one all of you know very well. It is of the nine-year-old girl who was running down a road with napalm on her body in Vietnam. It is one of the most well-known photos ever taken. Her name is Kim Phuc and she is still alive today. I hope all of you will watch this extraordinary interview with the woman who 40 years ago was the little girl in that photograph. When you do watch it, I guarantee ... you will be richly blessed.


The url for the video above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhz2gCnhr-I

Here is a recent photograph of Kim:

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/modern/45271d1299773278t-vietnamese-girl-napalm-photo-16phuc1_lg.jpg

Here is the url for Kim Phuc's website:

http://www.kimfoundation.com

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