Discussion in 'WWII Activities and Hobbies' started by Grasmere, Aug 10, 2020.
You may know there's a Jack Reacher TV series just started, and they did get someone the right size.
Pensacola is a good one. I used to do Pensacola and the USS Alabama (Mobile) as a one day, and then over to New Orleans for Ambrose's museum the next. It has been a while though. Going North instead of West, Ft. Benning is a good trip for me too.
And Aberdeen armor museum.
I've been lucky enough to do some traveling since I last posted;
Arlington Cemetery still tops the list of Must See's.
Take a walk, stop often and read the names. If you don't leave with a lump in your throat or tear in your eye you aren't Human. Plan on a full day, peruse the souvenir shop on your way out. Oh and you might consider carrying a couple dollars worth on pennies.
Arlington National Cemetery - Home
The Pentagon !
The Strategic Air Command Museum outside Omaha Nebraska.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Chappell, Nebraska has a small monument:
Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chappell, Nebraska
Small but large with history. Think - Enola Gay !
Last time I was there you could walk right into the pilots waiting room - same room that a few people we know their names walked in.
Home - Historic Wendover Airfield
Been to Arlington, NASM, Pearl Harbor, Tecumseh's Battlefield, and some others.
Just in case and FYI if you see a coin on a grave.
"A penny means you visited.
A nickel means you and the deceased veteran trained at boot camp together.
A dime means you and the deceased veteran served together in some capacity.
A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that veteran died."