Posts tagged WW2

Flying in a P51

Today I am getting the opportunity to go up in a P51 Mustang.  My friend Dan Fordice flew his plane in from Vicksburg, MS.   He is a big supporter of the National World War Two Museum and over the …






A Fun Project For Veterans Day

(you can play this while you are reading this post) Tomorrow is Veterans Day.  Today is the birthday of the Marine Corps. Do some hoo-hahs and push-ups for them. Mike Bylen, a businessman from Detroit and a friend of mine, …






The Bunker Kansas City

Friday, we drove to Kansas City.  Sean McIntosh and I met a while ago.  He asked if I would come to Kansas City and speak to The Bunker.  If you don’t know what The Bunker is you should.  It is …






Do You Think History Matters?

This weekend I was in New Orleans.  I am on the Board of Trustees of the National World War Two Museum.  This weekend was our Victory Ball.  Next year, maybe you can join me and dine under the airplanes in …






Let’s Drop A “Bomb” on The Red Tails

George Lucas is releasing a film soon about the Tuskegee Airman. I cannot wait to see it. It’s a fabulous American story that is even more compelling because of the racism that the Tuskegee Airman had to overcome at home, …






Letters Home For Christmas

Sometimes you can’t be with your family during the holidays. In December 1944, a father was separated from his wife and children for Christmas. He had a baby daughter, and two growing boys. So, he did the next best thing …






A Heart Rendering Story

As a trustee of the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, I get to hear stories and meet a lot of people from the war. It was a time where ordinary people did extraordinary things for the cause …






Out of a Swamp Comes a New Dawn

Katrina was 5 years ago. Horrible tragedy.  But sometimes you make lemonade out of lemons. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, John Rockefeller donated money to fund the University of Chicago.  Arguably the best college institution in the world …






Somber Day

Today marks the 65th Aniv of the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. The end of World War 2 was not far behind. The National World War 2 Museum is in New Orleans, LA. I am on the Board …