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Teamwork to Defy the Fuhrer

July 17, 1942 “Get up and get dressed,” the guard said as he set their clothes out next to the jail cells holding the 10 Churchill Club members. Knud Pedersen (16 years old) looked out at the clothes that were

I’m a champion

On February 11, 1990, James “Buster” Douglas and Mike Tyson entered the boxing ring. Until the fight began, everyone believed Mike would easily defeat James. Mike had never lost in 37 matches, and certainly never been knocked down. Mike had

Gold Taken, Money Makin’

Jim Thorpe was resting after having competed against the best all-around athletes in the world during the decathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He had already won the gold medal in the pentathlon, and in the last 48 hours, he had

Ideal Mother

This is a break from my normal blog posts, but I hope you enjoy this poem I wrote for Mother’s Day. The Ideal Mother Some women think they must be, Simply perfect and have a perfect family. They want a

Destined to Care – Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale had arrived at the library in their Embley Park estate early this summer morning in 1844. She could hardly sleep the night before after asking Dr. Ward Howe, an American guest her parents were hosting, to meet with

Brave Bishop and Mayor

April  1943 “The Nazis have started deporting Jews from Thessaloniki,” Bishop Chrysostomos cried as he walked into the Mayor’s office on the Greek island of Zakynthos. “Since they took control of Greece two years ago, we knew they would continue