Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
ALFRED, AHOY! FOSTER HUMFREVILLE AND HIS CRYPTIC WWII CARTOONS
Have you ever stared at a New York Journal cartoon that reads:
"I would be more apathetic, if i wasn’t so lethargic."
If you answered yes, then read about some real-life versions of those cartoons in today’s NHF blog post.
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WASHINGTON NAVY YARD (February 24, 2014) NHF Executive Director Captain Todd Creekman, USN (ret.) presents ABH2 Rene E. Horne with an Enterprise challenge coin during a ceremony for the 2013 USS Enterprise leadership award winners in the National Museum of the United States Navy’s Cold War Gallery. (NHF Photo by Matthew Eng/Released)
“The stars and stripes are waving on the land and sea, Underneath this banner Cuba shall be free; The army and the navy, While they’re fighting Spain, Go forth with the watchword, “Remember the ‘Maine!’”
Here is the second of four blogs about the history and memory of the USS Maine and her sinking: In Death Unafraid Part II: Worse Than Hell
We are trying to mix it up a bit and add some weekly features to the Foundation’s website and social media sites. We will be posting a series of regular “long form” stories as a series of blogs about specific topics of naval history. Stayed tuned for the first series, titled “In Death Unafraid: History, Memory, and the USS Maine.” In Death Unafraid is a four-part blog miniseries chronicling the history and memory of the Maine from 1898 to present. The Maine sank 116 years ago yesterday.
Read the first of four blog stories HERE.
Happy Valentines Day to all! Here is a picture of a goodbye kiss at Union Station in Washington, DC, NOV 1942. LOC Image #LC-USW3-011368-C.
Four new planes were added late last month to the U.S. Navy Museum’s Cold War Gallery. Check out this short blog post about the four models and the men who flew them during the Cold War.