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16 Dec 2021

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

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I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday. . Tomorrow is a special day . It's called Wreaths Across America. Veteran groups from all over the country will be laying one on every grave.. During the year people like my Wife collect money for this day.. They go to the cemetery were our Hero's are laid to rest. . Each cemetery is differant. The ones from the early wars are on a hill. Then as you come down the different wars that took place.. The families are very grateful and many attend. It's the time of year for family those we lost and those who survied. I don't watch the news but I caught a piece that said America is forgetting there vetrains. This is true. I wrote a blog on Pearl Harbour. A great Hero died shortly after on another ship. They made a coin of him shooting an anti aircraft gun and Japanese planes. He was a person of color. His name was Doris Miller. His shipmates named him Dori. He brought his Capitan to safety and others. . As I write this they are building a massive air craft carrier. And it will be named the U.S.S. Miller. The largest in our fleet! The reporter was right. We are forgetting them and there families. This gesture of just a simple wreath brings us remembrances. I try and write something every year. But it should be everyday.Kids who lost there father and or mother. You see civilians die sometimes. Don't forget them. Please. From our first war till our last. For some this will be a sad Christmas. They get together and go to the cemetery to say a few words and shed a few tears. They died for us. So we can live free. The ultimate sacrifice . ...I want to keep this short. I ask again remember those who kept us free. Who won our Independence. To do the things we take for granted. Say a short prayer. And remember the families who lost there love ones. They suffer everyday. Thanks for taking time to read this. And make that reported wrong. We don't forget those who have there lives. Be safe Be well. Mike.. ..P.S. That's my wife laying a wreaths.

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02 Dec 2021

Sharing our information.

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Hope everyone is well. When I arrived here a few years ago I was told that we share our information about coins. What happened? We share to learn. I have learned something at least once a week because someone writes about a coin. That doesn't happen anymore. I wrote a blog yesterday. It was about Pearl Harbour.and a picture of two coins. Also the history that happened that brought those coins to be made. I know they don't teach this history in school anymore. That's the loss for the younger crowd. But it took me ten days to write that so you would know. . It's in honor of the people lost. The heros.The coins.. By not commenting and reading it you stopped the purpose of learning. So you write and never comment. Why bother. . The main purpose is to share information. Some of you might of lost a grandfather at Pearl. Or a relative. It's our history. I don't write every day. Not even every week. I write when I can. Some write two a day. Why. ? What is the purpose of that. I have very serious health problems. I can't see what I'm writing sometime. But I want to share and learn. Imagine I still learn after 29 years. This was a great site. But has gone down hill. All the tricks. We know what some people do. We have been around along time. It's very sad in a way. I hate to see people not learn about our coins and history. They go together. Every coin tells a story. Some cut and paste. Sad. No one buys books anymore on the coins they collect. I learned buy the book before the coin. Research is important. Those who write a short blog and doesn't read or comment on others I will not comment on. We have friends . Or so called friends. I try and thank everyone who comments on one of my blogs. This is the first time in a long time I have written my opinion. That's all it is. You can disagree that's ok. We don't agree on everything . How boring would that be.. We can make this site great again. Check out N.G.C. journals. Wow. That's writing. I wrote there also but chose this site. Because it was great. Please do not take anything I said personally. It's not meant that way. It's all about the site and sharing. This is a two way street. We help each other. We learn from each other. If you think you know everything about coins. Try stamps. Because there are trillions of coins in this world. I want to learn. How about you. I was published in a magizine. I didn't write about it. I even got the cover.Why because I learned everything I could about Conder Tokens. My name is on the label. You can be published if you read about coins and read blogs on coins. And study them. That's it for me. Like I said I want this site to be great again. That's all. One to learn. That's all. I want to write. That's all. So stay well be safe. Mike.

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01 Dec 2021

PEARL HARBOUR BOMBED DECEMBER ,7, 1942

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Hi! I hope all is well. The attack on Pearl Harbour just didn't happen. The Emperor of Japan didn't wake up in the sixth of December and decide to attack Pearl. This sneak attack was planned a full year before. Now We had received notice of an impending attack. It was misplaced. . The American Ambassador was negotiating with the Ambassadors of the Empire of Japan. .Both parties knew in advance these talks would breakdown.. During this time Admiral Isoroku Fleet,had sailed under Admiral Yamamoto.. He sailed with six aircraft carriers and 24 support ships.When they left there destination in the Pacific out of our range but there planes in range they were ready to attack a neutral country during the war. .The Japanese attacked Pearl in Honolulu Oahu. This operation was called A.L. Now the planes attacked 353 aircraft including 2 fighters,and dive bombers and torpedo planes.They attacked in two waves. Pearl was devastated 8 battleships all damaged 4 sunk and a total of 3,435 lives. Also light cruisers 4 miscellaneous ships and 188 planes. ...The Arizona was sunk. What is not widely known is13 sets of brothers died on that ship with there shipmates.Now Pearl is only 45 feet deep. You can see the Arizona in whole from the sky. It was made a memorial in honor of the 1,170 men lost. It was made a memorial on 5/30/1962. Built in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and commissioned 10/17/1936. ...There were many hero's those who died and those who lived. One in particular stands out. Doris Miller. His shipmates called him Dori. He was a mess attendant second class. When the attack started he made his way to the bridge. Got behind an anti aircraft gun and started shooting. He took down a few planes. His captain of the Battleship West Virginia also was taken care of as was some other wounded was taken to safety by Miller.. He never had any training on that gun. ....Admiral Nimitz awarded Miller the the Navy Cross. He was transferred to the Liscome Bay an escort air craft carrier. It was torpedo in the Gilbert Islands and he was killed.. He was also honored in the movie Tora Tora ,Tora. And a coin was issued with him at the anti aircraft's gun.. Now a Frigate the U.S.S. Miller was commissioned on 6/30/1963. But the best is yet to come. The Navy Department released a press statement saying that an Aircraft Carrier is being built now as this is being written and will be named in his honor. The first Black American ever. This is truly an Honor. I look forward to the day when this mighty aircraft carrier takes to the seas. It will have so much updated new technology. And will be the largest in our fleet. We are all proud of those who lived and died that day including civilans. And also a great brave man who died so young defending our country. Like any other sailor! I hope you enjoyed this..The picture below of a Japanese bomber release g a bomb on Pearl was taken from Japanese archives of that day enlarge them. I like the Arizona Memorial. A drop of oil comes to the surface They say it's from the souls of those who lost their lives. I believe this. Thanks Mike.!

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