To the Shores of Iwo Jima
Leo Holinstat turned 93 today! Leo is a veteran of the 280th field artillery Battalion which served from May 1943 to May 1945 landing on Utah beach September 19, 1944 and fought across France,Belgium and Germany finally ending the war in Glaisin, Germany 8, May 1945. All told the battalion fired of 27,338 rounds of 105. Lee served in the Headquarters Battery as a Clerk. Before and after the war Leo was a noted violinist and a member of the local Los Angeles musicians union which enabled him to play in various films including 1939's "Let Them Have Music" and 1948s "Let's Live a Little. What an amazing life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEO!
Marty Kurtz receiving his Legion of Honor award from Consul General Christophe Lemoine
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Millie Bailey grew up in the Deep South. During World War II she joined the Army. She ended up the Commander of a women’s unit. Now she lives in a Senior Apartment complex in Columbia, Howard County. It’s been a memorable journey for t|By WBFF FOX 45

Paypal is adding 1% to every charitable donation made through December 31, 2017. Maybe you skipped buying a cup of coffee if you were home for the Holidays? Those dollars add up when donated to your favorite charities. ALM has had a fantastic year! We have had more events, education programs and history displays than ever before! Please keep ALM in mind for your year end donations. ALM is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We thank you!…/108133408063901813/…/2335435


Merry Christmas from the American Legacy Museum! It looks like Santa dropped a few fun things in our stocking this year, which we wish to share! Below are 3 photos that come from an album acquired earlier this year showing candid photos of John Wayne (and John Agar) on the set of Sands of Iwo Jima. This is just a sneak peak from this collection. So stick around as we will be posting more in the near future! #Johnwayne #merrychristmas #christmascameearly #sandsofiwojima #hollywoodhistory #silverscreen

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Many greats lost this year as we take a moment to remember and cherish the memories we have, and want for the memories that could have been.

In loving memory of the actors and filmmakers who have passed away in 2017. We will always remember you. 🎶 “Lead Me Into the Night” by the Cardigans 🎶 Subscr...

Today, marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. America lost 2,403 men on this day. A great many entombed within the hulls of their ships. In recent years we've seen history repeat itself, but we as Americans, we know that our forebearers of the Greatest Generation gave all they had to ensure that the American values of prosperity, education and security remain today in our hearts as we step forward into another year. Never forget why we are here.

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For those 2,403 lost in Pearl Harbor, T.H. 7, December 1941

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U.S. Army

A date which will live in infamy.

Today we reflect on the lives lost during the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor, and the lives that entered into #WWII the very next day.

#USArmy video by the Army Team at Defense Media Activity

A milestone in the Pearl Harbor identification project.…/4146298.html

The milestone comes two years after nearly 400 sets of remains were dug up from a Hawaii cemetery

All it takes is one person's effort to make discoveries and bring closure

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This Tampa woman has worked tirelessly for nearly two decades to bring fallen heroes home. But, she is still waiting for her hero to be found. Missing C-124 November 22 1952

ALM remembers the 2,996 men, women, husbands and wives, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles and friends that America lost today 16 years ago.

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Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life. They were engaged when she was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

ALM was proud to be a part of the AMVETS first annual car show last weekend in Long Beach, CA! We were on hand with displays of U.S. Military memorabilia. Thanks to all who came out to see us!

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We remember Jerry Lewis today...Rest in Peace

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“I learned from my dad that when you walk in front of an audience, they are the kings and queens, and you’re but the jester."

TCM remembers Jerry Lewis, who made us laugh for eight decades.

Saving history comes in many ways. Simply sharing a story like this, may give a forgotten photo names and a family:…/east-dallas-family-asks-for…/458061145

It's an old photograph, weathered by water and time, but with two bright and youthful faces on their wedding day.

Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Army!

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US Army Military District of Washington was live.

#HappeningNow: Watch the 242nd #ArmyBday #TwilightTattoo live from Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. During this patriotic performance, #Soldiers from 3d U.S. I...nfantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The United States Army Band, capture 242 years of Soldiers’ stories spanning across generations of men and women who have answered the call to uphold America’s freedom and democracy.

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For today we remember selflessness and courage.6 Juin 1944.

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Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers, Moms and Mas in the world today.

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World War One Centennial Commission

From @americanexperiencepbs "There is not an American soldier in France, even in the front lines, with a mother at home, who isn't writing to her today... Never... again will the French believe that baseball is our greatest national institution. They think that mothers are."
-- Dispatch received by the War Work Council on Mother's Day, 1918

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We have been anxiously awaiting the fruits of the collaboration with Fly Girls! We take every opportunity to share the story of Ruth and her WASP sisters! Thank you Fly Girls for helping keep this Legacy alive!

FlyGirls added 5 new photos.

“I’m a fairly cautious person. I remember the first time it crossed my mind that anyone would be interested in flying besides those men out there. A couple of g...irls that I knew…said, ‘We want to be flyers when we grow up.’ And my response was, I was fourteen, fifteen, I wasn’t—I thought, what a dumb idea. It’s dangerous.” --WASP Ruth Adams

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