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!
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
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.
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.
For those 2,403 lost in Pearl Harbor, T.H. 7, December 1941
A milestone in the Pearl Harbor identification project.
All it takes is one person's effort to make discoveries and bring closure
ALM remembers the 2,996 men, women, husbands and wives, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles and friends that America lost today 16 years ago.
We remember Jerry Lewis today...Rest in Peace
“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: http://www.wfaa.com/…/east-dallas-family-asks-for…/458061145
Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Army!
#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.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers, Moms and Mas in the world today.
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
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!
“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