Now hear this: Volunteer judges needed! National History Day (https://www.nhd.org) began in 1974. Today, as a 501c non-profit, it provides students in all 50 states with opportunities to conduct historical research and present that research in one of several forms: research paper, dramatic performance, display board, documentary, or website. Students in Grades 7-12 organize their … More NOUS Northwest Supports National History Day
On November 9th the NOUS Northwest Commandery met at the Everett Naval Station to commemorate and celebrate Veteran’s day. Our guest speaker was Lee Corbin who presented “Daughter Of Stars; The ZR-1 comes to the Pacific Northwest”. (USS Shenandoah was designated as ZR-1 as the first of four U. S. Navy rigid airships.) The presentation … More Veterans’ Day Brunch Features Airship History
Today (October 26) marks the 75th anniversary of the final day of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command website, the battle “ends with Navy carriers and U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft continuing the attack on the retreating Japanese. Three enemy light cruisers and several smaller ships are lost … More 75 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Leyte Gulf Ends
The above photo (undated) is from days gone by, and includes the quote courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command files, catalog #: NH 123056. Can anyone guess the building?
Undated photo, NH 114380, “Parade in Seattle” courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command
On 1 June, the Commandery’s Battle of Midway commemorative lunch was held at Everett Naval Station. Ten companions and spouses attended this annual event including Chuck Davis, Bill Boardman, John Gerten, Cindy and Joe Valenta, Floyd and Carol Kershener, John and Cricket Laible and Solon Webb (with the latter three via Skype). Floyd Kershner provided … More Battle of Midway Brunch Focuses on Women Codebreakers
Head over to CNET’s link for a great article with 52 photo’s by Geoffrey Morrison. DD-951 is tied up in Bremerton and this article will make you want to pay a visit! Here’s the link: https://www.cnet.com/news/cold-war-destroyer-inside-the-uss-turner-joy/