Category Archives: Military of New Hampshire

Collected Stories of Merrimack New Hampshire

In celebrating Merrimack New Hampshire’s 275th anniversary as a town, I present to you several stories I have written about people, places and events in its history.  My personal connections go back to the year 1898 when my great-grandfather, Charles … Continue reading

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December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

2,403 United States citizens were killed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. This incident heralded the beginning of the U.S. entering WWII when war was declared on Japan the following day. In 1994 the United States Congress designated … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago: The Art of Driving a Motorcycle

Even before World War I the motorcycle was used by both sides during the Mexican War. General Pershing was a big fan of the vehicle, and they soon became a substitute for horses during WWI. The Indian and the Harley … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2020

This year, due to the COVID epidemic, many gatherings and parades will not be happening (at least I hope that people have the correct mindset to not create events that will spread this deadly flu).  In the past I’ve written … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago: VJ (Victory over Japan) Day in New Hampshire

Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August 1945, but the formal signing of the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender” was on 2 September 1945 onboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This action officially ended World War II. My … Continue reading

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