American History in Real LifeMovies in the past have often shown characters that were touched by historical events. Yet sometimes, the truth is often more fantastic than anything Hollywood can devise. These stories of real people show how the events of the past touched their lives. Some times the stories are dramatic, sometimes simple, but all in all they weave a tapesty of the richness of the American experience.
- Every year Santa came until 2015 December 5, 2017
- When Johnny Comes Marching…. November 14, 2017
- Speech Given at the First Annual Veterans Dinner at Finger Lakes Community College November 11, 2017
- At the Wall November 2, 2017
- Scenes from the Halloween House 2017 October 22, 2017
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Popular music has often served as a useful mirror of our perception of veterans since the founding of the republic. The Civil War resonated with songs that were meant to support the war effort and the Union. As the success … Continue reading
Remarks by Lt Col John E. Norvell (USAF Ret.) November 10, 2017 President Nye, Dr. Pierce, ladies and gentleman and members of the College community, thank you for inviting me to speak tonight. As a former history professor I routinely … Continue reading
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In the 1980s we moved to the Washington DC area and lived there nearly 9 years. It was almost inevitable that I would visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known as “The Wall.” One…
Growing up in rural upstate New York, Halloween was the biggest holiday of the year. A small town with old brooding houses, bridges over winding creeks, and old cemeteries full of worn and leaning stones is the perfect setting for … Continue reading