Nevertheless, I shall try again today.
We are now into March, the very month set aside to honour women in the United States. While most of my work involves military men, regular readers know that I try to write as often as stories coming as close as possible to the mandates of the blog, and involving women, come to my attention.
Within Women's History Month across the US (Canada's is in October) comes International Women's Day, on March 8th. That day in history also marks the very important and famous battle in 1862 between the USS Monitor and the CSS Merrimack that resulted in a stalemate between the North and the South, took many lives from around the world... including Canada, and also changed the way warships were built in the future, and world wide.
On another front, this blog has recently brought you stories about the heroic WWl work and bravery, of the US Navy's nurse Lenah Higbee and the US Army's Beatrice MacDonald In the weeks to come I will be bringing you the equally important story of yet another woman, Madeleiene Jaffray.
And on another, I have been given the honour this coming weekend to be a speaker at a convention for the Western Front Association, Pacific Branch who's goals among many, are to keep the stories of the events of WWI at the Western Front alive. The list of speakers from both Canada and the United States is long and brings to the podium their years of impressive credentials. And then there is me!
Guess that's why my talk begins the events of day three. The time when some may have slept in with the changing of the clocks. HMMMM! he he
During this important month, I will be sharing with them the stories of the above three female nurses and their heroics during the Great War.
That said, I do not have the time to bring you a full blog today, nor will there be any blog next weekend.
Bringing all these topics together, I would encourage you to use the search engine on this page at upper right to pull up some of the stories on these heroes, on Women's History, International Women's Day and the famous sea battle of 1862. for a reread. I would also ask you to tell your friends about these articles and help spread the word about the work done in this space.
A few weeks back I received a wonderful story from one of my loyal supporters back east about the famous national cemetery at Arlington Virginia, within eye shot of DC. While also covered a few times here in the past, I think it can never be covered too much.
That being said, here is that story....