On this date in 1919, Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon and recipient of the Croix de Guerre Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for Heroic Service in World War I, passed away in Fort Monmouth, NJ as a result of wounds Continue reading Anniversary of a heroic WWI Pigeon: Cher Ami, Savoir of the Lost Battalion.
Here at the Horseheads library, I shared a brief but intense dialogue with a patron about corruption in government. It seems as if it is only getting worse. She stated the stories are repetitive; new times, but same hijinks. I Continue reading New and Old Dishonesty
Have you ever wondered where the Bookmobile originated? Bookmobiles have dated back as early as the late 1850s. It was a horse-drawn collection of books in the town of Cumbria, England that started its rounds to the community. In 1905, Continue reading History of the Bookmobile
At Thermopylae in the late summer of 480 the Spartan king Leonidas held out for three days with a mere 300 hoplites against thousands upon thousands of the best of the Persian Empire of Xerxes I during the second Persian Continue reading Thermopylae