The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941
Building for War
More About Bonnie Gilbert
History opens new doors all the time if you go knocking. I chose history as my academic focus years ago, have an MA in history, and teach college history courses, so I have been knocking on those doors a long time.
My M.O. is: open your eyes and mind to the past, recognize new perspectives in history, and reconsider the present in new light. History does matter.Read More
Recent Blog Posts
March 9, 2014 |
Last week I made contact with the family of Henry Milton Dreyer, one of the Wake 98. Milton was twenty-five years...
February 21, 2014 |
The Guamanian memorial stands proudly in Memorial Row on Wake Island. The delicately engraved plaque has been...
February 7, 2014 |
A few weeks ago I heard a Radio Lab podcast about coral that got me to thinking about time and change (“The...
January 16, 2014 |
On September 4, 1945, aboard the USS Levy, Rear Adm. Shigematsu Sakaibara surrendered Wake Island to Brig. Gen....