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
January 20, 2015 |
On October 21, 1953, a memorial ceremony was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in...
December 22, 2014 |
Watching the Wake Island episode of Oliver North’s 2005 series “War Stories” last week, I was reminded of...
November 20, 2014 |
I found the following poem on the oddities of English plurals in our local newspaper today. According to the...
October 22, 2014 |
In 2011, a worker discovered a group of human remains exposed on the north beach of Wake Island near the site...