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
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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
December 20, 2021 |
Uninhabited until the 1930s, tiny Wake Island had no claim to fame but for a shipwreck that caught the attention...
December 16, 2019 |
The nationwide “Wreaths Across America” remembrance ceremony was held this year on December 14, 2019, at more...
May 29, 2019 |
Several years ago I wrote about the trial of Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara for the execution of the 98...
February 17, 2019 |
The massacre of the last 98 Americans on Wake Island in 1943 did not constitute genocide, but I wonder where the...