Merry Morning?!?

Just say’n right now….

 

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The Entrance

Entrance of the Pavilion

The Twentieth Century was born in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, with the grandeur and spectacle of the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition. The World’s Fair of 1904. From April 30 through December 1, 1904, more than 20 million people went to the fair, an average of more than 100,000 each day.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

I would like to personally thank every Veteran out there, who might see this blog post, for serving in any of the Armed Forces. Serving currently, formerly, or retired, I thank you for your service to this great country we call America!

Here is one of my personal Veteran Hero’s, I enjoyed calling “Grandpa”. Captain Charles Boyd served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. For some of you who do not know, the United States Army Air Corps was the precursor to the United States Air Force which was established in 1947, following World War II which ended in 1945.

Grandpa began flying fighter planes, and then ended up serving in the supply chain over in the Burma, India region. They (the Pilots) were simply known as “Hump Pilots”. They had to fly over the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountain range known as the Burma “hump”. Flying mainly at night, no radar, no lights, no radio, no weather information, low and slow, hoping not to be picked up by enemy ground forces, and drop-ship supplies to our troops (e.g. food, clothing, ammo, guns, etc…).

I recall when I was a little kid asking him why he changed from fighter planes to supply, and with his quiet demeanor he simply told me, “Well, Squirt,” (that was my nickname from him) “it was fifty dollars more a month.”

He was God, before I knew who God was….

To every Veteran…. THANK YOU!