Amid the tweets from both President Elect Donald Trump and Lockheed Martin, a group of people including test pilots, engineers, assembly workers and others who worked on developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet will be celebrating as the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight takes place. Continue reading
Six Japanese aircraft carriers had sailed to within 300 miles of the Hawaiian Islands, loaded with fighters, torpedo planes and bombers. They were on Oahu in minutes, like a swarm of angry mosquitoes.
As Americans remember the 75th anniversary, little has lessened the horror of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Just after Christmas, however, on Dec. 26 and 27, another step will be taken to move toward further healing for both nations involved in this horrendous attack. Continue reading
During work on the retaining wall/erosion prevention project near White Settlement City Hall, the City has spent some time working on the Jud Rowland Spring. They have cleaned up the area around it and also lifted out the crumbling stone well that was built atop it. The plan right now is to rehabilitate the spring and try to preserve the stone well that was pulled out. City officials are looking into the possibility of rebuilding it as a marker of the location for historical significance.
By Carol Davis
Special to The Grizzly
The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd US, under the direction of Captain Ron J. Paynter, presented a day of Living History this past month at the White Settlement Historical Museum featuring black powder volley firing demonstrations and inspections, gunpowder cartridge rolling and bugle drills including the playing of Taps. If you missed it, another scheduled return for Living History Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 12.
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act, which stated, “Resolved that the flag of the United States be made of 13 stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be 13 stars, white in a field of blue, representing a new Constellation.”
As our nation has grown, so has the number of stars on the flag. But the 13 stripes have been a constant. The stars represent our nation’s ability to grow and prosper, and the stripes as the bedrock principles which have guided us from the start.
So pull out your Stars and Stripes and display it proudly and properly today.
By Cheryl Posey
Lines grew longer and longer as Super Tuesday voting neared its closing hour yesterday. Most polling locations noticed a notable difference in the amount of Republicans coming out on Tuesday compared to much smaller numbers of Democrats. Continue reading
VETERANS DAY SPECIAL FEATURE
by A.C. Hall
Society is obsessed with heroes. Super hero movies dominate the box office year after year. Sports stars are hailed as heroes as they try to lead their teams to championship victories. Players take on the role of heroes in video games and fight to vanquish evil. On this Veterans Day, it’s important to remember that heroes exist beyond the confines of movie and television screens. Real heroes live among us. They are our parents, our grandparents, our brothers and sisters, our neighbors and friends, all those who have had the bravery to serve as a member of the Armed Forces to preserve our freedom as Americans. Continue reading
by Ben Posey
Wesley Fellowship United Methodist Church will meet for the last time this coming Sunday at its location on White Settlement Road. Continue reading
Society Members and their guests gathered at the White Settlement Senior Services Center for the 40th Annual Meeting of the White Settlement Historical Society, founded in 1975. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Workers tearing down an old building to make way for a new parking lot on Cherry Lane found a piece of local history last week. Continue reading
The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd Missouri U.S. Civil War re-enactment company return to the WSH Museum for a day of Civil War Living History on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The picture above shows them rolling up and filling their gunpowder charges needed to fire the various black-powder weapons used in demonstration of Civil War activities. Photo by Carol Davis – WSHM