The 13 Catholics in Statuary Hall: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Heroes

STATUARY HALL By user:Southgeist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 One of the most popular tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. is National Statuary Hall. Also known as the Old Hall of the House, it's a semicircular gallery immediately south of the Capitol Rotunda. For nearly fifty years—from 1807 through 1857—Statuary Hall served as the meeting place for the House of Representatives. The Hall now houses many of the 100 statues of great Americans (two from each state) which together comprise the National Statuary Hall Collection.It’s an extra … [Read more...]

On D-Day, Remembering My Dad

82nd Airborne

On June 6, 1944, as the dawn broke on Normandy beaches, troops from America, Britain, Canada and France executed a dangerous plan to liberate France from Nazi tyranny.  The operation was to storm the five Normandy beaches--arriving by ship and by air, overtaking the German troops.  There were 156,000 paratroopers under General Dwight D. Eisenhower; and as their commander said, "The eyes of the world are upon you." The sky filled with men and parachutes.  Many died under enemy fire on the way do … [Read more...]