Project Vigil

Memorial Day, 2017

Remembering Dennis P. Dowd Jr.

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Today I would like to remember Dennis P. Dowd Jr.

Dennis was born on April 22nd, 1887 in New York City. He graduated from Georgetown University (class of 1908) and Columbia Law School (class of 1911). At the outbreak of WWI, Dennis sailed for France, where he enlisted in the French Foreign Legion in Paris in August 1914.

In Sept. 1915 . . .

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May 29, 2017

Warren H. "Skip" Muck

KIA January 10th, 1945, Le Bois Jacques, Bastogne, Belgium

Today is January 10th, 2017, the 72nd anniversary of the death of Warren "Skip" Muck in the Battle of the Bulge. On this day I would like to honor Skip Muck's memory and his sacrifice by dedicating a blog post to him. I hope you will like it.

Warren's early life

Warren "Skip" Muck was born in Tonawanda, New York . . .

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January 10, 2017

Please be patient: We are trying to fix the E-Mail problem

Hi Everyone,

I would like to explain that the problem with the dead-end links you receive in your notification e-mails come from the failure of our Internet server Bluehost to communicate with our blog host Silvrback. My only other option is to deactivate the automatic notifications for future posts and I don’t really want to do that. So . . .

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June 07, 2016

D-Day 2016

Why I do Project Vigil

On this day 72 years ago, 6,603 American soldiers were killed in action during the invasion of Normandy. These happy, healthy, courageous young men were full of life and ready to lay down their lives to liberate a country that few of them had ever even seen before. They were taken from this earth at such a young age so long ago that I fear . . .

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June 06, 2016

Our trip to Normandy is cancelled

Strike three, we're out!

Due to the French labor strikes, where angry protesters have been cutting off gas supplies to gas stations and blocking highways at toll booths all over France, Daddy and I have made the difficult decision to postpone our trip to Normandy for D-Day 2016. I'm very sorry we won't be able to meet with our old friends and make new ones, . . .

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June 03, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

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Ellen Womer, remembering her father Jack Womer of the 101st Airborne, and her father's friend George Radeka, who was killed in action in Normandy in 1944.

Today is a day of remembering and thanking our fallen heroes. Those, who from the Revolutionary war all the way to the war on terrorism, gave their lives for freedom. Let's take a . . .

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May 30, 2016

Normandy 2016

We're going back!

Like every year, in the month of May, I write a blog post about returning to Normandy.

Daddy and I will be leaving on the 3rd of June and we will be there until the 7th. If you want to meet us, then just stop by the cemetery. We usually are there until closing time. To find us, here are the plot locations where we will be holding our vigil:

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May 11, 2016