Historical Military Exhibit, FDR Home, Hyde Park, NY 5/28-5/29/2022

HISTORICAL MILITARY EXHIBIT

MAY 28-29 2022

SAT.9-4 SUN. 9-3

FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

HYDE PARK, NY.

THE LAWN IN FRONT OF THE FDR LIBRARY AND MUSEUM WILL TAKE ON THE APPEARANCE OF A MILITARY ENCAMPMENT. PERIOD MILITARY VEHICLES, CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT, INSIGNIA AND MORE WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

COVERING WORLD WAR I TO CURRENT DAY MILITARY.

MILITARY ENTHUSIASTS WILL BE ON HAND TO SHARE THERE LOVE OF HISTORY WITH FAMILIES, VETERANS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC,

PACK A LUNCH OR ENJOY A GREAT MEAL AT THE CAFÉ LOCATED INSIDE THE WALLACE CENTER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 or email clifford.laube@nara.gov.

The Legion of Merit

Contribution by Brian Benedict
<mrduffle@yahoo.com>
https://thedufflebaginc.com/

Us_legion_of_merit_legionnaire

The Legion of Merit Medal was established by Congressional decree on 20JULY1942.

Most of the nations of the world had a high ranking “Atta Boy” medal that it could award to foreign dignitaries. As our military leaders began interacting with their counterparts in other Allied countries, it became apparent that the United States needed an “Atta Boy” award of its own.

Established in four grades, the top two are awarded ONLY to foreign dignitaries. Chiang Kai-shek received the first CHIEF COMMANDER medal. Brazilian General Amaro Bettencourt recieved the first COMMANDER medal. U.S. Army Captain Ralph B. Praeger was the first recipient of the U.S. “OFFICER” grade medal. Lieutenant Colonel Westry Battle Boyce was the first woman to awarded the Legion of Merit.

 

The U.S.S. Laffey

Contribution by Brian Benedict
<mrduffle@yahoo.com>
https://thedufflebaginc.com/

USSLaffey

The Laffey was a U.S. Navy Destroyer that was hit by SIX Kamikaze airplanes and FOUR bombs in 80 minutes on April 16th, 1945, off Okinawa. IT SURVIVED!!

You can tour the USS Laffey and other naval vessels at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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