80th anniversary battlefield tours

80th anniversary battlefield tours are certainly inspiring many of you to join a trip to Europe. 80th anniversary inspires more people to connect Battlefield tours can take on many different forms, depending on who the audience is. For our tour guests, they serve as a bridge between the past and the present. They allow peopleContinue reading “80th anniversary battlefield tours”

Heroes of the Vosges

Heroes of the Vosges is an exciting new project that is underway in Bruyeres. A museum that will preserve the legacy of the Nisei soldiers of the 100th/442nd RCT. Alongside, the men and women of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) will see their contributions highlighted. New museum Efforts are underway to create aContinue reading “Heroes of the Vosges”

Issei at Vimy Ridge in WW1

Issei were fighting at Vimy Ridge in World War 1 with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Among them were a number of American residents… A route to citizenship During the First World War, Japan allied itself with the Entente Cordiale, an agreement between the UK and France. Safeguarding the sea lanes in the West Pacific and IndianContinue reading “Issei at Vimy Ridge in WW1”

Veterans at WW2 commemorations

Veterans traditionally play a central role in WW2 commemorations. Veterans as living testimonies WW2 was a momentous event and remembrance services are important to honour the sacrifices made and the lives lost. They will be the centre of attention during the events highlighting the 80th anniversary of many key battles and turning points in 1944.Continue reading “Veterans at WW2 commemorations”

80th Anniversary – The 100th lands in Italy

September 2023 will mark the 80th anniversary of the “original” 100th Bn landing on the beaches around Salerno, Italy. Shipping out The men of the Hawaiian Provisional Infantry Battalion left the islands for the mainland in June of 1942. Upon arrival in California, they were renamed the 100th Infantry Battalion. Not assigned to a largerContinue reading “80th Anniversary – The 100th lands in Italy”

ABMC celebrates 100th anniversary

The ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) celebrates its 100th anniversary throughout this year. History March 4, 2023 officially marked a century of caring for fallen American soldiers around the world. It was on this day that President Harding signed legislation that established the organisation. Originally the ABMC was created to construct monuments to the GreatContinue reading “ABMC celebrates 100th anniversary”

Does history repeat itself?

The first month of 2023 is history already! Time just flies by these days… Times change In the past, January and February tended to be a time of relative quiet to recuperate and spend some time putting all the New Year’s resolutions into practice. After all, you promised yourself to do better with self-care… NotContinue reading “Does history repeat itself?”

What a difference a year makes

What a difference with last December! Looking back… A year ago, we had come to the end of two years of on/off travel restrictions. And just when it looked like things were finally picking up again, Omicron and war in Ukraine threw us another curve ball. The forced stay-at-home period did bring some advantages though.Continue reading “What a difference a year makes”

We will remember them…

“We will remember them…” The pledge concludes the poem For the Fallen. November is definitely the month dedicated to the memory of those who are no longer with us. All Saints Day and Day of the Dead on November 1st, Remembrance Day or Veterans Day on the 11th, and various other national occasions for remembranceContinue reading “We will remember them…”

Bringing family history to life

Curious about where you come from or which exciting parts of the world play a part in your family history? Tracing ancestry Genealogy inspired travel and ancestry tracing trips have long been a popular way to give special meaning to overseas visits. Especially among communities that saw mass migration from the “old” to the “new”Continue reading “Bringing family history to life”


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