The Arsenal of Democracy, 70 years later.2:02 PM, May 8, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
As part of the observance of the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the National Mall played host to a WWII sky parade.
Mustangs, Liberators, Flying Fortresses, and other planes flew down the mall at low altitude for thousands of onlookers to enjoy.
Here's a look:
Some Twitter users also shared some good shots:
C-SPAN has video of the flyovers here.
A museum of the Arsenal of Democracy takes shape at Willow Run. Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By TED R. BROMUND
Willow Run Airport, Mich.
There aren’t a lot of four-lane highways in rural Michigan. But the vast field a few miles east of Ypsilanti once needed a wide road. It was the site of Ford’s Willow Run plant, the heart of the Arsenal of Democracy. And now it’s becoming America’s first museum dedicated to the World War II production miracle that armed and saved the free world.
Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
A foolish optimism about human nature can’t withstand even a nodding acquaintance with history. If you’re of a certain age you may well remember seeing this photo. It was published years ago in Life magazine, among other places. And once seen, it is not easily forgotten. The Scrapbook retrieved the copy reproduced here from the endlessly fascinating World War II Today website, maintained and curated since 2008 by Martin Cherrett (ww2today.com). Here is Mr. Cherrett’s description:
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:20 PM, Oct 8, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the shutdown and the Republicans' position in resolving Obamacare, funding the government, and the debt ceiling.
Oct 14, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 06 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
While it was inevitable that a government shutdown would involve vindictive theatrics designed to make life irksome for ordinary Americans, the directive from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to close off the World War II Memorial on the National Mall was remarkable in that it was designed to punish some of our most extraordinary citizens. Since 2005, the organization Honor Flight has had as its mission to get as many World War II veterans as possible to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial, at no cost to them.
Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
A Historian, burrowing in the National Archives, recently found a short reel of film which seems not only to have remained hidden since it was shot nearly 70 years ago, but has proved to be one of a kind. It shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board the USS Baltimore at Pearl Harbor in July 1944, meeting his Pacific war commanders, Adm. Chester Nimitz and Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
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