Notebook
May 29th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

The Upsala Area Veterans Memorial service on Monday was well done.  It was very brief but moving.  It is easy to get to Upsala, simply exit I94 at Albany and follow State Highway 238 north to Upsala.  The Memorial is across from the school.  If you know of a veteran from the Upsala area, you may purchase a brick with your loved ones name and dates of service for only $250.   Contact Dave Brezinka at zink@upstel.net

I was confined to my cottage for seven weeks after surgery and had lots of time on my hands.  I read a lot of books, but also signed up for a lot of streaming.  On Memorial Day, I started watching the 10 episode HBO series  Band of Brothers.  The 2001 series is based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s book of the same name.  It dramatizes the history of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, from jump training up until the end of the war.  Each episode begins with a few short takes of actual survivors, as they were in 2001, sharing their experiences.  At the end of the final episode, their names are revealed.  Almost twenty years later, it is unlikely that many of them are still with us.  It may be worth your while to share this experience.  The total number of United States military personnel that died in World War II was 407,300 including 543 women. 

Source: Wikipedia

Live from Here this week is a Live from Home performance.  Enjoy the show.

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here.” Henry the 5th

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