Almost And Armistice Day

Neal Pollard War historians have given notice to it. It is a tragic subplot to a war tragic beyond most all comparison. World War I was a senseless, repeated exercise in the mass killing of young men from around the globe. This went on from August, 1914, up to the cease fire ordered for the … Continue reading Almost And Armistice Day

THE LAST LINK: FRANK BUCKLES

Neal Pollard He died on February 27, 2011, having reached the age of 110 years and 26 days old. As author Richard Rubin set the perspective, if you go back 110 years from the day of his birth it was the year the United States ratified the Constitution (Last of the Doughboys, 439)! Video interviews … Continue reading THE LAST LINK: FRANK BUCKLES

Oise-Aigne American Cemetery Plot E

Neal Pollard My brother and fellow preacher, Brent Pollard, finds the most interesting historical facts—an ability which makes his preaching illustrations most interesting.  He sent me an article about the Oise-Aigne Cemetery in northern France.  Though I have actually visited that cemetery, I had no idea about the existence of an auxiliary burial plot known … Continue reading Oise-Aigne American Cemetery Plot E

A LINK TO HISTORY

Neal Pollard He was named after a World War I general, born in Los Angeles in 1918 just after the American doughboys went “over there.”  There are four men who played Major League Baseball older than Robert Pershing (“Bobby”) Doerr (Mike Sandlock in 99, Eddie Carnett and Alex Monchak are 98, and Carl Miles in … Continue reading A LINK TO HISTORY

Cease Fire!

(Guest Baker) Gary Neal Pollard III On Christmas Day in World War I, British and German soldiers called a ceasefire and shared food and other comforts. They were definitely still enemies, but were able to tolerate each other long enough to celebrate a holiday. In keeping with the prominent theme of "walking" in the book of … Continue reading Cease Fire!

BRAVE MEN IN BELLEAU WOOD

Neal Pollard In March, 2006, I spent nearly an hour walking in Belleau Wood, a 200 acre tract behind the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery about 50 miles east of Paris, France, accompanied by Kathy as well as the preacher for the Eglise du Christ in Paris, Roland Mohsen. Seeing the World War I cemetery, chapel, and … Continue reading BRAVE MEN IN BELLEAU WOOD

WAITING EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS FOR A MEDAL

Neal Pollard Ernest Pusey was the third-oldest person in the world the day he died at age 111 on November 19, 2006. Nine days before, the man who had worked 32 years for General Motors and drawn retirement for 48 years entertained a visit from Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Bush was delivering something a bit … Continue reading WAITING EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS FOR A MEDAL