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Continuing the Story

A family history narrative never really has a beginning or an end. There are endless stories of ancient ancestors to discover. As research continues, new records will be surfaced to corroborate or to challenge the stories of the past. And, the boundless stories of future generations need to be recorded. The purpose of the Fortitude Blog is to continue this evolving story of history.

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Author’s Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Do you enjoy classic American literature? Or, do you cringe with nightmarish flashbacks to high school when you unwillingly read the literary works of early Americana? On a Massachusetts road trip in the summer of 2021 to conduct some final research prior to the publication of my book Fortitude, I meandered…

An Unsung Hero – The Story of Joseph Warren

When you think about the names that shaped the American Revolution that birthed the United States of America, who comes to mind? Immediately, you think of names like General George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.In addition to these remarkable men, there…

Veterans Day Reflections

Each year on November 11th, we observe Veterans Day which had its beginnings with Armistice Day.  The Armistice, that brought an end to World War I, was signed in France, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 which was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Twenty years…

Letters Home – From a WWII B-17 Crewman

During World War II, letters from home helped increase the morale of our country’s soldiers, sailors and airmen fighting around the world. The amount of mail crossing the Atlantic and Pacific oceans each day was remarkable. In 1945, nearly three billion letters were exchanged between service members and friends and…

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