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Posted 06/06/2019   07:04 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

(Not my cover)
On this day it is important to remember those who sacrificed live and limb for our freedoms. As war raged in both the east and west, folks at home also made sacrifices; cars could not be purchased for years, metal drives helped support the war effort, basic commodities like butter and gas were rationed. (Yet today we seem to think that not having cheap Asian merchandise or avocado toast is a real hardship?) We need to redouble our efforts to teach, communicate, and ensure all generations understand the lessons that history teaches us. Philately can play a role.
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Posted 06/06/2019   07:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Don...

Beautiful cover. Thanks for sharng.

On this 75-year anniversary, a moment of reflection as to the magnitude of the effort and the human sacrifice.

As with many others on the SCF, my knowledge of world history, georgraphy, and culture have been enhanced through my hobby of philately.
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Posted 06/06/2019   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice post!
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Posted 06/06/2019   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Couldn't agree with you more Don.

75 years ago today my grandfather was landing on Juno beach as a Royal Marine.

Nice cover.
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They no longer teach American history or civics in our schools today and we are uncoupled from our past. Most of the younger generation don't even know where Normandy is, let along who the combatants were.

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Posted 06/07/2019   12:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know what state you are in, but we still teach history here in Virginia.

Students today, who take U.S. History KNOW who the combatants in WWII were and why we were fighting in WWII.
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Posted 06/07/2019   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Don

Nice cover.

I noticed the postmark was Rhinebeck, N.Y. I assume it is the location of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

Been there a few times. One can take a ride in an open cockpit bi-plane. I have to admit, I chickened out more than once

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Posted 06/07/2019   6:48 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cachet is by Dorothy Knapp. She was from Rhinebeck.
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