Category Archives: Monuments

FDR, THE FEAR OF POLIO, AND THOUGHTS OF HISTORY

I visited the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial when I was in Washington, DC a couple of weeks ago. The memorial is long and spread out with insets containing the statues and exhibits of the memorial. The first “cubby-hole” of the … Continue reading

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THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL – 25 YEARS LATER

On March 26, 1982, ground was formally broken for the Vietnam War Memorial – known to many of us as just “The Wall.” The Memorial Wall is made up of two black granite walls 246 feet 9 inches long, designed … Continue reading

Posted in History, Monuments, Statues and Monuments, Veterans, Vietnam War

THIEME DRIVE: THE TRAGEDY OF THE CITY’S FLOOD PROTECTION PLANS

I have a great passion for the St. Marys River and for Thieme Drive, which was named in honor of Theodore F. Thieme, a Renaissance Man of extraordinary talents who made Fort Wayne his home. Thieme Drive is one of … Continue reading

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