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HONORING OUR HEROES
67 years ago today a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and sparked the Civil Rights movement. We all know the story: An older Black woman, coming home from a long day at work, stays in her seat on a bus because she is...
2 A.M. September 22, 1943 Under a pale crescent moon a British Halifax bomber drops through clouds over the countryside in occupied France. At 900 feet, an exit panel opens and a lone parachutist prepares to jump. She smells the damp farmland below and watches faint...
A mother of two, living in Ithaca, New York, Florence Finch was raising two children while working as a secretary at Cornell University. When in 1995 the Coast Guard commemorated the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII by naming an administrative building in Hawaii in...
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