Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The '40's on Tuesday // # // Martial Law and the 1946 Aleutian Tsunami

I just learned all this really recently so I could share some interesting things with you, so I if you are interested in either Hawaii's martial law, the fact that Hawaii was an American territory, or the Aleutian tsunami that affected Hawaii, I encourage you to look up these events in your own research, also. But enough said, let's begin.

World War II officially began in the year 1939 and officially ended in 1945, though America did not fight until 1941, when our soil was invaded by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Now, in 1941, and all through WWII, Hawaii was an American territory--not a state.
It was not established as a state until the year 1959.
Pearl Harbor

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Governor of the territory (Hawaii), Joseph Poindexter, contacted Franklin D. Roosevelt (the U.S. president at the time) about instituting martial law in Hawaii. The president agreed to this proposition, and Joseph Poindexter remained the governor until 1942, while martial law had been instituted in Hawaii.
Ingram Stainback succeeded Poindexter and became the next governor of Hawaii, in 1942.
Hawaii stayed under martial law until 1944.

On April 1, 1946,  the Aleutian Tsunami hit Scotch Cap and Hawaii (as well as being felt other pacific regions), by what is said to be the cause of an earthquake off the coast of Alaska. Around 165 people were killed in total--159 in Hawaii, 5 at Scotch Cap, and 1 in Santa Cruz, California(those may not be the exact numbers, but those were the noted casualties on one of the websites-click here).

If you would like to know more about this tsunami--because I only touched on it--please visit these posts, giving more information on them.
The University of Southern California,Tsunami Research Center:
And History (the same people who do the History Channel):

And even though I could touch on the attack at Pearl Harbor, I am going to save that for another day where I can do more for it.

If you have any suggestions for posts to write please leave a comment about it (I would love to incorporate some of them).

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Monday, August 29, 2016

This Cozy Morning of Rain (A Poem)

This Cozy Morning of Rain

I got so early out of bed,
Because this poem was stuck in my head.

The rainfall is pretty on the countryside,
As the clouds in the sky all but collide.

But the lamps are burning in my house,
And other than the sound of rain, its almost as quiet as a mouse.

I am writing by the comforting lamps we speak of,
So as I hear the rain and am comfy in my house, all I feel is love.

This poem was first published on August 19, 2015. This poem is mine, please do not use this poem without my permission. If you are a blogger and would like to share my poem, please contact me through the contact form on the side of this blog. Thank you.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Civil War Soldier (A Poem)

I wrote this poem on August 17, 2016. Please do not copy or use without my permission. Thank you. If you would like to share this poem, or use it in or for anything, please contact me by way of the contact form on the side of my blog.

With a heavy heart, a tired look on his face,
A rifle hanging on his shoulder, he walked a slow pace.

Wounded, he needed attention,
But compared to others, he needed little mention.

The battle over, the war only begun,
His fighting halted, but not close to done.

His jacket tattered, splotched with mud,
And not just with his own, was it stained with blood.

The soldier had both seen and done the horrific,
But what he had to do was hardly his choice pick.

There was only one rule as he fought:
Kill or be killed,
shoot or be shot.
       No matter who you were, nor what you willed.

A country--at war with its own--
South became 'Feds, North became Yanks.
Wrongs of both sides became known,
From the lowest soldier to the highest in ranks.

You could've been that soldier, sweat covered brow, and blood stained hands,
Wounded and tired--but for victory he stands.

And whether he lost,
Or whether he won,
Whether he died or didn't pay that cost--
He stood and fought, never trying to run.

We were not part of their generation,
But we can surely remember them in the history of our nation.

Remembering once more, the ones who fought in our Civil War.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Faith of our Fathers (My Movie Review)

I wrote this review awhile back, closer to when I had watched it first I think.  I changed a little of the original review, though not too much. I do my reviews a little differently now, so I added my specification questions at the bottom.
I thought this was an excellent movie!
I saw the trailer while watching Beyond the Mask, and even then thought it looked good. My brother Michael and I were so excited to find out that my mom was going to review it. This is a great movie about faith and family. It is about two men in the Vietnam war and their experience, and then about their sons finding out about them and their lives when going to see the Vietnam Wall in D.C.
I think you all should watch this great movie. It had a very good introduction. This movie gave some great insight to our war with Vietnam, and inspired me even more to thank the veterans I saw. 

I would not recommend it for anyone under 11 or 12, but I guess I can be picky with age, because that's how I was raised, and I guess still am.

When I watched it I knew immediately this was a movie I would be watching over and over again.

This movie is very well made and you can tell that Pure Flix is getting the hang of the cinematography. I really think this is an excellent movie. The actors were perfect for the parts also. To be honest, at the beginning I was sort of doubting David A.R. White as being the right person for the character Wayne, but as the movie went on, I thought he was the perfect actor for the part. The other character is played by Kevin Downes, who is getting better and better at acting also. If you are wondering, I have watched movies with both of these actors and enjoy seeing what they star in next. When you watch this movie you should come and comment below! I know I would love to know what you thought.
Over all I really enjoyed this movie and I think you will too.
Rated: PG-13, for brief war violence.
For more info, visit: http://faithofourfathersmovie.com/

My rating: I guess it was appropriately rated, though it is PG-13 throughout the whole movie, just mainly the parts set in Vietnam.
Starring: Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Stephen Baldwin, Candace Cameron Bure, Rebecca St. James,  Sean McGowen, Scott Whyte, Ryan Doom, and Si Robertson.

Cinematography: Good.
Actors for the parts: Very good. I give this 4 1/2 stars. The characters were well balanced.
Would I watch it again? Yes!
More than once? Yes.
Story plot: VERY WELL DONE. Unique, and not like every other movie. I liked it, and thought it was a very good movie.
Story speed: Good.
Over all thoughts: Great movie, you should watch it!
This movie was amazing, and you would not be wasting your time if you watched it. I don't know much about the Vietnam war, but this showed a little insight on it for me.
Balance: This was a humorous movie, as well as an emotional movie, but something Pure Flix did a great job balancing. Also, they did a very good job on balancing the characters, and how they play off each other. Also, the scenes were well balanced on how they switched back and forth.

This is one of my favorite historical fiction movies!

Over all rating: 5 Stars!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

"Praising God Saved Willie Myrick"

I want to share this video. PLEASE WATCH it.
"Thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in His name" -A Christian Song (We Have Overcome)

Here is the full song that Willie was singing: (Every Praise, by Hezekiah Walker)

We have sung this song at our church. It's a great song.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The '40's on Tuesday (#2) Some Music

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Today, I am just going to share two songs by The Andrews Sisters, and some quotes (please note that I don't know whether all the quotes are from the '40's, some of them very well may not be, I don't know).
And before we continue...feel free to give me ideas (via comments or the contact form) on what to post with this series, I just started it, but I don't have many ideas for it yet, so your feedback would be appreciated, even if you haven't been reading my blog for long. Thanks!

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 6, 1942.

"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."-Ronald Reagan

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Wonderful Wednesday

Don't Forget to Vote!

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, August 1, 2016

Check out my Latest Poem! A Simple Word

Hello everyone! I wrote a new poem; the longest one yet! When I wrote it, I wrote with pencil and notebook paper, so my poem was almost reaching two pages.
I would love if you read it, and told me what you think!
I posted it on my other blog (CLICK HERE), so you'll have to go there to read the whole thing. But here below is a little excerpt for you to read.

A Simple Word
"A simple word that can change a life,
A simple word that creates strife.
A simple word that is simple not,
A simple word in which countries can get caught.
A simple word of pursuit or retreat,
A simple word able of victory--or defeat.
A simple word that causes people to die,
A simple word that separates without "goodbye".
A simple word, never simple itself,
A simple word that lays around, until..."

And you'll have to go read the rest!


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