Doolittle’s Goblets

UPDATE: The remaining three living Raiders (a fourth is living, but unable to attend for health reasons) will gather tomorrow night at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio for their last toast.

In a departure from tradition, we will be able to see the toast — the event will be streaming live at 1800 at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil. Bring tissues, you’re gonna need them.

And so tomorrow night at 1800, I will also raise my glass: To all the heroes of Doolittle’s Raid . . . thank you for your service, and for your sacrifice!

Salud!

The Armchair Sommelier

I’m a sucker for a war story.  And if it’s a World War II war story . . . pass the tissues.
The Greatest Generation sits on a pedestal in my book.

Last week, I had the opportunity to walk through the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  I love history, but aviation history . . . meh.  But my son was all fired up about the World War II exhibit.  The things we do for our children.  So I started walking . . .

Old plane.  Old plane.  Big plane.  Little plane.  Plane with dots.  Plane with spots.  Bunch of silver wine goblets.

Wait.  What?  Wine goblets!?  This just got interesting.

goblets

I realize they look like handbells from a church choir in this photo.  Stay with me . . .

After trying to coax a decent picture out of my iPhone camera, I spent the…

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