Sunday, April 17, 2011

Photo essay - balloon messages

After the Brouillard Brunch, last week some of the group stopped by the cemetery for a little balloon ceremony to remember Del Brouillard.

Messages were written on the balloons:


Balloons were held with care:

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Messages were crafted thoughtfully:

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And then the balloons were released, carrying their messages:

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The front side of the Brouillard head stone:

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The backside:

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The front side of the stone for Adeline

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The backside:

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Brouillard Brunch

The Brouillard Brunch was held at the Coachmen's Lodge in Bellingham, MA Sunday. 13 of us gathered for a good meal and plenty of conversation.

Coachmen's Lodge menu cover

And since someone was going to be celebrating a birthday before we would get together again, there was cake.

How many candles are there?

How many candles were on that thing?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Naval History in Pacific 1944

A good summary and detailed timeline of the action across the Pacific during 1944 is available here:

It references Tinian and Saipan where Jerry served.