Jackie Robinson wore number 42 during his Major League Baseball career. It was his number when, in 1947, he signed on with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named MLB Rookie of the Year when the season ended. He was the most valuable player every year for the next 6 years. His number was 42 when … Read more

Memorial Day

An excerpt  from my upcoming book – A Walk Among HeroesAn excerpt  from my upcoming book – A Walk Among Heroes Who started Memorial Day? Is there a simple explanation? Was it the South to commemorate its Confederate War dead? Was it the wives and daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)? Some … Read more