The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan

I passed the 300 posts milestone recently which really made me pause and consider all the research and hours that went into making this website available to the public. It really is an honor to bring the stories of these people to light. My hope is that people learn from the work and pass itContinue reading “The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan”

USS Arizona and WWII

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the needContinue reading “USS Arizona and WWII”

NARA burial files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the keeper of burial files for all World War I deaths. I requested the file for each of the WWI heroes at a cost to me, but in keeping with the theme of the web page, I felt their stories were incomplete without this file. To date,Continue reading “NARA burial files”

Bonus additions & PH

Yesterday I completed two bonus additions to the page — Norwalk Fire Department and Norwalk Police Department. I felt that if the URL is “NorwalkCTHeroes”, then certainly I needed to recognize those who fell in the line of duty in those two organizations. Both departments were kind enough to send the information. I’m truly amazedContinue reading “Bonus additions & PH”

The grind of being a WordPress newbie

I like to think that I pick things up fairly quickly. A couple of years ago I taught myself Adobe InDesign to create a book for the American Legion’s 100th year in Norwalk. Once I got past the structure, the nuance was in the features that could only be found if you spend time withContinue reading “The grind of being a WordPress newbie”