Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificate, 03/07/1934.
Item From: Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation. (1936- 1942)
Seaman Protection Papers a.k.a. “Protection Papers” were issued to American seaman from the late 18th century into the first half of the 20th century. These certificates served to demonstrate American Citizenship and protect them from being impressed into another country’s service while in international waters.
Petition from the citizens of New Jersey praying for Congress to make the act of lynching a crime against the United States, 02/21/1900.
Item From: Records of the U.S. House of Representatives. (06/03/1813)
This petition was designed to garner support for Federal action against rampant lynching in the Southern States. If lynching was recognized as a crime against the United States at large, it would set a precedent for Federal intervention. The petition hoped that the Federal Government would set up a Central Detective Bureau to investigate lynching activities, prosecute offenders at the national level, and use armed forces to enforce the due process of law.
U.S. Air Force retired U.S. Air Force COL. Gail Halvorsen signs a Berlin Airlift lithograph as U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Dennis Kitterman, 469th Air Base Group chaplain, looks on at the Base Chapel, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, on Oct. 13, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Marie Cassetty) (Released), 10/13/2004.
Item From: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. (1994-)
To celebrate International Chocolate Day we are remembering the legacy of Colonel Gail Halvorsen who became known as the Candy Bomber during the Berlin Airlift. He dropped candy to children as he flew into Tempelhof. His practice caught on with other pilots during the Airlift and was even employed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Telegram from General William T. Sherman to President Abraham Lincoln announcing the surrender of Savannah, Georgia, as a Christmas present to the President., 12/22/1864 - 12/22/1864.
Item From: Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. (1861 - ca. 1870)
Power of the Pen. The capture of Savannah on December 21st was the culmination of Sherman’s “March to the Sea”which effectively crippled much of the South’s military resources, civilian property, and general infrastructure. It was an incredibly risky campaign since Sherman was operating deep within enemy territory without supply lines. It was a brutal but effective campaign that was designed to destroy both the South’s desire and capacity to fight.
Newly elected South Korean President Kim Young Sam signs the guest book at the Combined Forces Command Headquarters, 01/05/1998.
Item From: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. (1994-).
The Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command (CFC) is a bilateral headquarters created on November 7, 1978. The CFC has operational control over more than 600,000 active-duty military personnel of all services from both countries.
South Korean Kim Young Sam served as the seventh President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998. He was the first civilian to hold the office in 30 years and he presided over a major anti-corruption campaign, the arrest of his two predecessors, and an internationalization policy called Segyehwa.