Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: World War II

National day of mourning

December 5th, 2018 has been declared a national day of mourning to honour the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush.  The federal government and the stock exchange will be closed among other things.   Continue reading

The human that he was

As I sat watching the Darkest Hour in a theatre on Winston Churchill Boulevard, it was not lost on me.  The larger than life British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, played brilliantly by Gary Oldman, was portrayed as the human that he was.  Which made the story all the more touching. Continue reading

The darkest hour

This week the movie Darkest Hour will be released.  It tells the tale of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in World War II having to decide whether to make peace with Hitler or fight on.  So much of Europe had already fallen to the Nazis and Britain almost lost everything at Dunkirk when regular folks in personal boats had to help bring the British soldiers home to fight against the German attack. Continue reading

Anne Frank

Seventy-five years ago this week, a little girl turned 13 and her dad gave her a diary as a gift.  It was June 12, 1942.  And the girl was Anne Frank.

She wrote about her life as a teenager and all the things her family had to endure while hiding from the Nazis during World War II.  Sadly, the family was discovered and she died in 1945 at a concentration camp. Continue reading

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