Our friend, Dr. Simone in Germany sent this today:
I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying a nice summer.
Here is some interesting news, that might be worth a trip to Germany:
Our Franconian neighbor-town, Schweinfurt is now also saying farewell to their long term American community. They are planning an exhibition for “their” Americans”. Some of you have taught in Schweinfurt, some were there at school as children or teenagers, I’m sure you all have heard the town’s name before or have visited Schweinfurt. The exhibition “Amerikaner in Schweinfurt” will certainly be worth a visit.
Tribute to American Military Families Opens at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Memorial Day, May 26thPosted: May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
Tribute to American Military Families Opens at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Memorial Day, May 26th
ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The City of Albuquerque is a sponsor for a new exhibition opening on Monday, May 26th at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Entitled “Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family,” the special exhibition, which will be on display through August 31st, celebrates America’s rich military history through the voices of military families.
A collaboration between the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and the Museum of the American Military Family created this inspiring exhibition that through written word and interactive elements allows visitors to experience the joys, sorrows and sacrifices of those unsung heroes who also serve—the military families.
Remaining behind while fathers and mothers sisters and brothers are deployed for long periods, traveling and living in far-flung corners of the world, uprooting and relocating—and establishing new homes, friends and connections over and over again—these families often receive little attention.
The Museum of the American Military Family is on a mission to bring attention these men, women and children who throughout our country’s history have served in the background, exhibiting incredible resilience through moves, losses and stresses of separation—all the while exhibiting pride and embracing the honor of supporting a loved one who is serving in uniform.
In addition to the exhibition, a number of special events have been planned:
May 31st A book reading by Steve Sparks, Reconciliation, A Son’s Story at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
June 1st Steve Sparks returns with a reading of his book at 2:30 p.m.
June 15th R. Samuel Baty reads from his book, Footsteps to Forever, joined by J. Allen Whitt reading from Notes from the Other Side of the Mountain at 11:30 am and 1:30 p.m.
July 4th: Celebrate our Nation’s birthday with Poetry & Spoken Word by 4 Voices at 2 p.m.
August 14th The film “Brothers at War” and a Q & A with filmmaker Jake Rademacher at 1:30 p.m.
August 23rd View the film “We Served, Too” and a Q & A with filmmaker Jill Bond at 1:30 p.m.
In addition to the City of Albuquerque, sponsors for this special exhibition include Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, Raytheon, Bernalillo County, Elks Lodge #2500, and Marriott Residence Inn.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located at 601 Eubank SE at the entrance to Sandia Science & Technology Park. “Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family” is included in the price of admission to the Museum, which is $8 for adults and $7 for senior and youth. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center brings together people with shared experiences showcasing and honoring those who also served—American’s Military Families. The Museum is gathering artifacts and recollections from American military families who served through war and peace in past decades and those who serve today in anticipation of the creation of a permanent facility in Albuquerque that will celebrate their lives and sacrifices for generations to come. For more information, please visit www.museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.nuclearmuseum.org
The event is sponsored in part by the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation and supported by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. For more information on events and activities, please call 311 or visit http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices. TTY Users call Relay NM or 711.
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The Museum of the American Military Family and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Present: Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family May 26 through August 31, 2014Posted: May 3, 2014
“Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family” is a special exhibit that will open Memorial Day, May 26, and run through August 31 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuqurque, NM. This inspiring exhibition celebrates America’s rich military history through the voices of America’s military families. Through written word and interactive elements, visitors will experience the joy, the sorrow and the sacrifice of America’s steadfast and unsung heroes, the military family.
There is no additional admission cost to view the exhibit beyond regular Museum admission of $8 for adults and $7 for youth and seniors.
For more information, please visit nuclearmuseum.org.
Hi Friends of the American Military Family!
Hope your Spring is off to nice start for you!
… Reflection on our special heritage. It all began as an idea: Why not try to help others just like us and develop an organization that focuses on involving and serving those with our special heritage? In the days before the internet and Social Media, this meant utilizing ‘traditional media’ (i.e. print or broadcast) to get the word out, and lots of phone calls and ‘regular snail mail’ to follow-up. Tuesday, April 8th marks the 28th anniversary of the founding of OVERSEAS BRATS. What began as a hobby has grown into a seven day a week job serving the needs of thousands of those connected with the American Military Family.
…How can we help you? Where can we get you involved?
Facebook groups where you can meet those who share your heritage living in the same State. Facebook groups for exist now in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC have been created thanks to the hard work of Barbara Walker Bartlett. Just type in: (State) Military and Overseas Brats in the search section of Facebook or ask Joe at: email@example.com for the specific link. (We plan to additional State groups in the future.)
Sponsorship for reunions. These are possible! Ask Joe at: firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas.
Upcoming events: Does your school/base/community have a reunion in your future? Let OVERSEAS BRATS (OSB) know at: email@example.com . OSB can provide FREE help. -Want to get a mini-reunion or reunion going? Ask: firstname.lastname@example.org .
“Brats Oktoberfest,” Oct. 2-5, 2014 in New Braunfels, TX.
-Homecoming 2016 happening Aug. 4-7, 2016 at the Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Weekly OSB updates. Get these by ‘liking’ on Facebook: Official OVERSEAS BRATS Fan Page.
Join us at: www.overseasbrats.com/membership.htm .
Have a terrific day!
It may be just a coincidence, but we think it’s serendipity that the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History released the first press announcement about our summer-long exhibit on the very day we were setting up for our film presentation of “Brown Babies” at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. “Brown Babies: the Mischlingskinder” documentary is our Museum’s first big event done in partnership with other entities such as the City of Albuquerque, the Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Don Chalmers Ford, and the Residence Inn of Marriott, and our exhibit at the Nuclear Museum, opening on May 26, will be our second big event and by far the biggest in our short history. That both events received press attention on the same day shows that our stars are aligning. Read the rest of this entry »