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Hostess City of the South

Savannah, Georgia, often called the "Hostess City of the South" lived up to its calling. Our family had a week long adventure in this eclectic city and ventured far and wide. Tybee Island hosts a beautiful beach and quaint resort town that offered us some beautiful nature. Fort Pulaski, located on marshy Cockspur Island built in the second quarter of the 1800's guarded the river approaches to Savannah, and the National Park Service is maintaining this historical treasure so kindly. The historic "River Walk" captured the fun side of Savannah, as the historic"Colonial Park," built in 1750, the second oldest cemetery in Savannah and later established in 1896 for a city park, was a notable lesson in history. Adding an evening event of "Savannah's Ghoulish Tales" was a hoot and in keeping with this southern city. An entire afternoon spent at "The National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force," was magnificent! Organized in Savannah on January 28, 1942, the Eighth Air Force was the largest force of its kind as part of the U.S. Army Air Forces(USAAF). The Eighth Air Force mission was the heavy bombardment of strategic and military targets in Nazi occupied Europe and Germany. I am so looking forward to further learning first hand stories from my Book Club members who reside at The Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington D.C. about the "Mighty Eighth Air Force." Our family made memories while visiting Savannah and we are grateful for that!


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