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D-Day, June 6, 1944 – 75th Anniversary Solemn Commemoration, Videos – Greatest Generation

June 6th, 2019 Comments off


Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II. It helped lead to the defeat of Nazi forces in Europe. More than 150,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on the shores of northern France on June 6, 1944. About 2,500 of the 73,000 U.S. soldiers who fought in the battle died. As a 23-year-old army medic, Ray Lambert saved countless lives in Normandy, despite being wounded. Now 98, he recently co-wrote a book called “Every Man A Hero.” Jan Crawford reports,” said CBS News in an interview with the D-Day veteran.


The video mixes historic film footage with the interview, modern and period scenes.  It’s moving.



The correspondent couldn’t help but cry at one point, which happened on this end watching the veteran’s moving story. 



The stills are from the posted videos.


One of the D-Day cemeteries.




Leaders from around the world are starting two days of observances to remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day. President Trump and Queen Elizabeth are part of this morning’s ceremony in Portsmouth, England, one of the main departure points for the WWII invasion of German-occupied France. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is also there, along with representatives from all 16 allied nations that took part in D-Day. Anthony Mason reports from Normandy,” said CBS News about the introduction to their video, below.



For the vast majority of us who have never experienced combat, it’s instructive to grasp how brave these men where.  No wonder they are known as “the greatest generation.”

Imagine, in 1940 or 1941, the Germans and the Japanese may have appeared almost unbeatable.

But by VE Day on Wednesday, May 8, 1945 the war in Europe was over.


By Monday, September 2, 1945, the war in the Pacific was over.



Without the willingness to fight, the Nazis, Japanese, and Soviets may well have conquered much of the world.  The clarity of World War II was that there are some battles that simply can’t be avoided. 

Other struggles are more obscure, but are just as real.  The greatest generation reminds us that the willingness to do what is right can make the difference.


WWII veterans and world leaders gather in Normandy for D-Day anniversary

Sky’s Sarah Jane-Mee explains the significance of the D-Day landings, as the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary.



For those who are still living, we salute you.  For those who died that day, we’re in your debt, and that of your fellow veterans.

That’s this June, 6, 2019 commemorative reflection on News Through the Lens of Manufactured Homes, and Factory-Built Housing,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)



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Manufactured Home Community Veterans Honored

March 29th, 2017 Comments off

Credit: News-Press.

In a North Fort Myers, Florida manufactured home community, some special residents were honored for their contribution.

According to the News-Press, twelve World War II veterans, ages 87-94, were honored this past weekend at the Forest Park Mobile Home Park.

70 years removed from their time in service, veterans – members of the Navy, Army, Army Air Corps and the Coast Guard–were deeply moved by the gesture.

It was very special,” said Joe Boisvert, aged 90, who returned from the war to no fanfare and no parade.

Not even his parents met him when he arrived.

I was banging on the door in the middle of the night and my dad yelled ‘who it is? and I said ‘Joe!’ “My dad yelled back ‘Joe who?’” said Boisvert.

The Hope HealthCare Honor Guard Valor Program put the event together, and has been in the business of honoring military veterans at the company’s four homes and at other area venues for about 12 years.

The event was held at Forest Park because the community also has a sewing and craft group that puts together some of the valor bears the Honor Guard hands out to veterans,” said Fran Nanio, volunteer coordinator for Hope HealthCare.

We usually do this for our Hope veteran patients, but we will go to wherever the patient lives if need be.


Credit: News-Press.

The veterans were each given certificates of appreciation, U.S. Flag lapel pins, quilts and other items. Each veteran was also flanked by a member of the HealthCare Honor Guard, which after thanking them for their service also provided a salute.

200 people attended the event, which ended with a standing ovation.

I am amazed,” said Gloria Hartz, a member of the Forest Park club who helped organize the event.

This is our first event. It started out with two veterans, then five, then seven then 12. The president and I were panicking. But this was beautiful.” ##


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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News February 12th 2017 to February 19th 2017

February 19th, 2017 Comments off

sunday-morning-weekly-manufactured-home-pro-news-recap-1-4-to-1-10-2015-mhpronews-com-A new month means new-featured articles on the home page.

This month’s theme? Frank, Frustrations and Free Enterprise February in MHLand, 2017.

To see the line-up of over 3-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.


When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©


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Saturday February 18th, 2017


NAHB Home Builder Confidence Report Released



Friday February 17th, 2017


Community Owners, Residents, Agree on Bill


UMH Up, Manufactured Housing CV Down, Broader Markets Rise


New Modular Housing Project Unveiled


Homeowner Survey: Location Matters


Small Business Optimism Index: January Results




Thursday February 16th, 2017


MHC Residents Face Uncertain Future


LPX, LCI, Manufactured Housing CV Up, Broader Markets Mixed


No End in Sight? Trump Cheers Stock Market Streak


Killam Properties Reports Q4, 2016 Earnings


Modular Construction Helps to House Veterans



Wednesday February 15th, 2017


Duty to Serve (DTS) Manufactured Housing “Confidential Documents,” Draft and Downloads, FHFA, GSEs


Proposed Death Blows to CFPB Put Forward


UFPI, Manufactured Housing CV Soar, Broader Markets On Record Streak


Modular Company Purchased Out of Bankruptcy


After Fight, MHC Gets Green Light


Nation Looks to Shipping Containers for Migrant Housing




Tuesday February 14th, 2017


State Makes Move to Combine Housing Divisions


Deer Valley Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Down, Broader Markets Up


Landmarkers send Aluminaire House Packing from NY to CA


Manufactured Home Resident Scholarships Due


Stopped Before They Can Start? MHC Develop Stalled



Monday February 13th, 2017


MHC Gets Reprieve – But for How Long?


SKY, Cavco Up, Manufactured Housing CV, Broader Markets Rise


Industry Lender Announces Name Change


Future Looks Bleak for MHC


Manufactured Housing – Hope for Ownership Versus Rentals?



Sunday February 12th, 2017


Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News February 5th 2017 to February 12th 2017


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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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Nearly 500,000 Vets Live in Manufactured Homes

November 21st, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from, while an estimated 470,000 rural veterans live in manufactured homes (MH), they are less likely to live in MH than the rural population as a whole. However, twice as many rural veterans live in MH than veterans as a whole nationally. While rural areas have fewer homeless veterans than urban areas, veterans are often a greater percentage of the rural homeless population. Many veterans are finding housing unaffordable. Households that spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing are considered cost-burdened. Veterans who rent and live in rural areas are twice as likely to be cost-burdened than homeowners—37.7 percent compared to 18.8 percent of homeowners. Just under 50 percent of veteran renters over 55 are cost burdened compared to 26.6 percent of those veterans in their thirty’s.

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