Ten people were killed and 90 wounded
on Memorial Day, 1937 when the police attacked a peaceful
march outside the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago .
The march came just days after the beginning of a strike
against Republic, known as one of the worst places to work.
The company paid low wages, drove its workers hard, and
provided no medical care or pension plan. Republic Steel
fought unionization even after the larger U.S. Steel
Corporation agreed to unionization in early 1937.
Developed for the Vietnam War, the Corsair II proved to be
a trusty and devastating strike aircraft that traded
over-the-top features for a formidable range, increased payload
capacity, and an affordable price. With its iconic oversized air
intake and unique airframe, the warplane would be nicknamed the
Sluf or 'short little ugly f***' by the Navy crews. There was
nothing ugly about its performance.
are the airplanes for sale? I
still arrange for ferry pilots to deliver airplanes, but I no
longer broker aircraft for sale.
2022: One thing that is important to remember is
that Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day. It's
intended to remember those who gave their lives, not everyone
who's served. So, while it's always good to thank people for
serving in the military, it's unnecessary to do on Memorial Day
and some think it's even inappropriate, and wishing someone
a ''Happy Memorial Day'' is really the wrong thing to say,
it also isn't Christmas or New Years.