Allan Eustis reminds me that on this date in 1934 the anemometer at Mt. Washington New Hampshire measured a wind gust of 231 mph. That is the highest direct instrumental measurement of wind in world history.
And, in Washington, D.C., Vice President Biden honored former Kansas Senator Bob Dole for Senator Dole’s commitment to America’s veterans and, in particular, his efforts to get the WWII Memorial built. As you know, Sen. Dole suffered terrible injuries in that war. It only through his extreme tenacity and the support of his friends and family in Russell, Kansas, that he was able to flourish in spite of his injuries. The full story of today’s ceremony is here.