Friday, March 21, 2014

Today in History March 21, 1963 Alcatraz Closed its Doors

On March 21, 1963 “The Rock” closed it’s doors.

Wikipedia Image

Wikipedia: During the 29 years it was in use, the jail held some of the most notorious criminals in American history,[such as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz), George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, Rafael Cancel Miranda (a member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party who attacked the United States Capitol building in 1954),Mickey Cohen, Arthur R. "Doc" Barker, James "Whitey" Bulger, and Alvin "Creepy" Karpis (who served more time at Alcatraz than any other inmate). It also provided housing for the Bureau of Prisons staff and their families

The closing of this prison makes us think about the  dangers that our police officer, soliders, firemen and other first responders experience every day of their life. We have some special ornaments to honor those who give of themselves to protect us all.

36129 Police Badge Old World Christmas

 Hang Tag: The Police badge is recognized as a symbol of authority, and to the officers who wear it, it also represents their dedication and pride in providing public safety and service. Each department has its own badge, but many share similar symbols like the eagle, which denotes a strong and protective presence.

32138 Police Officers Cap Old World Christmas

 Hang Tag: Like their badges, the Police Officer’s Cap is recognized as a symbol of authority and represents the officers who wear it. The Police Officer’s Cap signifies a strong and protective presence. It also represents dedication and pride in providing public safety and service.

K169 Fireman Varosovia (Made in Poland)

46005 Fire Truck Old World Christmas

36084 Doctors Bag Old World Christmas

10203 Nurse Old World Christmas Ornament

46022 Ambulance Old World Christmas

Hang Tag: An ambulance is a vehicle used to transport ill or injured people. It contains life-support equipment and is staffed with well-trained medical personnel, so patients receive specialized care while being transported to the hospital.