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January 27, 2021

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day     Holocaust Memorial By Ofra Friedland   There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated by the United Nations is January...
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January 9, 2021

An Illions Carousel   I am not brave, especially when I am alone.  But as I have gotten older, I have occasionally become bolder; which is how I was able to photograph this Illions Carousel. I happened to be walking through Congress Park, when I spotted the carousel just as the workers were preparing...
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December 29, 2020

Strawbery Banke   Have you been wishing for things to go back to the way they were?  I think for most of us, we are only hoping for the world we knew last year. But Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an outdoor interactive museum, which takes you back a little further. Below...
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November 23, 2020

The MacArthur Memorial Duty * Honor * Country   This was a much anticipated stop, which I am so glad we were able to make; the memorial, located in Norfolk, Virginia, pays tribute to General Douglas MacArthur’s life and career. One of the things which made this such an outstanding museum was the General...
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October 19, 2020

Thomas Wolfe House     “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but...
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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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September 11, 2020

South Carolina’s First Responder Memorial Remembering the Heros of 9-11     On our journey’s we have made it a point to visit 9-11 Memorials. We continue to find communities, across the nation, who have chosen to remember and to ensure by their efforts, that we will all remember. Between 2010 and 2016 over...
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August 18, 2020

Susan B. Anthony Square Marking 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage     “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” ~ 19th Amendment...
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July 14, 2020

U.S.S. Indianapolis On my first trip to Europe alone, I sat next to the wife of a serviceman, who was stationed overseas, and whom she was going to Spain to see. We chatted for a good portion of the flight, and she offered me the best travel advice, I have ever been given.  “You...
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May 20, 2020

Key West Memorial to José Martí José Martí, el Apóstol, the apostle, is considered to be the father of a free Cuba; something not yet achieved, in my humble opinion. Today, May 20, is one of the days celebrated as the Cuban Independence Day, and thus I offer you a look at this memorial,...
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April 21, 2020

Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism Yom HaShoah     Holocaust Memorial By Ofra Friedland   There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated...
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