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December 7, 2019

Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor Day of Infamy Speech Delivered By President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked...
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November 11, 2019

The Unites States Navy Memorial     “Any man who may be asked . . . what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” ~ President John F. Kennedy ~   As we stop to...
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October 27, 2019

Chines Fishing Camp Wa Jen Ha Lio     “One of the earliest, largest and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants and their descendants introduced the use of commercial netting to catch bay shrimp off Point San Pedro. The shrimp were then dried...
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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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September 11, 2019

9/11 Memorial of Maryland     When I was a child, I remember adults talking about where they were on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, and on November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was killed. I am honestly a bit embarrassed to say so, but I also remembering wondering...
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August 8, 2019

Chicago Water Tower     Walking along Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, it is impossible not to be drawn to the castellated gothic building, which is in fact Chicago’s former water tower.  It is the kind of building you want to touch! I wish I could say that I went looking for the Water...
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July 20, 2019

The Saturn V Rocket NASA Johnson Space Center     The rocket which allowed man to go to the moon!  It is enormous and you can see and even touch it, in Houston! I must say that this stop was quite a thrill for us; we have been fortunate to visit the Air and...
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June 22, 2019

How Much Longer Will they Stand?     I will forever love the open road; those endless stretches of highways with uninterrupted vistas of the horizon and if you are lucky a road side attraction worth a detour. While I will agree that what we think of as abandoned buildings can be bitter sweet;...
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May 24, 2019

The Globe at “The Daily News Building”     It was raining, we were staying next door, on 42nd Street, and I was on a mission to find a View From the Road, which I never located; but this moment is why I love the road. I was drawn to the stone mural on...
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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 by the United...
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April 29, 2019

Marblehead Lighthouse     Apparently, my family once lived in Marblehead, Ohio, but all I have is a post office box number; thus instead of looking for bits of my past, Kate and I stopped to check out the lighthouse.               From Wikipedia: “Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio,...
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