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March 26, 2020

Boston Irish Famine Memorial   I hope you have never known hunger, true and prolonged hunger, which is not the result of being late to a meal or not having cooked yet or gotten to the grocery store; but rather the kind of hunger which comes when there is no food to be had....
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February 29, 2020

The Last Picture Show – Tamarac 5 Too frequently we go about our lives mesmerized by our “to do list”, and do not stop to take note of the moment, in front of us. How often do we not realize that we are either a witness to history or experiencing “the last time”? I...
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January 27, 2020

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 20, 2020

African American History Monument     The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right Website:...
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December 12, 2019

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baily Circus The Great Britain Bandwagon Circa 1902     I loved the circus, I love trains, and am mad about creating tiny worlds; thus, when I happened upon this display, at the Portland, Maine, mall, I of course fell madly in love! It was an unexpected find, and...
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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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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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