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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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Reflections

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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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April 8, 2020

Center of the 48 States   Lebanon, Kansas is the geographic center of the lower 48 states. Until we came across this sign serendipitously, it had never occurred to me that this was a place I wanted to see!     The plaque on the stone foundation   But it turned out that I...
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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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