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The World War II Memorial   Washington, D.C.   This Memorial Day we stop to remember our Veteran’s with a look at the World War II Memorial, in Washington, D.C.; which we visited last year, on Veteran’s day, and which solemnly reminds us the men and women who sacrificed so much both on the...
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April 17, 2011

In A Wild Wyoming Rest Area I love rest stops, not only do they provide a necessary service; but they can also offer an interesting encounter with others on the road, a place to stretch your legs, eat your packed lunch, and if you are lucky, they can be a wonderful showcase for their...
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March 11, 2011

   Fort McHenry  O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof...
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February 7, 2011

    Rosie the Riveter Memorial   Located in Richmond, California, the Rosie the Riveter Memorial and the World War II Home Front National Historic Parkfeel like works in progress; I hope this is not simply because they were established to honor women’s efforts during the war.  The day we visited, a ranger met us...
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January 1, 2011

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.         “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~   On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born at 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia, just as his brother before...
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December 16, 2010

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Encampment of the Continental Army in the winter of 1777-1778 “The unfortunate soldiers were in want of everything; they had neither coats nor hats, nor shirts, nor shoes. Their feet and their legs froze until they were black, and it was often necessary to amputate them.” ~...
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November 4, 2010

Veterans Day and the American Battle Monuments Commission “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, of 1918, the Allies and Germany agreed to put down their weapons, bringing an end to...
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October 12, 2010

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial   I remember this war and I remember all of the controversy that surrounded the making of this memorial.   It has been a good thirty years since I first visited the Memorial.  I approached from the Mall, reverently, yet anticipating my opportunity to see what all of the fuss was about....
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September 15, 2010

Two for One! Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces A visit made before I began these pages, but never-the-less, worth sharing with you, as it is an opportunity to learn about two Presidents but three houses, all with one stop! Part of the National Parks, the John Adams and his son, John...
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August 12, 2010

Little White House Warm Springs, Georgia     This was another one of those unexpected stops, on a list of places I had hoped to visit, but did not quite see how I would find myself in Warm Springs, Georgia, at President Franklin Roosevelt’s Little White House. It was a stop that included Andersonville,...
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