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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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July 11, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum   We were on a historical sites roll, thus I decided to take a detour to Springfield, Illinois, and visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, though I was not quite sure it should be grouped with say President Richard Nixon’s or President Lyndon Johnson’s Presidential Library’s....
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June 5, 2010

William J. Clinton Presidential Center     The President Clinton Library was much maligned, before opening, because of its architecture. It was said, by critics, that it looked like a double-wide house-trailer, on the river.  The design is very utilitarian.  The three story structure is easy to navigate and includes full-scale replicates of both...
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May 29, 2010

Cuba Nostalgia 2010 Marcial and Adriana invited us Cuba Nostalgia 2010, and I am so glad that they did!  Held in Miami, this exposition highlights the Cuba I have only heard about.  However, for at least one afternoon, I was able to visit!    Carlos Manuel de Céspedes On October 10, 1868, he proclaimed...
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April 11, 2010

The President Woodrow Wilson House     “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget...
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