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April 29, 2017

Follow April 29, 1992   This week, I was speaking with my dear friend, Shahnaz. We were sharing one of those insanely long, but always too short chats where we catch-up on each other’s lives, and the thousands of miles in between us, seem to melt away, just a bit.  We...
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March 20, 2017

Follow Nathan Hale and the Homestead     “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” ~ Nathan Hale ~   Do you remember Nathan Hale from a history class or movie or maybe the cartoon Liberty Kids?  Perhaps, it is just those famous last...
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February 27, 2017

Follow Grant’s Tomb     The first time we went to Grant’s Tomb, was quite by accident and a very long time ago; in fact it was in the last century! We were on Riverside Drive, perhaps also by accident, yet somehow managed to find parking and pulled over to take...
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January 12, 2017

Follow Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site     “Young African American men came to Tuskegee from all over the nation to train as military pilots. They began with primary flight training here at Tuskegee Institute’s Moton filed.  Tuskegee Institute also has a smaller field, Kennedy Field, where some cadets received orientation...
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December 6, 2016

Follow Pearl Harbor     {Photograph taken on the boat, as we approached the Memorial, an iconic shot that includes, from left to right, the USS Missouri, where the Japanese surrendered, ending World War II, in the Pacific, the harbor control tower at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, which was built in...
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November 7, 2016

Follow I Voted – No Exclamation Point     The envelope said: Vote With Confidence. It never occurred to me to question the process until I went into the post office, where my confidence was suddenly shaken by a very nice clerk and a computer. It took me a while to...
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October 22, 2016

Follow Theodore Roosevelt Island     “If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt ~     Like so many memorials in Washington D. C., Theodore Roosevelt Island honors a man who served as president of the United States and manages to capture the enormity...
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September 11, 2016

Follow “Remembrance Garden” We Will Never Forget     There is a memorial at the Remembrance Garden, in Winslow, Arizona, that honors the memory of the events and the people impacted by the tragedy of 9-11.   The plaque states: “These two steel beams from the World Trade Center, entrusted to the...
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August 24, 2016

Follow The United States Military Academy “West Point”     “Duty, Honor, Country”     “A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.”     Cadet Andrea Lee Hollen, the first Woman to graduate from the Academy in 1980   The first book I remember going to...
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July 15, 2016

Follow National Museum of the Marine Corps     “The terrazzo floor depicts the transition from ocean to shore, representing the Marines´ mission of amphibious assault. Soaring up from the floor is a 210 foot stainless steel spire suggesting the raised barrel of an artillery piece, a bayoneted rifle or an...
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