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Without certain moments in our national life, we wouldn’t be the nation we’ve become. We reunited our people at Appomattox, and united mankind when we walked on the moon. Not just history; Great American history.

Omaha Beach

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Featured, History | 1 comment

  We have a phrase that we throw away lightly: “Hell on earth.” We have to wait in an airplane on the tarmac for two...

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in History | 0 comments

  The size and scope of the D-Day operation grows more amazing as time goes on, and as the nature of warfare changes. In this age of...

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“Tear Down This Wall”

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Featured, History | 1 comment

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the speech President Ronald Reagan made at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, calling for the removal...

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The Jazz Singer, the First “Talkie”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Featured, Film, History | 0 comments

Let’s clear up one common misunderstanding up front. When Al Jolson said, “Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard...

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The Nixon-Kennedy Debates

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Featured, History | 0 comments

If you’re tired of the Republican Debate-o-the-Day (and who isn’t?), you can blame the incredible impact of the 1960 debates...

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The Alamo

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Featured, History | 0 comments

General Antonio López de Santa Anna finally captured the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Tony thought he was putting an end to the battle for...

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History: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Featured, History | 1 comment

Five Marines and a Navy corpsman raised the American flag on the worthless island of Iwo Jima near the end of World War II, and the image...

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History: VJ Day in Times Square

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in History | 0 comments

It’s a thing of wonderment when a photographer can capture the mood of an entire nation in a moment of spontaneous excitement. When a...

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History: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in History | 0 comments

Several years following World War I, Congress approved the burial of an unknown soldier at Arlington Cemetery. The process for selecting...

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History: The Berlin Airlift

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in History | 0 comments

At the conclusion of World War II, both the western Allies and the Soviet Union wanted Germany under their sphere of influence. The...

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