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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.

History: Jamestown

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in History | Comments Off on History: Jamestown

  What Sir Walter Raleigh and his Roanoke Island colonists failed to accomplish, the Jamestown settlers achieved: the first permanent...

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Travel: The Ahwahnee Hotel

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in History, The Arts, Travel | 1 comment

    As you can see by the tags for this entry, the Ahwahnee Hotel earns its way on this list in several ways. It’s a great...

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History: The Tuskegee Airmen

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in History | Comments Off on History: The Tuskegee Airmen

  During World War II, the U.S. military forces were completely segregated. African-Americans who desired to serve their country had...

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History: Women's Suffrage

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010 in History | Comments Off on History: Women's Suffrage

The people of the time were adamant – women couldn’t be given the right to vote. And why couldn’t they? Well, went the...

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History: America Sends a Man into Space

Posted by on Aug 29, 2010 in History | Comments Off on History: America Sends a Man into Space

His name was Alan Shepard, and he was the second man – and first American – into space. His flight took place on May 5,...

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History: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Posted by on Jan 14, 2010 in History | 1 comment

In the twentieth century, Stalin killed some 20 million people, Mao killed even more – at least 50 million. As evil as these men...

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History: The Arizona Memorial

Posted by on Dec 7, 2009 in History | Comments Off on History: The Arizona Memorial

Franklin Roosevelt said these memorable words: “Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United...

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History: Ellis Island

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 in History | Comments Off on History: Ellis Island

For the twelve million immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and their now 100 million descendants, these 27.5 acres are sacred...

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History: Ground Zero

Posted by on Sep 11, 2009 in History | Comments Off on History: Ground Zero

The World Trade Center towers proved to be an irresistible target to Islamic terrorists. They attacked it first in 1993, hoping to topple...

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History: Appomattox

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009 in History | 5 comments

I’m reminded of the Leonard Cohen lyrics: “Everybody knows the war is over, everybody knows the good guys lost.” Okay,...

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