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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day Holocaust MemorialByOfra Friedland There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated by the United Nations is January 27, the day the Soviet Army…

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African American History Monument   The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right:“The first of its…

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baily Circus The Great Britain Bandwagon Circa 1902 I loved the circus, I love trains, and am mad about creating tiny worlds; thus, when I happened upon this display, at the Portland, Maine, mall, I of course fell madly in love! It was an unexpected find, and thus without my…

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Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor Day of Infamy SpeechDeliveredByPresident Franklyn Delano Roosevelt “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces…

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The Unites States Navy Memorial “Any man who may be asked . . . what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.”~ President John F. Kennedy ~ As we stop to honor and remember our Veteran’s…

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Chines Fishing CampWa Jen Ha Lio   “One of the earliest, largest and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants and their descendants introduced the use of commercial netting to catch bay shrimp off Point San Pedro. The shrimp were then dried and exported to…

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9/11 Memorial of Maryland When I was a child, I remember adults talking about where they were on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, and on November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was killed. I am honestly a bit embarrassed to say so, but I also remembering wondering what my generations,…

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Chicago Water Tower   Walking along Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, it is impossible not to be drawn to the castellated gothic building, which is in fact Chicago’s former water tower. It is the kind of building you want to touch! I wish I could say that I went looking for the Water Tower, and…

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The Saturn V RocketNASA Johnson Space Center The rocket which allowed man to go to the moon! It is enormous and you can see and even touch it, in Houston! I must say that this stop was quite a thrill for us; we have been fortunate to visit the Air and Space Museum in Washington,…

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How Much Longer Will they Stand? I will forever love the open road; those endless stretches of highways with uninterrupted vistas of the horizon and if you are lucky a road side attraction worth a detour. While I will agree that what we think of as abandoned buildings can be bitter sweet; I am always…