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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…

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Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial By Ofra 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…

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Marblehead Lighthouse Apparently, my family once lived in Marblehead, Ohio, but all I have is a post office box number; thus instead of looking for bits of my past, Kate and I stopped to check out the lighthouse. From Wikipedia: “Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio, United States, is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on…

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Eloise I must admit that I felt more than a little bit mischievous, the first time I decided to go into the Plaza Hotel, in New York City, in search of Eloise. Eloise is the central character of a children’s book written by Kay Thomspson and illustrated by Hilary Knight. The initial story is set…

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President George Herbert Walker Bush I have been to every presidential library in this nation, but I have only been thanked once, for my visit. I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of President George Hebert Walker Bush; may God give comfort and peace to his family and friends, and those who admired…