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Key West Memorial to José Martí José Martí, el Apóstol, the apostle, is considered to be the father of a free Cuba; something not yet achieved, in my humble opinion. Today, May 20, is one of the days celebrated as the Cuban Independence Day, and thus I offer you a look at this memorial, in…

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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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Center of the 48 States Lebanon, Kansas is the geographic center of the lower 48 states. Until we came across this sign serendipitously, it had never occurred to me that this was a place I wanted to see! The plaque on the stone foundation But it turned out that I did and it was a…

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Boston Irish Famine Memorial I hope you have never known hunger, true and prolonged hunger, which is not the result of being late to a meal or not having cooked yet or gotten to the grocery store; but rather the kind of hunger which comes when there is no food to be had. Growing up,…

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The Last Picture Show – Tamarac 5 Too frequently we go about our lives mesmerized by our “to do list”, and do not stop to take note of the moment, in front of us. How often do we not realize that we are either a witness to history or experiencing “the last time”? I am…

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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…