Category: Public Square

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An Illions Carousel I am not brave, especially when I am alone.  But as I have gotten older, I have occasionally become bolder; which is how I was able to photograph this Illions Carousel. I happened to be walking through Congress Park, when I spotted the carousel just as the workers were preparing to open…

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Strawbery Banke Have you been wishing for things to go back to the way they were?  I think for most of us, we are only hoping for the world we knew last year. But Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an outdoor interactive museum, which takes you back a little further. Below are a…

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The MacArthur Memorial Duty * Honor * Country This was a much anticipated stop, which I am so glad we were able to make; the memorial, located in Norfolk, Virginia, pays tribute to General Douglas MacArthur’s life and career. One of the things which made this such an outstanding museum was the General and his…

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Thomas Wolfe House   “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are…

Remembering Nine-Eleven

South Carolina’s First Responder MemorialRemembering the Heroes of 9-11     It is hard to believe that nineteen years have passed since the attacks of September 11th, on our nation. We remember and vow never to forget; as do so many communities across our nation. On our journey’s we have made it a point to…

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Susan B. Anthony SquareMarking 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage   “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” ~ 19th Amendment ~   “Let’s Have…

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U.S.S. Indianapolis On my first trip to Europe alone, I sat next to the wife of a serviceman, who was stationed overseas, and whom she was going to Spain to see.  We chatted for a good portion of the flight, and she offered me the best travel advice, I have ever been given.  “You will…

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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…

Reflections

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…