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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…

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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…

Reflections

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…