A Brief History of Memorial Day

Today, May 30, 1868, was the first wide observation of Memorial Day but why? So summer could start? So we could have a barbeque and go on vacation? My grandmother used to call it by its original name – Decoration Day, because that’s the day you decorate the graves of family members who have passed. … Read more…

Jewish Heritage River Cruises Bring Travelers to Icons of History

History really comes alive for travelers who chose to experience the optional Jewish Heritage attractions featured on the AMAWaterways (www.amawaterways.com) Danube river cruises. AMA features three river cruises down the Danube River through Eastern Europe that include several optional major components of Jewish history. The “Romantic Danube” trip is 7 nights sailing from Budapest, Hungary … Read more…

Veterans Inspiring Patriotism Teaches Students How to Be Better Citizens and Patriots

Today is Veteran’s Day – what used to be known as Armistice Day, to recognize peace between World War I Allies and Germany. During that war, every American knew someone who was serving overseas. It was a time to be proud of your country and understand the price of freedom with so many lives lost. … Read more…

55-Alive

The world was sort of shocked by a massive generation of new ones shortly after World War II ended. Withing a few years, kids were running all over the place! They were known as Baby Boomers.
Well, some time has passed since then. Today, Boomers are entering their golden years. And it’s having a profound effect on society.
For one thing, these folks have been paying money into the Social Security program for many, many years. Any talk about not getting their due retirement pension simply won’t be tolerated.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is a fairly new one, but one I think you’ll like. It’s called 55-Alive. Here’s their mission:

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HistoryNet.com


Studying history in school can either be boring or interesting. Finding out about the events of years past help to understand why our world is the way it is. Today’s Family First Site is a great one for any cyber visitor who is interested in history, either for the sake passing a class, or for learning about a certain event that one has a particular interest in.

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