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A Brief History of Memorial Day

May 30, 2011 No Comments

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 fam... continue reading...

Jewish Heritage River Cruises Bring Travelers to Icons of History

March 8, 2011 2 Comments

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 throug... continue reading...

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

November 11, 2010 No Comments

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... continue reading...

55-Alive

May 23, 2007 No Comments

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 prof... continue reading...

HistoryNet.com

June 23, 2005 No Comments

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... continue reading...

OldWoodies.com

May 13, 2005 2 Comments

OldWoodies.com In years past, automobiles were not always made of metal. They have been made of plastics, canvas, and even wood. In fact, during World War II, when metal was needed for national defense, the wooden car became very popular, and that popularity continues even today. The Family First Site looks ... continue reading...

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum

April 18, 2005 1 Comment

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum I was watching the History Channel on television today, and was treated to a day of programs about the Presidents of the United States. There were about 6 hours of devoted to mini-biographies of all the men who served in the office, from George Washington to George W. ... continue reading...

Return to Iwo

March 14, 2005 1 Comment

Return to Iwo When Steven Speilberg made the film "Saving Private Ryan", one of the reasons he did so was to honor the men who fought in that war. He used the D-Day invasion as his topic for that honor. But World War II was a global war, fought on many fronts by many people of all ages and races. This past w... continue reading...

Historic Naval Ship Visitor’s Guide

February 24, 2005 No Comments

Historic Naval Ship Visitor’s Guide It is time to start thinking about those upcoming vacations. The weather is so nice where I am, it almost feels like spring. Spring vacation, summer vacation, two weeks off in the middle of summer. Planning before you leave can help to maximize your time relaxing. There is a... continue reading...

Arizona Memorial Museum Association

February 13, 2005 1 Comment

Arizona Memorial Museum Association December 7th, 1941 is a day that every American is aware of. It is the date which has lived in infamy. On that date, the United States entered World War II after a surprise air raid on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Twenty years later, a memorial was dedicated to t... continue reading...

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