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14 Sep A Day Of Remembrances And Reflection: 20 Years After The 9/11 Attacks

Twenty years to the day after a pair of hijacked airliners destroyed the World Trade Center towers, another plane punched a gaping hole in the Pentagon and a fourth passenger jet crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers sought to regain control from hijackers.  Nationwide, Americans reflected on the events that forever changed their country.  Please click here to read more.    ...

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03 Sep World Summit of Indigenous People and Nature

Today, September 3, 2021, the IUCN World Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nature will be held virtually. The World Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nature (IP Summit) aims to unite the voices of indigenous peoples from around the world to raise awareness that enhanced measures are required to protect the rights of indigenous peoples and their roles as stewards of nature. This Summit will bring together representatives of indigenous organizations who are actively working on biodiversity and natural resources, climate change, and management of indigenous lands and territories around the world.  More info here.  ...

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16 Aug August 16 – Historical Highlights

Today’s Highlight in History: In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812. In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain’s Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued Proclamation 86, which prohibited the states of the Union from engaging in commercial trade with states that were in rebellion _ i.e., the Confederacy. In 1920, Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was struck in the head by a pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees; Chapman died the following morning. For more historical highlights, please read here.    ...

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09 Aug The Best Photos from the 2021 Summer Olympics

Yesterday was the closing of the XXXII Olympiad Games in Tokyo, Japan.  Because of Covid, these games were not your regular Olympic games - the original date was August, 2020 and apart from the games officials, there were no spectators in the stands to cheer on the athletes.  But still, these Olympics were a success and there were many special moments, including the 12 year old skateboarder from Japan, who was the youngest athlete to ever win a medal.  Please click here to see those special moments....

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02 Aug 20 Awesome Facts About August!

Did you know that in August 1762 the sandwich, as we know it, was created when the Earl of Sandwich requested meat between two pieces of bread.  Well neither did we so we thought we would share with you some of the origins of August, the traditions we celebrate during it, as well as some fun little facts to bring it all together!    ...

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27 Jul Freedom and Independence

As we wrap up our special series reflecting on the themes of freedom and independence, we thought we would share some thoughts of what freedom and independence means to some of the more profound thinkers of our time.  We've enjoyed highlighting the many insightful writings around this theme and hope that we have provided a broader viewpoint about the importance and ultimate consequences of a very complex subject matter....

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19 Jul What Does Freedom Mean To You?

As we continue to share our thoughts on freedom and independence, we wanted to poise this question?  What does freedom mean to you?  We came across a very interesting article that highlights the answers to this very simple but as we continue to witness, also very complicated question from Americans across all walks of life.  Please click here to read further.,...

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