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Facts About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

[ReviewAZON name=”Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping The Memory of the World Wars” id=”2″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0195071395″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]On Veteran’s Day, we try to remember our soldiers and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation free.  In the United States, we do this in the form of military services, parades, offers to our veterans and a special tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.  This national monument was built in 1921 to commemorate the U.S. Soldiers who went to war and never came back.  The bodies interred there, as the name suggests, are unknown.  Here are a few interesting facts about this memorial and what it means to our country, as well as the rest of the world. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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When Was Your Time Best?

I was listening to local talk radio the other day and heard some comments from people complaining about our times.  They mentioned the show “American Graffiti”, George Lucas’ classic film about growing up at the end of the 1950s and they wished they could go back to those times.  It got me to thinking?  When was the best time to live?  Are we living in the best time?  How about these times? Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - April 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm

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Five People Born on March 9

bobby-fischerToday is March 9, 2010 and the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 296 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1018 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date, in 1862, the first ironclad battleships, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fight to a draw.  Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - March 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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