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50th Anniversary Vietnam War

The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act gave the U.S. Secretary of Defense authority to conduct a program of activities and ceremonies to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice.  This year, 2015, has been designated to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War era is […]

United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service, also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail or Postal Service, often abbreviated as USPS, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in  the United States. It is one of the few government agencies especially  authorized by the United States Constitution. The […]

George Mason

George Mason from Virginia, delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, refused to sign the new Constitution in September 1787. Mason felt the Constitution created a federal government that might be too powerful. He further objected because it did not end the slave trade and did not contain a bill of rights. In the latter […]

Epinal Cemetery

Epinal Cemetery is located southeast of Epinal Vosges, France in the village of Dinoze-Quequement. The cemetery, 48 acres in extent, is sited on a plateau 100 feet above the river, in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains; it contains the graves of 5,255 of our  military dead, most of whom gave their lives in the […]

Declaration of Independence

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee, delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia, offered a resolution that would change forever the course of human history. Lee’s resolution proposed to sever the ties between the American colonies and Great Britain. As a result of the resolution, a committee was appointed to draft a formal Declaration […]

Battle of Bunker’s Hill

The Battle of Bunker’s Hill was among the most notorious battles of the American Revolution. On June 15, 1775 the colonists began to see signs that the British planned to occupy the area know as Dorchester Heights, an area in the southern part of Boston that provided a view of both the city of Boston […]

Belva Ann Lockwood

Belva Ann Lockwood, born 1830, was an attorney, teacher, and activist in the women’s rights movement and the peace movement. After completing her education at age 14, she taught school and was dismayed to find that women received half the pay of men teachers. Her first marriage to Uriah McNall ended with his death in […]

The Great Seal

The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by  the U. S. government. The phrase is used by for the physical seal (which is kept by the U. S. Secretary of State), and is more generally for the design impressed upon it. The seal was first publicly in 1782. […]

19th Amendment

On June 4, 1919, the U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, was the culmination of a long effort by generations of the women’s suffrage movement. The cause began in the mid-19th century, led by women […]

Lorraine Cemetery

This is the seventeenth cemetery on foreign land where American lives were lost and were buried. Lorraine Cemetery is situated three fourths mile north of the town of St. Avold, France. The cemetery, which covers 113 ½  acres, contains the largest number of graves of our military Dead of World War II in Europe, a […]

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