Heritage and History

December 03, 2021
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day takes place on December 7. It was made a national holiday in the United States in 1994 to commemorate the thous…
December 01, 2021
When you start seeing the promotional hype for the Summer or Winter Olympics, have you ever wondered, "When did the Olympics start?” The ans…
November 09, 2021
The War of 1812, sometimes referred to as the second war for independence, was a war between Great Britain, the newly formed United States, …
November 04, 2021
For the last 100 years, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been an important military memorial in the United States. This monument followed…
November 02, 2021
Every year we celebrate and honor U.S. veterans for their bravery and valor on Veterans Day. Without the dedication of veterans throughout U…
October 29, 2021
My first recollection of learning about the Battle of New Orleans was a song by Johnny Horton titled “The Battle of New Orleans.” The lyrics…
October 28, 2021
The War of 1812, sometimes called the second war for independence, officially began on 18 June 1812. Typically thought to be a war between t…
October 22, 2021
If family history had a favorite holiday, it would have to be All Souls’ Day, the thousand-year-old observance that falls every year on Nove…
October 19, 2021
If you are fortunate enough to spend a little time with Elaine Hasleton, you’ll come away richer for the experience. Elaine is a deputy chie…
September 22, 2021
If you’ve ever enjoyed pita bread, hummus, or falafel, you’ve ventured into the wonderful world of Middle Eastern food. But there’s much mor…
September 09, 2021
Constitution Day is one of the most significant holidays in the United States of America, and yet it goes uncelebrated by many Americans eac…
September 07, 2021
The year 2021 marks 20 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States of America that shook the world. These attacks, w…
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