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Posts tagged with ‘United States’

16 Things You May Not Know About Thanksgiving

  391 years ago (1620) a group of 102 English settlers, who later became known as Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts aboard the Mayflower. Their leader was William Bradford (1590-1657) who governed the colony for most of the next 30 years. Bradford’s wife, Dorothy, drowned a few days before reaching Plymouth in Provincetown Harbor. The first winter in New England […]

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Be All You Can Be.

  Just about anybody over the age of 20 can remember the United States Army’s slogan, “Be All You Can Be”. Some of you just read those words and the catchy jingle is in your head right now. “Be…all that you can be…in the Arrrrrrrrrmmmmmy!” That slogan was so good; the Army didn’t change it for 21 years. If your life […]

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We Remember – A 9/11 TRIBUTE

Twelve years ago our world was different. There was no Transportation Security Administration (TSA). There was no Department of Homeland Security. There was no ‘War on Terror’. Terrorism wasn’t a household word and if I said, “We’re orange right now, you’d only think of the color, not your safety.” It took very little time to get through security at an […]

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A Labor Day Thought!

  As the ticket agent handed me my confirmed seat on a Chicago bound flight, for which I had been standing-by, I couldn’t help but smile at the thought of getting home an hour earlier than planned.  Finally, I would get a full night’s sleep! I was thinking, “No alarm clock tomorrow! It’s Labor Day!!” However my one man, ‘hallelujah’ personal praise session […]

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

  22,674 men lost their lives in the American Revolutionary War to ensure the signing of the “Declaration of Independence” mattered 237 years ago. When was the last time you took the time to read it? Refresh your memory and hit the link below: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html On September 17, 1787, approximately 11 years and 2 months later, the “United States Constitution” was […]

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