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Memorial Day Started With a Deeper Meaning

Memorial Day Started With a Deeper Meaning

Memorial Day has been called the unofficial start of summer vacation.  There may be many that disagree, but the very thought of it conjures up images of barbecues, swim parties, family gatherings, picnics, or, at the very least, a chance to be lazy and have a day off.  But in its origins, there was a […]

The Holocaust’s Hidden Stories of Jews in German Army

The Holocaust’s Hidden Stories of Jews in German Army

Last Thursday night, May 14, Roger Grunwald put on a one-man play about a largely unknown chapter of the Holocaust: the story of the tens of thousands of German men who were classified under the derogatory term of “mischlinge” (the term Nazis is used to describe those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents), and who […]

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

  The Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is a big festival of music, dancing, food, and fun. It is a celebration of the Battle of Pueblea, when the Mexican army unexpectedly ran the French out of the country. Cinco de Mayo in English means May 5, which is the day in 1862 that Mexico showed […]

Cinco De Mayo the History Behind the Day

Cinco De Mayo the History Behind the Day

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday which has become very popular and commercial in the United States, with many restaurants celebrating two for one drink specials. However, many people do not know the real story behind the holiday and what it really commemorates. Cinco de Mayo is often thought to be the day of Mexican […]

Princess Charlotte Named After Grandparents and Great-Grandmother

Princess Charlotte Named After Grandparents and Great-Grandmother

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the new royal baby, was named after her grandparents and great-grandmother. She was given the full name Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, with many assuming that she will either be called Lottie or Charlie for short. Kensington Palace officials said that the name spoke for itself, and that was certainly clear at first […]

Mother’s Day Has a Richer History Than Many Realize

Mother’s Day Has a Richer History Than Many Realize

People in many places throughout the world enjoy celebrating Mother’s Day with that very special woman in their lives. If anyone deserves an annual day of warmth, respect, and love, it would have to be the mother. It is currently honored in 46 nations, with varying calendar dates based on location and culture, and hundreds […]

Republican Party Should Listen to Lincoln

Republican Party Should Listen to Lincoln

“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, was considered a credible candidate with presidential stature after he made this statement at the start of his campaign. The Republican Party should […]

Hitler’s Auschwitz Devastation Revealed in Eerie Video

Hitler’s Auschwitz Devastation Revealed in Eerie Video

Auschwitz and The Holocaust were atrocities that were committed and occurred at the height of Hitler and the Third Reich. It affected millions of people world wide and made an entire country victims and refugees on their own land, as the Polish and Jewish and many others were chased by Hitler, his followers and the […]

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday, making the Bard 451 years old. The exact date of the playwright’s birth is not certain, but 18th Century biographers calculated April 23 as his birthday since it was known that he was baptized on April 26. It just so happens that he also died on April 23, at the […]

Holocaust Anti-Semitic Advocate Who Turned Hero

Holocaust Anti-Semitic Advocate Who Turned Hero

The Holocaust, the greatest atrocity in world history, was made especially possible due to its widely known network of anti-Semitic advocates against a minority of heroes who risked their lives and careers to turn around the doomed fate of Jews and other victims. In the course of World War II, several governments as well as industrial leaders helped […]

Abraham Lincoln and Muhammadu Buhari

Abraham Lincoln and Muhammadu Buhari

This week the United States remembers one of the country’s most popular presidents, Abraham Lincoln. It was this week 150 years ago that Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, at the Ford Theater. A memorial for the slain president is being held in the capital city of Albany, New York. Coinciding in a timely […]

Museums Asked to Consider Donors’ Politics

Museums Asked to Consider Donors’ Politics

Scientists have signed an open letter to natural history museums requesting they cut all ties with donors whose political agenda may conflict with their own view. The primary focus of this letter is the Koch brothers. David Koch holds seats on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of National History in D.C. and […]

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