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151st Remembrance Day

I was in Gettysburg last weekend for Remembrance Day, which is when we commemorate Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.

A few nights beforehand, my dad told me to bring the camera. 533 more words

Photography

Leaving A Track of Desolation Behing Him~ November 1864~19th and 20th

Leaving a Track of Desolation Behind Him ~ George Templeton Strong.

Northerners gloat and the people of Georgia moan as Sherman and his troops forage, burn, plunder and fight their way through the state. 2,328 more words

Daily History

TGIF . . . Heroes

As we approach Thanksgiving, let us be reminded of those heroic pilgrims who left their homeland in England in pursuit of religious freedom that brought them to the wilderness land of America.  98 more words

My.Daily.Distraction ~ Part 26... Gettysburg, Day Three (Part 2) A Walk Among Heroes

Do you remember the analogy about floating icebergs. They say that on the average, only ten percent is visible above the water’s surface. We cannot see, or comprehend the vastness of the ninety percent that remains underwater. 546 more words

Travel

My.Daily.Distraction ~ Post 23: Gettysburg, Day One

On my last trip to Gettysburg Pennsylvania, I found it exactly where I had left it.

Now, I am here at the corner of Steinwehr & Baltimore, the same street that Abraham Lincoln took as he approached what is now the Gettysburg National Cemetery. 619 more words

Travel

Washington Cemetery

To the east of Glenwood Cemetery lies Washington Cemetery. Originally called German Society Cemetery, the cemetery was founded in 1887 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston, formed in 1875. 279 more words

Houston

Russian appeal for Kiev-rebel talks rebuffed

Russia says it wants Ukraine’s leaders to talk directly to separatists to end the conflict in the east, but Ukraine’s government has rejected the call and told Russia to stop “playing games” aimed at legitimising “terrorists”. 555 more words

State Fragility