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Flags on Memorial Day 2014.

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Daughter: Legendary actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. 1,075 more words


Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961’s “A Raisin in the Sun” and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington’s mother in 2007’s “American Gangster,” died Wednesday in New York. 1,366 more words


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Back on Track

May has a way of slipping by me.

But the garden is planted and growing quickly.

The chickens will be leaving tomorrow (they are 9 weeks old already!) 236 more words


9 Reasons the QOR Remember Decoration Day

You might be excused if you’ve never heard of Decoration Day – but from 1890 to 1931 it was our first official day of remembering those who had died in the service of their country. 524 more words


May 30, 1944

Tuesday — Decoration Day1

This has been about six pretty normal days, and yet very busy ones. Pulled missions on 27th2, 28th3 and 29th4. 825 more words


May 30th in history:

Decoration Day was observed in the U.S. for the first time on May 30th, 1868. It later became known as Memorial Day, and it would be observed on May 30th every year for over a century, until 1971, when it was turned into a Monday holiday. 70 more words

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