Category Archives: National Awareness

Back to School — Another Fresh Start!

Even before the leaves have dressed up in their sparkling fall colors, the preparation begins.  Stores offer their best selections of colorful notebooks, glittery pencils, and backpacks with favorite cartoon characters or sports logos.  Everything is fresh and new again, … Continue reading

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Hurricaine Katrina Remembrance Day (8/29)

“Hurricane Katrina brought many days of struggle and sorrow; yet, we also witnessed extraordinary acts of courage and kindness.” – President George W. Bush (Office of the Press Secretary – August 25, 2006). In 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew onto U.S. soil … Continue reading

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Remembering Woodstock

1969 was a monumental year in the United States: man set foot on the moon for the first time, demonstrators continued to protest the Vietnam War, hippie fashion was in style with peace signs and long unkempt wild hair adorned … Continue reading

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Holiday: Happy Friendship Day!

The Lens of Friends The word “friend” is probably laden with as many nuances of meaning as the word “love.”  After all, we have a wide variety of people in our lives that we might by some definition call friends, … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Chocolate Today!

What’s not to love about chocolate?  It has been used to worship gods, win political favor and woo loved ones for years – so today we celebrate our craving for this indulgent treat.  Chocolate was first discovered 2,000 years ago … Continue reading

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Happy July 4th!

July 4th — Then and Now Freedom spread across our new-born nation, Independence sparked and stirred imagination, Declarations read aloud, In cities strong and proud, Marked by cheers and welcomed celebration. Today, parades and picnics mark the occasion, Fireworks fill … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Summer has wrapped her warm arms around us once again, and we are embracing her blue skies, sunny days and lighter nights. The longest day of the year is almost upon us and will occur in the Northern Hemisphere on … Continue reading

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