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The Enduring Lesson of Victoria Soto

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

One lesson in particular has been in development since December 14, 2012. It's embodied in the grand opening of the new Victoria Soto School in her hometown of Stratford, Connecticut.

5 Of The Most Unforgettable Obits We've Ever Read

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty

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Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Ukraine Unveils Monuments To Recognize Jews Killed In Holocaust

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

LVIV, Ukraine (RNS) Ludvika Sarah Leah Schein, who survived the Holocaust, hadn’t been to her hometown in 70 years. But she still vividly remem...

Musical Treasure in San Francisco

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 06.30.2015 | San Francisco
Harriet Heydemann

Ariela loved music. She took just about every music appreciation class City College offered -- Jazz, Latin, American Folk, Traditional African, Black Tradition in American Dance, Classical and Opera.

Father's Day: Long After Dad Is Gone

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

I do not need the cards. I do not need the presents. I do not need the attention. However, contrary to popular belief, or what Hallmark wants you to think, Father's Day isn't about me.

The Pain I Didn't Think I'd Survive

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.

Memorial Day

Michael Putzel | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Michael Putzel

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8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Remembering Sacrifice Through Service

Robert L. Gordon III | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Robert L. Gordon III

Memorial Day provides us the opportunity to come together as one community -- both military and civilian -- in remembrance of the fallen and to honor their spirit.

The Power Of Confession

Pacific Standard | Alissa Wilkinson | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

I belong to a church that isn’t big enough to afford its own building, so we pay rent to another congregation and meet in their sanctuary in the eve...

Becoming Wonder Woman

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Caroline Giegerich

When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."

The Things We Leave Behind

Christine Organ | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

The plant may have been a memorial to our pain and grief, but over time, it came to symbolize our strength and resilience. Despite our pain, or maybe because of it, Matt and I grew infinitely closer as a couple during that time.

This Artist Will Craft Your Loved One's Ashes Into Beads

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts

They say your loved ones never leave you, but if you want to carry their memory with you always, Merry Coor will craft their ashes into a stunning mem...

Visitors Honor MLK At His Memorial Site In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

As events across the nation honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his nationally recognized holiday, admirers and activists celebrating King’s legacy...

Remembering the Asian Tsunami Disaster of 2004

MeiMei Fox | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake or Asian Tsunami Disaster, which killed an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries. It elicited one of the greatest outpourings of humanitarian response ever from the global community.

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's father, Joseph, left Ireland for the United States in 1849.

Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.

Protecting the Lands We Swore to Defend

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

As service members, we joined the military to ensure that our distinctive American identity remains robust. That identity includes the iconic landscapes that Americans can enjoy on our public lands, from sea to shining sea.

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

Retired VA Employee Shows Pride for New Disabled Veterans Memorial

Major Miguel Reece (Retired) | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Major Miguel Reece (Retired)

I am a veteran with more than 30 years of service both as an enlisted servicemember and as an officer. I served in Vietnam and the Middle East, in ad...

Melvina's Descendants, Michelle Obama's Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2009, I traced the then-new First Lady's family tree back four or five generations on all branches, but of all the ancestors I uncovered, it was a great-great-great-grandmother named Melvina Shields McGruder who captured my attention.

Burial and Memorial Benefits Available to Veterans

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The Veterans Administration offers a number of burial and memorial benefits to veterans if their discharge from the military was under conditions other than dishonorable -- which will need to be verified.

Singer Shelley Fisher's Stunning Musical Tribute to Her Jewish Ancestry

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Xaque Gruber

We Remember reminds us, that regardless of religion, we are fundamentally similar. As the Jewish High Holidays have returned, I thought what better time to chat with the Hebrew Hillbilly herself.

Death of a Civitas

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

Yes, it's the better part of ghoulish to spend a birthday's morning in a graveyard, but that's where the sidewalk ended and the walk wasn't over...