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USS Princeton

Memorial Day

Pia de Jong | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Pia de Jong

America remembers its soldiers killed in action, preferably with a parade, which, surprisingly enough, is a festive event. And my new home town of Princeton, NJ, where I moved two years ago from Holland, is no exception.

An Explosion That Changed the Nation

Kerry Walters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Home
Kerry Walters

When Americans opened their newspapers on February 29, 1844 -- a leap year -- they were shocked to read HORRIBLE ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON!. The day before, a ghastly explosion had occurred aboard the USS Princeton.