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10 Confederate Monuments You Probably Didn't Know About

Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel

Did you know that Confederate monuments and memorials stand in many states today? Here are ten you may not have known about... 1. Confederate ...

I Am Honored

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.

Tools of a Mighty Heart: Pearl Polishers and Soul Sharpeners

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

We humans need our most annoying intimate relationships to scrub and polish the insides of our hearts to reveal the precious gems awaiting us there. Only our loves can help us scour away the most caked-on muck and shine up the jewels.

Wildfire Stories: Mortal Work

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

People and equipment move around the country, prepositioned or responding to threats, and the result is a community where openness is as natural as breathing. You might think firefighters have tremendous and selfish egos. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Behind Every Streetside Memorial Is a Life That... Was

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.19.2013 | Impact
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We look and we feel something human and compassionate, and we wonder: who was this person? What happened here? Who left this memorial with its tableau of sorrow and windblown plastic flowers?

Washington's Monuments in Minutes? Yes, You Can!

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Did I say "all" the monuments in one day"? Yeah, more or less.

Memorial Day Honored As Monuments Decay, Funds Dry Up

AP | ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — On the shoreline of Hawaii's most famous beach, a decaying structure attracts little attention from wandering tourists. A few glance...

In the New Year

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

What if in this new day the story can be one of working together to build a better future for us all? Barack Obama has made it clear that he will commit to the possible rather than demand the perfect. I share his vision of the common good.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Veterans Day Is More Than a Mattress Sale

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With over two million active and reserve personnel currently in our Armed Forces and over 22 million veterans, it is more important than ever to let them know we support them. What are you doing to be M.A.D. this Veterans Day?

Issa Wants To Delay Eisenhower Mem'l Action

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking for further delay in approving the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near th...

National Monument to Peace and Peacemakers

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The United States embodies a beautiful and noble concept, a vibrant idea, a vital and enduring vision. While we as a country may be involved in a process and a progression toward that vision, we have not yet attained and reached it. The country is, rather, still a work in process.

The Secularization of the MLK Monument

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Even though Dr. King was a Baptist minister and his history-altering speeches about civil liberties are saturated with references to natural rights and profound theological constructs, all 14 quotes carefully etched into his stone monument completely eschew references to God.

Visiting Santiago's Parque Por La Paz

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel
BJ R. Siasoco

The park was a living embodiment of the healing many in this country are still going through.

Sailors Who Survived Pearl Harbor Attack Returned To Ships After Death

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 02.05.2012 | Fifty

HONOLULU (Associated Press) -- Lee Soucy, who lived to be 90 after surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, is finally back with his shipmates 70 years l...

Crazy Horse Memorial Gets Funding

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Fundraising for the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota has hit the $5 million goal set by a philanthropist who agreed to ...

Flight 587 Crash 10th Anniversary Commemorated In NYC

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — For a few anguished hours on Nov. 12, 2001, Americans still in shock over the 9/11 attacks watched television footage of the blazing ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Veterans Day Destinations

Cheapflights | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

If you're looking for a new way to honor the nearly 25 million United States vets this coming Veterans Day, consider a trip to one of these profound memorials, museums and battlefields in cities across the country.

Is Berlin The Most Interesting City In Europe?

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

The city's creative scene is permeated by an unmistakable sense of exploration and risk-taking.

Dr. King's Misleading Memorial Inscription Is in Good Company

Tim Krepp | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Tim Krepp

Memorials on the Mall (and elsewhere for that matter) have an at best imperfect track record on accuracy.

The Greatest "Heritage Site" of All

Robert Eisenman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Eisenman

Jews know how to commemorate the dead, but do they know how to commemorate the living?

Columbine Memorial: Clean It Up

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Memorials, like any other structure, need to be maintained. So it should be no surprise that I got an e-mail the other week from the Columbine Memorial Foundation. She is seeking volunteers.

Oil Tears

Sara Whitman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Whitman

Boat? Not really anymore. Try graveyard. Try 1,177 dead men lying just below our feet.

BCelebrated -- A Revolutionary New Approach to Death and Life

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geoffrey Dunn

Bcelebrated allows individuals, families and friends to get the information and images and music and wishes all together well before death comes knocking at the door.

Leo

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Margarita Alarcon

For years Dr. Leo Orris and his family would be our sanctuary, our conversations, our endless nights of discussions where themes would range from the history of SDS and SNICC to how to end the Vietnam War.