Memorial Day: A Brief History

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On May 25 we celebrate Memorial Day and kick off the unofficial start of summer with a three-day weekend. With all of the road trips, barbecues and the exhilaration of finally heading to the beach after a long, cold winter, it's easy to overlook…

10 Things About Cesar Chavez You Have to Know

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The son of Mexican immigrants, Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927. This American hero went on to become arguably the most influential activist and advocate for immigrant rights in the U.S. In 2014, President Obama proclaimed…

The Chinese New Year Celebration: 10 Facts About its History & Meaning

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This year's Chinese New Year celebration starts on February 19 and lasts until March 5 but preparations for China's biggest holiday began two weeks ago on the first. Also known as Spring Festival, this is the busiest travel time and the longest…

Conscious Day Off: 14 Things to Do on Presidents Day 2015

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President's Day 2015 falls on Monday, February 16 (the third Monday in February). This national holiday was originally meant to celebrate George Washington's birthday, February 22, and was signed into law on January 31, 1879. In 1971, the…

All Lives Matter: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

UPDATED: August 1st, 2016  Words are powerful, especially those that comprise so many of the famous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes. Currently our nation is experiencing trying times as people from coast to coast deal with loss, violence,…

Vet Love: 20 Facts About Veterans Every American Should Know

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More than a day off from work or even a day of remembrance for the soldiers lost in long ago wars, Veterans Day marks an opportunity to pay homage to those serving during times of war and to honor the soldiers who return from war and persevere…

14 Moments in History We’d Visit if We Could Time Travel

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When you watch movies set in a different historic eras do you yearn to be able to visit that period yourself? You’re not alone. We all get lost in the dramatic settings of books, movies and television shows (Mad Men, anyone?) and wish time…

The Silent Heritage: 15 Facts About Native American History Every One Should Know

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Though most people probably don't know it, September 26 is Native American Day. What we know, or what we think we know, about Native American culture is often a mix of folklore, actual facts and misinformation from the media, thanks to the…

12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panama Canal

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The Panama Canal was officially opened on August 15, 1914 to create a faster, cheaper way of shipping merchandise between the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. As a result, Panama gained independence from Colombia. Now, we’re in favor of independence…