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Denmark Celebrates the 4th of July

Did you know that Denmark celebrates the 4th of July? Every year in the hill country town of Rebild, Denmark, Americans and Danes gather to celebrate the 4th of July. Danes and Americans have been gathering to celebrate the 4th for more than 100 years. RebildFest as it is known has been celebrating the 4th of [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:41-06:00July 3rd, 2013|Categories: History|Tags: , |0 Comments

Operation Overlord: The Normandy Invasion

June 6 is known by all as D-Day. My whole life I have been fascinated by the men who gave their all for victory in World War II.  No other battle give more example to the selfless courage than the operation at Normandy.  Leaving the safety of ships to cross the sea to take a [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:45-06:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Hero, History|Tags: |0 Comments

“Stonewall” Jackson was Wounded 150 Years Ago Today

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a famous Confederate General from the American Civil War. Jackson earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) on July 21, 1861. As the Confederate lines began to crumble under heavy Union assault, Jackson's brigade provided crucial reinforcements on Henry House Hill, demonstrating the discipline he instilled in [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:45-06:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: History|Tags: |0 Comments

109 Years Since The Wright Brothers Flew

It was 109 years ago today that the Wright brothers initiated the aerial age with the world's first successful flights of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine. The Wright Flyer I was the product of  an extremely sophisticated four-year research and development program.  Orville and Wilbur Wright began the quest in 1899. After building and testing [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:47-06:00December 17th, 2012|Categories: Hero, History|Tags: , |0 Comments