Category Archives: Memorial

Lizz Brown Memorial Service

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U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson Funeral Service

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four American service members killed in Niger earlier this month, was laid to rest in his home state of Florida on Saturday. A flag-covered coffin holding Johnson’s remains was carried into … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

The REAL monuments that tells America’s TRUE HISTORY. Thoughts on Confederate Statues from a Southern White Male Growing up in the South, I was told (and unfortunately believed) a number of things about the Confederacy. Of course, I heard the common … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Open Thread

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Cubans Pay Last Respects To Fidel Castro

HAVANA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro, who led a leftist revolution, ruled for half a century and resisted the … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Remembering, Tommy Ford in the hit sitcom “Martin”


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#MemorialDay was started by former slaves on May 1, 1865

On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America. This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up … Continue reading

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