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Arlington National Cemetery Redux -a photo essay

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for many of our nation’s most cherished HEROES. Its history dates back to the Civil War when the U.S. Government foreclosed on the estate of CSA General Robert E. Lee. Overlooking Washington … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant turns 189

Today is the birthday of U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Grant’s career is an American success story. Entering the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839, … Continue reading

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Arlington National Cemetery – a photo essay

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most hallowed pieces of ground in the United States. Today over 270,000 patriots are buried on the gently rolling hills overlooking the Potomac River. Many of America’s most decorated soldiers and sailors are … Continue reading

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site – a photo essay

I had the opportunity to visit the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in October 2010. This wonderful site includes examples of many of the shoulder fired arms produced in its armory. Located on the Connecticut River, in Springfield, Massachusetts, it … Continue reading

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A Visit to Post Cemetery at West Point -Photo Essay

The United States Military Academy at West Point is steeped in tradition.  Originally established as headquarters for General George Washington in 1779 it was quickly recognized as a strategic position for the Colonial Army as it provided a commanding view … Continue reading

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