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Memorial Day Quiz: National Memorials

A sincere thanks from this Navy veteran to all those who’ve served their country and given their lives for ours. You are not forgotten. You’ll find many of America’s National Memorials in the District of Columbia, including the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. Today’s quiz takes you outside the borders of [...]

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. Here’s a handy 10-pack of facts to give the holiday some perspective. 1. It started with the Civil War Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both [...]

Miss America 2010

Miss America 2010Miss America 2010, the 89th Miss America pageant, was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 30, 2010. Miss America 2009, Katie Stam from Indiana, crowned her successor at the end of the event, Caressa Cameron from Virginia.Contestants from all 50 [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the U.S. Capitol Building

I admit it – I’m reading the new Dan Brown book. I feel like I should be a little bit embarrassed, but it’s the fastest-selling adult novel of all time, so obviously I’m in good company. In case you’re not familiar, The Lost Symbol involves the typical Robert Langdon-style hunt for clues and symbols through [...]