Posts Tagged ‘America’

Happy Fourth of July, America!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Tomorrow is the 4th of July. People across the country will celebrate at barbecues, outings and parades. We’ll decorate our homes, thrill to exciting fireworks displays and fly our flags proudly.

It will be an amazing day.

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Patriot Day: We Will Never Forget

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who were there. A few are significant enough to impact the entire world. People will often share stories about how these moments affected their lives. These stories are passed on to every generation, because they must never be forgotten.

One of the most unforgettable and agonizing moments in American history began on September 11, 2001.

It started like any other morning. People woke up and prepared for a fresh new day. And then, without warning, everything changed. We heard the shocking news that a commercial airliner had crashed into one of New York’s Twin Towers.

The whole world stopped. We watched in horror as footage of the devastating crash was broadcast on every channel. We wondered what could have gone wrong. It wasn’t long before we learned the truth. Four planes had been hijacked. And things were about to get much worse.

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Celebrating Independence Day

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

It will be a day of outdoor fun, barbecues and fireworks displays. A day when proud Americans stand even taller and hold their heads even higher. We are bold, determined individuals at all times, and on the 4th of July we celebrate our freedoms and way of life.

On Independence Day, people from across this great nation will come together to hang out, share funny stories and create new memories. And we’ll take a moment to remember the patriots who made this day possible.

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Happy Flag Day, America

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The American Flag. It’s more than the symbol of our country. It’s the symbol of our pride, our personality, our unity.

Old Glory was adopted as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Today, the stars and stripes fly just as bravely and boldly as ever. The flag represents us; the American people. And today we can proudly stand beneath our flag and salute more than 200 years of freedom.

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I never met my uncle Bill. He died long before I was born. I’ve only heard bits and pieces of his story, but here’s what I know. My uncle was a helicopter pilot. His chopper was shot down. He died in an unfamiliar land. He died defending the country he loved. He died so that people like me, one of many nephews he never met, could enjoy their freedoms.

The last Monday in May is recognized as Memorial Day. It’ a time to remember all the brave men and women who died while defending their country. Our country.

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Remembering September 11th: Patriot Day

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who experienced them. Their stories are re-told to every generation, because they must never be forgotten. One of the most cataclysmic and unforgettable moments in American history began on the quiet morning of September 11, 2001.

People across the United States woke up that day and heard the terrifying news that four commercial airliners had been hijacked. American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93 were all under terrorist control. We waited to hear the hijacker’s demands, but it wasn’t long before the devastating truth behind their mission was revealed.

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American Independence

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

flagWe are Americans. Strong, bold, determined individuals who never stop working for a better tomorrow. On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence.

America was forged by people who believed that anything was possible, and just kept working until they succeeded. That conviction still permeates the country today. There is no obstacle too big for us to overcome, no goal we cannot achieve and no destination we will not reach if we set our minds to it. We stand together, toil together and triumph together.
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Pearl Harbor Day

Monday, December 7th, 2009
The USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 1941. This date was permanently burned into the memory of an entire generation, and more than 65 years later it still holds as one of the most notorious dates in American history.

It was the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day that changed the world forever. Just before 8a.m. that morning, a group of Japanese planes approached the unsuspecting naval base. They arrived without warning, and without a formal declaration of war.
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