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For many, the people who have played a part in shaping U.S. history are icons, or chapters in a history book. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of those icons, but to Tucson’s Nina Roosevelt Gibson she is also known as just grandma.
The official days to fly the flag during the month of September include - Tuesday, Sept. 2 in honor of the day Japan signed the formal surrender to the U.S. during World War II; Thursday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day (flag at half-staff); Wednesday, Sept. 17, Constitution Day; and Sunday, Sept. 28, Gold Star Mother’s Day.
(BPT) - When serving domestically and overseas, Sailors are away from home, family, familiar settings and traditions. Many use their beliefs and faith to help them understand and manage the unfamiliar surroundings they’re experiencing. Guidance, moral support and worship opportunities are critical services provided by the Navy to help Sailors through the challenges of the job while maintaining relationships with family and fellow military members.
(BPT) - Remember when brass fixtures and mauve countertops were all the rage in kitchen design? How about the days of shag carpet (yes, in the bathroom) and avocado tile? Fortunately, those particular trends have come and gone. And, whether you embraced them or not, they did have an influence on the space you live in right now. Take a look through the decades to see how decor styles have evolved into the modern kitchens and bathrooms of today.
(BPT) - Life is about living each moment to the fullest. A father’s wedding dance with his daughter, a veteran’s visit to the World War II Memorial and the opportunity to bring a newborn grandchild home ... these are only some of the moments made possible thanks to hospice care.
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
1. G-7 leaders show support for Ukraine at Brussels summit
History and economics teacher Don Dickinson has never forgotten the words of his grandmother: “Promise to take your education as far as you can. I want you to become a teacher.”
Whoever says patriotism is dead hasn’t met the 40 students who make up Ironwood Ridge High School’s Veterans Heritage Project (VHP), nor the veterans who shared their stories for the organization’s recently published “Since You Asked,” – a 185-page book in which veterans detail their experiences from some of the world’s largest military conflicts.
(BPT) - Whether you’re a seasoned world traveler or going abroad for the first time, few global destinations deliver the blend of variety and accessibility that Europe does. Visiting Europe – especially on a guided tour – allows first-timers to immerse themselves into inter-cultural experiences and also offers veteran travelers lots of new things to see and do.
The University of Arizona’s most historic and iconic building is getting a $13.5 million makeover.
A suspected World War II bomb exploded in the Thai capital as scrap metal workers tried to cut it open with a blow torch, killing at least seven people and injuring 19, police said.
1. Earthquake rocks Chile and sets off tsunami
An Oro Valley couple with close ties to World War II and the civil rights era has always had plenty of stories to tell, but they probably never thought they’d be purveying them on television.
1. Search fails to explain disappearance of Malaysian airliner
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Honored by the Marana Health Center for her service to the local community, Su-Lin Trepanitis received the Veteran of the Year award at the annual Big Band Bash celebration.
Godzilla is a worldwide pop icon both in the monster’s image and in name. Since its first appearance in the 1954 version of “Godzilla”, the raging king of reptiles has graced theaters around the world in almost thirty different films as well as in numerous other appearances across nearly every form of entertainment.
Firing the opening salvo in a bloody budget battle, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is set to recommend drastic cuts of billions of dollars that would take U.S military forces to levels not seen since before World War II.
1. Ukraine's parliament gives its leader presidential powers... for now
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Nearly five decades have passed since Jon Sebba saw his friend Yossi Levi killed in the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.