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Why Is Maureen O’Hara Buried In Arlingto

Photo Credit Rest In Peace, Maureen O’Hara, 1920-2015 Maureen O’Hara, beautiful talented actress, passed away on October 24th, 2015. The news stated that her burial is to be in Arlington National Cemetery. Many people, including this author, wondered why she would be buried there, since she was not a veteran. First, let’s learn a bit […]

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day? Perhaps you’ve been asked what’s the reason for celebrating Independence Day or the 4th of July. I’m sure most of us say, “That’s the day we received our freedom from English rule,” or something along those lines. It’s true that our nation declared its freedom on July 4, 1776, […]

Death Valley: Strange But Beautiful

A Visit to Death Valley: Unlike Any Other Place on Earth   All photos courtesy of Judy Schweitzer, from our family album, unless otherwise indicated. Death Valley is a composite of oddities and anomalies that covers an area of about 3,000 square miles of otherworldly views and scenery that may make you feel as though […]

Disappearing Clydesdales

Photo Credit America/Clydesdale Love Affair What’s happening with the disappearing Clydesdales? Let’s take a trip back in the history of the beloved American icon, the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The American love affair with Budweiser Clydesdale Horses began on April 7,1933. August A. Busch Sr. presented a gift to his father , August A. Busch Jr., […]

Tomb Of The Unknowns Guards

  Who are the Tomb of the Unknowns Guards? On a sunny day, or a day of clouds, of rain, snow or freezing cold, they walk their steady pace with precision and pride. Nothing deters them from their duty; respect and dedication is evidenced in their measured stride and erect bearing. Being a sentinel of […]

4th of July Party Ideas

July 4TH Celebration Party Ideas and Tips July 4th, American Independence Day, A Reason to Celebrate! On this holiday of 4th of July or Independence Day, as we celebrate, it’s in remembrance of what we owe to those who began and to those who continue the defense of the freedom of our country. It’s a […]

 
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