Tag Archives: commemoration

100 Years Ago, the U.S. entered World War I

6 Apr

Take a look at the Library Congress post on this: Today in History – April 6 | Library of Congress

George Washington dies – Dec 14, 1799

14 Dec

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On this day in history, George Washington dies on Dec 14, 1799. My wife and I had the opportunity to visit Mount Vernon a few months ago, so the place of his death has a new resonance for us (see photo above.) See a concise review of Washington’s life here: George Washington dies – Dec 14, 1799 – HISTORY.com

From Memory to History? The Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

1 Dec

If 50th anniversaries of war tend to be the last grand occasion in which the war generation’s veterans and survivors commemorate their war, what do 75th anniversaries do? And for whom?

Geoffrey White and Daniel Martinez reflect on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the Organization of American Historian’s Process: From Memory to History? The Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Library of Congress introduces its World War I collections

21 Jul

Gayle Osterberg alerts the public to what the Library of Congress will be offering in the months leading up to the centennial of U.S. entry in the Great War: World War I: Time to Recall What This War Was About | Library of Congress Blog

The Declaration of Independence. It’s Not What You Think.

4 Jul

It is July 4th. Mark Charles, a Navajo Christian, and a 2010 and 2014 visitor to Northwestern College, here offers some uncomfortable commentary on the Declaration of Independence. Source: The Declaration of Independence. It’s Not What You Think. – Native News Online

How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front

1 Jul

Historian Joseph Loconte reminds us of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago–and its effects on British officer J.R.R. Tolkien: How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front – The New York Times

From Scouting for Custer to Farming the Plains; The Life and Times of Hairy Moccasin as Seen in the Crow Indian Agency Records

26 Jun

Since June 25th is the anniversary of the defeat of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his command by a combined force of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Little Bighorn, this archival post by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver, seems apropos: From Scouting for Custer to Farming the Plains; The Life and Times of Hairy Moccasin as Seen in the Crow Indian Agency Records | The Text Message

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