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An American Home: The History of the White House PDF Print E-mail
An American Home: The History of the White House

(ARA) - In 1861, when a Union militia was called in to protect the White House as tensions rose around the nation’s capital, soldiers spilled from one elegant room into another, begging for food in the kitchen. In a starkly different landscape almost a century later, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth chatted privately with the Roosevelts in a well-dressed reception room -- marking the royal family’s first visit since 1860. And on a summer day in 1964, the American quest for equality hit a powerful new stride when Lyndon B. Johnson sat down in the East Room to sign the Civil Rights Act.
Regional Food Spotlight Low Country Cooking - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina PDF Print E-mail
Travelers Seek Vacations Flavored with Regional Foods
Low country cooking from Myrtle Beach South Carolina for senior travelers
(ARA) – Travel and food go together like sun and sand. In fact, dining on regional specialties is fast becoming the heart and soul of a vacation. On vacation, travelers can sample delicious local dishes that are normally not prepared at home, and they needn’t even venture abroad for these memorable culinary experiences.
New National Museum to Honor the Infantry Soldier PDF Print E-mail
New National Museum to Honor the Infantry Soldier

(ARA) - As medics put him on a stretcher and rushed him to an evacuation helicopter, Sgt. Jeremy Feldbusch, a 23-year-old mortar gunman in the Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Regiment, recited the Ranger creed.

“Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some … .”
His only worry was for the guys he left behind at Iraq’s Haditha Dam. As a U.S. Army Infantryman and Ranger in the Iraq War, Feldbusch nearly lost an eye when shrapnel entered his brain.
Senior Sailings: Quick Overview of Honolulu PDF Print E-mail

Just suppose your ship docks in Honolulu and you have just 12 hours to see as much of the city as you can. Here are just a few recommendations. If you’re senior enough to remember what you were doing on December 7, 1941, you may want to make a trip out to Pearl Harbor and visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

Senior Travelers: Meet Your Favorite Dummy at Madame Tussaud's PDF Print E-mail

If on your next visit to Washington DC you happen to see President Barack Obama hanging out in front of a red sandstone building at 1025 F Street NW, don’t be surprised. But, on closer examination, you’ll discover he’s a dummy. No, in spite of what a bunch of disappointed Republicans call him, the figure is a real dummy. It’s a plastic duplicate of the new President set out there to induce people to cough up $10 each to enter the city’s Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.


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