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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.

London Bridge Isn't Falling Down. It's In Arizona! PDF Print E-mail

Have you ever wondered if anyone ever fell for the old sales pitch, “Would you like to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?” Well, if you’ve been to the little Arizona town of Lake Havasu City, you’ll see evidence that such a bridge sale actually happened. Back in 1962, some British sharpies decided the old, original London Bridge across the Thames River was, like the song says, falling down. It had been built in 1831 to carry horse carriages, but the flow of modern auto and truck traffic was gradually sending it stone by stone into the river.

Senior Visits to DC: Check Out Guided Tours of Washington PDF Print E-mail

With all the hoopla of the Inauguration competed, Washington will once again resume its popularity as one of the favored springtime travel destinations for seniors. It’s never too early to start planning for your springtime visit. If you're not familiar with the city, there’s an easy way to see the White House, observe Congress in session, explore all goodies of the Smithsonian, see the cherry trees in blossom, visit all the famous buildings. Your best choice may be to hook up with a professional DC tour guide company.White House portico



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