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Apollo 11, The Eagle

Apollo 11, The Eagle

On July 16, 1969, an event that captivated the world.  Apollo 11 launched the first mission that landed humans on the moon. The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

Due process and equality

Due process and equality

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868. It granted #citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the #United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “#life, liberty or property, without #due process of […]

Happy Birthdays U.S. Army and Old Glory

Happy Birthdays U.S. Army and Old Glory

The U.S. Army celebrates 238 years of protecting freedom today. Today is also Flag Day, marking the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on this day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. —  DAV Meet important people!  How?  The Disabled American […]


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