September 28, 2016

Memorial Day: Honoring America’s fallen

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2016 – Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday commemorating fallen veterans, observed annually on the last Monday in May. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was first celebrated in 1868 following the end of the Civil War, as an attempt to heal a divided nation while also honoring the soldiers… [Read more…]

I Recommend: Acorn TV – The Best In British Drama

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good British drama. I’ve been a subscriber to Acorn TV for a couple years now and it’s the best entertainment investment I ever made. At $4.99/mo in the US and Canada, how can you beat that? If you sign up now you get the first month free. Honestly though, so many of the programs are really addicting and they add new shows all the time.

acorn tv, british entertainment, Here are some of the most popular shows this month on Acorn TV. Are you as intrigued by history as much as I am? If so, make sure you look at the documentary section of the listings.

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HONORING OUR NATIVE AMERICANS – AUTHENTIC NAME MAPS BY AARON CARAPELLA

Native American Nations map

I have to admit, I’m still in awe of these Tribal Nations Maps created by Aaron Carapella. It was certainly a labor of love on his part as he set out to educate us all regarding the traditional and Native American names for themselves, and the locations where the tribes lived.

It was long ago, when I first read the Clan of the Cave Bear series of books, that I had sort of an epiphany about how I was seeing Native Americans through the eyes of modern cinema, books, and adulterated history fed to us so that we would think of Indians as “wild” or uncivilized. In my opinion you need to really see them all as ‘first peoples’ who came to North America as early as 16 thousand years ago. We’re still learning, still discovering the migration patterns of these ancient ancestors and it’s important to honor them for their survival skills, their understanding of the power of our planet and stop stereotyping them in our consciousness.

I’m still learning, and Aaron’s Tribal Nations maps can help us all see the real history of Native Americans.

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Family travel five: Explore patriots’ sacrifices at military museums

Our nation’s veteran and military museums provide a window into an important aspect of our collective history. Here are five places where you and your family can learn about the lives, experiences and resources available to those who serve: 1. The National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Va. Top-notch technology and interactive exhibits combine to… [Read more…]

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