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9/11 memorial in NYC opens to the public

by Jorge Hernandez on September 12, 2011

The 9/11 memorial in New York City opened to the public for the first time on Monday morning, a day after the 10th anniversary of one of the most infamous events in American history. The opening of the 8-acre plaza was just one of many similar ceremonies held across the country to honor the memory […]

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Indiana State Fair reopens after weekend tragedy

by Jorge Hernandez on August 15, 2011

Two days after five people were killed when a concert stage collapsed, the Indiana State Fair reopened with a memorial service for the victims. CNN reports those in the audience remembered the victims with a moment of silence and a rendition of "Amazing Grace." The tragedy occurred Saturday night just before the county duo Sugarland […]

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Giffords leaves hospital for Houston rehab center

by Jorge Hernandez on January 21, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords is set to be flown on Friday from the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, to The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, where doctors hope she may only need treatment for the next month or two. The center, which specializes in spinal cord and […]

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Pearl Harbor Day remembered, survivors are few

by Jorge Hernandez on December 7, 2010

On Tuesday the United States commemorated the 69th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Notably fewer survivors were present at the naval base to deliver their first-hand accounts. According to the Christian Science Monitor, roughly 100 survivors traveled from all over the country to the ceremony in Hawaii, the youngest of whom are […]

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On eve of Veterans Day, work begins on new memorial

by Jorge Hernandez on November 11, 2010

Originally recognized to commemorate the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, Veterans Day has evolved over the last 81 years to remember all veterans who have bravely served the United States. In the time leading up to the day this year, one New Jersey resident is doing her part to help pay […]