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Revisiting Central Park With Literature in MInd

Destination: Central Park, New York City

Book: Central Park (1912), edited by Andrew Blauner

 

I’ve been seeing pictures of Central Park in the snow–and boy, howdy, has New York had a lot of snow this winter–but I prefer this spring time look.

Central Park
Literature in the park. Shakespeare statue in Central Park

 

I thought of how I love to visit New York City when I got a press release about new tours of Central Park that will be launched in March.  They promise information on nature, architecture, history or anything else you are interested in. Continue reading Revisiting Central Park With Literature in MInd

Travel to NYC for Travel Photo Thursday

Over at Ancestors in Aprons, I’m trying to track down houses in New York where my Great Uncle lived during the Gilded Age. That got me thinking about my own trips to NYC, and I thought I’d devote Travel Photo Thursday to a few shots of New York. Some of these are repeats that I have used in other articles, but I can’t help it. I like them. So there.

 

Liberty from Ellis Island Museum
Liberty from Ellis Island Museum, New York City
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8 Trips to Celebrate Memorial Day with Travel

United States Flag
Photo by Jessie Voigts

Cultural Travel: Memorial Day

By Jessie Voigts

Memorial Day is an important holiday in the United States – but do you know its true meaning? It is not only the kickoff to summer, and the first swim, BBQ party, and family gathering. It was created in 1868 to honor our fallen veterans:

“…gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime….let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude,–the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.”

General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868

As a memorandum from President Bill Clinton noted:

“Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to securing our Nation’s freedom, we should honor them especially on Memorial Day.”

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