Patriotic Destinations: Top Places for 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Boom! Bang! Summertime excitement. Do these phrases encapsulate the feeling you experience as you turn your head to the sky and watch fireworks explode? As the 4th of July holiday nears and you begin to think of cookouts and gatherings, your thoughts may wander to determining the most important detail of the day: where will we see the best fireworks? With so many places to choose from, we’ve outlined a few top destinations for some of...

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Memorial Day

Our nation’s soldiers are celebrated heroes, with stories that reach the hearts and minds of the young and old. Whether you’re a veteran yourself who fought alongside those lost, or a student learning about these wars and battles from the pages of a textbook, memorials help provide additional insight into our country’s history. With Memorial Day around the corner, we give you three memorials worth visiting to reflect and remember. 1....

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A Capital Fourth Turns 30! Celebrate America’s Birthday with Music, Fun and Fireworks!!!

2010 marks the 30th year of the broadcast of our nation’s premier Independence Day celebration. This year “A Capital Fourth” will be hosted by Jimmy Smits. The all-star line-up features performances from the likes of Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Lang Lang and the National Symphony Orchestra. One of my favorite childhood memories is camping out near the Washington Monument to see the firework show in person. All day...

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Photo Friday: Air & Space Museum

(click for larger image) The majesty and awe of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. is captured remarkably in this photo by Bob Jagendorf. The museum did suffer a collapsed roof in the recent snow that blanketed the city. But none of the exhibits were damaged. Photo Credit: bobjagendorf on Flickr via a CC BY 2.0 license. Previously: Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington D.C.’s soft...

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Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington D.C.’s soft side

Welcome to 2010! How do you say that? Twenty-ten? I feel like I’m playing blackjack somewhere. Hit me! My New Year resolution, besides to travel more, was to celebrate the little moments in my life. So far the words “Happy New Year” have been used 108 times in my vicinity this year, that’s a lot of little moments. When I think of the New Year I think of winter; then I think of spring, because I really don’t like the cold. As Vermont...

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