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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 2004

National WWII Memorial


On April 29, 2004, the
World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C. 
to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million
U.S. men and women who served in the war. The memorial is located on
7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall
between the
Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The
Capitol dome is seen to the east, and Arlington Cemetery is just across
the Potomac River to the west.

Washington, DC 2009 Edition

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Let's be careful out there.

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1865

Lincoln Healed a Divided Nation. We Should Heed Him Today. | Time

At 7:22 a.m., Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States 
died from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes 
Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. The president’s death came only six days after the surrender of Confederate General Robert
E. Lee and his massive army, effectively ending the
American Civil
War
.

Lincoln Assassination Photograph by Granger

Today in History - April 14 | Library of Congress

John Wilkes Booth - Wikipedia
John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG !

First ever National Vietnam War Veterans Day celebrated 44 years ...

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WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam
War Veterans Day that is celebrated each year on March 29.

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TWO POST OFFICES HONOR TWO LEGENDS

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The Van Nuys Civic Center postal depot will be renamed the Marilyn
Monroe  Post Office.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions
renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn
Monroe (shown above) and rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens located
in Pacoima..

The Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday that the Van Nuys Civic
Center postal depot will be renamed the Marilyn Monroe Post Office.

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962)

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Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela)
(May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959)

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THE NATION PAYS IT’S FINAL TRIBUTE ~

President John F. Kennedy lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
President John F. Kennedy lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
(November 24-25, 1963)

Caroline and Jackie Kennedy kneel at coffin in the Capitol rotunda.

Jacqueline Kennedy kisses the casket of her husband in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol asdaughter Caroline kneels alongside.
Jacqueline Kennedy kisses the casket of her husband in the rotunda
of the U.S. Capitol as daughter Caroline kneels alongside. (AP)

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