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Inouye Memorialized As a ‘Giant’ and a ‘Shining Star’

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The late Hawaiian U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as a giant and a shining star of the so-called greatest generation. Inouye was memorialized at a military service in his native Honolulu. President Barack Obama and about 20 members of Congress attended the service. The late senator was honored with a 19-gun salute and […]

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Germany Opens Memorial to Roma Holocaust Victims

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is inaugurating a memorial to thousands of victims of the Holocaust who were ethnic Roma. Ms. Merkel opens the memorial Wednesday in Berlin, the German capital. The circular pool is located across the street from the German parliament building. The Nazis deemed the Roma, like the Jews, to be genetically inferior. […]

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US Marks Memorial Day to Honor War Dead

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to honor the country’s war dead by spending the Memorial Day holiday Monday with veterans and their families, as communities across the nation host their own festivities. The president will visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as well as Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, where soldiers have placed American flags […]

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South Africa Opens Apartheid Gallows Monument

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa has opened a monument at a former gallows once used to execute anti-apartheid prisoners. During an inauguration ceremony in Pretoria on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma said more than 130 political prisoners were put to death at the gallows, some while singing anti-apartheid songs. The monument at the Pretoria Central Prison includes a memorial […]

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Obama Helps Dedicate King Memorial

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama helped dedicate a national memorial Sunday to slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr, declaring that the nation must follow King’s example by continuing to strive and struggle for a better country.. In his address, President Obama — the nation’s first black president — said King “stirred our conscience” and […]

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Thousands Gather for Dedication of King Memorial

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are gathering in Washington Sunday to dedicate a national memorial to slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. President Barack Obama — the nation’s first black president — is scheduled to deliver an address before a host of civil right luminaries and members of the King family, honoring the man who […]

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Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication Sunday

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands are expected in Washington Sunday for the dedication of a national memorial to slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver an address before a host of civil right luminaries and members of the King family, honoring the man who gave his life in the pursuit of […]

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Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication Sunday

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands are expected in Washington Sunday for the dedication of a national memorial to slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver an address before a host of civil right luminaries and members of the King family, honoring the man who gave his […]

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World Trade Center Memorial Opens to Public

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The National September 11 Memorial has opened to the public Monday in New York City, more than a decade after the twin towers of the World Trade Center were taken down by terrorists. Visitors will see for the first time the reflecting pools surrounded by bronze panels engraved with the names of those lost on […]

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World Trade Center Memorial Opens to Public

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The National September 11 Memorial opens to the public Monday in New York City, more than a decade after the twin towers of the World Trade Center were taken down by terrorists. Visitors will see for the first time the reflecting pools surrounded by bronze panels engraved with the names of those lost on September […]

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