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  • Memorial Day 2015
    AFA and AFSA Chapter Volunteers serve the nation on Memorial Day 2015
    Senator John McCain said, "Memorial Day is a time of solemn remembrance where we pause to honor the terrible sacrifice made by those who went off to war only to never return. We remember through ceremony and by celebrating the freedom they...
  • Praying hands
    Good Friday in remembrance
    Did you have a Good Friday? Depending on your religious beliefs you may or may not have honored this day. As Wikipedia describes, “Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at...
  • November is for remembrance and gratitude
    November is for remembrance and gratitude
    Unlike the festive month of October, November is a somber month marked with remembrance and gratitude. The month of November begins with All Saints' Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls' Day on Nov. 2.During these two days, the Catholic church and...
  • "A Scroll of Remembrance Was Written!"(Malachi 3:16)
    "A Scroll of Remembrance Was Written!"(Malachi 3:16)
    Then those who feared theLordtalked with each other, and theLordlistened and heard.A scrollof remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who fearedtheLordand honored his name."(Malachi 3:16)Have you ever listened in accidentally...
  • Spike Lee remembers Ruby Dee
    Director Spike Lee remembers acting legend Ruby Dee
    Hollywood is remembering screen legend Ruby Dee who passed away at her New York home on Wednesday. Director Spike Lee is among those mourning the pioneering actress whose long stage and screen career included many memorable roles. Related article:...
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church holds memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou
    Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem holds memorial for Dr. Maya Angelou
    In October of 1990 Dr. Russell Adams, the Chairman of the African-American Studies Department at Howard University, offered the present writer, who was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and a Distinguished Professor at Allen...
  • African-American Poet Maya Angelou is dead at age 86
    African-American Poet Dr. Maya Angelou is dead at age 86
    The death of poet, actress, author, and professor Dr. Maya Angelou at age 86 comes shortly after her last national television appearance on a national program that the present writer had plane tickets to Los Angeles but cancelled due to a state...
  • Memorial Day -2014 – Honor and Remembrance
    Memorial Day -2014 – Honor and Remembrance
    Today in the USA we have been celebrating and honoring the lives of all those who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we could continue to enjoy the freedoms outlined in our own constitution: life, liberty and the...
  • May is Military Appreciation Month
    May is Military Appreciation Month
    The month of May has been designated by Congress as Military Appreciation Month – to coincide with Memorial Day. Although it would seem more fathomable to celebrate our military members each and every month, at least we are making...
  • Weight of the Soul mourning gift from Lauri Freeman's Three-Fourths of an Ounce website
    Keepsakes for those who have lost a loved one from Three-Fourths of an Ounce
    Where many other cultures have traditions regarding death, it seems that in our society it's often difficult to express one's self and come up with the right things to say to the person who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Even more of...
  • One mother remembering another
    One mother remembering another
    December 21st is the anniversary of the death of my very best friend. She was an unlikely best friend in the minds of many, but to me she was nothing less than perfect – probably why she was my very best friend! Her name was Mira and she was...
  • Candle
    Share a light tonight in memory of a loved one
    Tonight Hoffmann Hospice will hold its annual Light Up A Life Ceremony at 6 p.m. tonight on Lancaster Boulevard.This is a very special, memorable community event that provides an opportunity to celebrate those individuals who have enriched our...
  • An Ode to the Veterans we've known
    An Ode to the Veterans we've known
    In honor of veterans everywhere, we wish to mark this day be relating the stories, as we recall them, of four veterans whom we have been fortunate to have known, three have passed on and one remains. Each of their stories is woven in with our own,...
  • Empty Sky Memorial
    9/11 remembrance canceled in New Jersey, no one told families
    This past Sunday, families who lost loved ones in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 assembled at a memorial to commemorate the solemn occasion. Unfortunately, the memorial in Jersey City — known as the Empty Sky...
  • Sanford Memorial Day Ceremony
    Sanford Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony
    Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett, as part of his Memorial Day Proclamation, asked that "the citizens of Sanford and surrounding communities pay tribute to the generations of Americans who have guarded our borders and the borders of our allies...
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