Tag Archives: Photos by Rick and Lisa Snider

3 Iwo Jima flag raisers buried at Arlington National Cemetery

  Battle of Iwo Jima Seventy years have passed since five Marines and a Navy corpsman lifted a flag into the volcanic ash to inspire Americans into one last push to defeat the Japanese and end World War II. And … Continue reading

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Money at Vietnam Women’s Memorial?

On a recent tour past the Vietnam Women’s (Nurses) Memorial, I noticed the dying man’s hand filled with money. What is that about? I’ve passed this memorial near the Vietnam Wall many times and never seen money much less overflowing … Continue reading

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5+ Questions with Revolutionary War re-enactor Gary O’Brien

You’ve seen them wearing uniforms of so long ago. Sometimes patriots, sometimes opponents. After watching the First  Virginia Regiment as part of the Fourth of July festivities at Mount Vernon on a brutally hot afternoon, I wondered how and why … Continue reading

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Wait, that’s not the White House

A recent vacation to New Orleans (yes, tour guides go on personal trips even during the busy season) had me returning to Jackson Park to see a statue I often see outside the White House. Andrew Jackson, hero of the … Continue reading

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