Harvest Festival

Posted by Liz on November 24, 2013 in Local, Regional, World |

Thanksgiving found its roots from the pilgrim’s tradition of the harvest festival. The harvest festival in Britain Harvest is from the Old English word hærfest, meaning “autumn” It then came to refer to the season for reaping and gathering grain and other grown products. The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest […]

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What is a Salute?

Posted by Liz on November 10, 2013 in Thoughts, Words, World |

sa·lute noun: salute; plural noun: salutes * a gesture of respect, homage, or polite recognition or acknowledgment, esp. one made to or by a person when arriving or departing.”he raises his arms in a triumphant salute” * a prescribed or specified movement, typically a raising of a hand to the head, made by a member […]

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In Flanders fields

Posted by Liz on November 5, 2013 in Collected Works, Regional, Thoughts, Words, World |

In Flanders Field     In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, […]

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A Salute to POWs

Posted by Liz on November 1, 2013 in History, Interest |

From the 40 year anniversary of their release, held at the Richard M. Nixon library. There might be some things mentioned you didn’t know about.

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