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Awakenings: Washington Monument | This Day in History: December 6, 1884  The Washington Monument was constructed as a memorial to George Washington, the First President of the United States of America. On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a 555+ ft tower of white  marble. Fifty flags surround the base of the Washington Monument symbolizing the 50 states of America.  God bless America and all that she represents!

Awakenings: Washington Monument | This Day in History: December 6, 1884 The Washington Monument was constructed as a memorial to George Washington, the First President of the United States of America. On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a 555+ ft tower of white marble. Fifty flags surround the base of the Washington Monument symbolizing the 50 states of America. God bless America and all that she represents!

Mount Airy, NC ... the hometown inspiration for Andy Griffith's Mayberry and the classic Andy Griffith Show ... statues at The Mount Airy Visitors Center.

Mount Airy, NC ... the hometown inspiration for Andy Griffith's Mayberry and the classic Andy Griffith Show ... statues at The Mount Airy Visitors Center.

Korean War Memorial - I saw this on a misty, foggy night; it is a very lifelike and very moving memorial.

Korean War Memorial - I saw this on a misty, foggy night; it is a very lifelike and very moving memorial.

Burn, burn, burn! This Day in History: November 8, 1872 | Sometimes it takes a fire to prevent a fire, that is to prevent another fire from happening or better control a fire already in progress. To further clarify, experience is an excellent teacher. However, this does not go to say a fire should be set for study purposes. It simply means in the aftermath, newer and better ways of fire prevention and fighting fires result as the cause and severity of fires are studied.

Burn, burn, burn! This Day in History: November 8, 1872 | Sometimes it takes a fire to prevent a fire, that is to prevent another fire from happening or better control a fire already in progress. To further clarify, experience is an excellent teacher. However, this does not go to say a fire should be set for study purposes. It simply means in the aftermath, newer and better ways of fire prevention and fighting fires result as the cause and severity of fires are studied.

See the USA! | While we all may not have the opportunity, the funds or the time to see the USA, we can certainly enjoy America's magnificent beauty through some truly awesome photography. America the Beautiful, the land of the free, the home of the brave are all iconic descriptions of America.

See the USA! | While we all may not have the opportunity, the funds or the time to see the USA, we can certainly enjoy America's magnificent beauty through some truly awesome photography. America the Beautiful, the land of the free, the home of the brave are all iconic descriptions of America.

This Day in History: May 23, 1788 | South Carolina, "The Palmetto State" |  South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, and the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union which it did on December 20, 1860. It was readmitted to the United States on June 25, 1868.

This Day in History: May 23, 1788 | South Carolina, "The Palmetto State" | South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, and the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union which it did on December 20, 1860. It was readmitted to the United States on June 25, 1868.

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