Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Served Their Country

Each May, America commemorates those who have died while serving in the armed forces by organizing parades, picnics, and visits to cemeteries and national memorials across the country. This Memorial Day, honor those brave men and women by exploring the country’s national parks, many of which are home to preserved historic sites, monuments, and memorials dedicated to […]

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Honoring Memorial Day the Revolutionary Way

As the “Cradle of the Revolution”, Boston is full of history like no other city in America. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

History buffs may recognize Saratoga National Historic Park as the site of the turning point of the American Revolution or Valley Forge National Historic Park as the site of George Washington and the Continental Army’s 1777-1778 winter encampment. Anything related to Boston and that memorable tea party may also come to mind when thinking about the Revolutionary War. But how many […]

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Death Knell of the Confederacy: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

When the Civil War raged throughout the Union and Confederate lands from 1861 to 1865, it ranged to Tennessee, from the fields of Shiloh to the town of 5,545 citizens at the time of the Great Rebellion along the bend of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga, and into the state just south, at Chickamauga. Now interpreted […]

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Triassic World: Petrified Forest National Park

The colorful rock layers of northeastern Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park form a visual display of eroded badlands, dating to the Triassic. Petrified Forest is known for its treasure trove of fossilized logs, exposed after eons of erosion by wind and water. About 60 million years ago, tectonic action pushed the Colorado Plateau upwards, exposing […]

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March Off the Beaten Path: Huhugam Heritage Center

While attending the recent (March 7-10, 2017) Family Motor Coach Association’s 95th International Convention at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center in Chandler, Arizona, we visited the Huhugam Heritage Center operated by the Gila River Indian Community located several miles south of Rawhide Western Town on Maricopa Road. This modern cultural center highlights the ancestral, […]

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