Who was he? What machinations took place to make this U.S. Government property?
Learn the answers and much more. Who is the "Unknown Soldier"? Who can be buried here? Which famous heroes are honored here? Listen to the fascinating history of Arlington National Cemetery.
"They Fought Like Demons"
Over 180,000 black soldiers joined the Union Armies during our civil war. They suffered over 68,000 casualties.
They were persecuted by BOTH sides. Some were massacred after surrender.
This is their story of courage and sacrifice. How were they organized, trained and used?
How accurately are they portrayed in the movie “Glory”?
How did the Confederacy respond to the use of black troops against them?
Why did they have white officers? Why were they paid less than white soldiers?
Join us and find out.
"The REAL history of "Thanksgiving".
Time has played some tricks on us again...as we explore and challenge some cherished myths about the first " Thanksgiving ".
Was it merely a feast? Why did relations with the Native-Americans deteriorate so quickly decades later? What was actually eaten back then vs what we now eat during our "traditional" Thanksgiving dinners? Come to this lighthearted yet informative presentation about the first "Thanksgiving" and how George Washington, Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln, F.D.R. and Harry Truman all affected America's most popular National Holiday.
" We must not be enemies." Abraham Lincoln's uncanny ability to turn foes into friends.
"He is the worst hater you ever saw." said a congressman who knew him well. Come hear 6 stories of how Lincoln's convictions, humor, honesty, candor, generosity and patience...helped turn 6 political and personal foes....into admirers and friends.
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The Life & Death of the Hindenburg
What caused the spectacular and deadly destruction of the luxury "Lighter Than Air" dirigible in Lakehurst, New Jersey? New research from NASA scientists and charred memos pulled from the rubble of Germany's bombed cities tell a far different story than many were led to believe.