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Monthly Archives: May, 2015

Memorial Day

  Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the¬†country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,¬†was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after theAmerican Civil War to commemorate the Union andConfederate soldiers who died …

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Eerily Similar Rail Disaster Occurred 72 Years Before At Same Junction

Barreling toward New York, the high-speed electric train click-clicked through Port Richmond, bobbing and weaving at 65 mph, as it powered toward Frankford Junction. And then it derailed. The date: Sept. 6, 1943. Labor Day. Seventy-two years before Tuesday night, when Amtrak Train 188 slid off its tracks, leaving at least five people dead and …

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Amtrak Train Days 2015 | Amtrak Exhibit Train Tour

  Amtrak Train Days kick off Saturday, May 9th. Rail travel’s growing role in American life is reason to celebrate. That’s exactly what train spotters and passengers will be doing in the days and months ahead as 2015’s Amtrak Train Days events roll out. Highlighting the Amtrak Train Days calendar is the Amtrak Exhibit Train …

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World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

May 8, 2015 Ceremony 10:30- 11:45 AM Flyover 12:10-12:50 PM Live from the World War II Memorial Washington D.C. To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the …

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