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Celebrating Women’s History Month Posted on Feb 27

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a worldwide celebration of the contributions women have made throughout history. Often pitted against social conventions and legal obstacles, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. It’s a perfect time to hear from   …Continue Reading Celebrating Women’s History Month

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round Posted on Nov 8

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

November 11 is Veterans Day – a day to honor the men and women who have served bravely on behalf of our nation. It’s a time to celebrate their commitment, their selfless service, and the sacrifices they have made so all Americans can enjoy freedom.   …Continue Reading How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

July is National Parks and Recreation Month Posted on Jul 9

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

The National Parks Service (NPS) was created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson and has since amassed 401 national parks covering more than 84 million acres of land; nearly 300 million people visit national parks each year. National parks are in every state except Delaware,   …Continue Reading July is National Parks and Recreation Month

5 Traditional Ways to Pay Respect to Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day Posted on May 21

5 Traditional Ways to Pay Respect to Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

On May 5, 1866, residents of Waterloo, New York held a ceremony to honor local fallen Civil War soldiers. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson and Congress declared that ceremony the birthplace of Memorial Day. It wasn’t until an act of Congress in 1971 that Memorial   …Continue Reading 5 Traditional Ways to Pay Respect to Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Women’s History Month Posted on Mar 19

March is  Women’s History Month, which according to The Library of Congress, “pays tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proven invaluable to society. From the first women’s college to the recent election of Elizabeth Warren to the   …Continue Reading Women’s History Month