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Commemorating the 149th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his carefully concise yet striking speech for the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Following the horrific loss of life at the Battle of Gettysburg in early July 1863, … Continue reading

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The Second Battle of Bull Run

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Second Battle of Bull Run – also known as the Battle of Manassas.  The battle was a resounding victory for Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Major General Stonewall Jackson. … Continue reading

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2013 National Festival of the States Concert Series

Folks in Washington, D.C. love good music. From varied 6pm concerts at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, to world-class choral concerts at one of the many stunning churches in the area, to military bands performing at the memorials throughout the … Continue reading

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