More – Honoring US Air Force

  • June 10, 2008

AirForceMemorial.orgAfter fifteen years of pursuing the development of a Memorial to honor the men and women that serve the United State Air Force, one was finally erected. The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service of the personnel of the US Air Force and its predecessors.

The monument is located in Arlington, Virginia, near the Pentagon on the grounds of Fort Myer. James Ingo Freed, an American architect is responsible for the design of the Memorial. He is most known for his design of the Holocaust memorial Museum, making him the ideal person to design this Memorial. The Memorial is an array of stainless steel arcs and evokes the image of “contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they peel back in a precision bomb burst maneuver”. At the entrance there are four bronze statues of the Memorial’s Honor Guard. The base of the Memorial is framed by two inscription walls bearing the names of the recipients of the Medal of Honor, and inspirational quotes regarding core values.

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CastleGarden.Org – Search Your Ancestors

  • May 16, 2008

CastleGarden.OrgCatleGarden.Org offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

More than 73 million of American can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period. Castle Garden is the major landmark within The Battery, the 23 acre waterfront park at the tip of Manhattan. It was the first America’s official immigration center. It represents a very valuable resource for educators, scholars, students, family historians, and the interested public. Currently the site has 10 million records. At the left hand side of the homepage there is a quick search box to search for individuals or families; you can do that by entering passenger’s first name and last name, and the range of dates for their arrival. At this website, you can do more advanced searches and learn more about the Battery Conservancy, an antique no-profit educational corporation to rebuild and revitalize the Battery and Castle Clinton National Monument. CastleGarden.Org

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