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A Salute to Annapolis' WWII Memorial

The sweet smell of flowers and a bright, sunny day are easy to take for granted. However, these freedoms are only awarded to us because of the sacrifices made by those who serve to protect us. A visit to the World War II Memorial not only gives you a breathtaking view of the Naval Academy and the…

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African American Heritage Tour Lends Perspective

African American history in Annapolis is a story about much more than staggering numbers, chilling tales, or attention-grabbing facts. It is a story about human tragedy, individual fear and greed, and conditions of extreme suffering. It is also a story of hope, industry and perseverance. Like it or…

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The Maryland World War II Memorial Inspires Awe

Awesome. adj. Inspiring admiration; imposing; outstanding; very impressive. An overused word, to be sure, but awesome perfectly describes the Maryland World War II Memorial. Stand at the center of this granite amphitheater near Annapolis, and you too will feel the awe inspired by the stately and…

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Over the Bridges

Annapolis sits where the Severn River meets the Chesapeake Bay. When people talk about going over the bridge, they’re usually talking about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (official name: the Governor William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge). But in Annapolis, there are many bridges to cross and with…

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Family-Friendly History Trip

On a recent rainy spring day, I accompanied a group of eighth grade students on a trip to the Naval Academy, where we took in the Yard (the Naval Academy grounds), and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. While on the tour of the beautiful historic grounds, we discovered amazing nautical artifacts and…

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