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One of the best known dogs in World War II, little four pound Smoky was called 'the best mascot in the South Pacific' by Yank magazine which featured this photo with a story. Photo: Copyright 1996 William A. Wynne, used with permission

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KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

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Mrs. John F. Kennedy leaves St. Matthew's Cathedral here this morning after attending a Memorial Mass for her late husband on what would have been his 47th birthday. Date:May 29, 1964 .... RIP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_funeral_of_John_F._Kennedy

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US Navy 030131-N-5884W-019 USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbor.jpg

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Jacqueline Kennedy Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy listens to Senator elect Robert Kennedy during press confeerence he called today, December 13th, to announce that public contribtions to the john F. Kennedy Memorial Library Fund have exceeded $10 million. Date Photographed:December 13, 1964✿❤✿❤✿❤✿❤✿ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Kennedy_Onassis

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCrae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day I took several pictures, the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, (the statues) tried to make it look like the soldiers were crossing the crest of Flander's Field in France with our Canadian flag in the skyline. The Poem is a few of the verses of John McCrae's famous poem from World War I 1915. http://www.qc.legion.ca/html/flandersen.htm

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The Landmark for Peace Memorial is a memorial sculpture at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on the northside of Indianapolis that honors the contributions of the slain leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. The sculpture, which features King and Kennedy reaching out to each other was designed by Greg Perry.

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The most intensive Holocaust killing took place in September 1941at the Babi Yar Ravine. More than 33,000 Jews died in just two days.

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