Blogs tagged "Washington DC"

Teaching the Vietnam Era

Two students displaying Vietnam artifacts
By Callie Wright, Education Programs Manager for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial FoundationThere are always consequences to actions that you take. There are consequences to inaction. And thinking through, asking the questions, "Well, then what happens? What comes next?" is critically important.Chuck Hagel 24th Secretary of Defense and Vietnam veteranRead More »
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Rites of Spring in the Nation's Capital

Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin with Washington Monument in background
Look at the cherry blossoms!Their color and scent fall with them,Are gone forever,Yet mindlessThe spring comes again.— Japanese poet Ikkyū (休宗純1394–1481)Read More »