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Never Forget: Honor 9/11 Heroes
Never Forget: Honor 9/11 Heroes

Sept. 11, 2021 - A long, winding, two-lane road traverses the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A posted speed limit of 25 mph on one section forces people to slow down. That is as it should be. The 2,200-acre rural site is sacred ground.

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incapacitated: verb;not able to function in a normal way; injured Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of September 20

abdicated: verb; give up a royal title and reign, resign from a monarchy;
Rare 1937 British coin sells for $2.28 million

clashed: verb; fought, disagreed;
Paul Revere silver spoon sells for $32,500

established: verb; set up, begun, founded;
Remember the reason for Memorial Day

ingest: verb; eat, consume;
CDC investigates Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry

Today In History

September 25

2016: Arnold Palmer, one of the best and most popular professional golfers to ever play the game, died. "Arnie's Army" was the term for the many fans who would follow him at tournaments. He is also known for a drink that is one-half iced tea and one-half lemonade, called an Arnold Palmer. He was 87.

1897: Library of Congress: William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, was born in New Albany, Mississippi. He spent much of his youth in Oxford where his father was employed as the secretary and then business manager for the University of Mississippi. Faulkner was the creator of the mythical Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi. 

1690: First newspaper published in Boston by Benjamin Harris.

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