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National Park Week begins Saturday
National Park Week begins Saturday

April 18, 2019 - Tens of millions of people visit a national park site each year. Some sites charge admission fees but on Saturday when National Park Week begins, those fees are waived. Sounds like the perfect time to explore and enjoy!

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admission: noun;entry, usually after paying a fee; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nearsRemembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears
Jan. 11, 2019 - For the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, Student News Net will be honoring the people of D-Day. Sgt. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne who "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander who commanded more than 150,000 soldiers on D-Day.

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  1. Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
  2. What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
  3. Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?

Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..

Weekly VOCAB

Week of April 15

advisory: adjective; related to giving advice;
National Vietnam War Veterans Day

charitable: adjective; related to charity, donations of goods and services to help people in need;
Camp Fire claims 76 lives

utmost: adjective; highest; ultimate
The legacy of Peggy Whitson: a passion for space

wintry: adjective; related to winter, cold, snow, and/or sleet;
Weekend weather: a wintry wallop

Today In History

April 21

1918: World War I flying ace, the Red Baron (Baron Manfreed von Richtofen), was shot down and killed. A movie - The Red Baron (Der Rote Baron) - was made about the Red Baron in 2009. SNN attended the United States premier of the movie at the Reel Stuff Film Festival associated with the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio.

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