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Red poppy endures as symbol of fallen
May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the years after the Civil War to honor fallen soldiers of that war by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I and has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day and Monday is Memorial Day.
 
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Red poppy endures as symbol of fallenRed poppy endures as symbol of fallen
May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the years after the Civil War to honor fallen soldiers of that war by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I and has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day and Monday is Memorial Day.
 
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Week of May 22

arcane: adjective; not known by many people
Can you find the Kunlun Mountains on a map?

exogenous: adjective; related to being outside of the space station, or other unit, and its control;
Watch the 200th spacewalk at the space station

inexplicable: adjective; cannot be adequately described or explained;
Irene Hasenberg Butter, Ph.D. - professor emeritus, Holocaust survivor

primeval: adjective; first, ancient; prehistoric;
National Park Week spotlight: Joshua Tree

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1937: Library of Congress: San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public for the first time for "Pedestrian Day," marking the start of the weeklong "Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta" held to celebrate its completion. More than 200,000 people paid twenty-five cents each to walk the bridge. The following day at noon President Franklin Roosevelt, from across the continent at the White House, pressed a telegraph key and the Golden Gate Bridge was officially opened for vehicular use.

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Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day! Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day!
March 17, 2017 - Ed Beczynski visited more than 35 pubs in Ireland before opening one in Ohio. Pub culture centers on family and friends.

 

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1. Why are Irish pubs so important to Irish culture?

2. What types of products are exported from Ireland to the United States? 

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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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Red poppy endures as symbol of fallenRed poppy endures as symbol of fallen
May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the years after the Civil War to honor fallen soldiers of that war by decorating their graves. After World War I (1914-1918), the day expanded to include all fallen soldiers. The red poppy came to symbolize World War I and has endured as a symbol of all fallen soldiers. Today is National Poppy Day and Monday is Memorial Day.
Ariana Grande concert ends in tragedyAriana Grande concert ends in tragedy
May 23, 2017 - Twenty-two people died and 59 were injured Monday at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
It's National Healthy and Safe Swimming WeekIt's National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
May 22, 2017 - Summer fun in the sun is just around the corner. This week is National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
Can you find the Kunlun Mountains on a map?Can you find the Kunlun Mountains on a map?
May 18, 2017 - Pranay Varada, an eighth grade student from Texas, won the 2017 National Geographic Bee.
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