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Never Forget: September 11, 2001
Never Forget: September 11, 2001

Sept. 6, 2022 - Last year on 9/11, the nation honored the 20th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attack on the United States when airplanes were turned into weapons. But it's important to honor it each year.

Word of the Day
reverence: noun;respect, honor, appreciation; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of September 26

astrophysics: noun; the study of physics in space, a combination of astronomy and physics;
NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

benefit: noun; something that helps or is good, an increase in value
NASA releases first image from new space telescope

diversion: noun; an action (or actions) that diverts (verb form) or distracts from another action, either on purpose or unintentionally
Year in Review: The Great Conjunction

shorebirds: noun; birds that live by the shore or at the edge of a body of water
Support for songbirds and shorebirds announced

Today In History

September 26

1969: The Beatles last album - Abbey Road - was released in London.

1918: The final battle in World War I - the Meuse-Argonne - began in France with more than 1 million American soldiers involved in the Allied effort to defeat the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire.)  

1777: Library of Congress: British troops marched into Philadelphia and occupied the city forcing the Continental Congress, meeting in the Pennsylvania State House (later renamed Independence Hall), to flee to the interior of Pennsylvania. General Washington and his army had battled the British south of Philadelphia at Brandywine Creek on September 11.

1774: Johnny Appleseed, whose real name was John Chapman, was born in Massachusetts.

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