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    Battle of Fort Stevens 150th Anniversary

    Officials from the National Park Service and Washington, D.C., commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens, and talked about the battles significance and contributions…

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Joe Biden performed a ceremonial swearing-in of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, who took the oath officially on July 28, 2014. The ceremony in the…

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    Major General Harold Greene Burial Service

    The burial service for U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was held at Arlington National Cemetery. Major General Greene was killed in Afghanistan on August 5, 2014, when a gunman…

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    Gerald Ford Sworn in as President of the United States

    Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn-in as 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon, who announced his resignation the night…

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    Battle of the Crater 150th Anniversary

    Speakers at a National Park Service event at Petersburg National Battlefield commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Crater and honored the U.S. Colored Troops' role in the…

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    Arrival of Major General Harold Greene's Remains

    The “dignified transfer” ceremony of the remains of Major General Harold Greene to Dover Air Force Base was shown. Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff…

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    National Medal of Arts and Humanities

    President Obama awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the 2013 National Humanities Medal.

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts for actions he took when his company’s outpost in Wanat, Afghanistan, was overrun by the Taliban…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

    Congress posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg for saving tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He was detained by…

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    Sesquicentennial of the Washington Arsenal Explosion

    The Congressional Cemetery held a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the June 17, 1864 Washington Arsenal explosion that killed 21 women. Many of the victims were…

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    Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with speeches and a variety of performances. The…

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    White House Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama hosted an Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the White House for active duty military service members and their spouses, as well as veterans and…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Shimon Peres

    House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. It is the highest civilian honor bestowed…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights…

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    2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.  This year’s nominees included: Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science…

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    Battle of Midway 72nd Anniversary

    Representatives from the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps spoke at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The talked about the challenges confronted by…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter

    President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in…

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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II memorial to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Professor Craig Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and…

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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Ouistreham International Ceremony

    French President Francois Hollande spoke at ceremony in Ouistreham, France, marking the 70th Anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion. President Obama and other world leaders and…

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    Department of Defense LGBT Pride Month Ceremony

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work made the keynote remarks at a Pentagon ceremony for LGBT Pride Month. This section is remarks by Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender woman…

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