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    Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

    The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi from India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan for their “struggles in fighting against the suppression of for the right of…

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    National Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    Vice President Joe Biden attended the 35th anniversary of the National Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony. The ceremony was held on the White House Ellipse.

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    John Lewis Freedom Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) received the 2014 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Representative Lewis was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement…

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    2014 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards. The winners in 2014 were Andrew Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their…

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    Battle of Cedar Creek

    Belle Grove Plantation and the National Park Service hosted a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The battle took place in…

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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2014 tree is a white spruce from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Ceremony

    British dignitaries, including Princess Anne and the British ambassador to the United States, commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the ceremony for the Library of…

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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    President Obama honored 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients in a ceremony at the White House. The honorees were Representative John Dingell (D-MI); NBC host Tom Brokaw; actress…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner held a mock swearing-in with Representatives-Elect Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Alma Adams (D-NC), and David Brat (R-NC). Each won special elections to serve out the…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries gathered in Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater for the annual ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans. The…

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    Veterans Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    Vice President Joe Biden placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  br/ Scenes were shown of the audience and dignitaries gathering for the…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at World War II Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for his actions during the U.S. Civil War. First Lieutenant Cushing was commanding…

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    Funeral Service for Ben Bradlee

    A funeral service was held for former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Mr. Bradlee led the paper during the Watergate scandal and the paper’s publishing of the…

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    Memorial Service for James Brady

    A memorial service was held for James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Brady died August 4, 2014, at the age of 73. He was partially paralyzed when…

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    Disabled Veterans Memorial Dedication

    President Obama was among the dignitaries who spoke at a ceremony dedicating the first national memorial for disabled veterans. It honors service members of both past and present from…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the…

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    Star-Spangled Banner 200th Anniversary

    Fort McHenry hosted a ceremony honoring the 200th anniversary of of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The ceremony inlcuded remarks by…

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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

    Vice President Biden and Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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