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    Victory Over Japan Day Anniversary

    Speakers participated in a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in front of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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    Syphax Descendants Interviews

    Craig Syphax and Stephen Hammond, descendants of the Syphax family, talked about their ancestors who were slaves at Arlington House before the Civil War.

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    Climate Change and Building Design

    Panelists talked about the impact of climate change on buildings and landscapes and actions that could be taken to help communities to adapt to environmental changes. Slides were shown.

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    Arlington House Tour

    National Park Service ranger Matthew Penrod led a tour of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, a 19th century mansion situated on the hill above President John F. Kennedy’s grave in…

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    National Park Service Museum Resource Center

    Bob Sonderman, director of the Museum Resource Center, gave a tour of the football field-sized warehouse which houses roughly 2.5 million archaeological objects from National Park locations…

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    Independence

    Commissioned by the National Park Service for the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, this film directed by John Huston is still shown in Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center twelve times…

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    90th Annual Black History Luncheon

    Several presentations and speakers commemorated National African-American History Month, including remarks by the director of the National Park Service, the unveiling of a commemorative Black History…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Sights and Sounds

    Live scenes were shown of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the 30th anniversary of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Sights and Sounds

    Live scenes were shown of visitors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the 30th anniversary of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday.

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    V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II Memorial commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces Victory in the Pacific and the effective end of World War II. The Empire of Japan formally…

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    World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Flyover

    Dozens of World War II aircraft participated in a flyover following a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The aircraft flew in 15 separate formations…

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    World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Ceremony

    Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at a ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Speakers included White…

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    U.S. Colored Troops and Voting Rights

    Asa Gordon talked aboutthe role of the U.S. Colored Troops in establishing voting rights after the Civil War.

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact moment of Lincoln’s death was marked…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil for President Lincoln, in which more than 150…

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    David Blight on the Legacies of Appomattox

    David Blight talked about the legacies of Appomattox during keynote remarks at a 150th anniversary commemoration of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House…

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    President Lincoln's Funeral Train

    Actor Fritz Klein portrayed President Lincoln at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, where Lincoln’s Funeral Train traveled en route to his burial place in Springfield, Illinois. He talked about…

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    Civil War Closing Operations in North Carolina

    Historian Mark Bradley talked about the end of the U.S. Civil War and the closing operations that took place in North Carolina. “Fort Fisher to the Bennett Place: Closing Operations in North…

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    Battles of Sailor's Creek

    Chris Calkins spoke about the Battles of Sailor’s Creek, which took place in April 1865 near Farmville, Virginia. “Black Thursday: The Battles of Sailor’s Creek, April 6, 1865” was a…

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    President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address 150th Anniversary

    The National Park Service and the Lincoln Group of D.C. hosted a commemorative ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial for the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s second inaugural address. The…

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