A Newspaper of Their Own – The Stars and Stripes and The World’s Most Dangerous Paper Route

A Newspaper of Their Own – The Stars and Stripes and The World’s Most Dangerous Paper Route

This may be hard for some of you to imagine, but once upon a time, there was no internet. <gasp!> I know! Crazy, right? Now imagine being far from home – away from your family and friends – and potentially in a dangerous place. Are you homesick? But… there’s something there that can link you…

Poppies to Remember – How Moina Michael Became The Poppy Lady and Started the Custom of Wearing Poppies on Memorial Day

Poppies to Remember – How Moina Michael Became The Poppy Lady and Started the Custom of Wearing Poppies on Memorial Day

Why do we wear poppies on Memorial Day? For that matter, what is Memorial Day even about?  I teach 5-year-olds so for them, these questions are nebulous at best.  I love this story about Moina Belle Michael and the origin of the Memorial Poppy but unfortunately it’s too mature for my young students (better suited…

Semper Fi

Semper Fi

A visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Washington, DC is known for its many monuments and the Smithsonian museums.  A short (or long depending on traffic!) drive south on I-95 will bring you to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. In my opinion, it is worth the drive.  The…