My Escape From the 81st Floor of the World Trade Center

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​At 8:48 on the morning of September 11, Michael Wright was a thirty-year-old account executive working high in the World Trade Center. Two hours later, he was something else.

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Image of the Day: 11 September 2016 


It’s been a long hard road…We cannot forget the lives we lost that Tuesday morning, fifteen years ago. 


The Declaration of Independence as the twin towers. 

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Image of the Day: 8 September 2016 


Men wounded in the Ypres battle of September 20th, 1917. Walking along the Menin road, to be taken to the clearing station. German prisoners are seen assisting at stretcher bearing. (Captain G. Wilkins/State Library of Victoria)

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Introducing America v2.0 ­

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Dear American,

The long wait is finally over. After nearly 250 years, we’re proud to announce the release of America v2.0. This revolutionary new product contains almost 4x the America as the previous version, without sacrificing any of the speed and efficiency you’ve come to expect from your favorite national provider.

How did we fit so much country into the same sized nation? Easy. We streamlined our synergy by abandoning less popular features, such as Social Security and educational reforms. The improvements don’t stop there, though. Read about some of our proudest and most patriotic updates below, all of which are guaranteed to enhance your American experience.

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Image of the Day: 5 September 2016 


Young Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

Image source: National Archives 

The History of Labor Day 

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Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. Read more

Image of the Day: 1 September 2016 


Corporal Leslie “Bull” Allen carrying a soldier who had been knocked unconscious by a mortar round to safety during the assault on Mount Tambu in New Guinea on the 30 July 1943.  Cpl Allen was awarded the American Silver Star for his action, rescuing 12 American soldiers during the battle.He had also received the Military Medal in February for his courage at Crystal Creek whilst serving with the 2/5th Infantry battalion.
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Image of the Day: 30 August 2016 


US Marine lets loose with his M1918 Browning Auto Rifle somewhere in the Pacific. Chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge, the M1918 was the light auto weapon at platoon level that was supposed to be deployed in a “walking fire” mode — blasting from the hip. In practice, the M1918 was mostly fired with the help of its bipod or like a conventional rifle, provided the shooter could withstand the recoil.

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The Anti American 

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Young Americans
After being asked to explain what an anti American was, Martha Gellhorn is quoted as saying. 

I’ll tell you what an anti American is: it’s what government call those who honor America by objecting to war and the theft of resources and believing in all of humanity. There are millions of these anti Americans in the United States. They are ordinary people who belong to no elite and who judge their government in moral terms, though they would call it common decency. They are not vain, they are people with a waitful conscience, the best of American citizens. Sure, they disappear from view now and then but they are like seeds beneath the snow. I would say they are truly exceptional. 

Martha Gellhorn, War correspondent 

Have we forgotten what we Stand for?  

Martha Gellhorn, war correspondent

Read more about Martha by linking to her biography here and above. 

Operation Popeye: Weaponized Weather during Vietnam War

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Operation Popeye

Operation Popeye

Operation Popeye was a highly classified weather modification program in Southeast Asia during 1967–1972. The cloud seeding operation during the Vietnam War ran from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972 in an attempt to extend the monsoon season, specifically over areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The operation was used to induce rain and extend the East Asian Monsoon season in support of U.S. government efforts related to the War in Southeast Asia.

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Roadside bomb kills US soldier in Afghanistan, coalition says

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Roadside bomb kills US soldier 2016

A roadside bomb killed a US soldier in Helmand, a province in southern Afghanistan that has seen an upsurge in violence in recent weeks.

The bomb also wounded another US soldier and six Afghan soldiers, coalition forces said in a statement on Tuesday. The wounded soldier was in stable condition, the statement said. Read more

All Roads Led to Rome 

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All roads led to Rome

In the late fourth century, the Western Roman Empire crumbled after a nearly 500-year run as the world’s greatest superpower. Historians have blamed the collapse on hundreds of different factors ranging from military failures and crippling taxation to natural disasters and even climate change. Still others argue that the Roman Empire didn’t really fall in 476 A.D., since its eastern half continued for another thousand years in the form of the Byzantine Empire. While just how—and when—the Empire fell remains a subject of ongoing debate, certain theories have emerged as the most popular explanations for Western Rome’s decline and disintegration. Read on to discover eight reasons why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.

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