The world is on fire and he’s on vacation. This “non-action” behavior and rhetoric is disheartening and so unlike the America I used to know. I need to take a break but I’ll return soon. Until then, be vigilant, be safe, be happy. ~Anna

Rest Easy, James Foley.

Link to the full story on #JamesFoley  above. 

First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyager II launch: 1911


On this day in 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA sends a different kind of message–a phonograph record containing information about Earth for extraterrestrial beings–shooting into space aboard the unmanned spacecraft Voyager II. Read more

Medal of Honor: Joe Jackson, Vietnam War


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On May 12, 1968, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Jackson flew his transport aircraft into a besieged Special Forces camp at Kham Duc, South Vietnam, rescuing three combat controllers. President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to Jackson on January 16, 1969.

Read more about Jackson and other Medal recipients in MEDAL OF HONOR at http://www.artisanbooks.com/products/…