American-Poet: MAYA ANGELOU (born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928)...My favorite poem and the catalyst for this pin-board: PHENOMENAL WOMAN (1995): Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size...But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms...The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. I walk into a ro...
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal - and is the highest civilian award in the U.S. It recognizes individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the U.S., world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the medal created by President JFK.
God Bless USA My homage to those that lost their lives or loved ones on September 11 2001. May god protect and bless us all. "For the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away" ~ 9/11 Tribute in Light 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. flickr.com
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style. Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014
Lying on stretchers are some of the 63 emaciated American POWs liberated in Fuchsmuehl, Germany. From front to rear, the Berga survivors are: Pvt. Winfield Rosenberg, Lititz, PA; Pfc. Paul D. Capps, Herrin, IL; Pfc. James Watkins, Oakland, CA; Pfc. Joseph Guigno, Waltham, MA; and Pvt. Alvin L. Abrams, Philadelphia, PA.
President Obama announced Sunday May 1, 2011 that enemy of state Osama Bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan. The President was determined...