Tag: Independence Day

Acting courageously in the face of fear

Acting courageously in the face of fear

| Kate Soucheray | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate our nation’s independence from the British monarchy — won nearly 250 years ago and marked each Fourth of July ­— we notice flags flying boldly, proclaiming the liberty and freedom by which our self-governance is best known.

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Gudziak: Celebrate America’s blessings, pray for its ‘spiritual’ strength

Gudziak: Celebrate America’s blessings, pray for its ‘spiritual’ strength

Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia reminded clergy, religious and the faithful what a blessing it is to be an American this Independence Day.

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Veterans say helping bury the dead with dignity ‘a way of giving back’

Veterans say helping bury the dead with dignity ‘a way of giving back’

| Rose Ybarra | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

When 66-year-old Army veteran Jacky Eugene Gonzalez was laid to rest at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery June 22, a group of U.S. military veterans from the Jesus Martinez American Legion Post 93 in Mission performed full military honors.

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Family histories hold Fourth of July lesson for many Americans

Family histories hold Fourth of July lesson for many Americans

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Genealogy is a popular hobby for many people, and I’ve been trying to learn more in recent years about the roots and branches of my own family tree to complement the stories my parents and grandparents told me as a child. The recent release of 1940 U.S. Census data was an opportunity to fill in some gaps and learn a few details I’ve been thinking a lot about as the July 4 holiday approaches.

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