Towards Mauritania - http://overlandsphere.com/overland-travel/africa/north-africa/morocco/towards-mauritania/108087 - On Boxing Day, we departed Dakhla for the Mauritanian border  a mere 350km away. On the way, we stopped in to have a coffee with Crystal and Francesco (in their camper van) and then stopped in at Ocean Vagabond to say goodbye to Freya. Then, onto the open road and head south....

Towards Mauritania - http://overlandsphere.com/overland-travel/africa/north-africa/morocco/towards-mauritania/108087 - On Boxing Day, we departed Dakhla for the Mauritanian border a mere 350km away. On the way, we stopped in to have a coffee with Crystal and Francesco (in their camper van) and then stopped in at Ocean Vagabond to say goodbye to Freya. Then, onto the open road and head south....

Due to an injury and some pressing personal matters requiring my attention posts for the rest of the week will be favorites from the archive.Memorial Dayis on Monday. Here are a couple of quick resources that you may want to include in a lesson about Memorial Day.The Meaning of Memorial Day is a two minute video covering the origin of the holiday in the United States. The video is embedded below. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers the following video overview of the history of…

Due to an injury and some pressing personal matters requiring my attention posts for the rest of the week will be favorites from the archive.Memorial Dayis on Monday. Here are a couple of quick resources that you may want to include in a lesson about Memorial Day.The Meaning of Memorial Day is a two minute video covering the origin of the holiday in the United States. The video is embedded below. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers the following video overview of the history of…

Learn about the origin of Memorial Day in the United States, and especially about the significant role women played in that history.

The Surprising (Women's) History of Memorial Day

Learn about the origin of Memorial Day in the United States, and especially about the significant role women played in that history.

Day of the Dead facts in English and Spanish help kids understand the tradition.

Day of the Dead Facts in English and Spanish

Day of the Dead facts in English and Spanish help kids understand the tradition.

***KNOW YOUR HISTORY*** The origin of Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

***KNOW YOUR HISTORY*** The origin of Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

Do you know the true origin of Memorial Day? It was founded by African-Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration in 1865. "The war, they had boldly announced, had been about the triumph of their emancipation over a slaveholders’ republic. They were themselves the true patriots," says historian David Blight in this Op-Ed. (Illustration: Owen Freeman)

Forgetting Why We Remember

Do you know the true origin of Memorial Day? It was founded by African-Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration in 1865. "The war, they had boldly announced, had been about the triumph of their emancipation over a slaveholders’ republic. They were themselves the true patriots," says historian David Blight in this Op-Ed. (Illustration: Owen Freeman)

Video on nbcnews.com: Up host Chris Hayes outlines what you should know for the week to come, including the origins of Memorial Day that are based in Charleston, South Carolina, where recently freed slaves buried those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their liberation.

Video on nbcnews.com: Up host Chris Hayes outlines what you should know for the week to come, including the origins of Memorial Day that are based in Charleston, South Carolina, where recently freed slaves buried those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their liberation.

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