Celebration

God Bless America

Waving American Flag

American Music History… when Irving Berlin’s famous, patriotic song, “God Bless America,” was first introduced and sung by Kate Smith — Author Unknown Frank Sinatra, the most famous Crooner in history, considered Kate Smith to be the best singer of her time. He said when he and a million other …

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The Near-Death Experience of Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Awesome gold light over maple leaves

Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience in 1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half. During that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the light. Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic void of nothingness behind the Big Bang. Eminent near-death experience researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring has said, "His story is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences."

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A Profoundly Inspiring Near-Death Experience Story
ÔÇ¿-- A True Story by Mellen-Thomas Benedict

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The Christmas Truce

German soldiers in trenches

-- By David G. Stratman From his book "We Can Change the World" ÔÇ¿It was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I. German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, "Merry Christmas."

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Lost cat returns home after 5 years, 1800 miles

furry Calico Cat

Lost Cat Travels 1,800 Miles
from Colorado to New York

Thursday September 15, 2011 10:40 AM EDT

She might have just wanted to get out of the house and see the big city, but after five years away from home, a 6-year-old cat named Willow is making her way back from New York to Colorado.

She ran out of her Colorado home while the property was being renovated and found herself in New York City, some 1,800 miles away. A good Samaritan found her on Manhattan's east side and brought her to the Animal Care & Control shelter in New York, where a scan of her microchip found that she wasn't from anywhere near the Big Apple.

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