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Would you?

What is in your heart today that you would fight for, give your life for?
Have you ever felt a passion for someone or something within you that was so great you would fight for it?
Think about it. Who or what lights the fire in your soul.
For what or for whom, would you be willing to embrace that battle?

Today is Bannockburn Day? On this day, the
people of Scotland celebrate their victory under the
command of Robert Bruce over the English in the Battle
of Bannockburn in 1314. Each year the Scottish National
Party commemorates the battle with a march to
Bannockburn field from Stirling town centre. There then
follows a laying of a wreath at the statue of Robert
Bruce and then a rally.
For the whole story on the sequence of the battle please visit below:

http://www.braveheart.co.uk/macbrave/history/bruce/banseq.htm

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“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the
fruit is.”

— H. Jackson Browne

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National Park History

Did you know, today is the birthday of Hot Springs National
Park, Arkansas? In 1832, the U.S. Congress established
the Hot Springs Reservation, thus establishing the
precursor of the current national park. Hot Springs
National Park is the oldest park in the current National Park
system.

It was first discovered by a Spanish Explorer, Hernando de Soto, in 1541. He called it the Land of Vapors. Much later, having been placed in a reservation southeast of Hot Springs in the 19th century, on August 24, 1818, the Quapaw Indians ceded the land around the hot springs to the United States in a treaty. After Arkansas became its own territory in 1819, the Arkansas Territorial Legislature requested in 1820 that the springs and adjoining mountains be set aside as a federal reservation. Twelve years later, in 1832, the national reservation was formed by Congress, granting federal protection of the thermal waters and giving Hot Springs the honor of being the “first” national park. However, Yellowstone national park,  founded in 1872 is still considered by most to be the first. 

It may be America’s smallest national park, yet it is beautiful isn’t it?

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Today in History

Today is the anniversay of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 23, 2010.
The Cloth Inferno – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

It was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City.
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch Building. In less than five minutes fire snuffed out the lives of 146 workers

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