Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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Subdued 9/11 memorial events planned

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/10/20, 05:59 pm

Dueling remembrances are set for New York City to mark the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum suspended the usual public reading of victims’ names at its ceremony over concerns about the coronavirus, so another 9/11-related group organized a reading at a nearby corner. Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend both events.

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Wildfires continue spreading across the West

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/10/20, 05:19 pm

A thick blanket of smoke continued to cast an orange haze over parts of the usually cool Willamette Valley in Oregon. Nearly 40 fires had burned more than 900,000 acres across the state in the past three days, according to Gov. Kate Brown. At least three people in the state have died and more than 500,000 residents, more than 10 percent of Oregon's population, have been forced to evacuate.

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Times past

Children’s Books | Learning lessons from stories rooted in history
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/10/20, 01:45 pm

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink: Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series will also enjoy Carol Ryrie Brink’s story about the Woodlawn family, pioneers living in Wisconsin in the 1860s. The book, based on the life of Brink’s grandmother, follows the adventures of Caddie and her siblings as they get into scrapes, make friends, and learn life lessons. As a tomboy and free spirit, Caddie struggles with learning to be a lady when all she wants to do is have adventures like her brothers.

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