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Remember the good

Faith & Inspiration | The life of a member of the Greatest Generation helps us keep the bad news of this week in perspective
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/08/16, 03:44 pm

On July Fourth, a friend of mine who has lived in many countries issued a timely reminder on Facebook.

“I would like to challenge everyone to speak to your children about the positive aspects of our country,” she wrote, noting the controversial election year. “We can improve to be sure, but our children need to see us appreciating this great country.”

Little could she know how prescient her words would be.

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France honors WWII B-17 crewman

France | James Facos named a chevalier for missions flown in advance of D-Day
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 7/05/16, 12:05 pm

The nation of France has bestowed one of its highest military decorations—the Legion of Honor—on a 91-year-old American, a World War II veteran who, as a B-17 crewman, flew 30 bombing missions over occupied France in preparation for the Allied invasion.

James Facos, who lives in Montpelier, Vt., said he was startled after opening his mail last week and finding a certificate from French President François Hollande naming him as a chevalier—a knight—in France’s Legion of Honor.

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Elie Wiesel dies at age 87

Obituary | The author and Nobel Peace Prize winner remembered for bearing witness to the evil he experienced in a Nazi concentration camp
by Maria Baer
Posted 7/02/16, 04:47 pm

Auschwitz survivor Eliezar “Elie” Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Saturday at age 87. The Yad Vashiem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem announced Wiesel’s death in a tweet Saturday afternoon. No other details were immediately available.

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