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Flag Day is a Great Opportunity to Show Some Respect

My dad is a US Navy veteran, and he's committed to flying the US flag several days each year.  He hits the obvious ones like Memorial Day and the 4th of July, but the most important day to him might be June 14th.  

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100-Year-Old Longview Clock Sits in Front of Gregg County Historical Museum

The 100-year-old clock that stood in downtown Longview for more than 60 years has moved back to where it originally stood.

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New Orleans Lets The Good Times Roll At Mardi Gras Celebration
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Setting It Straight: Did Mardi Gras in the States Originate in New Orleans?

In short, no.

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Texas Is Better Than Your State

God bless the United States of America. There's 50 of 'em. Each having their own unique contribution to the melting pot that is our great nation...

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The Longview Journal Celebrates The 150 KKK Anniversary

I am truly heart broken right now. It seems that every time good people attempt to make progress, someone has to put gasoline on it. The Longview News Journal's cover story for Sunday, August 7, 2016 is "The Klan Turns 150." I have never been a part of a boycott, however it is incidents like this that cause me to think about it.

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Today We Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of a brave man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born January 15, 1929 and taken away from us too soon. Today, as you enjoy your day off from work, really consider what his contribution to the country was. Ask yourself the question, "Why do I remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

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‘Roots’ Remake Miniseries Lined Up at History Channel

An ever sensitive topic though it remains, slavery films in Hollywood have no doubt risen  the last few years in public profile, from '12 Years a Slave' to 'Django Unchained,' and now the trend has reached TV. History will reboot the iconic 'Roots' miniseries as an all-new drama, but who from the original production will have any involvement?

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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1966 – The US Supreme Court rules on Miranda v. Arizona, stating police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (More info)

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court (More info)

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