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United We Stand, Divided We Fall – Quotes About Unity in America

It is a time of change in America. The world is watching…and lately it has not been all that pretty of a sight. But, beneath that change and disruption is something much, much greater than all of the noise.  There are the timeless values of America including freedom, unity and bravery. In these times of…

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Sarah Haycox

Sarah Haycox – The Power of A 4th Grader to Change the World

Fourth-grader, Sarah Haycox, from Shoreline, Washington, USA made it her mission to right a wrong.  And in doing so, she has shown the rest of the world what one young person, with passion, can do. One day, Sarah was walking by an athletic field near her school.  She noticed a small memorial with the name…

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Tammy Duckworth

Senator Tammy Duckworth – Living with No Limits!

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth has lived an amazing life. In doing so, she has made history several times. But her path was anything but easy. Senator Duckworth was born in Thailand.  Her father, an American, worked for the United Nations and so her childhood meant living in many places around Asia. Her family faced many hard…

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A 2nd Honeymoon – 5th Graders Right a 60 Year Old Civil Wrong!

Fifth graders at Bear Tavern Elementary school in Hopewell Township, New Jersey learned about a true story that didn’t end right. So they decided to try to change the ending! About 60 years ago, Reverend Gilbert Caldwell had just married his sweetheart, Grace. They set out on their honeymoon from North Carolina on a big…

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Great Empathy Quotes for Kids and Students

Empathy is trying to understand what another person is feeling.  It is seeing the world through another’s eyes.   It helps people to get along better and to feel better. Having empathy is a key ingredient to becoming the  best person you can be.  You can practice empathy by: listening to someone rather than trying…

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Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges – The 6-year-old Girl Who Changed American History

You may have never heard of Ruby Bridges. But if you are a student in a public school, there is a good chance that she has impacted your life and the lives of your classmates. She did so by her brave actions 55 years ago. In 1960, at age 6, Ruby’s parents volunteered her to participate…

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‘Hurricane Hazel’ McCallion : 94 Year Old Former Mayor and Hockey Player Starts Her Next Adventure!

If you search the entire earth, you are likely not to find another person anything like ‘Hurricane’ Hazel McCallion.   Last year, at 93 years old, Hazel finally decided to retire as mayor of a 200,000 person Canadian city, Mississauga.  She was their mayor for 36 years and 12 terms!  As mayor, she was so popular that the last…

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Salvatore Giunta, American Hero, Medal of Honor Recipient

I had the rare opportunity to listen to Salvatore Giunta’s story last night in person at an event in Westchester County, New York and felt compelled to share his story with you.  Sal is one of 79 living Medal of Honor recipients living in the United States and a true American hero. Giunta, a 25-year-old from a small…

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Videos of the Week 2/4/13 – Kid President and A.Skate

Here are two great videos to inspire you this week: Check out Kid President and his pep talk to all of us to wake up and make something awesome happen in the world! Learn about the A.skate Foundation who opens up new opportunities for children with Autism by helping them learn to skateboard! To see…

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Showing Gratitude on Veterans Day and All Year Long

On Veterans Day, we are reminded of all the brave people who make sacrifices to serve our nation. There are many ways to show gratitude to our veterans. You can attend a Veterans Day ceremony or just simply take time to say thank you to veterans you meet in your daily life. The Gratitude Campaign was created to do just that. This video…

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