Memorial Day: Honoring the lives lost defending our country

During the first national celebration of Memorial Day on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery, then-Congressman and future president James A. Garfield spoke poignant words: “If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of 15,000 …

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Memorial Day 2018 parades, ceremonies and festivals

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Memorial Day 2018 will be observed with parades and ceremonies. It also is the unofficial start of summer that is ushered in with festivals and barbecues. In addition to local community events, Todd Arrington, site manager of James A …

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Presidents Day: James A. Garfield National Historic Site official shares about the leader

• Only one to ascend to the presidency from the U.S. House of Representatives • Ran the nation’s first “front porch” presidential campaign from his home in Mentor • Had the first presidential library created in his honor (added to the home by …

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Grant’s World Tour

Grants in Egypt. Library of Congress. When Ulysses S. Grant left the White House in 1877, he certainly needed a vacation. His reputation had been severely damaged by corruption in his administration and his party. And the difficulties of trying to reunite …

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