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What You Didn’t Know About Starfish

Starfish, also commonly known as sea stars, are among the most visibly recognized sea creatures, but did you know that a starfish is not actually a fish? Here are more interesting facts about starfish. There are more than 2,000 different species of starfish. Starfish lack some of the main defining ... Read More

Christian Travel - MLK Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial opened in August of 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A calm and reflective space, the memorial consists of a crescent-shaped Inscription Wall and a plaza along the Tidal Basin which houses a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Inscription ... Read More

Chicago's Magnificient Mile

Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile, in the heart of Chicago and “one of the great avenues of the world,” is a famous section of North Michigan Avenue complete with fabulous shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. In 1909, city planners envisioned a plan to turn the Indian trading post into a major commercial... Read More

Fords Theater

Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House

On the evening of April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln went to the theater to see the play “Our American Cousin.” They were seated in Box 7 at Ford’s Theatre, overlooking the stage. At a little past 10:00 PM, John Wilkes Booth slipped into the hall outside the President’s box. Duri... Read More

The White House - Washington, D.C.

Who Named The White House?

Each president leaves his own unique mark on our country. Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president, made his mark in several ways throughout his eight years of presidency. He was well known for his friendly and outgoing personality, leadership skills, and his wide variety of hobbies and interests. How... Read More

Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial

When New York was chosen as the site of our nation’s first capital, a Federal building was needed. New Yorkers turned to Pierre L’Enfant, the designer of Washington, D.C., to reconstruct City Hall into Federal Hall. Congress met in this building for a little over a year before the capital was mo... Read More

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Its primary job is to interpret the laws and Constitution of the United States. The Court consists of one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. The nine justices are appointed by the President for life, but they must be approved by the Senate... Read More

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