Records Relating to D-Day | National Archives

D-Day, June 6, 1944, was part of the larger Operation Overlord and the first stages of the Battle of Normandy, France (also referred to as the Invasion of Normandy) during World War II. It was the culmination of the Allied powers strategy for the war and a multinational effort. The success of the D-Day invasion facilitated the opening of the Western Front of the War.

The National Archives (NARA) has in its holdings a multitude of records related to D-Day and its surrounding events. The records are held by various Archival units and are in many formats. This page provides a list of selected records to show the variety of information available as well as links to relevant resources.

Source: Records Relating to D-Day | National Archives

COMMENTARY: Young adults aren’t growing up as fast as they used to – Las Vegas Review-Journal

COMMENTARY: Young adults aren’t growing up as fast as they used to – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Perhaps these trends can be extrapolated to the future. Or perhaps not. The new lifestyles have emerged only in the past few decades — too recently to know the long-term effects.

See also: The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016 and Emerging adulthood and early adulthood

Source: COMMENTARY: Young adults aren’t growing up as fast as they used to – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Cuba – One Island, Two Worlds

Always wanted to visit Cuba.. good article on travel and today’s Cuba…


Cuba, for most people, is the land of old American cars, cigars and rum. The land that was frozen somewhere back in the 50’s.

I lived in Cuba for 6 months last year with my husband, Fidel. Cuba became my second home and after some observations, the land has two worlds: the world of the locals and the world of the tourists. These two worlds are completely separated. It is a difficult place to visit for those who cherish the local culture and want to experience life as the locals do. In Cuba, you’ll never live like a local person (even if you move there one day it still won’t be the same). However, this might not be a bad thing. Of course, you’ll always meet locals, you’ll party with them and maybe even fall in love with one but in Cuba, you will always be a Yuma (Cuban word for…

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National Park Week | National Park Foundation

Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America’s treasured places during National Park Week. Come join the fun!

National Park Week, April 15 – 23, is a great time to #FindYourPark (o mejor dicho, #EncuentraTuParque) and show our treasured national parks that you care.”

Source: National Park Week | National Park Foundation

The Story Museum

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As you may recall, I have been helping to plan a Staff Development Day for my fellow library employees at our academic institution. During our initial meetings, we came up with the idea of basing the day around celebrating stories of our successes, and leading from that, I suggested an appropriate venue for us to use: The Story Museum which is located in Oxford. Our event is still more than a month away, but I am very excited that we are able to use this venue. I have taken my children there many times, and I also happen to work there occasionally as a Learning Session Leader; in other words, I lead visiting school groups around the museum and facilitate educational activities with them. The other afternoon I was there, pretending to be a giant frog, hopping and ribbeting around while telling a group of children and their grownups…

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