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2014-03-13 23:02:24

USS Missouri Memorial Association celebrates 20th Anniversary with special Mahalo admission rates for Hawaii residents and military members, March 15-31. Pearl Harbor, HI (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 This Sunday, March 16, the USS Missouri Memorial Association, the nonprofit organization responsible for bringing the retired USS Missouri to Pearl Harbor and establishing the Battleship Missouri Memorial, celebrates its 20th anniversary. In honor of the Association’s anniversary, the Battleship...

2014-02-21 23:26:06

The Marshall Plan Speech exhibit incorporates the audio recording of Marshall’s address at Harvard Univ. in June 1947 along with the actual reading copy of his remarks and many powerful photos of the post-World War II Europe that express the devastation and suffering of millions of people. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall’s address that launched the promise of economic assistance to Europe following World War II has become a featured...

2010-11-17 03:30:00

Using Film, Internet & Care Packages to Unite Families with Their Hard-hit Soldiers in Afghanistan SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soldiers' Angels, the largest nonprofit sender of care packages for American troops, announces Operation Patriot Care Package, a surprise morale-building project for a battalion in fierce fighting who will receive the first shipment of holiday care packages from Soldiers' Angels. As the largest nonprofit shipper of care packages for...

2010-10-28 03:30:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to the generosity of gourmet gifts retailer Harry & David, troops far from home this holiday season will have an extra special treat in their Soldiers' Angels care packages -- Harry & David's delicious Moose Munch® Bars. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100623/DC25363LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100623/DC25363LOGO) The "Support Our Troops Moose Munch® Bar...

2010-06-22 05:10:00

(1918-2010) WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The family of Edith Shain announced the passing of their dear mother in Los Angeles on Sunday June 20, 2010 California. Ms. Shain was a Registered Nurse, kindergarten teacher, public access cable television producer who became a world famous figure following her participation in the 50th Anniversary of V-J Day in August of 1995. In August of 1945 she was photographed by famed photographer Alfred Eisenstadt while kissing a...

2010-01-30 19:25:00

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard commander Capt. Gregory R. Thomas today joined the Battleship Missouri Memorial in saluting its volunteers and supporters as the historic ship fully reopened to visitation following a multimillion-dollar drydocking project. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100130/LA46832-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100130/LA46832-b ) An ukulele band from the Big...

2009-08-13 13:16:22

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has been awarded £48,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of its ongoing work with ex-Far Eastern Prisoners of War (FEPOW) to create an archive of oral histories from surviving prisoners.  The grant will expand this work through a website and interaction project that will allow many more of their stories to be told and preserved for future generations.The two year project is led by LSTM's Professor Geoff Gill with partners...

2008-12-04 17:41:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" was established by Congress, by Public Law 103 308 as a time to commemorate Americans who died as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese navy launched a surprise attack against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,400 Americans perished as a result, and over 1,200 were injured. As...

2008-11-12 09:00:19

A U.S. Internet genealogy company that ran a newspaper ad featuring a picture of a German soldier rather than an Allied one has angered Canadian veterans. Last weekend, ahead of Remembrance Day observations Tuesday, the Ancestry.ca site ran a half-page color ad in a Toronto newspaper offering free Internet database searches on ancestors who served in World War I, the Globe and Mail reported. Titled "My Grandfather. My Hero," the gun-toting soldier ad's picture was quickly determined by...

2005-10-01 08:29:15

By Alexandra Hudson MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands (Reuters) - Grandsons of the three World War Two allied leaders who attended the 1945 Yalta conference met for the first time on Saturday and defended the talks which some have blamed for triggering the Cold War. With the German army in retreat and Hitler's vision of a Nazi-controlled continent in tatters, Josef Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met at the Black Sea resort to decide how to occupy Germany and reorganize...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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