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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, May 29, 2017
Memorial Day, Observed Memorial Day - dog tags

Arlington National Cemetery    Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery - sailor and his girl at the Tomb of Unknowns    Korea 6-21-51, 1st Batt., 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Service in the field.

Korea, June 21, 1951, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Service in the field.
Photo Credit: USAA

Memorial Day, Observed

Patriot Patrick Henry    Revolutionary War hero Patrick Henry
[1736 - Patrick Henry, patriot, born in Studley, Virginia]

Rhode Island lighthouse    Rhode Island official seal
[1790 - Rhode Island joins the United States of America as State Number 13]

Wisconsin State flag
[1848 - Wisconsin is the 30th state to be admitted to the Union]

Writer G. K. Chesterton    Writer G. K. Chesterton    Writer G. K. Chesterton and child
[1874 - G.K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton, writer, born in London]

Philosopher Oswald Spengler    Philosopher Oswald Spengler
[1880 - Oswald Spengler, historian, philosopher, born in Blankenburg
(Harz), Germany]

Comedienne Bea Lillie    Comedianne Bea Lillie    Actress Bea Lillie
[1894 - Beatrice (Gladys) Lillie, actress, comedienne, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada]

Comedian Bob Hope    Bob Hope - Oscar Ceremony Host    Bob Hope in his habitat    Bob Hope with troops in Korea
Bob Hope with troops in Vietnam    Comedian Bob Hope

[1903 - Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope), comedian, entertainer, actor, born in Eltham, England]

Actor Stacy Keach, Sr.    Actor Stacy Keach, Sr.    Actor Stacy Keach, Sr.
[1914 - (Walter) Stacy Keach, Sr., actor, born in Chicago]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy    35th President John F. Kennedy
[1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th U.S. President, born in Brookline, Massachusetts]

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay at the Top of the World    Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
[1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest]

William's Third Law of Social Engineering

Every attempt to alter the human condition gives rise to an equivalent and contrary unintended consequence.

William's Whimsical Words:

and every unintended consequence is followed by a new attempt at social engineering.

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