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Women’s Equality Day 2015

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Established by Congress in 1971, Women’s Equality Day was designed to commemorate the long struggle of generations of women to gain the right to vote. The observance also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts today towards full equality. The women’s suffrage movement began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention …

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Honoring our Shipmates: The Heritage of the Military Funeral and Burial at Sea

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By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Honoring the deceased is a centuries-old practice that includes many traditions across cultures. The customs and traditions behind military funerals and burial at sea date as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. In the Navy’s culture, as …

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