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National D-Day Memorial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/06Jun22-D-Day-Memorial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been several decades since allied troops landed at Normandy on D-day.  Over four thousand men gave their lives that…

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The Boys from Bedford

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/03Jun22-D-Day-Memorial-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of those who served in World War II actually joined the armed forces before the tradgedy at Pearl Harbor. …

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Remembering Those Who Served

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/02Jun22-Bob-Garst-D-Day-Memorial.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s estimated that over three million military men and women served in Vietnam and neighboring nations during the Vietnam War. …

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The Wise FFA Owl

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/25Feb22-FFA-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You have to give Henry Groseclose a lot of credit.  Not only did he use his hospital stay to write…

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Where FFA Began

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/24Feb22-FFA-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The week of George Washington’s birthday is annually celebrated as National FFA week.  Today we trace the history of the…

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/08Feb22-Patrick-Henry-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It may be one of the most famous speeches ever delivered.  Even if you know nothing else of about the…

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Who Lived at Red Hill?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/07Feb22-Patrick-Henry-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His leadership skills rivaled those of Washington and Jefferson…and his speaking skills were superior…yet when you mention his home of…

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The Arlington Ladies

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/01Oct21-Arlington-Ladies.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On Memorial Day we remember our loved ones, but these ladies recognize our fallen soldiers this weekend and every day…

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Getting an Opportunity for Education

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/11Aug20-Booker-T-Washington-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When this man was born, he was barred from getting an education.  Remarkably, much of his life was spent making…

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One of the Great Leaders

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/10Aug20-Booker-T-Washington-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was one of the great leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and when you consider he…

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The Story of Thomas Jackson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/15Apr20-Stonewall-Jackson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If I told you that today’s feature is about Thomas Jackson, you probably wouldn’t have a very good idea of…

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George Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/21Feb20-George-Washington-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington’s birth date was always clear–February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Neighbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/20Feb20-James-Monroe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down…

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An Impact Still Felt Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/16Sep19-Maggie-Walker-2019.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Her name may not be as prominent as Martin Luther King or Booker T. Washington, yet her impact is still…

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Famous Words From the American Revolution

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/13May19-Patrick-Henry-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)They are perhaps the most famous words of the American revolution – and arguably the most important speech delivered in…

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Bringing About Change

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/10May19-Patrick-Henry-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When Virginians colonial leaders gathered in the Spring of 1775, they were considering actions that could provoke war with their…

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Attending the State Church

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/09May19-Patrick-Henry-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Before the colony of Virginia became one of thirteen states in a new country, its citizens were required to regularly…

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A Museum of Slave History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/23Oct18-Freedom-House-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It is called the Freedom House.  This free museum is housed in what used to be the headquarters of one…

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The Freedom House Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/22Oct18-Freedom-House-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)I always enjoy the chance to explore Alexandria, Virginia.  It’s a historic city and I  recently happened upon a museum…

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Defending the Fertile Farm Valley of Virginia

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/01May18-New-Market-Virginia-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There was nothing left to do.  A group of 15-21 year old students would be forced  into battle if there…

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