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National Park Week: Wayback Wednesday
National Park Week: Wayback Wednesday

April 21, 2021 - Today's theme as part of National Park Week is "Wayback Wednesday." It's a reminder that national parks provide terrific opportunities to learn history while exploring the park or taking in a beautiful sunset - or sunrise for early birds - from the many amazing spots at more than 400 sites.

Word of the Day
unforgettable: adjective;amazing, not able to forget because of extreme impact, importance or experience Find it in blue in today's top story!

Writing Practice

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of April 19

additional: adjective; more, another, in addition to;
Deep freeze to ease

biodegradable: Select Part of speech...; able to break down in the environment naturally;
The answer to marine debris is prevention

harmonic: adjective; related to harmony (noun form), the state of something going to together in a seamless, pleasant way, such as an orchestra playing music
Super Bowl LV is here!

Today In History

April 21

1918: World War I flying ace, the Red Baron (Baron Manfreed von Richtofen), was shot down and killed. A movie - The Red Baron (Der Rote Baron) - was made about the Red Baron in 2009. SNN attended the United States premier of the movie at the Reel Stuff Film Festival associated with the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio.

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