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Never Forget: Honor 9/11 Heroes
Never Forget: Honor 9/11 Heroes

Sept. 11, 2021 - A long, winding, two-lane road traverses the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A posted speed limit of 25 mph on one section forces people to slow down. That is as it should be. The 2,200-acre rural site is sacred ground.

Word of the Day
incapacitated: verb;not able to function in a normal way; injured Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of September 13

educational: adjective; related to education, learning;
Songbirds are snowbirds!

muggy: adjective; very hot and humid, uncomfortable;
High Heat, High Humidity = High Risk

unattainable: adjective; not able to be attained, done, realized, accomplished;
Happy Birthday NASA!

upcoming: adjective; in the future, scheduled to happen in the future;
Future is here as Resilience docks at space station

Today In History

September 17

1862: The Battle of Antietam took place in Maryland near Antietam Creek. After the Union repulsed a late afternoon charge by the Confederates, both sides withdrew bringing the battle to an end without a clear victor.

1787: Delegations from 12 states voted unanimously to approve the U.S. Constitution. 39 of the 42 delegates signed it and the Constitutional Convention being held in Philadelphia adjourned. Library of Congress: Two days earlier, when a final vote was called, Edmund Randolph called for another convention to carefully review the Constitution as it stood. This motion, supported by George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, was voted down and the Constitution was adopted. The product of four months of secret debate, the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation and proposed an entirely new form of government. Adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777, but not ratified by the states until 1781, the Articles of Confederation created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government. 

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