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The Ambassador Bridge, A Vital Link Between The US and Canada

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The Ambassador Bridge, connecting Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario is more than a simple suspension bridge connecting two countries. It is the busiest international border crossing in all of North America. More than 25% of all merchandise trade traveling between the US and Canada crosses over the Ambassador Bridge. Additionally, the bridge isn't owned by either the US or Canada, ...

Heartfelt Wishes and Peace Spring from the Wings of a Thousand Origami Cranes

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Origami is a truly beautiful form of art that literally springs to life from the simplicity of a piece of paper. One of the most popular origami designs is that of the Japanese paper crane. Through tiny folds, you can transform an ordinary piece of paper into a beautiful paper crane, moving wings and all. Japanese legend tells us that ...

U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels: Aerial Acrobatics at its Finest

Friday, October 1st, 2010

After the end of World War II, Chief of Naval Operations Chester W. Nimitz decided that the U.S. needed something to attract and keep the public's interest in Naval Aviation. So he ordered the assembly of a flight demonstration team. Less than a year later, in June 1946, the "Blue Angels" performed their first official flight demonstration at their ...

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