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D-Day, history, freedom

"They ran through the surf into a hail of fire for our freedom."

by Adrian Tribe

Englesqueville-la-percée — So tweeted Dan Snow this morning (British historian and TV presenter), the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The photo shows US troops in an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) landing craft approaching Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Some 150,000 Allied soldiers were involved in the D-Day landings across 5 different landing zones, together with airborne landings starting the night before. The...

music, Serendipity, freedom

Freedom is free.

by Valentina Manchia

Bologna — In the public library, each day, from 7pm to 8pm, anyone can play the piano for free. There are always many people playing and many people listening, like me.

freedom, Libertad, #poetry

She is wild because she is free.

by Laura Vivas

Prescott — She is wild because she is free. She is that rogue daisy swaying in a field of nothingness. Never meant to be plucked only admired from afar. She cannot be tamed. She does not belong in a vase but rat...

meditation, freedom, Mindfulness

Finding Outer and Inner Freedom

by Vy Lê

Lake forest — I had a life coach once ask me about my peak experiences. Pondering the question, what came up for me was landing my first job out of college with a management consulting company and studying abroad w...

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