Africa: UN Reminds World of Invisible Plight of Millions of Widows

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the world on the fifth International Widows’ Day “to assert the rights of those whose bereavement is followed by exclusion, abuse or the loss of homes, livelihoods and social standing.” In his message on the Day, Mr. Ban said the death of their partner can leave widows in precarious… [Read more…]

10 Need-to-Know Facts about Memorial Day

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1. It began with the Civil War. Memorial Day originally honored around 620,000 soldiers who died in the civil war (1861-1865) 2. It was first known as Decoration Day. The holiday was known as Decoration Day for the practice of decorating graves with flowers and flags. The name Memorial Day goes back to 1882, but the… [Read more…]

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