All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘national monuments’

Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses the Historical Wooden Village

A large fire has destroyed at least 30 buildings in a historical village of Laerdal, Norway. The Laerdalsoyri village is home to at least 1,150 people. Sixteen residential homes were said to be some of the buildings ruined by the flames. Others included notable monuments. An emergency evacuation took place and at least 90 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, …

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Government Shutdown

A vast number of federal sectors were effected by the partial federal government shutdown. But, what most people weren’t aware of prior to the shutdown was that it would cause a ripple effect that would merge into other areas. The Statue of Liberty was one entity that suffered the consequences. Liberty Island National Park is one of the 33 sites …

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WWII Vets Memorial: Veterans Force Their Way In

A group of World War II veterans refused to let today’s government shutdown prevent them from entering the WWII memorial site this morning. As much of the country is certainly aware of already, as of midnight on September 30, the federal government was effectively shutdown. As a result, all of the national parks and national monuments were also closed off …

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