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Brooklyn Students Headed To Washington For Gettysburg Address Anniversary

Some Brooklyn students were set to head to Washington, D.C., this week, to participate in the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

11/18/2013

Workers clean the statue of General George Washington in Union Square Park - July 2, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Union Square Monuments Get Cleaned Ahead Of Independence Day

Independence Day is just two days away and New York City wants to make sure some of its monuments are ready for the celebration.

07/02/2013

This copy of the Emancipation Proclamation was sold at auction on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Copy Of Signed Emancipation Proclamation Sells At Auction For More Than $2 Million

Only two people bid on the rare document and they were on the phone. The winner, David Rubenstein, loves American history and appreciates documents of freedom.

06/26/2012

Marine Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey, member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, died November 13, 2004 (credit: Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc.)

Memorial To Honor Fallen Servicemen In Middletown

A two acre site has been chosen for a reflecting pool surrounded by flowering trees, one for each Connecticut service member who died in the war.

06/05/2012

Generic Basketball File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Basketball Rules, ‘Emancipation’ Copy Up For Auction

James Naismith wrote the 13 rules nearly 119 years ago. The physical education instructor invented basketball as a winter activity for a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.

12/10/2010