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start where you are.



Pick Up Truck Swimming Pool

What it is: A pool made from a pickup truck bed 
What You’ll Need: A pool liner 
Estimated Cost to Make: $20

Paddling pools are great, but they often pop or get misshapen. If you happen to be the proud owner of a pickup truck, then consider investing in some pool liner. In no time at all, you could have a sturdy metal pool right there in your truck bed that can hold the whole family. Of course, you can’t let the kids get too crazy or they might get a bruise or two, but it’s a wonderful idea. There are even companies out there that sell liners, especially for trucks. It’s a great way to customize your Ford for the summer!

“start where you are

use what you have

do what you can”

-arthur ashe


who knew?  enjoy your holiday weekend.



war letters.


“I don’t think any man can exactly explain combat. It’s beyond words.”   Soldier, WWII

Based on newly discovered personal correspondence from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War, War Letters brings to life vivid eyewitness accounts of famous battles, intimate declarations of love and longing, poignant letters penned just before the writer was killed, and heartbreaking “Dear John” letters from home.  

War Letters
premiered on television in 2001.

Visit American Experience for bonus videos,

timelines and transcripts of letters from war. 

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“letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”

-johann wolfgang von goethe



dedicated to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this Memorial Day and every day.



sources: pbs.org, American Expérience, Chapman University, chapman.edu



“on memorial day, i don’t want to only remember the combatants. there were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live”

— eric burdon, the animals







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