THIS MONTH at a glance

Sunday September 4

Sunday September 4

RIVER TRIP IN THE GRAND CANYON There's a certain group of people that seek an intense journey into the core of the Grand Canyon; to be part of the dance of water on the Colorado River as it drops almost 2000 feet on its way to Lake Mead. Running its length through Grand Canyon National Park is surely one of the prime outdoor experiences available anywhere in the world.

September 11

September 11

NATIONAL MONUMENT TO DISABLED VETERANS Transcending conflicts, service branches and generations, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will express America's lasting gratitude to the men and women whose lives were forever changed in service to our country.

September 18

September 18

JACQUELINE KENNEDY'S ASIAN JOURNEY Mrs. Kennedy with dignitaries, riding an elephant with her sister, visiting a children's hospital ward, etc., in India or Pakistan.

September 24

September 24

HEARNG LOSS: POORLY RECOGNIZED BUT OFTEN PREVENTABLE Part 1 Learn why the world is on the verge of a hearing loss epidemic, the causes, and ways to protect your hearing in this session of Public Health Grand Rounds: “It’s Loud Out There: Hearing Health across the Lifespan.” Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy:

OCTOBER at a glance

October 1

October 1

HEARNG LOSS: POORLY RECOGNIZED BUT OFTEN PREVENTABLE Part 2 Learn why the world is on the verge of a hearing loss epidemic, the causes, and ways to protect your hearing in this session of Public Health Grand Rounds: “It’s Loud Out There: Hearing Health across the Lifespan.” Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy:

October 8

October 8

MERCURY AND YOUR HEALTH An animation about the uses of mercury and how over exposure can impact your health.

Summary: This informal, easy-to-follow animation from the National Library of Medicine introduces middle school students to elemental mercury. The animation discusses where mercury can be found within the earth’s crust, its many uses, and potential human health risks associated with exposure. For more information, visit the Environmental Health Student Portal:

October 15

October 15

MOONBIRD (1959) Two boys leave their home at night to venture around and encounter the Moonbird. This film won the 1959 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Animation) THE HOLE (1962) This award winning animation accompanies improvised dialogue between Dizzy Gillespie and George Matthews, who play construction workers having a conversation during work. Their conversation turns to the threat of nuclear disaster and the potential for that to be cause by a technical mistake.

October 22

October 22

THE KNOWLEDGE BANK This film shows how the tools of research in near-earth space have progressed since Benjamin Franklin's time to the sounding rockets and unmanned earth-orbiting satellites of today. It pictures the type of data that was being collected by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from its space excursions and its solar, astronomical, and geophysical observatories. It also includes animated sequences. This film takes a broad look at physics and astronomy

October 29

October 29

ALADIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP POPYE CARTOON (1939) For Halloween ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP is two-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Popeye Color Specials series, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on April 7, 1939. It was produced by Max Fleischer, and directed by Dave Fleischer for Fleischer Studios, Inc., with David Tendlar serving as head animator, and music being supervised by Sammy Timberg.

NOVEMBER at a glance

November 5

November 5

THE AMERICAN VETERAN A Marine Veteran's journal to recovery This episode features stories on a Marine Veteran's journal to recovery through the martial arts, a scholarship program for the children of those killed in action, a look at the newly expanded Veteran's Crisis Line call center in Atlanta, an interview with a Medal of Honor recipient who fought at Iwo Jima and a look at the power of adaptive sports.

November 12

November 12

THE AMERICAN VETERAN A disable Navy Veteran This episode of VA’s The American Veteran features stories about: a disabled Navy Veteran who learned to ski at the age of 63; how one Veteran used the GI Bill and other VA’s services to turn his life around; an Army Veteran’s reflection on the Battle of Khe Sanh – a battle for which he received the Medal of Honor; and the Veterans Legacy Program, a project by VA’s National Cemetery Administration to remember and honor those buried.

November 19

November 19

THE AMERICAN VETERAN 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games Veterans from across the country participated in the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games July 16 - July 22 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Veterans competed in a variety of adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, archery, track and field, swimming, softball, slalom, nine ball and boccia.

November 26

November 26

THE AMERICAN VETERAN Veterans Legacy Program One year ago, VA’s National Cemetery Administration launched the Veterans Legacy Program to provide educational opportunities for the public to learn about the about the legacy of Veteran sacrifice.

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