Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas burned nearly to the ground on Saturday night. The cause of the fire isn’t known yet and it could be months before it is. But the people of Texas aren’t waiting. They’re pulling together to get it rebuilt. Read more →
NPR’s StoryCorps provides a warm update to the journey of Mary Johnson, the Minneapolis woman whose son was murdered by Oshea Israel in 1992, and who came to forgive him — and become friends with him — after visiting him in Stillwater prison. Read more →
When Frederick C. Sylvia, Jr, of Achusnet, Mass., died five years ago next month, an honor guard played taps and presented an American flag to his family, a fitting tribute to a man who fought with Gen. Patton in World War II.
But his son couldn’t stop thinking about the medals — especially the Victory Medal — that he’d promised his dad he’d be buried with. He didn’t have the heart to tell him in his dad’s last days that they’d been stolen. Read more →
Can we give it up, please, for Rick Oglesby, of North Mankato, and all the people like him who usually get no public credit for what they do each day? They’re the type to pick up your trash along the side of the road. Read more →