A wintry blast of heavy rain, wind and snow across the eastern United States disrupted Thanksgiving trip plans on Wednesday for some of the millions of people hitting the roads and taking to the skies on the busiest holiday travel day of the year. (Reuters)
President Obama spent much of the week paying tribute to the memory of John F. Kennedy, and during his awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, reminded us that it was Kennedy who “established a way to award extraordinary civilian virtue,” through the Medal of Freedom.http://bit.ly/18C0wtB
Kathryn Bigelow and Aamir Khan awarded for social justice work.
WASHINGTON – America Abroad Media Awards were given out on October 28 in Washington, D.C. to actors and organizations that support social and public policy issues. Bollywood actor and director Aamir Khan and actress Kathryn Bigelow were honored along with the International Center of Nonviolent Conflict for their work to put a public face on issues facing those who are deemed powerless in many societies. More on this story here: http://www.dcspotlight.com/featured/kathryn-bigelow-and-aamir-khan-awarded-for-social-justice-work
Trumpeter (Nickname), a native of Washington D.C plays trumpet near National Archives. Trumpets are the oldest musical instruments dating back to at least 1500 BC. They are played by blowing air through closed lips, producing a sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Video of him playing trumpet is here.